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UPDATE: The Sunday premiere (June 27) will be held at Oklawaha Brewing at 147 1st Ave E Hendersonville, NC 28792 to avoid contending with the weather. Program starts at 8:00 PM, tickets may be available at the door.


Moonshining in the Mountains

World Premieres:

Thursday, June 17- 7:00 PM. The Orange Peel

Friday, June 18 – 8:00 PM. North River Farms

Sunday, June 27 – 8:00 PM. Southern Appalachian Brewery- SOLD OUT

(or Oklawaha Brewing in case of inclement weather-147 1st Ave E Hendersonville, NC 28792)

Thursday, June 24 – 7:30 PM Livestream Event

Watch the Movie Trailer Here

The Center’s newest documentary film focuses on the iconic moonshiners.  Rather than the stereotypes of lazy, drunken mountaineers, moonshiners were some of the most entrepeneurial and creative farmers in a community who not only provided a public service but helped to put food on the table for themselves and their communities.  The stories are both heart-rending, funny and moving and open a window into the soul of the Southern Appalachian world that’s rapidly vanishing.

All screenings include live music by Apple Country String Band or Bandana Rhythm as well as a talk with the director and local moonshiners. The screening at North River Farms is drive-in theater event with a food truck.

This is a general admission event.  Tickets vary by venue in order to maintain social distancing.  As social distancing rules change, we will update this site which may make more (or even less) seats available.  Right now, each site has limited capacity and tickets are expected to sell out quickly.  As a special offer for our ticketbuyers, if you purchase the DVD along with your tickets, you get $5 off the DVD price and save the additional $5 shipping and handling.  (Do not choose this option until after you’ve bought your tickets first or you will be charged a $5 processing fee to return your money.)

See venue information below for more details. This is a ticket-less event.  Your name will be at the reservations table at the door at the time of the event.  Outside venues are subject to weather dates if necessary.  Your tickets are automatically good for these weather dates should the event not go on for the original date.  All sales are final and tickets are non-refundable once purchased.

UPDATE: As things open up more, masks are optional at all venues, social distancing and masks are still encouraged.  Thanks for your understanding!

Register now before these shows are sold out!

For more information, contact us at (828) 692-8062.


Thursday, June 17- 7:00 PM. The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801. Tickets are a donation of $20 per person.  Individual tickets are now available. Masks are suggested. Extra space between rows will maintain safety.

Friday, June 18 – 8:00 PM, North River Farms, 3333 N Mills River Rd, Mills River, NC 28759.  Tickets are per carload.  All cars are $40 each. Larger vehicles must park in the rear. Sound is available via outside speakers or through your car radio.  Whether you watch from your car or sit outside under the stars, a spectacular way to watch a film! Bring your camp chairs and either sit by your car or upfront to enjoy the music and film! (weather dates are June 25 and 26.)

Sunday, June 27 – 8:00 PM, Southern Appalachian Brewery, 822 Locust St, Hendersonville, NC 28792.  Tickets are a donation of $20 per person. Table seating of up to 6 is also available for $110 per table.  All Tickets Are Sold Out. Venue at Oklawaha Brewing in case of bad weather (147 1st Ave E Hendersonville, NC 28792)

Thursday, June 24 – 7:30 PM, Livesteam Event – For those not yet ready to venture out, watch the film, and participate in a Q&A with the director and a local moonshiner.


Major film support provided by Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership, Community Foundation of Henderson County, North Carolina Humanities, Paul and Simone Shoemaker and Chuck McGrady.
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Additional information


June 17 Orange Peel – General Admission Tickets, June 18 North River Farm Drive-in Theater, June 20 Southern Appalachian Brewery General Admission, June 20 Southern Appalachian Brewery 6 Person Table, Special DVD Offer, June 24 Livestream -One Person, June 24 Livestream-Household