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Asheville Event and Festival Calendar

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Upcoming Events

Amazing Obstacle Challenge

  • October 25, 2014
  • Location: Camp Rockmont
  • Address: 375 Lake Eden Road, Black Mountain, NC 28711

New this year, The Amazing Obstacle Challenge will sprawl across 550 privately owned acres of unsurpassed beauty and uncompromising excellence at Camp Rockmont, located on the former site of Black Mountain College. The diverse terrain in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina hosts an ideal balance of rugged mountainous terrain and level bottom land which includes a 20 acre private Lake Eden, four athletic fields and a gymnasium surrounded by thousands of acres of National Forest wilderness....

Beary Scary Halloween

  • October 25, 2014
  • Address: US 221 & Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 305, Linville, NC 28646
  • Venue:  Grandfather Mountain

Celebrate Halloween at Grandfather Mountain with a full day of crafts, nature programs, trick-or-treating in the animal habitats and a costume contest. Participate in an interactive program titled “Going Batty for Bats.” Children in costume enter park for half-price. Included with park admission. Call 800-468-7325 or visit for more information.

Blue Ridge Birding Basics

  • October 25, 2014
  • Location: Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary, Asheville

If you’ve ever been interested in learning about birds and how to identify them but don’t known where to start, then this educational, introductory bird walk is just for you! It is designed to open people’s eyes to the birds around us here in Western North Carolina. Learn binocular basics, what field guides are best for beginning birding and take a walk with an expert birding guide. Pre-registration required. Pace: Slow and easy

Celtober at Highland Brewing Company

A celebration of the best in Celtic Tribal / Rock / Pop / Traditional / Fusion, featuring three of the most exciting bands on the Celtic festival circuit today. Vendors of handcrafted and imported Irish/Scottish goods, award-winning regional barbecue and fresh local-brewed beer, plus a Saturday night costume contest!


  • October 25, 2014
  • Location: Downtown Brevard
  • Address: 175 E. Main St., Brevard, NC 28712

Transylvania, Romania might be the origin of Count Dracula's character, but Brevard has the best celebration! (And it's the closest Transylvania there is!) We have a full day's worth of family fun and light-hearted celebration of the spookiest day of the year! At 10:00 am on October 25th in downtown Brevard you're sure to find something that will suit. Come in costume, (of course), and be a part of our annual Costume Contest and Parade. We'll have special recognition for all ages! You'll also f...

Happy BOOthday

Spellbound Children's Bookshop celebrates its 10th birthday with a special Halloween/Birthday party. At 11am: free birthday-themed story time with craft activity (geared to ages 3-7) At 3pm: costume party for all ages with free refreshments, games, door prizes, costume contest, trick-or-treating at neighboring businesses, and more.

Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade

  • October 25, 2014
  • Address: Cherry Street, Black Mountain, NC 28711
  • Venue:  Black Mountain

Pet Parade 3PM followed by pet costume contest; Cash prize for grand prize winner

Jimmy Eat World

Jimmy Eat World is commemorating the ten year anniversary of their hit album Futures by performing the record from beginning to end. Jimmy Eat World will also reissue their albums Static Prevails, Clarity and Futures this fall. All of the titles are available as double LP’s for pre-order now at


MARK FARINA Mark Farina has thrilled crowds globally, entertaining over 1 million fans per year. As one of the most ubiquitous DJs in Dance Music, Farina’s known for both his unique style of mixing Jazz, Downtempo and House Music as well as being the creator of Mushroom Jazz:West Coast jazzy, organic productions combined with East Coast Hip-Hop, Urban beats. Drawing from his vibrant youth, which included being a trumpet player in marching band, a drummer in a nu wave cover band and a guest...

Mountain Music Mash

  • October 25, 2014
  • Location: Downtown Brevard
  • Address: 175 E. Main St., Brevard, NC 28712

Transylvania County's Annual Old Time & Bluegrass Competition Cash prizes for winners of each category! Street Dance at the end of the day with the winning band! Categories: Ballad Singing Banjo Fiddle Open Band.

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