Friday, May 31, 2013

4th of July Weekend Getaway in Asheville

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Get links for local restaurants, events and attractions on the Asheville NC Visitor Guide

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Asheville's Folk Art Center Clay Day

June 1   From 10 Am - 4 PM  Clay Day at The Folk Art Center.   The the Southern Highland Craft Guild  celebrates ceramic arts with craft demonstrations and hands-on activities including the Annual "Make and Take" Raku Firing. Buy a $10 pot, glaze it and watch expert potters raku fire it for you.  Raku is a ceramic firing process which uses fire and smoke to create unique patterns and designs.

Other demonstrations include clay sculpture, hand building, surface design and throwing on the potter's wheel.
Volunteers from Haywood Community College Professional Crafts Department will be demonstrating and assisting visitors with a try at the potter’s wheel.  Southern Highland Craft Guild member Cindy Billingsley will lead a collaborative sculpture project.  Members Becky & Steve Lloyd will demonstrate sgraffito on porcelain and wheel throwing.

The Folk Art Center is located on the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 382 in Asheville NC.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Asheville City Market this Weekend

June 1   The Asheville City Open Air Market will be open at the Public Works Building, 161 S. Charlotte Street in downtown Asheville NC and Town Square Blvd in Biltmore Park Town Square . 

Find the the freshest, best-tasting food around and local artisan products in two locations for your convenience, downtown and South Asheville.EBT, credit, and debit cards are accepted. Additional activities include live music, cooking demonstrations and food tastings from local chefs. The little ones will enjoy the  Kids Corner Market activities, and more.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Asheville Beer Week Event:

May 28, 12:00 PMRetail Bottle Releases of ABA Hoppy Saison Collaboration Beer and Green Man Brewing Raugupatis.   Bruisin’ Ales hosts this event. The ABA Hoppy Saison—made with North Carolina honey, and around 6.5% abv—is the first-ever collaborative brew to come from the Asheville Brewers Alliance. Twenty different breweries came together for this creation: Altamont Brewing Co., Asheville Brewing, BearWaters Brewing Co., Blue Mountain Pizza and Brew Pub, Burial Beer Co., Catawba Valley Brewing Company, French Broad Brewing Company, Green Man Brewery, Heinzelmannchen Brewery, Highland Brewing Company, Lexington Avenue Brewery, Nantahala Brewing Co., New Belgium Brewing, Pisgah Brewing Company, Riverbend Malt House, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Southern Appalachian Brewery, Thirsty Monk, Tipping Point Brewing, Wedge Brewing Company, Wicked Weed Brewing.

Green Man Brewing’s 750′s of Raugupatis, Baltic Porter Aged in Whiskey Barrels will also be released that day.
**Please note: Both beer releases are on-premise only for Asheville Beer Week attendees. No shipping. No pre-orders or hold-by-phone. Quantities per person will be announced as soon as we receive our allocation numbers. **

Sunday, May 26, 2013

May Special on Asheville Cabins and Vacation Rentals

May special including the Memorial Day Weekend holiday. Carolina Mornings is offering last minute special - book 3 nights and get $75 off your stay.  USE CODE FUNMAY when booking. Call NOW  855-597-7354 or visit the website before the rentals are all full.

Carolina Mornings  offers and exceptional selection of 100+ Asheville area cabins and vacation rentals.  Whether you choose to stay in a captivating Blue Ridge Mountain chalet, a Smoky Mountain log cabin, an elegant downtown loft or a luxury vacation villa located at the center of Historic Biltmore Village, you will receive free exclusive activities, personal attention, exceptional service and superior amenities.

These vacation rentals offer spectacular mountain views, hot tubs, fireplaces, WIFI (wireless Internet), pool tables, pet friendly rentals and more. FREE Mountain Discovery Pass for each day you stay!  Enjoy FREE Biltmore tickets, golf, zipline tours, Lazoom Tours  and more from Carolina Mornings.

Find more Asheville vacation rentals and cabins on the Asheville NC Visitor Guide

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Memorial Weekend Event: Kenilworth Art Studio Tour

May 25 -26   Kenilworth Art Studio Tour   Twenty-two artists invite you into eleven neighborhood studios & galleries. Browse and/or purchase original artwork. Kenilworth Artists Association is a community of artists in one of Asheville's oldest neighborhoods, with a lovely mix of grand homes, modest bungalows and mature gardens.

