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April 17, 2014

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Asheville Event and Festival Calendar


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25th Annual Asheville Herb Festival

  • May 2, 2014 - May 4, 2014
  • Location: Western North Carolina Farmers Market
  • Address: 570 Brevard Road, Asheville, NC 28806
  • Venue:  Western North Carolina Farmers Market
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

The WNC Chapter of the NC Herb Association represents the incredibly wide variety of herbalists and herb businesses in North Carolina: herb growers and vendors, natural gardening and landscaping specialists, and makers of herbal ointments, balms, soaps, teas, medicines, and other products. We hope you'll join us and more than 25,000 other herb lovers when we celebrate the 25th Annual Asheville Herb Festival.

A Moveable Feast at Biltmore

  • May 23, 2014
  • Address: One Lodge Street, Asheville, NC 28803
  • Venue:  Biltmore

Take in beautiful views of the estate and enjoy an exquisite meal designed and prepared by Chef Kirk Fiore. Surrounded by beautiful blooms, this dinner will take place outside in our historic Walled Garden. A 6:30 p.m. reception will be followed by dinner at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $160 per person and include tax and gratuity. For reservations, call 828-257-5995.

Cooking Class

In this intimate cooking class, you will learn how to fill the evening with great food – small plates that you can keep presenting throughout your party. Some examples of the small plates we will be preparing may include, Corn Chowder en demi tasse, Pickled Shrimp on Rye Croutons, New Mexico BarBQ Baby Back Riblets, Sesame Seared Tuna on Wonton Crisps, Panisse (chickpea fries) with Minty Yogurt Sauce, Pea Pesto Crostini, and Chocolate Truffles. This class is full participation, so bring an...

Cooking Class

Chef Fleer returns to the roots of his passion for cooking, a college semester spent in Italy and the memories of growing up around the family table. John and his sixth-grade son will be your guide through a summer Italian family menu to be served at the end of the class by the children to their parents. Menu items will include Summer Farmer’s Market Panzanella, Hand Rolled Pasta with Brick Oven Tomato Sauce and Meatballs, and Roasted Peaches and Mascarpone Cheese. Reservation deadline is ...

Seasonal School of Culinary Arts - Asheville Elements

  • July 13, 2014 - July 19, 2014

Our stellar week in Asheville (July 13-19, 2014) will involve, as always, the top chefs of Western North Carolina, coupled with renowned wine experts and a surrounding that is pastoral, flanked by blue mountains and reeling with music and dance as a backdrop. Our theme for 2014 will revolve around the elements (beginning with earth, water, wind and fire) and how they affect our culinary perceptions. Each day centers around a three-hour class with master chefs, a gourmet lunch and a wine-tas...

Wicked Weed Brewing Beer Dinner Series 2/3: Brewers vs. Chefs

  • April 29, 2014
  • Location: Wicked Weed Brewing
  • Address: 91 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  Wicked Weed Brewing

This five-course dinner will not only highlight the food and beer at Wicked Weed but it will get you, the diner, involved in the tasting process. Each course will be paired with two beers, one chosen by the chefs and one chosen by the brewers. In a friendly competition of brewers versus chefs, the diner will decide who has done a better pairing with each course. At the end of the meal, the diners will vote, deciding who has won the challenge and the bragging rights until next year's competition...

Ooh La La Curiosity Market

  • May 24, 2014 - September 13, 2014
  • Location: Pritchard Park
  • Address: Downtown Asheville, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  Downtown Asheville

Ooh La La Curiosity Market is a local artist's market to take place in Pritchard Park, located in the center of beautiful Downtown Asheville, and will showcase the work of more than a dozen different local artists every Saturday. Taking place over six Saturdays this summer, beginning May 24 and continuing June 21, July 5, Aug. 2 and 30, with the final summer market Sept. 13. Ooh La La will feature works by local painters, leather smiths, jewelry makers, potters, up-cycled crafters, fabric artist...

Spring Beer Dinner with Hi-Wire Brewing

  • April 23, 2014
  • Location: The Junction
  • Address: 348 Depot Street, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  The Junction

Please join us for our upcoming beer dinner with our friends at Hi-Wire Brewing. One of Asheville's newest craft breweries, Hi-Wire has quickly made a name for themselves in a town among beer lovers and fellow brewers for producing a quality, consistent product and for being all-around nice guys. The dinner will feature a few of their 'standards,' as well as a selection of limited-release specialty and seasonal beers to make the evening truly special. Six courses and six brews. Doors open at 6 p...