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ASAP's 2015 Farm Tour

  • Sep 19 - Sep 20
  • Location: Family Farms in Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Madison, Rutherford, Transylvania, McDowell, and Yancey counties.
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

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 Oktoberfest

  • Oct 10
  • Location: Coxe Avenue, Downtown Asheville
  • Address: Coxe Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801

The Asheville Downtown Association's Oktoberfest returns on Saturday, October 10 from 1pm to 6pm on Woodfin Street in Downtown Asheville. Tickets are available for $40 at ashevilledowntown.org. Tickets increase to $45 on October 1. Oktoberfest is a 21 and over festival, you are encouraged to leave the kids at home. If you must bring children, those eight and up must have a child ticket. Children under 7 will be admitted free. Designated driver tickets are available for $10. Stage entertainme...

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

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.

3rd Annual CiderFest NC

  • Nov 7
  • Location: WNC Farmers Market
  • Address: 570 BREVARD ROAD, Asheville, NC 28806

WNCGBC’s 3rd Annual Fundraiser - North Carolina’s premier hard cider tasting event! CiderFest NC features cidermaking 101 class, food pairings, local arts and crafts, and fall festivities for the whole family. 

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 Farm to Table Wine Dinner

Addison Farms Vineyard will be celebrating their 2015 harvest season on Sunday, October 11th with a farm to table wine dinner with chefs: Joe Scully, Chef-owner of Chestnut and Corner Kitchen, Chef Joe Mitchell and Chef Josh Weeks. This talented trio will bring their culinary expertise to the vineyard to prepare a delicious multiple course meal, creating the menu based upon sourcing as many of the ingredients as they can from several of our local and regional farms, many of which are certifie...

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.

All You Care to Eat Snow Crab Leg Clusters :: Music on the Patio

All You Care to Eat Snow Crab Clusters served with pepper butter, green beans with corn & shallots, and house made cornbread :: $35 Wednesday, September 9th :: 5pm - 7pm Music with Flawless and Raw :: Starts at 6pm Join us on the patio for music, crab legs, and beer

All You Care to Eat Snow Crab Leg Clusters :: Music on the Patio

All You Care to Eat Snow Crab Clusters served with pepper butter, green beans with corn & shallots, and house made cornbread :: $35 Wednesday, September 16th :: 5pm - 7pm Music with Flawless and Raw Join us on the patio for music, crab legs, and beer

All You Care to Eat Snow Crab Leg Clusters :: Music on the Patio

All You Care to Eat Snow Crab Clusters served with pepper butter, green beans with corn & shallots, and house made cornbread :: $35 Wednesday, September 23rd :: 5pm - 7pm Music with Flawless and Raw :: Music starts at 6pm Join us on the patio for music, crab legs, and beer

All You Care to Eat Snow Crab Leg Clusters :: Music on the Patio

All You Care to Eat Snow Crab Clusters served with pepper butter, green beans with corn & shallots, and house made cornbread :: $35 Wednesday, September 30th :: 5pm - 7pm Music with Flawless and Raw :: Music starts at 6pm Join us on the patio for music, crab legs, and beer

Catawba Valley Winery Tour

  • Sep 4 - Oct 30
  • French Broad Vignerons
  • Location: French Broad Vignerons
  • Address: Pickup at Westgate Regional Shopping Center, Asheville, NC 28806
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday

Explore a wine fantasy as the Catawba Valley Winery Trail exposes you to the entire array of regional wines. Bordeaux style reds, lucious oaked chardonnay, chambourcin, rose, country fruit wines, and delghtful red and white blends from award winning wineries. This diverse tour takes you to 4 different and distinct wineries - Lake James Cellars, Silver Fork, South Creek and Belle Nicho. At each winery the winemaker will share with you their winemaking philosphy and those qualities that make ...

Community Night w/ MANNA Food Bank

  • Sep 30
  • Highland Brewing Company
  • Location: The Tasting Room at Highland Brewing Company
  • Address: 12 Old Charlotte Highway, Asheville, NC 28803

$1.00 per pint from today's beer sales will be donated to this organization for the wonderful work they do in our community. Please consider bringing can food donations as well! In addition, for the entire month, all donations gathered after our free tours will go to the same organization. This month we are proud to support: MANNA Food Bank.

Elevations Wine Trail Tour

  • Aug 5 - Oct 7
  • French Broad Vignerons
  • Location: French Broad Vignerons
  • Address: Pickup at Westgate Regional Shopping Center, Asheville, NC 28806
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday

The Elevations Tour features three wineries south of Asheville - Burntshirt Vineyards, Parker-Binns Vineyards and Mountain Brook Vineyards. During your tour the altitude of the vineyards changes dramatically and passengers will experience a major change in altitude as the bus travels into the foothills. 5 distinct tastings will occur at each winery and specific information about each wine will be shared - often by the winemaker. Participants meet at the Westgate Regional Mall on Westgate Park...

