Sunday, September 30, 2012

Asheville Art Walk this Weekend

October  5   Asheville Downtown Gallery Association Art Walk   Enjoy the fine art and craft of the Asheville Downtown Gallery Association and see on  of the reasons Asheville has been voted #1 small city in the country by the readers of American Style Magazine 2 years running. 25 downtown venues participate with a complete  Downtown Gallery Guide and a map available at any participating downtown gallery, the Chamber of Commerce, or Pack Place.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Fall Special for Asheville Luxury Cabin Rental

Book THREE nights and get $100 off your total stay. Enter Coupon Code 3WEB100 when booking your reservation online.

njoy the spectacular mountain views from this multi-level luxury Asheville vacation rental. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, sleeps up to 10.  Lots of deck with dining area and grill, gas fireplace, firepit, ping pong, foosball, WIFI. Onsite hiking including the Mountain-to-sea trail.   See rental photos, details and availability.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Asheville Weekend Event: Eliada'a Corn Maze

Friday, Saturday and Sunday the "Fields of Fun" are open for kids of all ages. Eliada's Corn Maze offers a 12 acre maze cut out of a field of corn plus corn cannons, hay rides, the cow train, a giant sandbox filled with corn, giant tube slides, the storybook trail, and more

Admission to the maze is just $9 for adults 12 and over and $6 for children ages 4-11. Group admission is $7 for adults and $5 for children; a group is considered 20 or more. Groups must pay as a group. The Maze will be open weekends through October 28.

Eliada's Corn Maze is located at 2 Compton Drove in Asheville NC. Get a link for details and directions on the Asheville NC Visitor Guide.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Blue Ridge Fiber Show Annual Exhibit at Asheville's Arboretum

Kathe Todd
September 29 - January 2 Blue Ridge Fiber Show: Into the Gardens at the North Carolina Arboretum. An international, biennial celebration of fiberarts Sponsored by The Western North Carolina Fibers/ Handweavers Guild, Inc. Opening Reception October 2 in the Education Center 2nd Floor Gallery

The North Carolina Arboretum
offers magnificent gardens and miles of woodland trails plus continual special events and touring shows. Just as our experience of nature is intimate, visitors to The North Carolina Arboretum connect with plants in personal ways that are as diverse and rich as the land itself. Whether you enjoy strolling through gardens, exploring exhibits, enriching your mind or hiking and biking, the Arboretum offers activities for all ages. Located in Asheville NC

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Asheville Quilt Show - "Color Your Life...with Quilts"

Linda Nichols with "Murphy's Law"
September 28 - 30   30th Annual Asheville Quilt Show   Over 200 quilts will be on display vying for $7,000 in prize money. 20+ vendors, a Guild Gift Shop and quilts for sale. There will be daily demonstrations of different quilting skills. Free parking and lunch purchase available.
The event is held at the Western North Carolina Agriculture Center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Road in Fletcher NC - Across from the Asheville Airport. Hours are 9 am - 5 PM Firday and Saturday, 10 AM - 5 PM on Sunday. $6 admission.

Biltmore Special:  Attendees of the 2012 Asheville Quilt Show will receive a special rate on admission to Biltmore House, Gardens & Antler Hill Village for any visit between September 15 – October 15 Save on daytime admission by calling the Group Sales Office of Biltmore today at 1-866-851-4661 and reference promotional code: 407. Your rate: $40.00 per adult * (Regularly $59.00 - $64.00 per adult).

Find more Asheville events and attractions on the
Asheville NC Visitor Guide.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Pisgah Brewing Company hosts Shamboozle Fest

September 29   2nd Annual Shamboozle Fest at Pisgah Brewing Company  A music and food festival with four phenomenal live bands - including Gaelic Storm, food from some favorite local vendors, and plenty of activities for the whole family hosted by one of the area's favorite NC mountain breweries.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Asheville Travel Blog Offers an Inside Look - Literally

The Asheville Travel Blog, published by The Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority and the Asheville Chamber of Commerce, isn't just  a good resource for information about Asheville events and attractions. It also publishes some of the best photographs of Asheville and the surrounding area.

