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Get Fired Up Over Clay at the WNC Pottery Festival!

October 14th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

WNC Pottery Festival 2016The 12th annual WNC Pottery Festival, planned for November 5th, 2016, brings 40 master potters and more to the mountains of Western North Carolina.

If you’re a fan of handmade ceramics, then you do not want to miss the WNC Pottery Festival! Thousands of folks come from all over the country to view this juried event.

40 master potters from 13 states will showcase their masterpieces in fired clay. Hand-built, hand-thrown, raku, wood-fired, and other clay work techniques, finishes, and forms will be on display.

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Saturday Night Lights at Tryon International Equestrian Center

September 12th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Saturday Night Lights at Tryon International Equestrian CenterVisit Tryon International Equestrian Center for their Saturday Night Lights event for food, fun, live music, and an evening of highest level of competitive horse jumping!

Tryon International Equestrian Center opened in 2014 and has been bringing the country’s most talented riders and horses to the Asheville area ever since. A 6,000-seat outdoor stadium, stables, arenas, restaurants and shops have helped make the center a world-class equestrian destination.

The best part is that it gives visitors the opportunity to watch Olympic caliber riders and horses compete for international titles at various events, such as the popular Saturday Night Lights.

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Attend Asheville’s 20th Annual Brewgrass Festival

August 15th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Asheville's 20th annual Brewgrass Festival 2016It’s been 20 years since Asheville hosted the first Brewgrass Festival – and it doesn’t look like they plan to stop any time soon. Come celebrate the festival’s 20th anniversary with great music and delicious craft beers. Saturday, September 17th, 2016!

Asheville’s Brewgrass Festival, founded in 1996, is Western North Carolina’s original craft beer festival. A lot has changed since those early days. Not only has the number of microbreweries in the US more than quadrupled since then, Brewgrass has grown, too!

North Carolina is now home to over 100 breweries and brewpubs. No wonder Brewgrass 2016 is set to include over 55 different breweries and cideries! You’ll see – and taste! – a diverse assortment of local, regional, and national craft beers and ciders.

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Get Down Downtown at Asheville’s LEAF Downtown 2016!

July 8th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

LEAF Downtown 2016
The 2nd annual LEAF Downtown is almost here! Scheduled for July 30th and 31st, 2016 this year’s theme is “Come Get Down for SoulTown,” with soul, funk, R&B, and world beat music on the menu!

LEAF Downtown AVL is a free, summertime extension of the annual LEAF Festival at Lake Eden, brought to downtown Asheville. LEAF Downtown AVL brings three stages of live music by local, regional, and national musicians.

The three stages will be located at Asheville City Hall, the Buncombe County Courthouse, and one at the Vance Monument on Pack Square. A fourth stage, presenting youth-oriented entertainment, will be on Market Street.

This year’s lineup is headlined by WAR. Famously fronted by British rocker Eric Burdon, WAR is now led by Leroy “Lonnie” Jordan, an original member of he group. The band is known for its hits “Spill the Wine,” “The World Is a Ghetto,” “The Cisco Kid,” “Why Can’t We Be Friends?,” “Low Rider”, and “Summer”.

– 2016 LEAF Downtown AVL Lineup –
Big Sam’s Funky Nation
Bill Myers & The Monitors
The LEAF SoulTown Review
The Broadcast
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
John Stickley Trio
A.J. Ghent Band
Les Amis with members of Toubab Krewe and Zansa
The John Stickley Trio
The Juan Benavides Group
Laura Blackley and Wildflowers
Welcome to Mars Presents: HoveyKraft
Matt Townsend
The Sol Rhythm Band
The Blue Dragons
Old Landmark Spiritual Revival
Dave Desmelik
Unifire Theater
Faerie Kin
Clan Destiny Circus
Asheville Buskers Collective
Old Tim Jam in the Round

LEAF Downtown AVL also features more than 80 food and arts & crafts vendors for unique gifts and great food. Local craft beer brewers Highland Brewing, Sierra Nevada, Pisgah Brewing, and Hi-Wire Brewing will be on hand, as well. You’ll also see roaming performers, lots of family activities, and the second annual LEAF Art Dash 5K.

Be there or be square!