Feasting for FEAST

Eat this! Asheville's non-profit FEAST will host their fifth annual event 'Feasting for FEAST' on September 10th in the Renaissance Hotel, and Nightbell's chef Katie Button will be cooking! Together with 15 other famed local chefs she will dish up a delicious evening of fun and food and all proceeds of this evening will go to the cooking and gardening classes FEAST organizes for kids in Asheville area schools and after school programs. At the event you can eat food from restaurants all over town...

Flights & Bites w/ French Broad Chocolates

  • Sep 29
  • Highland Brewing Company
  • Location: The Tasting Room at Highland Brewing Company
  • Address: 12 Old Charlotte Highway, Asheville, NC 28803

Flights and Bites is our monthly event featuring locally crafted foods paired with a flight of beer. Try the suggested pairings and find your own favorites. This month we start off the series with family-owned local favorite, French Broad Chocolate Lounge.

Flights & Bites w/ Smokin J's Fiery Foods

  • Sep 17
  • Highland Brewing Company
  • Location: The Tasting Room at Highland Brewing Company
  • Address: 12 Old Charlotte Highway, Asheville, NC 28803

Flight and Bites is our monthly event featuring locally crafted foods paired with a flight of beer. Try the suggested pairings and find your own favorites. This month we start off the series with family-owned local favorite, Smokin J's Fiery Foods

Four Farms - Food and Beer Pairing

On September 19 starting at 2PM at Burial Beer Co.’s Taproom and Beer Garden we celebrate local agriculture with food and beer as well as live music from The Asheville Waits Band from 3-6PM. Burial Beer Co., Wicked Weed Brewing, Fonta Flora Brewery and Haw River Farmhouse Ales all focus on farmhouse ales, a style historically brewed for farmers and will each have 4 farmhouse style beers available for tasting. From there, the breweries have partnered with 4 like-minded restaurants and thei...

Gourmet Wine Trail

  • Aug 6 - Oct 8
  • French Broad Vignerons
  • Location: French Broad Vignerons
  • Address: Pickup at Westgate Regional Shopping Center, Asheville, NC 28806
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday

A unique experience featuring award winning wines and a French Country Luncheon. This tour visits three vineyards - St Paul Mountain Vineyards, Addison Farms Vineyard, and Fontaine Vineyards. Wines are all sourced from North Carolina fruit much of it grown in the winery vineyard. As an added feature St. Paul will also serve an award winning Hard Cider. 5 distinct tastings will occur at each winery and three will be offered with lunch and specific information about each wine will be shared.. P...

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.

HempX

HempX Asheville, produced by Adapt, Asheville Event Co, and Highland Brewing Company, is a family-friendly FREE two day event that aims to educate both young and old about the multiple uses and benefits of industrial hemp. Hemp is an incredibly versatile crop that could not only shape our economic future, but also play an integral role in re-vitalizing the family farm in North Carolina. There will be tastings, demonstrations and live music provided by Red Honey and Brushfire stankgrass & fri...

Pub and Grub Crawl in Black Mountain

Start the weekend off early by kicking back and experiencing some of the best eateries and pubs in town. There is no better way to drink up the flavor of Black Mountain with old and new friends than to take this 2 1/2 hour guided walk through town. We will taste local brew at 5 to 6 stops paired with great local cuisine.  Advanced reservations required.

Pub and Grub Crawl in Black Mountain

Start the weekend off early by kicking back and experiencing some of the best eateries and pubs in town. There is no better way to drink up the flavor of Black Mountain with old and new friends than to take this 2 1/2 hour guided walk through town. We will taste local brew at 5 to 6 stops paired with great local cuisine. Visit www.creativemountainfoodtours.com to book a tour. Advanced reservations required.

Pub and Grub Crawl in Black Mountain

Start the weekend off early by kicking back and experiencing some of the best eateries and pubs in town. There is no better way to drink up the flavor of Black Mountain with old and new friends than to take this 2 1/2 hour guided walk through town. We will taste local brew at 5 to 6 stops paired with great local cuisine. Visit www.creativemountainfoodtours.com to book a tour. Advanced reservations required.

Pub and Grub Crawl in Black Mountain

Start the weekend off early by kicking back and experiencing some of the best eateries and pubs in town. There is no better way to drink up the flavor of Black Mountain with old and new friends than to take this 2 1/2 hour guided walk through town. We will taste local brew at 5 to 6 stops paired with great local cuisine. Visit www.creativemountainfoodtours.com to book a tour. Advanced reservations required.

Pub and Grub Crawl in Black Mountain

Start the weekend off early by kicking back and experiencing some of the best eateries and pubs in town. There is no better way to drink up the flavor of Black Mountain with old and new friends than to take this 2 1/2 hour guided walk through town. We will taste local brew at 5 to 6 stops paired with great local cuisine. Visit www.creativemountainfoodtours.com to book a tour. Advanced reservations required.

