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CREATIVITY, CRAFT & FRESH CULTURE: WHAT YOU CAN’T MISS IN ASHEVILLE IN 2020

  • November 15, 2019

~ New Art Museum Illuminates Appalachia, National Craft Hub Puts Makers in Focus, Global Arts Center Anchors The Block, James Beard Noms Team Up for Art Deco Food Hall, Vinyl Record Plant Opens with Music Café + Artistic Hotel Amenities ~ ASHEVILLE, NC (Nov. 14, 2019) – Blue Ridge Mountain legacies of craft and creativity take the spotlight in 2020 as Asheville, N.C., marks four major

Fresh Adventures: Prehistoric Appalachian Pandas + New Tours (One Fido-Friendly!)

  • October 28, 2019

► The WNC Nature Center's Prehistoric Appalachia Project comes to life with a NEW red panda exhibit. An ancient ancestor of the endangered animal, the Bristol's Panda, was once prevalent in the region. ► Sit, stay and explore with the NEW Dog City Tour, starting at Asheville's Dog Welcome Center (the first of its kind in the country), with stops at local shops and breweries catering to

Beverage Culture News

  • October 28, 2019

NEW IN THE SOUTH SLOPE: ► Urban Orchard has expanded to a second location featuring 30 taps and serving up an Old Europe vibe.   ► The Chemist is a South Slope gin distillery with a tasting room outfitted as a Prohibition-era apothecary.  ► An adjoining cocktail bar, Antidote, offers pre-Prohibition cocktails, new drink classics and a small-plate menu. The rooftop space offers views,

Beer City News - 50 Breweries and Counting

  • October 25, 2019

NOW OPEN: ► CANarchy Collaboratory, run by a group of independent brewers headlined by Oskar Blues and focused on cutting-edge flavors and brewing methods has opened in downtown Asheville with a restaurant and space for artists and musicians. ► 12 Bones Smokehouse opened a new restaurant in South Asheville with a new brewery serving bbq-friendly brews. ► Set in the buildings that once housed young

Asheville Phenoms Offer New Factory Tour Experiences + New Downtown Museums

  • October 25, 2019

NOW OPEN: ► The Moogseum celebrates the life of Bob Moog, inventor of the Moog Synthesizer that revolutionized almost every genre of music. The museum features bays of synthesizers, theremins and effect pedals that allow people to explore the science behind electronic music, and a Young Inventors Lab where children can create their own circuit board. ► French Broad Chocolate Factory has a sweet

New Downtown Hotels Celebrating Asheville's History & Architecture Also Bring New Restaurants

  • October 25, 2019

NOW OPEN: ►  The Asheville Foundry Hotel, part of Hilton’s upper-upscale Curio Collection, has opened on "The Block," Asheville’s historical business district for the African-American community. Portions of the five-buiding complex were once home to the foundry that forged the steel for Biltmore and many of Asheville’s iconic buildings.   ► Five-time James

A BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN HOLIDAY: TRADITIONS, BOTH NEW AND OLD, SHINE BRIGHT IN ASHEVILLE

  • October 24, 2019

~ Christmas (and “Downton Abbey”!) Come to Biltmore, Instagram-Worthy Lights in a Winter Wonderland, A Bucket-List-Worthy Gingerbread Display, Santa Does a Trial Run + Seasonal Shopping Made Easy ~ ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Oct. 24, 2019) – Festive holiday happenings and all things merry and bright abound in Asheville, N.C. Each year, beloved longtime traditions and fresh offerings

ASHEVILLE WINTER NEWS: SURPRISINGLY COZY AND REFRESHING OFF-SEASON ADVENTURES IN THE BLUE RIDGE

  • October 15, 2019

~ S’more flights, mountaintop yoga under the winter sun, new downtown hotel and art hubs with long-range views and “Downton Abbey” at Biltmore ~ ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Oct. 15, 2019)—Often overlooked and underrated, winter in Asheville, N.C., is a bit of a secret in a Blue Ridge Mountain city world-famous for fall color and lush summer adventure. Mostly moderate winter weather

NEW Downton Abbey Exhibition in Biltmore's Backyard

  • October 2, 2019

  ► On display Nov. 8 - Apr. 7, “Downton Abbey: The Exhibition” brings elegant costumes, meticulously recreated sets and exclusive multimedia elements to transport visitors into the world of the television phenomenon. The show closely parallels the lives of the Vanderbilts and staff during the early years at the Estate.   Downton Abbey Exhibition credit information: