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2015 Asheville Wine & Food Festival

  • Aug 22
  • Location: US Cellular Center
  • Address: 87 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC 28801

A vibrant restaurant, brewery, wine, spirits, and boundless downtown scene have placed Asheville in the national spotlight time and again. Underground supper clubs, James Beard-nominated chefs, nationally recognized distilleries, and boasting more breweries per capita than any U.S. city, Asheville is the culinary destination. And there's no better opportunity to sample it all in one place than during the 7th annual Asheville Wine & Food Festival, held August 22 at the US Cellular Center in ...

Asheville Food & Wine Festival ELIXIR

  • Aug 20
  • Location: Tony & Helen Morris Hellenic Cultural Center
  • Address: 227 Cumberland Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801

What could be more here and now! Bartenders and Distilleries. Masterful bartenders are stepping out into the spotlight for a mixology competition of craft spirits with regional and national distilleries while you enjoy an amuse bouche of our most creative dishes. Then the final search for Asheville's most creative cocktails and mixologists will be held here on Thursday, August 20, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at the MHCC Center in Asheville. Think of this as Theater! Spirits used for the final competi...

A Day at the Vineyards

  • Aug 28
  • The Paint Bug
  • Location: Burntshirt Vineyards
  • Address: 2695 Sugarloaf Rd., Hendersonville, NC 28792

This is going to be a wonderful day at the Burntshirt Vineyards! This includes: 1:00PM - A wine tasting and lunch (keep your glass as a souvenir! It's on us!) 2:00PM - A tour of the vineyard 3:00PM - A one-of-a-kind painting class with The Paint Bug! There will also be a band playing music on the patio through the evening. So sign up and come join us for what promises to be a very winey day at the gorgeous Burntshirt Vineyards! This event will be outdoors, so do your rain-dance and dress accord...

A Wild Food Foraging Adventure

  • Jan 1 - Dec 31
  • No Taste Like Home: Wild Food Adventures
  • Location: No Taste Like Home: Wild Food Adventures
  • Address: 624 Upper Grassy Branch Extension, Asheville, NC 28805
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Ready to go WILD? Join us on a trip "off the eaten path." You'll learn how to SAFELY gather edible wild plants, mushrooms, and other "extreme cuisine." After our woodland shopping spree, we'll cook up a sampling for a wild foods pick-nic. Then take your pick: bring home the rest of your "catch of the day" or take it to one of four award-winning Asheville restaurants, where the chef will prepare whatever you bring in, on th...

Addison Farms Vineyard Wine Tasting

  • Mar 21 - Dec 27
  • Addison Farms Vineyard
  • Location: Addison Farms Vineyard
  • Address: 4005 New Leicester Highway, Leicester, NC 28748
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday

We invite you to sample a wine flight in our Tasting Room every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. A Tasting Flight is $8 + tax, and includes a souvenir Addison Farms Vineyard wine glass. Often, with prior notice, we are also happy to provide a tour of our vineyard and winery.

ASAP's 2015 Farm Tour

  • Sep 19
  • Location: Family Farms in Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Madison, Rutherford, Transylvania, McDowell, and Yancey counties.

On September 19-20, 2015, the gates and barns of Western North Carolina farms open to the public—even those farms that don’t normally allow visitors! ASAP’s Farm Tour is a chance to experience firsthand how food is grown and raised in the Southern Appalachian mountains, taste farm fresh products, meet farm animals, and connect with the community’s food producers. Discover some of Western North Carolina’s unique and beautiful working farms through tours, demonstratio...

Asheville VeganFest

Save the date for the Asheville Vegan Fest to benefit Brother Wolf Animal Sanctuary! It's a celebration of compassionate living including food samples, giveaways, great speakers, beer, music, and more - all with free admission. Join us on Sunday, August 16th from 12-5pm in Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville! As Brother Wolf continues to expand our circle of compassion we’re spreading the love with our community and introducing folks to the joy of compassionate living (and the joy of de...