Pub and Grub Crawl in Black Mountain

Start the weekend off early by kicking back and experiencing some of the best eateries and pubs in town. There is no better way to drink up the flavor of Black Mountain with old and new friends than to take this 2 1/2 hour guided walk through town. We will taste local brew at 5 to 6 stops paired with great local cuisine. Visit www.creativemountainfoodtours.com to book a tour. Advanced reservations required.

Round the World Foodie Tour in Black Mountain

Chefs and owners share their love for international cuisine on this lively tour around the world. Who knew that Black Mountain could support this many global inspired gems in less than 2 square miles. Come as we sip and savor light fare from at least 5 restaurants and shops representing countries such as France, Argentina, Italy, Germany, USA and Japan on this 2 1/2 hour walking tour.

Round the World Foodie Tour in Black Mountain

Chefs and owners share their love for international cuisine on this lively tour around the world. Who knew that Black Mountain could support this many global inspired gems in less than 2 square miles. Come as we sip and savor light fare from at least 5 restaurants and shops representing countries such as France, Argentina, Italy, Germany, USA and Japan on this 3 hour walking tour. Advanced reservations required.

Round the World Foodie Tour in Black Mountain

Chefs and owners share their love for international cuisine on this lively tour around the world. Who knew that Black Mountain could support this many global inspired gems in less than 2 square miles. Come as we sip and savor light fare from at least 5 restaurants and shops representing countries such as France, Argentina, Italy, Germany, USA and Japan on this 3 hour walking tour. Visit www.creativemountainfoodtours.com to book a tour! Advanced reservations required.

Round the World Foodie Tour in Black Mountain

Chefs and owners share their love for international cuisine on this lively tour around the world. Who knew that Black Mountain could support this many global inspired gems in less than 2 square miles. Come as we sip and savor light fare from at least 5 restaurants and shops representing countries such as France, Argentina, Italy, Germany, USA and Japan on this 3 hour walking tour. Visit www.creativemountainfoodtours.com to book a tour! Advanced reservations required.

Round the World Foodie Tour in Black Mountain

Chefs and owners share their love for international cuisine on this lively tour around the world. Who knew that Black Mountain could support this many global inspired gems in less than 2 square miles. Come as we sip and savor light fare from at least 5 restaurants and shops representing countries such as France, Argentina, Italy, Germany, USA and Japan on this 3 hour walking tour. Visit www.creativemountainfoodtours.com to book a tour! Advanced reservations required.

Round the World Foodie Tour in Black Mountain

Chefs and owners share their love for international cuisine on this lively tour around the world. Who knew that Black Mountain could support this many global inspired gems in less than 2 square miles. Come as we sip and savor light fare from at least 5 restaurants and shops representing countries such as France, Argentina, Italy, Germany, USA and Japan on this 3 hour walking tour. Visit www.creativemountainfoodtours.com to book a tour! Advanced reservations required.

Round the World Foodie Tour in Black Mountain

Chefs and owners share their love for international cuisine on this lively tour around the world. Who knew that Black Mountain could support this many global inspired gems in less than 2 square miles. Come as we sip and savor light fare from at least 5 restaurants and shops representing countries such as France, Argentina, Italy, Germany, USA and Japan on this 3 hour walking tour. Visit www.creativemountainfoodtours.com to book a tour! Advanced reservations required.

SepTimber BBQ Jam

  • Sep 26
  • Location: Off North Turkey Creek
  • Address: 154 Earlys Mountain Road, Leicester, NC 28748

Timber Hall Events "SepTimber BBQ Jam" is a celebration of food, music, family and friends. Kicking the beginning of Fall off at 3pm with Black Mountains finest Bluegrass is Fin Dog followed by Asheville's legendary southern rock, Rough Cutt at 6:30pm. A $7.00 dinner plate with some down home cookin' includes slow cooked pulled pork BBQ sandwich, homemade baked beans, corn on the cob and a cold drink. For dessert we'll have S'mores by the Bon fire for $1.00, that includes the marshma...

Taste of Biltmore

  • Sep 1 - Sep 30
  • Biltmore
  • Address: One Lodge Street, Asheville, NC 28803
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

This September, food and wine takes center stage at Biltmore as we celebrate NC Wine Month with a Taste of Biltmore. Experience our legacy of hospitality with hand-crafted wines and interactive culinary events showcasing our winemakers, chefs, and farmers throughout the month. Discover our farm-to-table heritage with special offerings. Meet our chefs as they demonstrate their culinary expertise. Savor creative wine and food tastings plus distinctive menus featuring estate and locally-raised fare...

