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BrewGrass Festival 2018 and the Taste of Asheville

October 5th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Asheville Brewgrass 2018Fall is anything but dull here in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina! Both the annual Brewgrass Festival and Taste of Asheville are just around the corner – and the holidays are close behind!

There’s always something fun happening here in the Asheville area – even after Hurricane Florence! Speaking of which, it was her bluster that pushed the annual Brewgrass Festival from its original slot on September 15th to the new date October 27th, 2018.

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Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest 2018 in Mills River, NC

September 14th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest 2018 in Mills River NCAir out the lederhosen, iron that dirndl, and prep your stein muscles: Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest 2018 is – Saturday, October 13th, 2018, from 5pm to 10pm at Sierra Nevada Brewing’s Six Row Field in Mills River, NC. Best of all, there will be FREE shuttles from Asheville!

Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest is a celebration of German food, music, culture, and more. Every year sees feasting, costumes, dancing, live entertainment, contests, and – of course – plenty of amazing beer.

For this year’s Oktoberfest collaboration festival beer, Sierra Nevada worked with Germany’s Weihenstephan Brewery. Weihenstephan has the distinction of being the world’s first and oldest brewery, so you know this year’s beer is going to be a special one! There will be many other beers on hand, too, long with water, iced tea, and lemonade.

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Tour de Fat 2018 – Bikes, Beers, and Bands in Asheville

August 17th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Asheville Tour de Fat 2018New Belgium Brewing’s Tour de Fat 2018, a traveling beer, music, and bicycle festival, lands in Asheville, NC on September 22nd. This year’s event features headliners Built To Spill!

The 19th annual Tour de Fat festival is hitting six cities across the country and Asheville is proud to be one of them! Tour de Fat is an annual celebration of bicycles, craft beer, and live entertainment that also serves to to raise money for local non-profits.

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Jam In The Trees: A 2-Day Americana-Inspired Music Fest

July 14th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Jam In The Trees 2018The third annual Jam In The Trees music festival is back with a diverse lineup of legendary musicians, food trucks, local artisans, and award-winning beer. August 24th and 25th, 2018.

Jam In The Trees is an annual Americana-inspired music festival held just outside of Asheville at Pisgah Brewing in Black Mountain, NC. The festival has already gained the kind of reputation that draws big artists and audiences alike. Though still young, the festival has already earned a nomination for IBMA’s prestigious Momentum Award.

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Get Set For the 52nd Annual Shindig On the Green!

June 11th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Shindig On the Green 2018The 52nd Season of North Carolina’s Shindig On the Green kicks off June 30th, 2018 in downtown Asheville at Pack Square Park’s Roger McGuire Green.

Asheville’s Shindig On The Green is a summertime tradition of Southern Appalchia style music and dance. The event is spread out over 8 summer Saturday evenings, from June 30th to September 1st. In fact, the only break in the festival series comes between July 28th and August 4th, for the 91st annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival: August 2 – 4.

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9 Days Of Non-Stop Beer Events During Asheville Beer Week 2018

May 4th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Asheville Beer Week 2018Get set for 9 days of beer-related events during Asheville Beer Week 2018! Beer tastings, special releases, beer dinners, beer labs, and much more! May 25th through June 2nd, in and around Asheville, NC.

Craft beer enthusiasts of all stripes will find plenty to love during Asheville Beer Week 2018. The nine-day event includes plenty of opportunities to enjoy delicious beer – but that’s not all.

There will also be unique educational opportunities, film screenings, and special events like the Evening of Experimental Hop IPA’s with acclaimed beer author, Stan Hieronymus.

“Grain to Glass” is the theme for Asheville Beer Week 2018. This year’s festival focus will be local producers and exclusive small batch beers.

More than 30 breweries will be on hand, including Haw River Farmhouse, Founders Brewing, Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales, Brewery Ommegang, and Allagash Brewing.