Over forty aspiring and professional artists live in the five square mile neighborhood just minutes from downtown. Each year, many of these artists open their doors to the public for a festive tour that attracts shoppers and art lovers alike. 10 AM - 5 PM both days.

Find more Asheville Memorial Weekend events HERE

Friday, May 24, 2013

Rose Show this Weekend at the NC Arboretum in Asheville

May 25-26   Asheville Blue Ridge Rose Society Exhibition  This annual exhibition features award-winning roses of every color and size. Experts will be on hand to answer questions and provide information about the selection, care, and history of roses.

Educational programs will be offered throughout the weekend,
including a special lecture presented by Paul Zimmerman, rose expert and author of the best-selling book, "Everyday Rose", and a presentation by Biltmore Rosarian and Arboretum Board member, Lucas Jack, on the roses of Biltmore Estate.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Asheville Beer Week Begins this Memorial Day Weekend

May 25 - June 1    Asheville Beer Week  The 2nd Annual event offers eight full days of celebrating all things beer in Asheville NC. The week of events will include tastings, dinners, beer education, keynote speakers, and other beer-related fun (and nonsense). Asheville Beer Week culminates with Asheville’s 4th Annual Beer City Festival on June 1, where dozens of breweries (and plenty of live music) are slated to appear on Roger McGuire Green.

Memorial Day Weekend Event: AKC Dog Agility Trials this Weekend

May 23-26   AKC Dog Agility Trials  The Blue Ridge Agility Club of Western North Carolina is hosting an American Kennel Club Dog (AKC) dog agility trial. Spectators are welcomed to attend and admission is free. Over 300 purebred dogs, from throughout the southeast, will compete at various levels of difficulty.

This event is held in the McGough Arena at the WNC Agricultural Center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Road in Fletcher NC (a suburb of Asheville).

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Asheville Hosts 13th Annual Mountain Sports Festival

May 24-26   13th Annual Mountain Sports Festival   Experience Springtime in Asheville, NC at the 2012 Mountain Sports Festival. Bring your family and friends to Carrier Park for the outdoor music & sports event of the year!

Monday, May 20, 2013

RiverMusic Concert Series this Weekend in Asheville

May 24  RiverMusic Concert Series    Enjoy performers StephaniesID (Indie Pop), Mary Frances & The Dirty Classics (Dirty Organ Soul), Molli Parti (DJ) this weekend. This is a Series of five Friday nights of live concerts by the French Broad River in the River Arts District of Asheville, NC. RiverLink has teamed up with Heira Productions to assemble a top-notch mix of quality national acts and local favorites.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

What's Blooming this Week at Biltmore

May 19 - Biltmore Blooms during the annual Festival of Flowers. As the weather warms Biltmore's gardens and grounds become a springtime paradise. The upcoming Memorial Day Weekend will see peak blossoms throughout the Estate:
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Estate Entry and Approach Road:
Poppies, Calabrochoa, Snapdragons, Pansies, Dianthus, Carolina Rhododendron, Fortunes Rhododendron, Flame Azaleas, and Doublefile Viburnum

Shrub Garden:
Japanese Wisteria, Red Buckeye, Tree Peony, Azaleas, Vanhout Spirea, Potentilla, Viburnums, Bladdernut, Variegated Solomons Seal, Dutchmans Breeches, Bluestar, Ornamental Onions, Deutzia, Beautybush, and Weigela

Italian Garden:
Flag Iris, Virginia Iris, Hardy Water Lilies

Spring Garden:
Lily Magnolia, Fortunes Rhododendron, Fothergilla, Azaleas, Rhododendron, Viburnums, Red Buckeye, Bluestar, Dove Tree, and Weigela

Azalea Garden:
Native Azaleas, Evergreen Azaleas, Red Buckeye, Sweetshrub, Bishops Cap, Horse Chestnut, Fortunes Rhododendron, Catawba Rhododendrons, Florida Anise Tree, Bluestar, Viburnums, and Large Leaf Magnolias