2016 LEAF Downtown AVL

“Come Get Down for SoulTown“
Downtown Asheville, NC
July 30th and 31st – Saturday noon to 10pm and Sunday noon to 6pm

Lodging for LEAF Downtown
Last year’s LEAF Downtown AVL festival brought more than 15,000 visitors to Asheville’s downtown. If you’re planning to attend, I would suggest acquiring your accommodations now before it is too late! North Lodge on Oakland Bed & Breakfast offers 6 beautifully appointed guest rooms, each with its own private bath. We also provide flat screen TVs, three-course plated breakfasts, comfy cotton bathrobes, fresh baked goods each afternoon, and much more. Book your room, now at North Lodge on Oakland!

The 2016 Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

June 10th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

 2016 Grandfather Mountain Highland GamesOf Scottish descent or just a fan? Then the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games are for you! Scheduled for July 7th through the 10th, 2016, the 61st annual return of The Grandfather Games promises three days of tartan plaids, food, music, and athletic prowess!

The annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games and Gathering of Scottish Clans has been held on Grandfather Mountain, near Linville, NC, since 1956. Modeled after the several hundred year old tradition of the Braemar Games in Scotland, the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games have been called “the American Braemar.”

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Cheers! It’s Asheville Beer Week 2016!

May 5th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Asheville Beer Week 2016The 5th Annual Asheville Beer Week is just weeks away and looking like more fun and suds than ever before witht he week just jam-packed with beer tastings, pairings, dinners, music, and much more – May 27th through June 4th, 2016!

Nine full days of beer-centric events, including the 2016 Beer City Festival on May 28th, makes Asheville Beer Week a no-brainer must-attend for beer lovers.

Asheville Beer Week 2016 is scheduled to feature an amazing array of beer-related events including tastings, dinners, beer education — even a luau and a baseball game – take a look at these highlights!

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Attend the 2016 Montford Music and Arts Festival!

April 4th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

2016 Montford Music and Arts Festival

The Montford Music and Arts Festival, held the third Saturday of every May, is a free, annual, neighborhood block party held in the historic Montford neighborhood, near downtown Asheville, featuring music, art and food.

Asheville’s largest, longest running, single day neighborhood street festival, the Montford Music and Arts Festival has been a local favorite for 13 years. The festival’s reputation and scope have grown over the years and it now draws crowds of 7,000 people or more, from both inside and outside Asheville – and who can wonder why?

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Discover the 2016 Carolina Mountain Cheese Fest!

March 11th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Carolina Mountain Cheese Fest 2016The second annual Carolina Mountain Cheese Fest, scheduled for April 24th, 2016, promises tastings, demonstrations, workshops, and more – and all to benefit the WNC Cheese Trail!

2015 saw the very first, annual Carolina Mountain Cheese Festival and it was such a success that this year was a shoe-in with as many of the same events and attractions as last year and then some!

Held at Highland Brewery in Asheville again this year, you can look forward to beer and cheese tastings, among other yummy distractions.

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Celebrate Spring with Biltmore Blooms 2016

February 12th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Biltmore Blooms 2016 Festival of FlowersFor flower fans, there’s no better way to welcome spring than with the annual Asheville Festival of Flowers that is Biltmore Blooms, March 19th through May 26th, 2016.

The Biltmore Estate is always worth a visit for those with an eye for beauty and grandeur – but you haven’t seen the pinnacle of the Biltmore Estate’s beauty until you’ve seen Biltmore Blooms Festival of Flowers in the spring.

Each year, the Biltmore Estate welcomes the first day of spring with wave after wave, week after week, of bright and beautiful blossoms: Biltmore Blooms! Orchids, tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, forsythia, azaleas, roses, and more – a panoply of living color to catch eye, fill the lungs, and delight the senses.

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Ski Areas Near Asheville

January 15th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Ski Areas Near AshevilleLooking for ski areas near Asheville? While it’s true Asheville winters tend to be mild, there are some great places nearby to ski, snowboard, or tube in western North Carolina, where temperatures often run up to 20 degrees cooler!

For the outdoor enthusiast, winter often brings to mind downhill skiing or cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, tubing, ice-skating and sledding. Though the Asheville area isn’t exactly a snow-sports mecca, we’re not so far away from some really wonderful North Carolina ski areas. We do have the highest mountains in the eastern US, after all!

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