Asheville Wine & Food Festival SWEET

  • Aug 21
  • Grove Arcade
  • Location: Grove Arcade
  • Address: 1 Page Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801

This year's SWEET will prove to be a decadent evening of desserts, sparkling wines, wine, beer, spirits and name a few of our favorite things. Chocolates, cakes, tarts, pastries and more-it doesn't get any sweeter than this. SWEET is the place-to-be event on Friday evening from 8 to 10 pm, before the GRAND TASTING on Saturday. Evening attire or just jeans, enjoy dinner at one of the many excellent restaurants in Asheville, but save room for an evening of toothsome confections and ...

Chestnut and Addison Farms Vineyard Local Wine Dinner

  • Aug 13
  • Chestnut
  • Address: 48 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801

Chestnut and Addison Farms Vineyard present a local wine and dining experience on Thursday, August 13th. This five course wine dinner will give guests a preview of the upcoming Asheville Wine and Food Festival. Chefs Joe Scully and Joe Mitchell have created a locally- focused menu that builds upon the subtle notes of local winemaker and fourth generation farmer, Jeff Frisbee. “It is our privilege to pair our wines with the creative and distinctive flavors that Chef Joe has created. We lo...

Harvest Dinner with Rhubarb, Catawba Brewing and Hickory Nut Gap Farm

Rhubarb, Catawba Brewing and Hickory Nut Gap Farm are excited to partner for a Harvest Dinner showcasing the bounty of the season paired with craft beer and friends. Join us for a charming night at the farm for hors d'oeuvres in the field and dinner under the strung lights in the barn. Tickets $75 tax not included Additional Information: Parking is available in the lot across from the Farm Store. Please dress appropriately for an outdoor event.

Montford Music and Arts Festival

  • May 14
  • Location: Music and Arts Festival
  • Address: 233 Montford Ave, Asheville, NC 28801, Asheville, NC 28801

13th Annual Montford Music and Arts Festival Saturday, May 14, 2016 Celebrating its 12th year as the largest one day free music and arts festival in WNC held on Montford Avenue with over 100 vendors of art, crafts, plants, and food truck area. Two stages of well- known entertainment groups will play continuously during the festival. Located down from Asheville Visitors Center in Historic Montford with on street parking and handicap accessible, held rain or shine.

Round the World Foodie Tour in Black Mountain

  • Aug 15
  • Location: Cherry Street

Did you know that Black Mountain, only 15 min. east of Asheville is not only a hidden culinary gem for all things Southern, it also has a variety of internationally inspired shops and restaurants? Come round the world with us in less than 3 hours! We will stroll to at least 5 restaurants/shops and taste an variety of great international and local cuisine by our creative chefs. Visit for more information and to book your tour. Advanced reservations required.

Sweet Tooth Dessert Tour in Black Mountain

Give into Black Mountain's sweet side! All ages will want to take a tasty walk through the historical downtown to experience some of the best desserts from our local eateries. Whether you crave cheesecakes, pastries, fudge, pies, crepes or cakes; this tour has it all! The 2 hour tour will include samples of treats at a least 5 eateries and a behind the scenes meet and greet with chefs, owners and head servers. Book today at Reservations are required!

Waterfalls 'n Wine

  • Aug 13
  • The Pisgah Field School
  • Location: Pisgah National Forest, NC
  • Address: 49 Pisgah Highway, Suite 4, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

With over 250 waterfalls within Transylvania County, it’s no wonder that you don’t know where to start looking for them! We’ll guide you to up to 6 of the most sought-after and accessible of the bunch, leaving room for some education on the unique history of Pisgah National Forest, the flora and fauna of the area and more. We’ll end the trip in beautiful downtown Brevard with a private wine tasting at Broad Street Wines. Preregistration is required.

Waterfalls 'n Wine

  • Aug 14
  • The Pisgah Field School
  • Location: Pisgah National Forest, NC
  • Address: 49 Pisgah Highway, Suite 4, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

With over 250 waterfalls within Transylvania County, it’s no wonder that you don’t know where to start looking for them! We’ll guide you to up to 6 of the most sought-after and accessible of the bunch, leaving room for some education on the unique history of Pisgah National Forest, the flora and fauna of the area and the geology and formation of the waterfalls themselves. We’ll end the trip in beautiful downtown Brevard with a private wine tasting at Broad Street Wines....

