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Fourth-Annual Asheville Beer Week

  • May 22, 2015 - May 30, 2015
  • Location: Various Locations
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

It’s time to celebrate all things craft beer at Asheville Beer Week. The fourth-annual Asheville Beer Week is on the books! Mark your calendars for May 22 – May 30, 2015. Come see why 26 breweries were started here and still call Western North Carolina home. And, find out what drew Sierra Nevada, Oskar Blues and New Belgium to build second homes here. Asheville Beer Week will feature an amazing line-up of tastings, dinners, beer education and other beer-related fun (and nonsen...

Ingles Independence Day Celebration

  • July 4, 2015
  • Location: Pack Square Park
  • Address: Pack Square Park, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  Pack Square Park

The Asheville Downtown Association will host the Ingles Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 4 from 2-10pm at Pack Square Park in Downtown Asheville. The free event features family activities throughout the day, with a fireworks extravaganza capping off the event at 9:30pm. VOLUNTEER INFO HERE. The Ultimate Air Dogs return to Asheville for the 4th of July event. Competitions will take place at 2pm, 4pm and 6pm, with the finals at 7:30pm. Learn more about the Ultimate Air Dogs at ultima...

Sixth-Annual Beer City Festival

  • May 30, 2015
  • Location: Pack Square Park
  • Address: Pack Square Park, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  Pack Square Park

Asheville's premier downtown craft-beer festival will take place on May 30th on Roger McGuire Green. Beer City Fest brings the best local and regional breweries from Asheville and surrounding areas together for a great day of beer and music. This year's event features over 32+ breweries and local music acts such as Empire Strikes Brass, Lyric, Debrissaandthebearking, and Andrew Scotchie & The River Rats. All of the breweries featured in Beer City Festival are members of the Asheville Brew...

Articulture Art + Farm Tour

  • May 31, 2015
  • Location: Various Farm Locations in the Asheville Area
  • Address: 26 Edna Roberts Drive, Alexander, NC 28701
  • Venue:  Articulture NC

Articulture, a new organization based in the Asheville area, is presenting its first annual Art & Farm Tour. On Sunday, May 31, several well-known local artists will be paired with area farms, for a day of workshops, exhibitions, and family fun. The morning of the tour (from 9am to 12pm) will be dedicated to learning. Participating artists will offer special workshops and demonstrations at their selected farms. As class sizes are being kept small to maximize participation, preregistration fo...

Catawba Brewing and Sam Bryant at Rhubarb

  • May 28, 2015
  • Address: 7 SW Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  Rhubarb

Celebrate Asheville Beer Week at Rhubarb with a tap takeover/guest brew-tender combo at Rhubarb on Thursday, May 28. Local brewery Catawba Brewing and guest brew-tender Sam Bryant will be joining us, serving beers to wash down our Thursday tot-tine. No reservations required, just come on by!

Coming Home: A Wild Food Adventure with Alan Muskat at Addison Farms Vineyard

Come experience the life of a modern hunter-gatherer firsthand. Join Alan Muskat as you gather edible wild plants, mushrooms and other extreme cuisine from the forest surrounding our farm. After your three-hour adventure, join us for a wine tasting ($8 tasting flight). You are welcome to bring your own picnic lunch, relax and enjoy the views after your adventure. It will be a unique experience in self-catering, a memorable lesson in high-class survival.

Decades of Swing

Featuring Local Trio "Subject 2 Change" This dynamic trio will have your toes tapping as you sing along to your favorite hits from the 40's, 50's & 60's. Doors open at 5:30 pm, 6:00 pm dinner, and 7:00 pm showtime. Cash bar will be available, arrive at 5:30 and enjoy the view before the show! Show-Only tickets available. Show-Only guests should arrive no later than 6:45 pm

Drink and Paint at Asheville Brewing Co.!

Drink and paint with The Paint Bug. Our talented artist will lead you step-by-step in creating a masterpiece, all while you enjoy one of the many delicious craft beer from one of Asheville's oldest breweries. This event is located in scenic Downtown Asheville. Sign up for class using our Calendar at: www.paint-bug.com.

East Asheville Tailgate Market

  • May 15, 2015 - September 25, 2015
  • 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.

History Trivia

  • May 31, 2015
  • Location: Pisgah Brewing
  • Address: 150 Eastside Drive, Black Mountain, NC 28711

Join the Swannanoa Valley Museum for History Trivia at Pisgah Brewing. Test your knowledge and enjoy great beer at this community event supporting the Buncombe County's nonprofit museum of local history.

In the Round: An Interactive Beer Dinner with Buxton Hall Barbecue

  • May 29, 2015
  • Address: 40 Collier Ave., Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  Burial Beer Co.

Friday May 29th. Instead of hosting a sit down beer dinner, we came up with a unique approach. We will have 5 stations around our property each serving a dish by Elliott Moss and Buxton Hall Barbecue and a beer pairing from Burial Beer Co. You will be able to create an a la carte beer dinner by purchasing a "station". 2 Stations will be meat dishes 2 Stations will be sides/vegetarian dishes 1 Station will be a sweet dish. You can choose to purchase and sample them all or just a couple....

Painting Party at Scully's

  • June 1, 2015
  • Location: Scully's
  • Address: 13 W. Walnut Street, Asheville, NC 28801

Join us at Scully's for an evening of fun, food, drink, and painting. Enjoy one of Asheville's great local restaurants while being guided through painting a picture. Call 828-782-8540 to register or go online.

Skillet Donut Stout Split Batch Event With Vortex Doughnut Pairings

  • May 28, 2015
  • Address: 40 Collier Ave., Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  Burial Beer Co.

Its back for the second year. We took our beloved Skillet Donut Stout and aged it on 6 different adjuncts. From there we are offering pairings of 6 Vortex Doughnuts to taste side by side. Skillet Donut Stout- Strawberry + Vanilla Rum Spirals Chocolate + Hazelnut Cherries Maple + Cinnamon Peanut Butter Flights of all 6 will be available or you can try one at a time. The doughnut pairings can be bought separately but all 6 doughnuts have to be purchased (v. 1 or 2 at a time).

The Reincarnation of Beer With Small Plate Pairings

  • May 26, 2015
  • Address: 40 Collier Ave., Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  Burial Beer Co.

Tuesday May 26th From 4 until the beer runs out. Pay per beer. Food Pairings a la carte. We will be featuring 12 beers on tap. Including 6 of the “regular version” and 6 of the “aged”/“Treated” version. Below are 2 examples of the 6 pairings: I. Bolo Coconut Brown + Bolo Coconut Brown aged on Rum Maple Spirals and Pineapple paired with Molasses Glazed Pork Rib, corn pone and apricot. II. The Rosary Export Stout + The Rosary Export Stout aged on chocolate and c...

Waterfals 'n Wine

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.

60th-Annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

  • July 9, 2015 - July 12, 2015
  • Address: US 221 & Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 305, Linville, NC 28646
  • Venue:  Grandfather Mountain
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Revel in Scottish traditions, music, dancing, athletics and food at the nation's grandest Highland Games, held at the base of Grandfather Mountain. Watch brawny athletes hurling massive cabers, dainty dancers performing traditional steps or bands of bagpipers blaring Celtic sounds. More information available at gmhg.org or 800-468-7235.

A Coming Home Wild Food Adventure with Alan Muskat

COMING HOME: A WILD FOOD ADVENTURE WITH ALAN MUSKAT Come experience the life of a modern hunter-gatherer firsthand. Join Alan Muskat as you gather edible wild plants, mushrooms and other extreme cuisine from the forest surrounding our farm. After your three-hour adventure, join us for a wine tasting. You are welcome to bring your own picnic lunch, relax and enjoy the views after your adventure. It will be a unique experience in self-catering, a memorable lesson in high-class survival.

Brewgrass Festival 2015

  • September 19, 2015
  • 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 http://brewgrassfestival.com/. A Portion of proceeds will go to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of WNC. Founded in 1996, Brewgrass Festival i...

Butcher's Table Dinner & Beer Pairing

The Butcher’s Table Returns! Last summer’s best kept secret is back- the Butcher’s Table returns for 2015 with our first dinner of the season at Pisgah Brewing Company to help celebrate their 10 year anniversary! The Butcher’s Table is a showcase of the finest work from Foothills house and guest Butchers and Chefs. We go way “off menu” to bring you a meat-centric, locally sourced, 5 course meal you won’t soon forget. For Pisgah’s 10 Year Celebrati...

Cycle To Farm Bicycle Ride

  • July 18, 2015
  • Location: Black Mountain Recreation Park
  • Address: 715 Blue Ridge Road, Black Mountain, NC 28871

Cycle To Farm is a metric century bicycle ride that benefits Black Mountain Parks & Greenways. Registration is limited to 300 cyclists who will ride along a beautiful country route stopping every 10-15 miles to visit local farms. Farmers offer samples of their product and riders can purchase whatever they love. Volunteers return all items purchased to the Fabulous After Party at the finish where a farm-to-table meal, live music and New Belguim beer await the riders.

Downtown After 5 presented by Prestige Subaru: Asheville All Stars

  • July 17, 2015
  • Location: Downtown Asheville - N. Lexington Avenue
  • Address: 100 N Lexington Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801

Downtown After 5 takes place the 3rd Friday of the month from May through September, Downtown After 5 is located at N. Lexington Avenue and I-240 and is always free. July 17: Asheville All Stars (iamavl.com) If the last two years of "The Asheville All Stars" are any indication of what is to come from the third incarnation of this collective, then this is one Downtown After 5 concert that you do not want to miss. The band will be comprised of a group of our city's finest and hardest wor...

Downtown After 5 presented by Prestige Subaru: Corey Harris

  • June 19, 2015
  • Location: Downtown Asheville - N. Lexington Avenue
  • Address: 100 N Lexington Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801

Downtown After 5 takes place the 3rd Friday of the month from May through September, Downtown After 5 is located at N. Lexington Avenue and I-240 and is always free. June 19: Corey Harris (corey-harris.com) Corey Harris is an American blues and reggae musician, currently residing in Virginia. Along with Keb' Mo' and Alvin Youngblood Hart, he raised the flag of acoustic guitar blues in the mid-1990s. He was featured on the 2003 PBS television mini-series, The Blues, in an episode directed by Mart...

Gospel on the Mountain

Featuring Local Trio "Subject 2 Change" Enjoy the heavenly sounds of Western North Carolina's favorite gospel group with their intricate harmonies and classic to contemporary Christian melodies. Doors open at 5:30 pm, 6:00 pm dinner, and 7:00 pm showtime. Cash bar will be available. Come early and enjoy the view! Show-Only tickets available. Show-Only guests should arrive no later than 6:45 pm.

Hop Harvest Tour

  • August 22, 2015
  • Address: 24 Middle Mountain Road, Black Mountain, NC 28711
  • Venue:  Hop'n Blueberry Farm

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...

Painting Party at Pack's Tavern

  • May 30, 2015
  • Location: Pack's Tavern
  • Address: 20 South Spruce Street, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  Pack's Tavern

Join us at Pack's Tavern for an evening of fun, food, drink, and painting. Enjoy one of Asheville's great local restaurants while being guided through painting a picture. Call 828-782-8540 to register or go online.

"Saturday Night Lights" Spring Series at Tryon International Equestrian Center

  • May 16, 2015 - June 6, 2015
  • Location: Tryon International Equestrian Center
  • Address: 4066 Pea Ridge Road, Mill Spring, NC 28756
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday

Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) is launching its "Saturday Night Lights" spring series starting Saturday, May 16th from 5-9 p.m. These Saturday nights will feature free admission to TIEC to watch the Grand Prix competition, plus free carousel rides, street performers, live music, and more. Restaurants are now open onsite, as well, with a wide array of food options.

"Saturday Night Lights" Summer Series at Tryon International Equestrian Center

  • June 27, 2015 - July 18, 2015
  • Location: Tryon International Equestrian Center
  • Address: 4066 Pea Ridge Road, Mill Spring, NC 28756

Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) is launching its "Saturday Night Lights" summer series starting Saturday, June 27th from 5-9 p.m. These Saturday nights will feature free admission to TIEC to watch the Grand Prix competition, plus free carousel rides, street performers, live music, and more. Restaurants are now open onsite, as well, with a wide array of food options.

2nd-Annual Brevard Blues & BBQ Festival

  • June 5, 2015 - June 6, 2015
  • Location: Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium
  • Address: State Road 1350, Brevard, NC 28712
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Tickets are onsale NOW! We have a fantastic lineup for this years festival including: Anson Funderburgh, Mark Hummel and Little Charlie Baty performing as Golden State Lone Star Revue Mac Arnold and Plate Full O’ Blues Andrew Scotchie & The River Rats Stolen Hearts featuring Pam Taylor and Robert Johnson Jr. Doug Demming & Dennis Gruenling with The Jewel Tones Rick Rushing and The Blues Strangers Shane Pruitt Band * Riyen Roots and Kenny Dore Dangerous Gentlemens * Lee Griffin...