Walled Garden:
Pansies, Poppies, Daisies, Snapdragons, Ornamental Onions, Veronica, Bluestar, Lily Magnolia, Euphorbias, Scabiosa, Tree Peony, Iris, Coreopsis, Bachelors Buttons, Candytuft, Lilacs, Wisteria, and False Indigo

Inn on Biltmore Estate:
Dianthus, False Indigo, Horse Chestnut, Azaleas, Fothergilla, Viburnums, Iris, Spirea, Wisteria, and Rhododendron

Antler Hill Village, Winery and Farm:
Columbine, Azaleas, Fothergilla, Rosemary, Pansies, Viburnum, Dianthus, Snapdragons, Bridal Wreath Spirea, Stock, Lobelia, and Salvia

Orchids, Hydrangeas, Begonias, Lily of the Nile, Pink Powder Puff Plant, Gerbera Daisies, Crown of Thorns, Oleander, Oxalis, and Little Boy Flower

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Mountain Spirits: Brusin' Ales Events During Asheville Beer Week

Asheville Beer Week takes place in 2013 from May 25 through June 1. Brusin' Ales, located at 66 Broad Street in downtown Asheville, will be offering a variety of experiences to celebrate the week.

May 26, 6 PM:   LaZoom Sunday Beer Run
Where: On the big, purple bus!
Tickets: $25.00 per person,  Buy online HERE
Hop on the big, purple bus - Asheville's Feral Chihuahuas, Bruisin' Ales and LaZoom team up to bring you a beer and comedy explosion tour not to be missed. Wrap your mind around the area's beer history-as told by local funny guys, The Feral Chihuahuas. Includes beer on the bus and at least one brewery stop along the way! **This is event is close to selling out - get your tickets NOW.

May 28, 12:00 PM: ABA Hoppy Saison Release
Where: Bruisin' Ales
The ABA Hoppy Saison-made with North Carolina honey, and around 6.5% abv-is the first-ever collaborative brew to come from the Asheville Brewers Alliance. Twenty different breweries came together for this creation: Altamont Brewing Co., Asheville Brewing, BearWaters Brewing Co., Blue Mountain Pizza and Brew Pub, Burial Beer Co., Catawba Valley Brewing Company, French Broad Brewing Company, Green Man Brewery, Heinzelmannchen Brewery, Highland Brewing Company, Lexington Avenue Brewery, Nantahala Brewing Co., New Belgium Brewing, Oskar Blues, Pisgah Brewing Company, Riverbend Malt House, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Southern Appalachian Brewery, Thirsty Monk, Tipping Point Brewing, Wedge Brewing Company, Wicked Weed Brewing.

Green Man Brewing's 750s of Raugupatis, Baltic Porter Aged in Whiskey Barrels, will also be released.

May 29, 6 - 8 PM: Mitch Steele, Brewmaster of Stone Brewing, Book Signing and IPA Tasting
Where: Bruisin' Ales
Tickets: $25 per person. By reservation with book purchase, (828) 252-8999
Join the tasting and meet-n-greet with Mitch Steele, Brewmaster of Stone Brewing Company, California. He'll be signing his new book, IPA: Brewing Techniques, Recipes and the Evolution of India Pale Ale. Get a signed copy of the book (while supplies last) and a flight of Stone's flagship IPAs: Stone IPA, Stone Ruination, Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous, and Stone Cali-Belgique.  Reservations with book purchase.

May 30, 6 - 9 PM: The Market Plate Small Plate Pairing with Allagash Brewing
Where: The Market Place
Tickets: $40/pp with tax + gratuity. On sale at both The Market Place (828-252-4162) and Bruisin' Ales (828-252-8999).
The Market Place and Bruisin' Ales welcome Allagash present a casual, small plate tasting and beer pairing. Come mingle. Bring your reservation anytime between 6-8:30, at your leisure, and chill out in the bar area good eats, great beer and live Moog jazz and funky beats by Ben Hovey.
Tasting Plates:
Single lady oyster, Allagash white mignonette, toasted coriander, seaweed & cucumber salad. Paired with Allagash White.
Looking Glass Creamery chocolate lab cheese, local lavender flower honey, sorghum glazed hazelnut & arugula salad. Paired with Allagash Victoria
Braised pork shank & mushroom ragu, local chevre & spring onion grits. Paired with Allagash Dubbel
Pecan tart, caramel sauce, bourbon macerated raspberry.  Paired with Allagash Bourbon-barrel Black

May 28, 6 PM: Beer at The Ballpark Mini-Fest
Where: McCormick Field, Oskar Blues Party Pavilion
Tickets: $60 per person, now available at Bruisin' Ales (828) 252-8999.   Includes game ticket, VIP seating, all-you-can-eat buffet, and beer samples.