The current "photo of the week" on the Asheville Travel Blog captures  a gorgeous sunset at a popular peak along the Blue Ridge Parkway (near mile marker 451). Waterrock Knob is one of the highest mountaintops in NC at an elevation of 6,292 feet. This beautiful shot was taken by local photographer Doug McPherson.

photo by Doug McPherson

Read AND SEE more on the Asheville Travel Blog

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Biltmore Concert Series Features The Letterman

September 28   Biltmore Concert Series   Award-winning musicians perform on the South Terrace and on Biltmore's newest event venue - Diana at Biltmore, an intimate setting on the vista overlooking Biltmore House. This Concert: The Lettermen

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Asheville Trolley Tours - a fun and educational way to see Asheville

Asheville Historic Trolley Tours See the best of Asheville from aboard a vintage trolley. Enjoy a fully narrated tour covering all major points of interest in Asheville including The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa, Historic Biltmore Village, the downtown shopping and restaurant district, Thomas Wolfe Memorial, the Asheville Art Museum and art gallery district, The Asheville Visitor Center and much more. Step off the trolley at any of the convenient stops to shop, dine or sightsee, then re-board and continue the tour.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Pioneer Days at the Vance Birthplace

September 22-23  Pioneer Days and Frontier Militia Muster at the Vance Birthday Historic NC Site.   The Catawba Militia recreates the sights and sounds of a post colonial citizens militia muster. Demonstrations of everyday life on a Southern Appalachian farmstead in the early 1800's will be ongoing throughout the weekend. See an 18th century citizen's militia muster with small arms drills, camplife activities. There will be hands-on kids' activities. FREE event, donations welcome.

The events is held at the Historic Vance Birthplace, just north of Asheville in Weaverville NC.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Biltmore Music and Wine Weekend

September 21-23   Music and Wine Weekend at Biltmore    Celebrate NC Wine month with festive, delicious, and fun events at Biltmore's Antler Village and Winery. Enjoy live music, grape stomps, and barrel tastings. This special event is included in your estate admission.

Live music this weekend at the Bandstand includes Skylark on Friday from 4:30 - 9:15 PM and on Saturday Mark Guest Trio 12:00 PM–4:45 PM, Gypsy Swingers 5:00 PM.–9:45 PM. Sunday from 1:15 - 6:15 PM Red Hot Sugar Babies performs.

Learn more about Biltmore and Biltmore events on the Asheville NC visitor Guide.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Ice Age comes to Asheville this Weekend

September 22 - January 6    After the Dinosaurs: The Age of Mammals and Ice Exhibit at the NC Arboretum   A traveling museum exhibit that tells the story of the Ice Age. Its exciting interactive displays and giant robotic creatures make the drama of the ancient titans that dominated the age accessible to all. Focused on the flora and fauna of North America, the exhibit provokes visitors to wonder what life was like in the Ice Age.

The North Carolina Arboretum
  offers magnificent gardens and miles of woodland trails, ontinual special events and touring shows. Just as experience of nature is intimate, visitors to The North Carolina Arboretum connect with plants in personal ways that are as diverse and rich as the land itself. Whether you enjoy strolling through gardens, exploring exhibits, enriching your mind or hiking and biking, the Arboretum offers activities for all age. The NC Arboretum is located at 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way in Asheville NC.

Find more Asheville NC events and Attractions on the Asheville NC Visitor Guide.

Final Asheville Downtown After 5 for the Season

September 21    Downtown After 5  The Asheville Downtown Association brings together some of the best musicians in the area and throughout the Southeast. This is the final concert in the popular summer season event. The Black Lillies following local opener The Buchanan Boys will perform. 

Refreshments are readily available including local brews from Highland Brewing Company, Pisgah Brewing, Asheville Brewing Company and French Broad Brewing Company. Plus, regional favorites Sierra Nevada, SweetWater Brewing and Magic Hat Brewing as well as national brands from Budweiser and Empire Distributing will be on tap. Wine and water are also available.  

Downtown After 5 features a solar-powered stage, complimentary bike corral, compostable food and beverage containers, and staffed recycling and compost bins. Since implementing its greening initiative, the event has reduced the number of bags headed to the landfill to just a handful.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Hike the Blue Ridge Parkway

September 21   Blue Ridge Parkway Hike of the Week  Join Parkway rangers at 10 AM for an easy 1-hour, 1-mile, 1-way guided hike on the Buck Springs Trail near the site of George Vanderbilt’s hunting lodge. Enjoy cooler fall temperatures and celebrate the autumnal equinox.

