Hendersonville NC’s Tourism Speaks Show
Tourism Speaks: Interview with Marjorie Krueger & Sabrina Pittillo — July 27, 2021

Tourism Speaks: Interview with Marjorie Krueger & Sabrina Pittillo — July 27, 2021

July 28, 2021

This week’s guests are Marjorie Krueger & Sabrina Pittillo, from the Heritage Weavers and Fiber Artists, located at the Historic Johnson Farm. They share information regarding the history of the organization, tours, the art of weaving and classes offered. 

Tourism Speaks: Interview with Amy Boswell — July 20, 2021

Tourism Speaks: Interview with Amy Boswell — July 20, 2021

July 21, 2021

This week’s guest is Amy Boswell, the Event Coordinator with the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority. During this interview, she shares information about the special Block Party on Main concert happening on July 31st. The free event features husband-and-wife Nashville recording artists Joe Lasher and Kaitlyn Baker and is part of The Down Home Series presented by Ingles.

Tourism Speaks: Interview with Debi Smith — July 13, 2021

Tourism Speaks: Interview with Debi Smith — July 13, 2021

July 21, 2021

This week’s guest is Debi Smith, Board Chair of the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority. During this interview, she shares information on how the TDA is funded, the Henderson County occupancy tax, the makeup of the board of directors, and how the tourism industry contributes to the local economy.

Interview with Annie Higgins of Bullington Gardens — July 6, 2021

Interview with Annie Higgins of Bullington Gardens — July 6, 2021

July 12, 2021

On this week’s show, we are joined by Annie Higgins with Bullington Gardens. During this interview, Annie shares the history of Bullington and describes the many themed gardens on the property. Two popular attractions are the Fairy and Dahlia gardens.

Interview with Michelle Owens — June 29, 2021

Interview with Michelle Owens — June 29, 2021

June 30, 2021

On this week’s show, we are joined by Michelle Owens, Executive Director of the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority. During this interview, Michelle introduces herself to the community, explains the workings of a TDA, and shares her plans for tourism in Henderson County.

 

Tourism Speaks: Interview with Leslie Hartley — June 22, 2021

Tourism Speaks: Interview with Leslie Hartley — June 22, 2021

June 23, 2021

On this week’s show, we are joined by Leslie Hartley from the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area who discusses the traditional and contemporary handmade crafts that can be found in Henderson County. July is Blue Ridge Craft Trails Month in Henderson County, which is a celebration of these artists and crafters.

Interview with Amy Boswell — June 15, 2021

Interview with Amy Boswell — June 15, 2021

June 20, 2021

On this week’s show, we are joined by Amy Boswell from the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority who discusses the Summer Concert Series, Music on Main, Street Dances and Monday Night Live, all of which take place at the Visitor Center stage.

Interview with Amy Allison — June 8, 2021

Interview with Amy Allison — June 8, 2021

June 9, 2021

On this week's episode, we are joined by Amy Allison from Outdoor NC. Visit NC, along with the NC Outdoor Recreation Industry Association and Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, partnered to create an initiative to ensure our treasured outdoor resources continue to thrive.

Interview with Dale Bartlett — June 1, 2021

Interview with Dale Bartlett — June 1, 2021

June 7, 2021

On this week’s show, we are joined by Dale Bartlett from the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area, who discusses the Blue Ridge Music Trails, and the comeback of live bluegrass and traditional mountain music throughout the region this summer and into the fall.

Interview with Amy Boswell — May 18, 2021

Interview with Amy Boswell — May 18, 2021

May 19, 2021

On this week’s show, we are joined by Amy Boswell, the Events Coordinator at the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority (TDA) / the Hendersonville Visitor Center to discuss this year's Garden Jubilee Nurseries & Orchards Tour, the region's largest garden and flower show, which takes place over Memorial Day Weekend. This year's event has a new format that combines the success of last year’s countryside tour to nurseries and orchards with a return to Main Street, scaled back for social distancing purposes. Listen to hear what sort of items will be available, where some of the stops along the tour are, and why this annual event is so popular.

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