Marshall Handmade Market is here Nov 17th & 18th

Marshall Handmade Market

Join us for our tenth annual Handmade Market!

The Marshall Handmade Market will be held the weekend before Thanksgiving at Marshall High Studios in Marshall, NC, from 10am to 5pm. The studios are housed in a 1920’s two story brick high school, which is nestled on a little island in the French Broad River. On show day the spacious, sunny auditorium is filled with some of the best makers in the region, and the resident artists open the doors of their classrooms-turned-studios to visitors. We’ll have delicious Thai food from the Bun Intended food truck,sweet and savory pastries from OWL Bakery, a musician or two, and plenty of seating on the generous back deck. Our idyllic island setting, the charming historic high school and fantastic artists all combine to make the Marshall Handmade Market a favorite among holiday markets for locals and visitors.

It’s time for the 11th annual Mermaid Parade in Marshall

It’s that time again!! The 11th Annual Mermaid Parade and Festival takes place all over Downtown Marshall on June 2nd!

Splash Island for the kids and kids at heart with an 18′ water slide, bounce house and inflated slip and slide, Food fundraisers with the Local Boy Scout Troop 521 and the Presbyterian Church! Pirate and Mermaid Story time all on Blannahassett Island, a.k.a.
“The Island” 11 am to 5 pm, Don’t forget your swim suit!

Arts and Crafts Vendor area is across the street from Mad Co Brew House, 12 pm – 7pm with Live Local Music in the vendor area and on the Court House Steps!
If you would like to vend, please message the event for the application!

1st Annual Seafood Competition Cook Off with Local Professionals and Amateur! This is the only ticketed event and we partnered with Beacon of Hope Food Pantry for a canned food drive, so for every can you donate you get $1 off your ticket!! Your ticket is your vote! The public judges this one and that means you! We will have live music, beer and wine for purchase. You can purchase your entrance ticket at the door at 11 am and drop off your cans so you don’t have to carry them around all day! The Cook off is 2 pm- 4pm in the Old Arts Council Building ( 90 S. Main St. next to the Post Office )

We have a shuttle this year provided by Blue Heron Rafting! Park in the designated area at Ingles on 25/70 and get a ride into town!
The shuttle will run from 11 am to 8 pm. Tips appreciated!

The Jewel of The French Broad!! The PARADE!!
6pm Parade Launch!! Anyone can be in the Parade!! If you want to have a float in the parade please let us know by messaging the event! It is an interactive parade and it’s all about water guns this year!! We have um and you have um! There are 3 designated “war zones” which will be marked and prepare to get soaked!!

Stick around after the parade for some After Parties!! Some of the business in town will be hosting bands and performances so check the Downtown Marshall FB page for specific business details!

Don’t forget to Dress Up now AARRRRRRRRR!!!!

Sponsored by The Downtown Marshall Association, The Town of Marshall and The Tourism Development Association.

Here’s a video with highlights from the 2017 Mermaid  Parade:

The Marshall Christmas Crawl is coming Friday December 8th

Come on down to Marshall on Friday December 8th at 5 PM for the annual Christmas Crawl filled with Music, Art and Holiday Fun! Merchants will be open late with music and cheer and there’s even an ugly sweater contest.  The Madison County Arts Council Pre Sale will be open with lots of locally made gifts for your loved ones. Santa will be here and there will be carriage rides, weather permitting. 


We’ve still got a couple a couple of rooms available, so come to Marshall for a night of fun, dine at one of our fine restaurants and spend a relaxing evening at the Inn. We’ll leave the lights and he fireplace on for you.