Wednesday, September 30, 2015

WNC Agricultural Center Hosts 33rd Annual Asheville Quilt Show

enter to win the 2015 Opportunity Quilt
October 2 - 4, 2015  33rd Annual Asheville Quilt Show  This year's show,  'A Harvest of Quilts' is held at the WNC Ag Center, Fri-Sat 9-5, Sun 10-4:30. Admission $ 6.00. Parking is FREE. 

This is a  judged quilt show with over $10,000 in prize money, more than 20 vendors,  demonstrations, a Silent Auction, gift shop, quilts for sale and an "Opportunity Quilt". Multi-day Passes are available as well as, group discounts. 

This event is sponsored by the Asheville Quilt Guild ( and Moda ( 


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Asheville Downtown Gallery Art Walk This Weekend

October  2, 2015       Asheville Downtown Gallery Art Walk    The Downtown Asheville Art District (DAAD) invites you to visit the more than twenty galleries that contribute to Asheville's reputation as a vibrant arts community and "The Paris of the South." 

photo courtesy of Downtown Asheville Art District
Within a half-mile radius of Pack Square and the city's center, you'll find unparalleled diversity from fine studio crafts, to glass, photography, folk art and contemporary painting, metalwork, textiles, jewelry and more by local, regional, national and international artists.  

A complete  Downtown Gallery Guide and map is available at any participating downtown gallery, the Chamber of Commerce, or Pack Place.  Find Asheville Lodging and local information on the Asheville NC Visitor Guide.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Carolina Craft Day at the NC Arboretum in Asheville

September 26, 2015   Carolina Craft Day at the NC Arboretum   A day to celebrate Southern Appalachian traditions as they come alive at The North Carolina Arboretum. The event, now in its seventh year, features craft demonstrations and juried art and craft vendors and plant sales at the Arboretum's Education Center.

Participating Artists: 
  • Lauren Adams  - Clay 
  • Jen Aly  - Jewelry 
  • Leah Baker  -  Paper Lamps 
  • Anja Bartels  - Porcelain 
  • Amy Brandenberg  - Jewelry 
  • Kathy Goodson  - Silk 
  • Richard Hall  - Wood 
  • Steve Joslyn  - Fine Metalwork 
  • Mary Carol Koester  - Books 
  • Joanthan Marchal  - Wood 
  • Sue McBean  - Fiber Painting 
  • Linda Miller  - Papercutting 
  • Chris Rhoades  - Encaustic 
  • Heather Spontak  - Pottery

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Biltmore Park Town Square Hosts Concerts in the Park

September 26, 2015   Concerts in the Park   Biltmore Park Town Square offers FREE live concerts from June through October. The concerts are performed at Cecil Park, the green space near Hickory Tavern and Brixx Wood Fired Pizza. Bring a blanket and enjoy the best performers in the area from 60s Oldies to contemporary jazz.  7 PM - 9 PM.  Tuxedo Junction performs this concert.

Biltmore Park Town Square, a vibrant town center in Asheville NC, is a fresh re-imagining of the Main Streets of the past, made to meet today’s standards of smart growth, green living and reduced driving. Biltmore Park combines residential living with the convenience of shopping, restaurants, health clubs, businesses and special events all withing a planned community.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Final Ooh La La Curiosity Market for the Season this Saturday in Asheville NC

September 19, 2015    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. 

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Asheville Events: Brewgrass Festival this Weekend

September 19, 2015    Brewgrass Festival    Brewgrass Festival   50 American breweries gather to showcase a diverse assortment of national and regional craft beers. The live entertainment this year includes a great lineup of national and regional bluegrass musicians that includes Jeff Austin Band, Truth & Salvage Co., Big Daddy Love, and Packway Handle Band.

The Brewgrass Festival began in 1996 and is Western North Carolina’s original craft beer festival. Today, North Carolina  boasts over 100 breweries and brewpubs, and Asheville NC has become a  beer-lovers destination selected as  “Beer City USA” four years in a row.