Asheville Tourists and Bruisin' Ales bring Belgian pub food and Belgian-style beer to the home game at McCormick Field. Nine innings-Nine breweries:
- Liefmans: Goudenband, Cuvee Brut, Fruitesse
- Het Anker Gouden Carolus: Hopsinjour, Easter Ale, Cuvée van de Keizer Blauw
- Allagash Brewing:  Blonde, James Bean (Curieux w/ coffee), Midnight Brett
- Brewery Ommegang:  Biere d'Hougoumont, Rare Vos, Gnommegang
- The Bruery:  Saison Rue, Mischief Golden, Tradewinds Tripel w/ Thai Basil
- Boulevard Brewing:  Tank 7, Nommo, Sixth Glass
- Pisgah Brewing:  White Ale, Solstice Tripel, Baptista
- New Belgium Brewing:  Biere de Garde, Peach Porch Lounger, Cascara Quad
- Weyerbacher Brewing:  Verboten, Quad, Tiny
All breweries are bringing THREE selections. Brewery reps will be on-hand-and the brewer of Boulevard Brewing will be at the Asheville event for the first time.

Get links and a list of Asheville Breweries and beer Pubs on the Asheville NC Visitor Guide.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Asheville Introduces Horse-drawn Carriage Rides

New to the ever evolving and interesting Asheville scene is Silver Lining, a 2,000 pound Percheron Horse who is taking people on a fun and romantic tour of downtown Asheville. This newest addition to Asheville  city streets is a throw back to the early 20th century, when Asheville's elite would parade through what is now Pack Square Park on their horses.

These special tours are available Thursday  through Sunday: Thursday and Friday from 6 {M. through midnight, Saturday from 4 PM. through midnight and Sunday from 2 PM. through 7 PM. Rates are $20 for adults and $10 for children under 12.

To book a tour call 828-280-5682.

Find additional downtown Asheville attractions, tours and information on the Asheville NC Visitor Guide.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Ikebana Exhibit This Weekend at the North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville

May 18 - 19   Ikebana Exhibit   The Japanese art of flower design, as presented by the Asheville Chapter of Ikebana International, will be on display. A trio of quilts, crafted by students of chapter member Norma Bradley's ikebana and tea ceremony residency at Black Mountain Elementary, will also be featured in the exhibition.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Asheville's Downtown After Five Music Concert Series Kicks Off this Friday

May 17   Downtown After Five   Asheville's Free live music entertainment in downtown begins its 2013 season this weekend. The celebration is every third Friday, May through September, with the goal of encouraging locals and visitors alike to enjoy downtown Asheville and support local businesses and entertainers. 

The event is located on North Lexington Avenue (between Hiawassee and the I-240 overpass). Food and beer vendors will be available.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Asheville Celebrates the French Braod River Paddle Trail

May 11 -   Asheville Adventure Rentals is hosting a Float Trip starting at Noon from Jean Webb Park to the Paddle Trail Celebration. Participants will receive a 25% discount on boat rental and shuttle.  Cost: $30 for boat and gear rental, and shuttle, $10 for shuttle only if you bring your own boat. Register for the trip by emailing: or calling AAR at: 828-505-7371.  If you want to shuttle to Jean Webb Park or need to rent a boat for the float, please arrive at AAR by 11:30am. Or you can meet us a Jean Webb Park at Noon with your own watercraft.

Join  Asheville Adventure Rentals afterwords from 1 to 5 PM, to help RiverLink celebrate the launch the French Broad River Overnight camping Paddle Trail and the new interactive online map. A fun-filled day is planned including games and workshops designed to illustrate how to utilize and access the free, no reservation required overnight camping sites.

