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Tailgate market celebrates 40th anniversary

The Henderson County Tailgate Market will celebrate its 40th anniversary season, from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday, July 20. As they did in 1979, farmers and vendors will set up either from the back of their vehicle tailgates or under canopies to offer fresh Henderson County produce, plants, baked goods, handmade Appalachian crafts and more.

“I’m thankful for the time and energy given from so many different people to allow this market to be successful for 40 years,” tomato farmer and vendor Gary Steiner said.
The celebration is sponsored by Triskellion Brewing Company with entertainment provided by The Gathering Dark. The Hendersonville Shrine Club will be on hand in the non-profit booth. Other offerings during the festivities will be food demonstrations, samplings, the kids zone and other surprises. The market now accepts SNAP/EBT. Debit and credit cards are also accepted.

One of the oldest and most successful open air markets in Western North Carolina, the Tailgate Market features fresh county grown produce. The season is open to the public through Oct. 26 at 100 North King Street in the parking lot of the county office building.