Brewgrass  has always showcased some of the most in-demand and exciting brewers in the region. The event also features a variety of area food vendors and plenty of water. 

The beer festival is held from 1 - 7 PM at Asheville's Memorial Stadium. Get advance tickets online  HERE.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Asheville's Folk Art Center Hosts Annual Heritage Weekend

September 19 - 20, 2015   Heritage Weekend is a two-day celebration of traditional crafts and music. The 35th 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 33nd Annual World Gee Haw Whimmy Diddle Competition.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Downtown Asheville NC Events: Downtown After Five - Last Concert of the Season

September 18, 2015   Downtown After Five   Free live music entertainment in downtown Asheville.  The celebration is every third Friday, May through September, with the goal of encouraging locals and visitors to enjoy downtown Asheville NC 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.

This final concert features Corey Harris, an American blues and reggae musician, currently residing in Virginia. Along with Keb' Mo' and Alvin Youngblood Hart, he raised the flag of acoustic guitar blues in the mid-1990s. He was featured on the 2003 PBS television mini-series, The Blues, in an episode directed by Martin Scorsese, and was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2007.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Eliada's Corn Maze Opens this Week in Asheville NC

September 16 - October 31, 2015   Eliada's Annual Corn Maze   The maze will open September 5th and remain open each Thursday,  Friday, Saturday and Sunday through October 27th. The maze will open from 4-8 on Thursdays and  Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 AM to 8 PM. 

New attraction for 2015 - Eliada's  Jumping Pillow. A giant jumping pillow for children and adults will become a permanent fixture in the field. $3 per person per turn (15 minutes per turn), $5 per person for a day pass (must get back in line after each 15 minute turn). 
Eliada’s annual corn maze is a 12 acre maze (WNC's largest) with 2 unique trails cut out of a field of corn. Accompanying maps with check points help guide you through 4 miles of maze trails. Also cut into the corn field are two Storybook Trails for children. These trails take you on a fun adventure as you read the stories of Spookley the Square Pumpkin and Ciderella and the Little Glass Sipper! Spookley and Ciderella merchandise are also for sale for children and families to continue to enjoy the stories and characters at home.  Additional activities are also offered. 

photo courtesy Eliada, helping children succeed

Friday, September 11, 2015

West Asheville Garden Stroll this Weekend

September 12, 2015    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 9, 2015

RiverMusic Concert Series This Weekend Features Nora Jane Struthers, Sweet Leda, Megan Jean & The KFB

September 11, 2015     RiverMusic Concert Series   This concert features Nora Jane Struthers, Sweet Leda, Megan Jean & The KFB.  The RiverMusic Concerts are a Series of five Friday nights of live concerts by the French Broad River at the RiverLink Sculpture and Performance Plaza in the River Arts District of Asheville.

RiverLink has teamed up with Heira Productions to assemble a top-notch mix of quality national acts and local favorites for this FREE event.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

North Carolina Mountain State Fair begins this Week in Asheville

September 11-20, 2015    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.

The WNC Agricultural Center is located at 1301 Fanning Bridge Road in Fletcher NC, a suburb of Asheville  halfway to Hendersonville.  

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Labor Day Weekend Events in Asheville: Omni Grove Park Inn Labor Day Weekend Celebration

September 4 - 7, 2015       Labor Day Weekend at The Omni Grove Park Inn  Celebrate the holiday and the last of summer with a dive-in movie at the outdoor pool, daily live music throughout the resort, history tours to learn more about this remarkable mountain inn and a variety of family friendly activities all with minutes of downtown Asheville NC

The Inn is minutes from downtown Asheville

Throughout the weekend, register to win a special Labor day Weekend gift basket and you do not need to be present to win. 

Omni Grove Park Inn offer extensive Spa Services

The Omni Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa - Renowned spa, 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. A landmark Inn in the WNC mountain area.

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