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  • 2023 Black, White, and Red Gala



    Step into a world of elegance and sophistication at the Chamber of Hickory Nut Gorge's highly anticipated event of the year, the Black, White, & Red Gala.
    This year's gala, set against the breathtaking backdrop of Point Lookout Vineyards in Hendersonville, NC, promises to be a night to remember,
    infused with timeless charm and festive allure!


    Mark your calendars for Thursday, December 7th, 2023, as the Chamber welcomes you to an evening of enchantment, camaraderie, and celebration. The theme for the night is a perfect blend of classic and contemporary - a harmonious symphony of black, white, and red that will transform the venue into a visual masterpiece.

    As the sun dips below the horizon, the gala will come to life with soulful melodies, setting the tone for an evening of refined enjoyment. Guests will savor a delectable dinner that tantalizes their taste buds and reflects the culinary artistry of the region. From the first bite to the last sip, your senses will be engaged in a delightful dance of flavors.

    A highlight of the night will be the exhilarating live auction, where coveted treasures and experiences will be unveiled, offering an opportunity to acquire something truly exceptional while contributing to the community. And for those seeking to toast to the night, a cash bar will be at your service, ensuring that every moment is accompanied by your beverage of choice.

    Tickets to the Black, White, & Red Gala are ON SALE NOW!, so secure your place at this extraordinary affair. Whether you're attending with friends, colleagues, or loved ones, the gala is a perfect occasion to don your most elegant attire and embrace the spirit of the evening's theme.

    Join us for a night that will weave memories to cherish, celebrate the holiday season in style, and support the endeavors of the Chamber of Hickory Nut Gorge. Get ready to paint the night with sophistication, as we come together under the banner of elegance at the Black, White, & Red Gala.





  • This Year At The Gala...

    Join Us For The Chamber of Hickory Nut Gorge's

    This year, we bring you... 
    the Black, White, & Red Gala!

    YOU decide how to bring out your best Black, White, & Red and join us for:

    • Great Music
    • Tasty Dinner
    • Cash Bar
    • Online Auction (Coming soon!) 
    • Live Auction at the Gala including wonderful experiences and packages you won't want to miss
    • The infamous Booze Wagon raffle!
    • Shopping Spree Sweepstakes that could win you $1,500!
    • PLUS - We have many great surprises in the works - you won't want to miss this!


    Stay Tuned To The Chamber's Facebook page and website to be "In the know" and be the first to get tickets for the Shopping Spree Sweepstakes and the Holiday Gala!


    Elevate your Gala Experience with Our Exclusive Shuttle Service!

    Don't worry about parking, traffic, or the hassle of finding your way to the Gala. We're offering 3 pick-up/drop-off locations:

    • Lake Lure Ingles - 276 NC-9, Lake Lure  Pick Up Time: 5:30PM
    • Lake Lure Welcome Center - 2932 Memorial Hwy, Lake Lure  Pick Up Time: 5:45PM
    • Hendersonville Ingles - 3643 Howard Gap Rd. Hendersonville  Pick Up Time: 5:30PM

    At the end of the night, shuttles will depart Point Lookout at 10:00PM.

    Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased when you buy your Gala tickets online!

  • Win A $1,500 Shopping Spree!

    Would you like to win a $1,500 Shopping Spree?

    Sweepstakes tickets will soon be available for just $25 each.

    Only 250 tickets will be sold, and you need not be present to win.

    The winner will be announced at the 2023 Black, White, & Red Gala
    on December 7th at Point Lookout Vineyards.

    Tickets are available through Chamber Board Members, Gala Committee Members,
    and at the Chamber Office

  • Get Your GALA Tickets

    Buy Your Tickets Now!

    Gala event tickets AND Shopping Spree raffle tickets are now available online.

    Gala Tickets - $75/per person

    Shuttle Tickets - $20/per person

    Purchase your Gala and Shuttle Tickets here!

    Booze Wagon Tickets will be available at the Event


    Make your holiday shopping easy
    through our Online Auction!

    There are several great gifts to bid on including:


    Gift Packages


    Household items

    Travel Excursions and MORE!


    The auction is LIVE and will run until Dec. 6th for items that are part of the live auction at the Gala, and Dec. 12th for everything else. 

    Bid today or lose tomorrow! 


    Start bidding at: https://new.biddingowl.com/hickorynutchamber 

  • Gala Sponsorship Opportunities

                           2023 Gala Sponsorship Opportunities 


    For many years, the Chamber Holiday Gala has been one of the most anticipated formal events, and this year the tradition continues!


    Whether you represent a business team or family, supporting the Gala is one of the most rewarding ways to engage our community. 


    Current sponsorship levels are:

    • The Point Lookout - $1,500
      Includes 8 tickets, a reserved table, and Point Lookout WIne Package

    • The Hickory Nut Gorge - $1,000
      Includes 6 tickets, and a reserved table

    • The World's Edge - $500
      Includes 4 tickets

    • The Rocky Broad - $250
      Includes 2 tickets

    All sponsor logos will be included in print and online event promotions, and special sponsor highlights will be posted on the Chamber Facebook page.

    To support this year's Gala, Complete the Sponsorship Form or contact the office at Info@hickorynutchamber.org


    Please complete the sponsorship form and send it to info@hickorynutchamber.org.