The hike starts at the Buck Springs Gap Parking Overlook (MP 407.7)
and ends at the Pisgah Inn. Participants may wish to set up shuttles, or they can retrace their steps along the trail back to Buck Springs Gap. Hikers should bring water, wear good walking shoes, and be prepared for changeable weather conditions.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

The Grove Park Inn Celebrates F Scott Fitzgerald

September 21-23    F Scott Fitzgerald Weekend at the Grove Park Inn  In 1935 and 1936, Fitzgerald came to Asheville's Grove Park Inn for rest and relaxation while his wife, Zelda, was treated in a nearby hospital. Special Fitzgerald weekend activities include tours of the Fitzgeralds' rooms with a literary expert, a poetry contest, a cooking demonstration, guided resort history tours, and live music throughout the weekend. In this special tribute weekend, step back in time to experience the music, history and literature of a great American writer.

The Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa - The spa and spa services are renowned, scenic golf course, sports complex with pool - tennis - racquetball - training. Onsite restaurants, lounge, bars. A large variety of rooms and suites, varying stages of updates with some original Inn antiques. Get Grove Park Inn details and current best rates

Saturday, September 15, 2012

The Folk Art Center Hosts Heritage Weekend

A whimmy diddle is an
Appalachian mountain toy
made of two wood sticks
September 15 - 16  at the Folk Art Center, Milepost 382 on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville NC - Heritage Weekend is a two-day celebration of traditional crafts and music.

The 32nd free festival is sponsored by the Southern Highland Craft Guild and features traditional music, dancing and heritage craft demonstrations. A highlight of the weekend is the 32nd Annual World Gee Haw Whimmy Diddle Competition on Saturday, 2:00-3:00 PM. Joe “Colonel Buncombe” Bly will emcee the competition.

Apple Chill Cloggers

During Heritage Weekend, visitors learn from area experts about beekeeping, rifle making, coopering, heritage toy making, natural dyeing, spinning, quilting, whittling, print making and furniture making. Other highlights include sheep shearing demonstrations throughout the day on Saturday. The entertainment schedule is jam-packed with regional musicians on both days.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Asheville Symphony Presents Symphonie Fantastique

violinist Chee Yun
September 15, 8 PM at The Thomas Wolf Auditorium in downtown Asheville - The Symphony season opener is a  lively beginning for the highly regarded Asheville Symphony.

The performance begins with Falla's colorful Ritual Fire Dance from his ballet El Amor Brujo. International star violinist Chee Yun will  perform Glazunov's Violin Concerto. The final portion of the evening is an infamous musical depiction of an obsessive infatuation: Symphonie fantastique, in which a beautiful Shakespearean actress was the object of Hector Berlioz's desire, and he poured his heart into a full-length, opium-fueled, larger-than-life Romantic symphony. With its witches' Sabbath dance and frenzied march to the scaffold, it is music with a sensibility for hyper self-expression as only Berlioz could imagine.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Art in Autumn in Downtown Weaverville

September 15   Art in Autumn  Over 100 juried artists and craftspeople, as well as an exciting array of food and live music. The third annual Art in Autumn festival brings a lively celebration of community and fine art to the Main Street of the 'Mayberry-esque' town of Weaverville NC, just 10 minutes north of Asheville.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Eliada's Corn Maze opens for the season in Asheville

Eliada's annual corn maze is now open to the public. This year's maze features a motorcycle theme and includes expansive maze trails, a treasure hunt game hidden in the maze, and many additional activities and attractions. Last year over 28,000 people visited the maze on  Eliada's historic campus,  located just five minutes from downtown Asheville.  Get a link for details about Eliada's Corn Maze on the Asheville NC Visitor Guide.
Eliada's annual corn maze is the largest in Western North Carolina and the only non-profit maze. This year, it was named one of the top 12 mazes in the country by Endless Vacation magazine.
This year's maze features 12 acres of trails and three levels of difficulty. Old favorites like the cow train, haybale maze and corn cannons will return, along with the kiddie corn maze, hay ride, pumpkin patch, and giant tube slides. The popular corn box, a giant sandbox filled with corn kernels and sandbox toys,  has been expanded. A giant spider web, which is a 20 x 20 climb-on that children are sure to love is a new experience this year. 

One area of Eliada's corn maze is the Spookley the Square Pumpkin Storybook Trail. Based on the popular children's book, Spookley the square pumpkin uses his unique shape to save the day.  Featured on the Disney Channel, the story teaches children to embrace diversity and has a powerful anti-bullying lesson.  Children learn the Spookley story as they walk the 3D Storybook Maze Trail and can have photos taken in a special storybook cutout or with a giant Spookley.  They can also join Spookley in taking a bullying prevention pledge. The Storybook Trail is perfect  for field trips and school groups.