RiverLink will demonstrate the new online map, offer a variety of beers for sale from Asheville Brewing Company, Sierra Nevada and Altamont Brewing. Bring the whole family and make it a day of great food from food trucks, a corn hole tournament and ice cream from the Hop. You can even win raffle prizes thanks to generous donations from Blue Heron Whitewater, Southern Raft Supply, Watershed, ENO, Second Gear, Mast General Store, Fifth Element Massage and others.

Asheville Adventure Rentals is located at 407 Riverside Drive in Asheville NC,  at the base of the Pearson Bridge, just south of the By Water.

Schedule of Events:

*Noon - Float Trip
*1:30pm - Fishing Clinic
*2pm - Hammock Camping Clinic
*3pm- Overnight Raft Trip Clinic

The French Broad River Paddle Trail will serve to protect the river as a resource for recreation, environmental stewardship, education, and economic development. The trail promotes long term partnerships to ­­develop and maintain a low impact water trail with, Leave No Trace paddle-in camping every 8-10 miles along the river corridor. The French Broad River Paddle Trail provides 117 river miles, from Rosman, NC to the NC border where it connects to 101 miles of TN French Broad River Blueway.  The RiverLink campsites are protected with conservation and recreation easements that ensure they will reamain free and open to the public in perpetuity.

Check out the New French Broad River Paddle Trail Map.   The online map, is a great resource for planning your trip. We have worked with the community to develop the map with all river access points, campsites, river hazards, and river gauges. In addition, resources you may need along the way have been included such as rafting and guide services, gear shops, equipment rentals, product manufacturers, parks and other recreational opportunities, and lodging opportunities.

Located in Asheville's River Arts District, RiverLink is a regional organization spearheading the economic and environmental revitalization of the French Broad River watershed as a destination where everyone can work, live and play.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Last Minute Mother's Day Getaway in Asheville

Vacation cottage on a horse farm - 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps up to 6.  Hot tub, fishing pond, wood-burning fireplace, gas grill, Video games, WIFI, row boat for guest use. Watch the horses graze and relax with nature.  $150 - $195 night.  See cottage photos, details and availablity
Get links for local restaurants and attractions on the Asheville NC Visitor Guide.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Vote Asheville for Beer City USA

The 2013 Beer City USA poll has officially started and this year Asheville is in the running to hang on to the title, which it has held four years in a row. The poll will run from Monday, May 5 through Friday, May 10 and the winner will be announced on May 13. You may vote once per IP address.

According to, the "BeerCity USA poll highlights the spirit of support local, small town and big city Americans generate on behalf of their communities. BeerCity USA is not a measure of beer quality, number of breweries, volume of beer enjoyed nor any kind of 'best-of-show' measurement."

6th Annual Wheel Ride for Food

May 11 - Asheville's 6th Annual Wheel Ride for Food will be held at beautiful Carrier Park in Asheville off of Amboy Road. Year after year, participants are drawn back to the race by its wide range of features and amenities.

The event itself is highlighted by a diverse mix of rolling hills, fast flats and of course the treacherous Ox Creek Climb in the Metric ride option. The 32 mile, 50 mile and 67 mile (metric) rides stretch onto open back roads around Asheville, Weaverville, and Marshall, and along the French Broad River.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Mother's Day Weekend Events: Fiber Weekend at the Folk Arts Center

May 11-12   Fiber Weekend at The Folk Art Center   A celebration of textile arts. Throughout the weekend, craftspeople will be sharing their inspiration and expertise as the Southern Highland Craft Guild hosts Fiber Weekend 2013.

Educational craft demonstrations on Saturday will include: natural dyeing, sheep shearing, weaving, tapestry, and surface design. Southern Highland Craft Guild members Sandra Rowland and Jan Morris will host activities designed especially for children.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

WNC Chef's Challenge - Last Quarter Final

May 7   WNC Chef's Challenge: QUARTER FINAL - West Asheville Lounge and Kitchen – Chef Chuck Kegg DOUGH – Chef Brian Ross. Diner participants will enjoy six plated culinary creations (three from each team) that incorporate a special ingredient and will score each dish.