Brewgrass Festival 2015

  • Sep 19
  • Location: Memorial Stadium

Brewgrass Festival, Asheville, NC’s original beer festival, is proud to announce the lineup for its 19th annual event happening on Saturday, September 19th. Jeff Austin Band, BIG DADDY LOVE, and Packway Handle Band will perform while over 50 breweries sample a diverse assortment of national and regional craft beers. Tickets for Brewgrass are through A Portion of proceeds will go to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of WNC. Founded in 1996, Brewgrass Festival i...

Hop Harvest Tour

You are invited to attend the annual Hop Harvest Tour at the historic Hop'n Blueberry Farm in Black Mountain, NC. Learn what a hop yard is, how hops are grown, and see and feel hops on the vine from the owner Van Burnette, who was one of the first commercial growers of hops in North Carolina. His farm has gained national recognition in the area of local hops production. After the tour, sample the hops from his vines in what is unquestionably the freshest and most locally made beer in the countr...

Lexington Avenue Arts and Fun Festival (LAAFF)

  • Sep 6
  • Location: Downtown Asheville
  • Address: Downtown Asheville, Asheville, NC 28801

Once a year we shut down Lexington Ave in downtown Asheville for this all day, all local, all original street fair that has grown to be the largest independent street fest in the southeast! This jam-packed day is filled with wild street performers, unique artwork, a wide variety of music, and just about everyone who wants to have some fun and celebrate in the streets of Asheville. Arts2People has been presenting LAAFF for 10 years with the support of the Asheville Community.

Pub and Grub Crawl in Black Mountain

Start the weekend early and join us for a leisurely crawl through Black Mountain drinking local brew and sampling great local cuisine. This 2 1/2 hour walking tour will take you to at least 5 eateries, shops and a local brewery where you can eat, drink and be entertained by local chefs and owners along the way. Advanced reservations are required.

38th Annual Sourwood Festival

  • Aug 8 - Aug 9
  • Location: Downtown Black Mountain
  • Address: State Street, Black Mountain, NC 28711
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

The Sourwood Festival fills downtown Black Mountain with wholesome entertainment for both adults and children in August each year. Over 30,000 people from all over America will be in attendance at the festival which grows in popularity each year. Music, dancing, arts & crafts, super food, kid's rides and games, face painting and more in a no alcohol environment make it the perfect event for you and your entire family. With about 200 vendors you will discover lots of local and un...

Amazing Beer and Fun Painting at Asheville Brewing!

  • Jul 29
  • The Paint Bug
  • Location: Asheville Brewing Co.
  • Address: 77 Coxe Ave., Asheville, NC 28801
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday

Enjoy an Award-Winning Craft Beer while you paint with The Paint Bug on Asheville's largest outdoor patio! Our talented artist will guide you step-by-step in creating your very own work of art! All materials will be provided and there is NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! So come on down to the southslope and join us! Reserve your spot using our calendar at

Asheville Science Tavern

Eat, drink, meet and greet with fellow science lovers, then join a scientist for a brief talk and discussion about science. THIS MONTH: Climate scientist Rob Young presents: "The Crisis over climate change and rising seas: America's complete political failure to adapt or mitigate." For more info, go to and search for "Asheville Science Tavern." Eat and greet at 6 p.m., talk at 7 p.m. A $5 ($2 for students) covers our expenses.

City Market South - Outdoor Farmer's Market

  • Apr 1 - Oct 28
  • Biltmore Park Town Square
  • Address: One Town Square Boulevard, Asheville, NC 28803
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday

Join the City Market South for their annual outdoor farmer's market along the esplanade in Biltmore Park Town Square every Wednesday (April through the end of October) between 12 pm and 4 pm. This area farmer's market put together by the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP) brings together local food, farmers and artisans from western North Carolina. Market customers will find fresh and seasonal produce, dairy, a variety of meats, vegetarian options, locally-made condiments, snac...

East Asheville Tailgate Market

  • May 15 - Sep 25
  • Location: Groce Methodist Church
  • Address: 954 Tunnel Rd., Asheville, NC 28805
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday

The East Asheville Tailgate Market offers an array of fresh produce, eggs, meat, crafts, and baked goods. We're a family friendly environment with live music and a great community of vendors and customers.