The maze will be open each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday beginning from September 7 through October 28. Operating hours are 4-8 PM on Friday, 10-8 PM on Saturday, and 11 AM - 7 PM on Sunday. Ticket prices are $9 for people over 12 and $6 for children ages 4-11. Group admission is $7 for adults and $5 for children. A group is considered 20 or more individuals. 

Volunteer and Visit the Maze for Free!  If you're local and would like to volunteer, Eliada needs almost 400 volunteers to serve for 3 hour shifts and perform jobs like helping in the concession stand, assisting ticketing agents, acting as guides, and much more. Each volunteer receives two free tickets, a small snack, and a big thank you! Visit the volunteer page online to sign up for the slot that works best for your schedule.

Eliada is a 109 year old non-profit agency serving North Carolina's children and families. Founded in 1903 by Dr. Lucius B. Compton as a home for women and children, Eliada's full service continuum includes NAEYC accredited Child Development Services (Pre School, After School, Summer Camp, More at Four); Residential and Day Treatment for children and adolescents; In Home services; Foster Care and Therapeutic Foster Care; and Therapeutic Recreation services. Learn more about Eliada's history and services by visiting The agency enters its second century with pride, committed to the fulfillment of its mission statement: Helping Children Succeed.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Brewgrass Festival this Weekend in Beer City

September 15  Brewgrass Festival  40 American breweries gather to showcase more than 120 different beers in Beer City - Asheville NC, that is...

Live entertainment includes a great lineup of national and regional bluegrass musicians that, in the past, has included such notables as Cadillac Sky, Carolina Chocolate Drops, The Infamous String Dusters, Dry Branch Fire Squad, J.D. Crowe, The Osborne Brothers, Norman Blake, Tony Trischka, Jim Lauderdale, Valerie Smith, Tony Furtado, Yonder Mountain String Band, and Sons Of Ralph.

Music Schedule:

Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen   12:30 - 1:20 pm
Jack Straw                                  1:40 - 2:35 pm
 Cutthroat Shamrock                    2:55 - 3:40 pm
 Town Mountain                          4:00 - 5:00 pm
 Head for the Hills                        5:30 - 7:00 pm

The event also features a variety of area food vendors and plenty of water. Buy tickets in advance online.

Get a link for the Brewgrass Festival and other Asheville events on the Asheville NC Visitor Guide.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Final River Music Concert for the Season

September 14  River Music Concert Series  These concerts by the French Broad River are among Asheville's newest entertainment offerings, but quickly have4 become among the most popular.  The last concert will be held  rain or shine at the RiverLink Sculpture and Performance Plaza in the heart of the River Arts District.  Dance under the stars next to the beautiful French Broad River.

Gates open at 5 PM and the music begins at 6 PM. Purveyors of the funk Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band with special guests The Fritz will be performing.  
RiverLink's RiverMUSIC 2012 is sponsored by New Belgium Brewing, inspired by the Chaddick Foundation and supported by Pisgah Investments.

Be sure to come early and support local businesses along the French Broad River. There will be New Belgium beer and a variety of good eats provided by your favorite Asheville food trucks. Best of all, these events are FREE to the public. Bring your lawn chair and picnic basket and enjoy the view of the French Broad River.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Today's Schedule at the NC Mountain State Fair

Get a link for the North Carolina Mountain State Fair on the Asheville NC Visitor Guide

Gates and Buildings Open
Educational & Competitive Exhibits Open (Expo Building)
Heritage Crafts Demonstrations Open (Virginia Boone Building)
Gospel Singing Competition (Heritage Stage)
Clogging Competition (Bojangles Music Stage)
Rabbit Show (Barn F)
Youth Dairy Goat Show (McGough Arena)

Midway Rides Open
District Jr. Market Steer & Heifer Show (Livestock Arena)

11:00am Kenya Acrobats (Davis Event Center)
Pig Racing (Hogway Speedway)
“The Great American Spam Championship” Cooking Competition (Expo Building)

11:30am Agricadabra Presents: The Science of Ag (Bill’s Farm Adventure)

Open Junior Doe Dairy Goat Show (McGough Arena)
Kenya Acrobats (Davis Event Center)

Agricadabra Presents: The Science of Ag (Bill’s Farm Adventure)
Chainsaw Artist Dan Smathers (Heritage Village)
Timber Sports Lumberjack Demonstration (Location TBA)

2:00pm |
Old North State (Bojangles Music Stage)

