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Explore the WNC Cheese Trail

April 25th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Explore the WNC Cheese TrailThere are wine trails and bourbon trails and seafood trails – but did you know Western North Carolina has a trail of its own? The WNC Cheese Trail!

April 26th, 2015 sees the first annual Carolina Mountain Cheese Festival which we recently brought to your attention in this post. As such, it seems timely to more fully detail the impetus behind the creation of the Carolina Mountain Cheese Festival: the WNC Cheese Trail.

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Celebrate World Music at the 2015 Spring LEAF Festival

April 13th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

2015 Spring LEAF FestivalThe upcoming 2015 Spring LEAF Festival, scheduled for May 7th through the 10th, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with a lineup of performers you’d be crazy to miss.

LEAF, which stands for Lake Eden Arts Festival, is a bi-annual event held just outside of Asheville, NC celebrating international music, dance, and diversity. The 2015 Spring LEAF Festival will feature not only music on three stages, dance parties, and multi-cultural art but also local craft brews, healing artists, food from local restaurants and vendors, lakeside activities, a kids village, and so much more!

The Juried Art Fair displays works of more than 40 artisans offering contemporary and folk art, clothing, jewelry, musical instruments and more while the Healing Arts Area offers myriad ways to soothe what ails you with natural and healthy approaches to soothing both the body and the mind. Other attractions include exhibitions, installations, and interactive demonstrations; hiking, picnicing, and playing in Lake Eden.

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Carolina Mountain Cheese Festival 2015

March 21st, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Carolina Mountain Cheese FestThe first annual Carolina Mountain Cheese Festival in Asheville, NC is scheduled to take place on Sunday, April 26th, 2015. Why? Cheese!

As Avery Aames once opined, “Life is great; cheese makes it better.” It’s hard to argue with wisdom that, I mean: I like cheese, you like cheese, he likes cheese, she likes cheese – we all like cheese! (Okay, maybe not everyone likes cheese – we can’t all be perfect).

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Biltmore Blooms – Festival of Flowers 2015

March 14th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Biltmore Blooms - Festival of Flowers 2015Celebrate spring with a visit to the Biltmore Estate and their incredible garden of Biltmore Blooms – Festival of Flowers 2015!

Each year, on the first day of spring, the Biltmore Estate celebrates the season as their gardens come to life with thousands of bright and beautiful blooming orchids, tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, forsythia, azaleas, roses and much more: a rainbow of entrancing pinks and purples, oranges, reds, blues, yellows and whites in a rich sea of green.

The two month long event that is Biltmore Blooms allows for the season’s steady and ever more stunning progression of unfolding colors. Many plan their visits to coincide with the blooms they hold most dear.

It all begins in late March with more than 1,000 orchids being tended to inside the Biltmore Estate’s warm conservatory and winter garden. 15,000 daffodils and forsythia follow in early April, then 75,000 tulips peak a week or so thereafter. By the time May rolls around, the grounds are fully ablaze with color from the blooming of the azaleas, roses, and the rest – truly a spectacular site to behold!

The biggest attraction is the explosion of colors that typically occurs in late April in the Biltmore’s 20-acre azalea garden and among the native and exotic flowers that populate both the natural gardens and border the estate’s extensive walking trails – not to mention the seasonal beauty that is the stunning tulip display in the Walled Garden!

Biltmore Blooms beauty is not restricted to the outside of the estate, either – the garden’s cheery wash of seasonal colors continues inside through a lavish assortment of vividly colored tropical plants and flowers arranged to display among the other wonders that decorate Biltmore House.

Biltmore Blooms – Festival of Flowers is a celebration not only of the season but also the legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted, the famous American landscape architect who oversaw the development of the Biltmore gardens for the Vanderbilts – among many other high profile projects.

Biltmore Blooms Festival of Flowers

March 20th through May 25, 2015
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Biltmore Blooms Lodging
North Lodge on Oakland bed and breakfast inn’s restored, 1904 stone home has six lush and comfortable bedrooms to choose from and all on a quiet residential street – yet is just a mile from the historic and famous Biltmore Estate. Our Asheville, NC bed and breakfast offers you the kind of impeccable service and personal touches you could never find in a hotel or motel – such as our to-die-for, three-course plated breakfasts! Let us be your home away from home during your Asheville getaway!

Get Set for the 2015 Southern Conference Basketball Tourney!

February 23rd, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

2015 Southern Conference Basketball TourneyThe 2015 Southern Conference Basketball Tourney returns to Asheville’s US Cellular Center Arena and Kimmel Arena on the UNCA campus this March: 5th through the 9th, 2015!

The SoCon Basketball Tourney is always good for excitement and the 2015 Southern Conference Basketball Tourney looks to be no exception, especially with all the attendant attractions – take a look!

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Asheville’s Bluegrass First Class 2015

February 14th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

2015 Blue Grass First ClassGet ready to celebrate the 20th annual return of Asheville’s Bluegrass First Class Festival, scheduled for February 20th, 21st, & 22nd, 2015!

Asheville, NC is one of those small citiess that always seems to have something going on, something to see, something to do. Though nestled deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains – or perhaps because of this – it attracts all manner of artists, musicians, and craftspeople who come to visit or to live and help to imbue this scenic little town with a class and culture able to rival that of most communities twice its size!

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Asheville Valentine’s Day Getaway

January 26th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Asheville Valentine's Day GetawayRomantic Asheville, NC is the perfect destination for lovers of all kinds. Give your true love the gift of an Asheville Valentine’s Day getaway this year and rekindle or reaffirm your commitment to the most precious person in your life.

Your Asheville Valentine’s Day can take many shapes but, whatever that may be, North Lodge on Oakland is the perfect foundation for your lover’s getaway. Take advantage of our Asheville B&B’s uncommonly lush accommodations, then raise the bar even higher with one or more of our romantic lodging specials, packages, and add-ons

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Asheville Restaurant Week 2015

January 15th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Asheville Restaurant Week 2015Asheville, NC is home to well over 200 hundred independent restaurants and numerous craft breweries. Asheville Restaurant Week let’s you check out some of the town’s best – while racking up the savings – January 20–29, 2015.

Asheville’s designation as one of the top ten food and wine destinations in the United States was not acquired through luck or happenstance but rather a broad commitment to the key tenets of farm-to-table dining.

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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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Take the Lake Lure Polar Plunge!

December 13th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Lake Lure Polar Plunge 2015What better way to start the new year than to throw your costume-clad self into ice-cold waters? If you agree (you loon, you) then the 2015 Lake Lure Polar Plunge is for you!

The New Year’s Day, Lake Lure Polar Plunge has been an annual event for nearly a decade, now and they still haven’t run out of people willing to dip jog heedless of discomfort into the chilly waters of North Carolina’s Lake Lure – and it’s a good thing, too because it’s all for a good cause: proceeds from the event go towards local charities: this year to Lake Lure Fire and Rescue and other first responders.

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