The diners' votes are then tallied along with those from a panel of judges and the weekly winners will continue to participate in the competition. Reservations for the WNC Chefs Challenge are $49 per individual, and can be purchased online at Sales tax, and gratuity ($67.97 total) are included in ticket purchase Held at the Chestnut Restaurant in downtown Asheville NC.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

What's Blooming this Week at Biltmore

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Estate Entry and Approach Road:
Poppies, Calabrochoa, Pansies, Flowering Dogwood, Fothergilla, Japanese Pieris, Candytuft, Veronica, Carolina Rhododendron, Fortunes Rhododendron, Creeping Phlox, Azaleas, Plum Leaf Viburnum, Doublefile Viburnum, and Burkwood Viburnum

Shrub Garden:
Japanese Wisteria, Red Buckeye, Flowering Dogwood, Pearlbush, Kerria, Tree Peony, Azaleas, Vanhout Spirea, Potentilla, Tamarix, Virginia Bluebells, Viburnums, Bladdernut, Cutleaf Lilac, Littleleaf Lilac, and Variegated Solomons Seal

Spring Garden:
Flowering Dogwood, Spicebush, Lily Magnolia, Japanese Pieris, Fortunes Rhododendron, Fothergilla, Azaleas, Viburnus, and Red Buckeye

Azalea Garden:
Red Buckeye, Sweetshrub, Native Azaleas, Evergreen Azaleas, Carolina Silverbell, Flowering Dogwood, Japanese Pieris, Mayapple, Virginia Bluebells, Bishops Cap, Horse Chestnut, and Fortunes Rhododendron

Walled Garden:
Pansies, Poppies, Daisies, Snapdragons, Ornamental Onions, Veronica, Moss Phlox, Lily Magnolia, Euphorbias, Scabiosa, Daffodils, Violas, Candytuft, Hyacinths, Apple Espalier, Tree Peony, and Iris

Inn on Biltmore Estate:
Dianthus, Baptisia, Horse Chestnut, Azaleas, Fothergilla, Viburnums, and Flowering Dogwood

Antler Hill Village, Winery and Farm:
Flowering Dogwood, Crabapple, Paw Paw, Azaleas, Fothergilla, Rosemary, Moss Phlox, Pansies, Candytuft, Viburnum, Kerria, Dianthus, and Carolina Gessimine

Orchids, Asiatic Lilies, Hydrangeas, Begonias, Lily of the Nile, Pink Powder Puff Plant, Gerbera Daisies, Crown of Thorns, Oleander, Oxalis, and Little Boy Flower

Friday, May 3, 2013

Mother's Day Romantic Getaway near Asheville

Give Mom a real break with a romantic getaway for just the two of you 1 bedroom, 2 baths, sleeps 2. Plush king bed, hot tub, fireplace, WIFI. Peaceful wooded setting between Asheville and Hendersonville. $149 night, $750-$850 week.   See rental photos, details and availability

Bet links for Asheville restaurants, shopping and attractions HERE

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Asheville Hosts the 54th Annual Rhododendron and Azalea Show

May 4-5   54th Annual Rhododendron and Azalea Show   Presented by the American Rhododendron Society, SE Chapter, this yearly judged event features hundreds of blooms. Spring and summer blooming rhododendrons and azaleas some of the weekend favorites.

The North Carolina Arboretum
is home to the National Native Azalea Collection, and visitors are encouraged to explore the collection, located along Bent Creek, representing nearly every species native to the United States.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Asheville's Annual Herb Festival attracts 20,000+ Herb Lovers

May 3-5    24rd Annual Asheville Herb Festival    The WNC Chapter of the NC Herb Association represents the incredibly wide variety of herbalists and herb businesses in North Carolina: herb growers and vendors, natural gardening and landscaping specialists, and makers of herbal ointments, balms, soaps, teas, medicines, and other products. 

Together with the Western North Carolina Farmers Market (operated by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture), the Asheville Herb Festival has increased the public’s knowledge and love of herbs and herbal products for two decades. The 24th annual festival will take place at the WNC Farmers Market in Asheville, offering by far the best selection of herb plants in the southeast.