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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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Asheville New Year’s Eve Celebrations 2015

December 11th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Asheville New Year's Eve2015 is just about outta here. Planning on enjoying an Asheville New Year’s Eve? Good idea! There are plenty of New Year’s Eve celebrations and events planned all around the Asheville area!

You’ll never be bored in Asheville, no matter the season, but the end of the year holidays always liven things up, providing plenty of opportunities and diverse ways to celebrate the start of 2016.

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What To Do During Your Asheville Holiday Getaway

November 9th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

what to do during your Asheville Holiday getawayThere’s always something fun to do in the Asheville area and the options only increase once the holidays roll around. If you’re looking for what there is to do during your Asheville holiday getaway, read on!

You don’t have to range far and wide to find fun things to do during Asheville holiday vacation. The festivities are everywhere, starting before Thanksgiving and not ending until well after New Year’s Day! We’ve compiled a short list of just a few of the more popular Asheville holiday attractions.

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Get Ready For CiderFest NC 2015!

October 9th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

CiderFest NC 2015The original, North Carolina, hard cider tasting festival is back for its third year: CiderFest NC 2015 is scheduled for Saturday, November 7th at the WNC Farmer’s Market in Asheville!

CiderFest NC is North Carolina’s premier hard cider tasting event, growing from the initial, humble event to an annual hard-cider tasting blowout! Over twenty hard cider makers attend from all over the region, out of the state, and even a few imported, Spanish ciders will be here. Along with the ciders, CiderFest NC also welcomes local mead makers, food for cider pairings, local arts and craft vendors, and great local bands providing live music to keep your toes a-tappin’ as you tipple!

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Explore the Catawba Valley Wine Trail!

September 25th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Catawba Valley Wine Trail TourGet your palate set for some of Western North Carolina’s best local wines with a Catawba Valley Wine Trail Tour!

Western North Carolina’s Catawba Valley is home to some of America’s best vineyards and wineries, producing a broad range of reds, whites, and blended varieties in the best European and American traditions. Visiting a winery is a great way to educate yourself as well as entertain – and don’t forget the samples!

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