Pig Racing (Hogway Speedway)
Chainsaw Artist Dan Smathers (Heritage Village)
Leon Jacobs, Jr. (Pepsi Music Stage)
Children's Soap Carving (Expo Building)

Kenya Acrobats (Davis Event Center)

Agricadabra Presents: The Science of Ag (Bill’s Farm Adventure)
Timber Sports Lumberjack Demonstration (Location TBA)

Kayla McKinney (Bojangles Music Stage)
Leon Jacobs, Jr. (Pepsi Music Stage)
Open Meat Breed Sheep Show (McGough Arena)

Wildlife Encounters (Davis Event Center)

Pig Racing (Hogway Speedway)
Chainsaw Artist Dan Smathers (Heritage Village)

Wildlife Encounters (Davis Event Center)

Mountain Music Festival (Heritage Stage)
Appalachian Consort
Stoney Creek Cloggers
Southern Mountain Fire Cloggers
The Doghouse Band
Fines Creek Flatfooters
The Southern Appalachian Cloggers

Kenya Acrobats (Davis Event Center)
Leon Jacobs, Jr. (Pepsi Music Stage)
Dixie Starlight Express (Stampede Corral)

Agricadabra Presents: The Science of Ag (Bill’s Farm Adventure)
Wildlife Encounters (Davis Event Center)
Timber Sports Lumberjack Demonstration (Location TBA)

Nuthin Fancy (Bojangles Music Stage)
Dixie Starlight Express (Stampede Corral)

Pig Racing (Hogway Speedway)

Leon Jacobs, Jr. (Pepsi Music Stage)
Chainsaw Artist Dan Smathers (Heritage Village)

Friday, September 7, 2012

Palenque Rojo at Diana Wortham Theatre this Weekend

September 8-9     Palenque Rojo  performs at Diana Wortham Theatre   A unique historical and theatrical experience featuring  choreography and a cast of 20 actors directed by Hernan Galindo (multiple national prized play writer), elaborately costumed by Javier Alarcon (credits include "Dances with Wolves" and "The Last of the Mohicans") and with a musical score based on actual pre-hispanic instruments played live.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

4th Annual West Asheville Garden Stroll this Weekend

September 8     4th Annual West Asheville Garden Stroll   This event showcases 15 gardens with this year's Stroll theme,  "Garden to Table". Gardens on view will display a variety of gardening styles producing vegetables, fruits, eggs, honey, and flowers for the table.  11 AM to 4 PM, beginning at Hall Fletcher Elementary School , 60 Ridgelawn Avenue, at 10:30 with a short presentation by longtime residents about the role of gardening in the community's history.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

North Carolina Mountain State Fair Comes to Asheville

September 7-16   North Carolina Mountain State Fair   Held at the WNC Agricultural Center, this is the third largest fair in North Carolina, and it celebrates the heritage of the Blue Ridge Mountains, including agriculture, music, crafts, art, food, entertainment, display of livestock, competitions, and midway amusement rides. Get a link for tickets and details about the NC State Fair on the Asheville NC Visitor Guide.

SAVE 50%   by purchasing Advance Ride Tickets before September 7th

Fair entertainment includes:


PRCA Rodeo The original extreme sport comes to the fair Monday through Thursday night! Don’t miss the excitement of PRCA Rodeo. The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) is the largest and oldest rodeo-sanctioning body in the world. Monday - Thursday (nightly at 6:00) Stampede Corral.
Rocketman - Human Cannonball
Chachi Valencia, alias The Rocket Man, was a big shot at 2012 Olympics Closing Cememony in London as he flew in Olympic Stadium to a live crowd of 80 thousand spectators and 4 billion television viewers world wide. Straight from the Olympics to the NC Mountain State Fair, watch the human cannonball perform nightly September 7th - 16th. (Drew Exposition Midway)

Kenya Safari Acrobats
The Kenya Safari Acrobats offer a truly unique cultural experience. Hailing from the heart of Africa, this awe-inspiring and dynamic dance troupe takes acrobatics to exhilarating extremes. The group members learned acrobatics as children on the beaches of Kenya, as a means to break free from an impoverished country. Now they serve as artistic ambassadors for Kenya as they travel the globe, entertaining and inspiring audiences of all ages. Friday - Sunday (11:00, 1:00, 4:00, 7:00) Monday - Thursday (4:00, 7:00) Davis Event Center