Asheville Beer Week 2018 Events

Sierra Nevada Taproom Menu Features – May 25 through June 2
Asheville Brewing Collabeeration Week – May 25 through June 2
Cloud Cover Hazy IPA Series Release #2 – May 26, 12pm – 11pm
Just Brew It! – May 26, 1pm – 5pm
An Evening of Experimental Hop IPAs with Stan Hieronymus – May 27, 5pm – 7pm
American Beer in the 1800s with Stan Hieronymus – May 28, 1pm – 3pm
Memorial Day Keg Hunt benefiting Blue Ridge Roller Girls– May 28, 1pm – 10pm
FERMENTED Beer Dinner at White Labs – May 29, 6pm – 8:30pm
Thirsty Monk’s 5th Annual Not So Big BIG Beer Fest! – May 30, 5:30pm – 9:30pm
Crawfish Boil with Sierra Nevada at the Grey Eagle – May 30, 6pm – 9pm
Gaining Ground Farm Dinner – May 30, 6pm – 9:30pm
Themed Dance Party – May 30, 9pm – Midnight
Small Batch Hefeweizen Release – May 31, 12pm – 10pm
Plow to Plate Beer Pairing – May 31, 5pm – 8pm
Smokies Pint Night at UpCountry – May 31, 5pm – 11pm
Peach of Mind Peach Grisette Release – June 1, 12pm – 10pm
Upcountry Brewing Grand Re-Opening Party – June 2

Asheville Beer Week 2018

May 25th through June 2nd
Be sure to visit avlbeerweek.com for a full details, tickets, and more.

Asheville Beer Week Lodging
North Lodge on Oakland Bed & Breakfast offers you luxurious amenities and service of the kind you will never find in a hotel: beautifully appointed guest rooms with private baths and flat screen TVs, three-course plated breakfasts, comfy cotton bathrobes, and fresh baked cookies and pastries each afternoon, and much more. Book your stay at North Lodge on Oakland Bed & Breakfast today – we look forward to serving you!

Nights and Days of Glass – Chihuly at Biltmore

April 20th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Chihuly at BiltmoreThe amazing and entrancing glass art of Dale Chihuly is coming to Biltmore this summer during the Asheville Summer of Glass. The Chihuly at Biltmore exhibition kicks things off with a 5-month long display of his works opening May 17th, 2018.

Asheville’s Summer of Glass is bringing a variety of special events and exhibitions to the Asheville area, with Chihuly at Biltmore as the centerpiece.

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Spring Into The Season at Biltmore Blooms 2018

March 16th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Biltmore Blooms 2018 Festival of Flowers at Asheville's Biltmore EstateSpring is just around the corner and with it comes Biltmore Blooms 2018 the annual Festival of Flowers Asheville’s Biltmore Estate. March 20th through May 25th, 2018.

The Biltmore Estate is always worth a visit but during the annual spring Festival of Flowers? You’d be hard pressed to find a more spectacular display of colorful blooms in a more perfect location. George Vanderbilt’s magnificent Biltmore gardens, the final project of legendary landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted.

On the first day of spring every year, the Biltmore Estate’s gardens come to life with thousands of bright and beautiful blooms. More than 100,000 bulbs await their turn in the estate’s gardens and nurseries. As the season unfolds, so, too do the displays: orchids, tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, forsythia, azaleas, roses and more. You can watch spring’s steady progression towards summer through the cycling hues of the estate’s colorful flowers.

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Don’t Miss The 2018 Southern Conference Basketball Tournament!

February 5th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

2018 Southern Conference Basketball TournamentIt’s almost time for some hot college hoops! The 2018 Southern Conference Basketball Tournament is scheduled for March 1st through the 5th, in Asheville NC.

This year’s games will all take place at the U.S. Cellular Center in downtown Asheville. Ticket prices range from $20 for a single game tickets to $120 for a full tournament book. A variety of VIP packages are also available. Grab yours now before they’re gone!

Asheville fills with friends, family, and fans of the annual SoCon Basketball Tournament every year. The whole area gets in on the excitement. A variety of Asheville businesses offer special discounts throughout the SoCon tourney. Zipline adventures, trolley tours, wine tours and tastings – you won’t believe all the savings.

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The 2018 Fed Cup Is Coming To Asheville – Are You?

January 8th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

2018 Fed Cup comes to Asheville, N.C.The U.S. Fed Cup team is coming back to North Carolina for the first time since 2002. The champion U.S. team hosts the Netherlands in Asheville, February 10th and 11th, to defend their title in the 2018 Fed Cup.

The annual Fed Cup is the premier international team competition in women’s tennis. The men’s equivalent tennis competition is the Davis Cup. The Fed Cup was originally called the “Federation Cup” and began in 1963 as a celebration of the International Tennis Federation’s 50th anniversary.

The 2018 Fed Cup comes to Asheville with Team USA having won its record 18th Fed Cup title on November 12, 2017 against Belarus. This is Team USA’s first Fed Cup title since 2000 and a first time against the Netherlands since the 1998 World Group First Round. Team USA holds a 6-2 head-to-head record over the Netherlands in Fed Cup play.

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