Girls on Deck at MG Road

  • Apr 7 - Jan 5
  • MG Road
  • Address: 19 Wall St., Asheville, NC 28801
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 1st Tuesday

Talented and creative female chefs, bartenders and DJs join the folks at MG Road to show off their skills. This month we welcome guest chef Jessica Mullice, cook at Kimball House, and guest bartender Kendall Cramer of Double Crown and The Lazy Diamond. All joined by a new set of killer DJs: Devyn Marzuola, Rachael Thorn aka Sweet Baby Ray, and Dani Harris. Don't miss this girl-powered night.

Salt & Smoke Food Pairings

  • May 19
  • Burial Beer Co.
  • Address: 40 Collier Ave., Asheville, NC 28801
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday

Burial Beer Co. is excited to announced another night of food at our taproom. Every Tuesday night starting on May 19th we will be featuring small plates from Salt + Smoke. Salt & Smoke is Chef Josiah McGaughy’s new project. McGaughy, currently a chef at Bull + Beggar will be combining classic charcuterie derived from various cultures with country cuisine. Food will start at 4PM. Salt & Smoke Tuesday’s at Burial Brewery offers affordable snacks and small plates to pair with an...

Sunday Jazz Brunch At Burial Beer Co.

  • Dec 14
  • Burial Beer Co.
  • Location: Burial Beer Co.
  • Address: 40 Collier Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday

We are hosting a Jazz Brunch every Sunday from 12PM-the foods runs out. Gary Sernak (of Zambra, The Admiral and Blind Pig dinners) as well as Josh Dillard (of Zambra, Esmerelda and Asheville Pizza Co.) are teaming up to bring you a seriously tasty brunch. We all know how crazy restaurants get on Sundays if you don’t make it there by 9AM! Take your time in the morning and swing by Burial’s taproom at noon on Sundays for a beer and a taste of a New Orleans Jazz Brunch. Food is for sa...

Sunday Supper at Rhubarb

  • Sep 21
  • Rhubarb
  • Address: 7 SW Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday

Rhubarb invites family, friends and strangers alike to enjoy its weekly Sunday Supper. Each Sunday, beginning at 6:30 p.m., chef John Fleer will offer a unique three-course meal inspired by the bounty of the weekend markets at the restaurant’s Family Tables.   Don’t forget to try Fleer’s special sweet tea fried chicken.

Weekly Beer Tasting

  • Mar 12
  • Divine Wine and Beer
  • Address: 1011 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC 28805
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday

Anxious to try some new brews!? Let us help. We host a beer tasting every Thursday to showcase a variety of exciting beers. The tasting is $5.00 / person but the fee is waived with a purchase following the tasting. To see the details on a specific tasting, go to our Events Calendar: Cheers!

Weekly Wine Tasting

  • Mar 13
  • Divine Wine and Beer
  • Address: 1011 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC 28805
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday

We host a wine tasting every Friday evening at 5:30pm. Whether you're stopping in to taste prior to dinner or you're making a night of it with us, we will offer a variety of amazing wines for you to try. The tasting is $5.00 / person but the fee is waived with a purchase following the event. To see the specific details for a tasting please visit our Events Calendar: Cheers!

Wine Lover's Wednesday

  • Feb 18
  • Glass Onion
  • Location: United States
  • Address: 18 North Main Street, Weaverville, NC 28787
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday

Wine Lover's Wednesday - Get Over The Hump Day 1/2 Price Bottles Of Select Wines, All Pastas Dishes $15

Food Truck Fridays

  • May 22 - Sep 25
  • Location: Shops at Reynolds Village
  • Address: 41-61 North Merrimon Avenue, Asheville, NC 28804
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 4th Friday

Food Truck Fridays the 4th Friday of each month May to September at The Shops at Reynolds Village in north Asheville. Family-friendly block party with live music, face painting, local artist vendors, and popular local food trucks. Outdoors. Free. All ages.

Spruce Street Market

  • Jul 4 - Sep 26
  • Spruce Street Market
  • Location: Spruce Street Market
  • Address: 10 North Spruce Street, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday

The Spruce Street Market is a weekly artist vending area. A full range of handmade arts and crafts will be displayed each Saturday and no two Saturdays will look alike! It runs from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the corner of Spruce St. and College by Pack Square Park. The event is free to the public! Local and regional artists are encouraged to apply to become vendors in the market.