Josh Knotts & Lea - Extreme Illusions & Escapes
Josh Knotts has performed across the nation and in 6 countries bringing a high energy mix of illusions, theatre and comedy for a magic performance incomparable to other magicians. Josh and Lea pride themselves on their mix of Las Vegas style grand illusions, skillful edge of your seat escapes and audience participation-- they will even use audience members in some of their big illusions! Friday – Sunday (4:00, 6:00, 8:00) Monday – Thursday (6:00, 8:00) Got to be NC Stage

Mike Bishop - Comedy Hypnotist
Watch in absolute disbelief as your friends, family, co-workers and students forget their names, become Elvis impersonators, and freak out as the hypnotist actually vanishes before their eyes! This is the power of hypnotic suggestion. The show is clean comedy and appropriate for all audiences. Friday – Sunday (3:00, 5:00, 7:00) Monday – Thursday (5:00, 7:00) Got to be NC Stage

Michelle's Magical Poodles
Michelle's Magical Poodles is a show full of classic and traditional style dog tricks. These beautiful poodles can be seen jumping through hoops, dancing, assisting in magic tricks, carrying flowers and even demonstrating a fire safety routine. This show is family oriented, audience i 

"StatueViva" or "The Living Statue" creates a unique performance based on improvisation and audience participation... A LIVELY SHOW with European flair bound to bring laughter, fun and something for everyone. Performances Daily (Drew Exposition Midway)nteractive, educational as well as entertaining. Fun for all ages!! Performances Daily (4:30, 6:00) Davis Event Center

Exhibits and Demonstrations range from HCC Timber Sports Lumberjack Demonstrations to the Hogway Speedway to Wild Encounters with Carlton Burke, Bills Farm Adventure, Chainsaw Artist Mountain Dan Smathers, the Dixie Starlight Express and a Heritage Walk. 


Musical Lineup for the 2012 Fair includes:

 Nikki Talley, Nuthin Fancy, Leigh Glass Band, Old North State, Kayla McKinney, Buddy K Big Band, Michelle Leigh, Sharkadelics, Tom Fish, The Vinyl Brothers Big Band, Pick Your Switch, Ryan “RnB” Barber featuring Orange Krush, Blackjack, Unit 50, Caribbean Cowboys, Dashboard Blue, Carolina Rex, Crossridge, Tuxedo Junction, 96.5 Band, Paul Eldeman, Greywolf, Lee Whitaker, Brother West, Tom Brown, Free Flight, plus many more.

The NC State Fair is held at the Western North Carolina Agriculture Center,
1301 Fanning Bridge Rd. in Fletcher, NC (suburb of Asheville). 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

River Music Concert Series this Friday along the French Broad River

September 14   River Music Concert Series   Dance under the stars next to the beautiful French Broad River at Asheville's new summer concert series hosted by New Belgium Brewing and RiverLink. 

There will be New Belgium beer, a variety of good eats provided by your favorite Asheville food trucks and the waters of the beautiful French Broad flowing right by the stage.

Best of all, these events are FREE to the public. Bring your lawn chair and picnic basket and enjoy the view of the French Broad River.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Labor Day Festival continues in Canton

August 30 - September 3 in CANTON (just west of Asheville)   Labor Day Weekend Celebration   Enjoy the charms of a small town holiday weekend with live entertainment, art and crafters, food vendors and an old fashioned car show.

Canton celebrates its 106th Labor Day today form 10 AM until...The Labor Day Parade begins at 3:30 PM in Downtown Canton. Special Guest Chase Price performs from 7 PM through 9 PM. The event takes place at the Canton Recreation Park.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Labor Day Symphony in the Park

September 3  Symphony in the Park   The Asheville-Buncombe Youth Orchestra performs a FREE outdoor concert at Pack Square Park on Labor Day at 5:30 PM. The ABYO is a thirty-five year-old organization with 60+ musicians from five counties in Western North Carolina and includes public, private and home-schooled students.

Get more Asheville events and what to do on Labor Day Weekend in Ahseville on the Asheville NC Visitor Guide.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Ooh La La Curiosity Market Open Today for Labor Day Weekend in Asheville

September 1  Ooh La La Curiosity Market   An outdoor market in Pritchard Park  featuring works by local painters, leather smiths, jewelry makers, potters ,up-cycled crafters, and other curious delights, all beneath the colored canopies of large market umbrellas. In addition to the artists, the market will also feature live local music with up three musical acts performing each Saturday and will include everything from a solo saxophonist to folk, blues, acoustic, and jazz acts.