A Wild Food Foraging Adventure

  • January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015
  • Location: No Taste Like Home: Wild Food Adventures
  • Address: 624 Upper Grassy Branch Extension, Asheville, NC 28805
  • Venue:  No Taste Like Home: Wild Food Adventures
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Ready to go WILD? Join internationally-known "epicure of the obscure" Alan Muskat on a trip "off the eaten path." You'll learn how to SAFELY gather edible wild plants, mushrooms, and other extreme cuisine while enjoying The Mushroom Man's unique blend of stories, poetry, wit and wisdom. 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 ...

Addison Farms Vineyard Wine Tasting

  • March 21, 2015
  • Address: 4005 New Leicester Highway, Leicester, NC 28748
  • Venue:  Addison Farms Vineyard
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday

We invite you to sample a flight in our Tasting Room every Saturday and Sunday. A Tasting Flight is $8 + tax, and includes a souvenir Addison Farms Vineyard wine glass.

Asheville Science Tavern

  • October 11, 2014
  • Location: Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar
  • Address: 1 Page Avenue #101, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 2nd Saturday

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 Meetup.com 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.

Beats, Burgers and Brews

  • July 3, 2015 - August 1, 2015
  • Location: Old Rock Cafe
  • Address: 431 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC 28720
  • Venue:  Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday

Relax outdoors to the beat of bluegrass, Americana, folk, blues or other genres while enjoying a regional craft brew or glass of wine on our riverside deck. Talented local musicians and singer-songwriters liven up the scene on Friday & Saturday evenings in July at this popular burger joint in Chimney Rock Village. The Old Rock Café features one of the 2014 Zagat-rated “Must-Try Burgers Across the Country” with Hickory Nut Gap Meats' 100% grass-fed beef burger. The full men...

City Market South - Outdoor Farmer's Market

  • April 1, 2015 - October 28, 2015
  • Address: One Town Square Boulevard, Asheville, NC 28803
  • Venue:  Biltmore Park Town Square
  • 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...

Downton Abbey Afternoon High Tea

  • April 3, 2015 - May 30, 2015
  • Address: 18 North Lexington Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  Lex 18 Moonshine Bar and Restaurant
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday

Recreation of Downton Abbey Style Afternoon High Tea Elegant turn of the Century setting with live Classical Music designed to have guests feel they have stepped back into the 1920’s. Guests are invited to a 2-hour respite from the modern world to rejuvenate, connect and delight. Menu: Selection of teas brewed in vintage tea pots Chef’s quiche Classic scones with lemon curd and butters Assorted tea sandwiches Pastries and tea cakes Fruit parfait with organic yogurt Pot de creme choc...

Girls on Deck at MG Road

  • April 7, 2015 - January 5, 2016
  • Address: 19 Wall St., Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  MG Road
  • 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, 2015
  • Address: 40 Collier Ave., Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  Burial Beer Co.
  • 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.

  • December 14, 2014
  • Address: 40 Collier Ave., Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  Burial Beer Co.
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday

Starting NEXT Tuesday, December 9, 2014 Burial Beer Co. will be operating at full taproom hour capacity. What does this mean for the fine people of AVL and our visitors? Expanded hours starting Tuesday, December 9th. Tuesdays- Fridays 4-10PM Saturdays 2-10PM Sundays 12-8PM We are hosting a Jazz Brunch every Sunday (starting 12/14) 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 t...

Sunday Supper at Rhubarb

  • September 21, 2014
  • Address: 7 SW Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  Rhubarb
  • 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. For Sunday Supper reservations, please call 828.785.1503. Don’t forget to try Fleer’s special sweet tea fried chicken.

The Thunderbird at MG Road Presents Monday Night Raw

  • April 6, 2015 - June 8, 2015
  • Address: 19 Wall St., Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  MG Road
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday

Chef Elliott Moss and his crew create awesome raw-only specials from steak tartare cheeseburgers to spicy ahi tuna and avocado dip with shrimp chips every Monday at MG Road.

Weekly Beer Tasting

  • March 12, 2015
  • Address: 1011 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC 28805
  • Venue:  Divine Wine and Beer
  • 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: https://divinewineandbeer.com/events/ Cheers!

Weekly Wine Tasting

  • March 13, 2015
  • Address: 1011 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC 28805
  • Venue:  Divine Wine and Beer
  • 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: https://divinewineandbeer.com/events/ Cheers!

Wine Lover's Wednesday

  • February 18, 2015
  • Location: United States
  • Address: 18 North Main Street, Weaverville, NC 28787
  • Venue:  Glass Onion
  • 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, 2015 - September 25, 2015
  • 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

  • July 4, 2015 - September 26, 2015
  • Location: Spruce Street Market
  • Address: 10 North Spruce Street, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  Spruce Street Market
  • 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.