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Step Back In Time at the Biltmore Village Christmas Festival!

November 14th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Biltmore Village Christmas Festival 2016 - Dickens in the VillageYou don’t need the Ghost of Christmas Past to visit the holiday season of yesteryear. The Biltmore Village Christmas Festival, Dickens in the Village, will transport you there December 2nd and 3rd, 2016!

A visit to Biltmore Village is always a pleasant experience but during the Dickens In The Village Christmas festival, it turns downright magical. There will even be chestnuts roasting over an open fire – but let’s all hope Jack Frost misses his invite …

The annual Biltmore Village Christmas Festival is a musical, magical weekend full of merriment, twinkling lights, and lots of seasonal entertainment. Performers are scheduled to take turns on the main stage, with concerts on Friday and Saturday evenings.

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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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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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Take A Bite Out Of North Carolina Apple Festival 2015

August 21st, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

North Carolina Apple Festival 2015A Labor Day Weekend tradition of almost 70 years and one of the biggest festivals in north western NC, this year’s North Carolina Apple Festival is only weeks away: Sept 4-7, 2015!

North Carolina is known for its apple crop – it’s the 7th largest in the US – and Henderson County is North Carolina’s largest apple-producing county, home to approximately 200 apple growers who deliver 65 percent of the state’s crop every year. Thus it’s only natural that the North Carolina Apple Festival be held in Hendersonville.

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Get Ready For Asheville Winter Warmer Beer Fest 2015!

December 20th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

2015 Asheville Winter Warmer Beer FestivalThe first few months of the new year can seem awfully anticlimactic after all those great, end-of-the-year holidays have passed. Well fear not – the cure for those winter blues of yours is on tap at the 2015 Asheville Winter Warmer Beer Fest!

Nothing warms the spirit quite like a good glass of fresh, quality brewed, craft beer and the quantity of downright great, micro and craft brewers across the US is ever expanding, meaning more choices, more taste profiles, more good, fresh, local and regional beers for all.

The only problem with this wave of craft-brewing is keeping up with it all! That’s where events like the Asheville Winter Warmer Beer Fest come in. They’re a great place to sample a large cross-section of truly great beers, not to mention learn about the art of brewing, various styles of beers, pairing beer with food, and lots more.

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The 2014 Mountain Dance and Folk Festival

July 19th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

2014 Mountain Dance and Folk FestivalLast time around, we told you about Asheville’s 48th Annual Shindig On The Green. Now it’s time to talk about the 2014 Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, from whence Shindig On The Green sprang from.

Asheville’s 87th annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival is scheduled for July 31st through August 2nd and promises to bring a host of mountain fiddlers, banjo pickers, dulcimer sweepers, cloggers, and balladeers to the area once again.

A world famous event, the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival – the first folk festival! – was started in 1928 by Bascom Lamar Lunsford who wanted to share the beauty and dignity he saw in the Southern Appalachian music and dance traditions that have been handed down, generation after generation, in western North Carolina.

The 2014 Mountain Dance and Folk Festival is set to take place at the Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place in downtown Asheville beginning each evening of the festival at 7pm – below is the full list of the scheduled performances.

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Asheville’s 48th Annual Shindig On The Green

June 28th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

2014 Shindig On The Green

2014 Shindig On The Green
Free – Summer Saturdays

Fans of folk music will not want to miss Asheville’s 48th Annual Shindig On The Green: a summer long set of free, Saturday night concerts presenting authentic, traditional music and dance!

Shindig On The Green is an offshoot of the world famous Mountain Dance and Folk Festival – the oldest, continuously running folk festival in the nation. Formed in 1967, Shindig On The Green was founded as a place for folk musicians to gather and play on summer Saturday nights. As you can imagine, this sort of get together acquired not only musicians but also audiences – and so it has continued to this day with tens of thousands of people from all over the world coming to attend each year.

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The 14th Annual Asheville Mountain Sports Festival

April 30th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

2014 Asheville Mountain Sports Festival

The 2014 Asheville Mountain Sports Festival is a weekend music and sports extravaganza that celebrates athletics, outdoors, and community that you will not want to miss!

Back for its fourteenth year and bigger than ever, the Asheville Mountain Sports Festival has a lineup of athletic events and entertainments designed to challenge and delight both spectator and contestant, pro or amateur.

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Bluegrass First Class 2014

January 26th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Bluegrass First Class 2014Once again, the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, NC will ring with the infectious sounds of good-time music as Bluegrass First Class 2014 hits the stage for three days, the third weekend of February.

Asheville, NC is always a great place to visit with great food, shops, galleries, museums, and historic tours. A haven for artists, craftsmen, and musicians from around the globe, it only makes sense that Asheville is also an excellent and obvious venue for festivals, year-round – especially bluegrass!

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7th Annual Winter Warmer Beer Festival!

December 27th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

7th Annual Winter Warmer Beer FestivalIt’s January and all the holidays are over but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate and Asheville’s 7th Annual Winter Warmer Beer Festival is proof!

The 7th Annual Winter Warmer Beer Festival is scheduled for January 25, 2014, from 3pm to 7pm at the Asheville Civic Center (U.S. Cellular Center Asheville) and it should be a really amazing festival.

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