Ten FIDY Release Party

FIDY's back and better than ever. We're bringin' it back with a HUGE CAN release party. Git a FIDY flight with these: 2015 FIDY 2012 FIDY Raspberry FIDY Tart Cherry FIDY Bourbon Barrel-aged FIDY Pumpkin Pie FIDY Peppermint Mocha FIDY Music from the Strangled Darlings from 6-8 p.m. Food from the Oskar Blues CHUBwagon. Wear black and git a free poster! Play Nintendo 64 on the big screen.

Thunderstruck Release Party

  • Oct 9
  • Highland Brewing Company
  • Location: Highland Brewing Company
  • Address: 12 Old Charlotte Highway, Asheville, NC 28803

Come celebrate the love of beer and mountains with Highland Brewing Company and Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy for the release of the seasonal Thunderstruck Coffee Porter, named for Thunderstruck Ridge in the Plott Balsam Mountains. This robust porter has a full body with hints of chocolate from the Chocolate Malt and Midnight Wheat. The mild knoble hop aroma showcases the roasty flavors and subtle fruit and spice notes of the artisan-roasted, Fair-Trade/Organic coffee of Dynamite Ro...

Toasting the Past: Transylvania Heritage Tour

  • Sep 25
  • The Pisgah Field School
  • Location: The Pisgah Field School
  • Address: 49 Pisgah Highway, Suite 4, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

Come discover the rich and exciting history of our beautiful Transylvania County! We’ll explore a few of Brevard’s historic sites and landmarks, as presented by local historical interpreters. Bring your sack lunch for a picnic and special tour of Silvermont Mansion, one of Brevard’s best-known attractions. We’ll also visit the Allison-Deaver House, another historic gem just outside of Brevard, and walk the streets of downtown for a private tour of some of Brevard&rsquo...

Ultimate Foodie Tour in Black Mountain

Not enough time to experience Black Mountain's food scene in one visit and wish you could taste your way through town? Now you can! This 2 1/2 hour walking food tour is for the food and drink connoisseur who wants the ultimate experience. Visit our website to learn more and to book your ticket. Advanced registration required at www.creativemountainfoodtours.com.

Ultimate Foodie Tour in Black Mountain

Not enough time to experience Black Mountain's food scene in one visit and wish you could taste your way through town? Now you can! This 2 1/2 hour walking food tour is for the food and drink connoisseur who wants the ultimate experience. Visit our website to learn more and to book your ticket. Advanced registration required at www.creativemountainfoodtours.com.

Ultimate Foodie Tour in Black Mountain

Not enough time to experience Black Mountain's food scene in one visit and wish you could taste your way through town? Now you can! This 2 1/2 hour walking food tour is for the food and drink connoisseur who wants the ultimate experience. Visit our website to learn more and to book your ticket. Advanced registration required at www.creativemountainfoodtours.com.

Ultimate Foodie Tour in Black Mountain

Not enough time to experience Black Mountain's food scene in one visit and wish you could taste your way through town? Now you can! This 2 1/2 hour walking food tour is for the food and drink connoisseur who wants the ultimate experience. Visit our website to learn more and to book your ticket. Advanced registration required at www.creativemountainfoodtours.com.

Ultimate Foodie Tour in Black Mountain

Not enough time to experience Black Mountain's food scene in one visit and wish you could taste your way through town? Now you can! This 2 1/2 hour walking food tour is for the food and drink connoisseur who wants the ultimate experience. Visit our website to learn more and to book your ticket. Advanced registration required at www.creativemountainfoodtours.com.

Ultimate Foodie Tour in Black Mountain

Not enough time to experience Black Mountain's food scene in one visit and wish you could taste your way through town? Now you can! This 2 1/2 hour walking food tour is for the food and drink connoisseur who wants the ultimate experience. Visit our website to learn more and to book your ticket. Advanced registration required at www.creativemountainfoodtours.com.

Ultimate Foodie Tour in Black Mountain

Not enough time to experience Black Mountain's food scene in one visit and wish you could taste your way through town? Now you can! This 2 1/2 hour walking food tour is for the food and drink connoisseur who wants the ultimate experience. Visit our website to learn more and to book your ticket. Advanced registration required at www.creativemountainfoodtours.com.

Ultimate Foodie Tour in Black Mountain

Not enough time to experience Black Mountain's food scene in one visit and wish you could taste your way through town? Now you can! This 2 1/2 hour walking food tour is for the food and drink connoisseur who wants the ultimate experience. Visit our website to learn more and to book your ticket. Advanced registration required at www.creativemountainfoodtours.com.

Waterfalls 'n Wine

  • Sep 11
  • 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 some stellar leaf watching. We’ll end the trip in beautiful downtown Brevard with a private wine tasting at Broad Street Wines. Preregistration is require...

Waterfalls 'n Wine

  • Sep 24
  • The Pisgah Field School
  • Location: The Pisgah Field School
  • 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....

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