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Stunning fall color provides a canopy over Highway 276 in Pisgah National Forest near Asheville, NC

2021 Asheville Fall Color Forecast and Things to Know

Make sure your camera is ready, hug a mug of pumpkin spice and get ready for leaf peeping season in the Blue Ridge Mountains! Adding to the excitement in 2021, conditions are on track for a colorful fall, according to local biologists. And, you may have a few extra days to enjoy the color display this year -- read why below! Every year, the Asheville area enjoys one of the longest and most

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Dowtown Asheville with late fall color

What’s New in Fall 2021 in Asheville, NC

Surrounded by the highest mountain peaks east of the Mississippi River, Asheville is fortunate to have one of the most vivid displays of autumn foliage in the world. Significant variances in altitude and more than 100 species of deciduous trees provide this region with an unusually long leaf season. Make plans now to see this year’s big show and be sure to check out these exciting new

Couple drinking wine on Sunset Terrace at The Omni Grove Park Inn

How to Experience Valentine's Day in Asheville in 2021

Romantic Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day in Asheville  There isn't a mountain high enough to keep you from your sweetheart. In fact, we think it's the Blue Ridge Mountains that will bring you closer together! Treat your honey to romance, relaxation and rejuvenation in Asheville. From romantic weekend getaway ideas to personalized activities and private, curated experiences,

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Mel Chin's Wake sculpture installation moves from Times Square to Western North Carolina

See Mel Chin's Larger-Than-Life Animatronic Sculpture in Asheville

On your next visit to Asheville, enjoy a rare opportunity to immerse yourself in a larger-than-life sculpture installation that is truly making waves! The 60-foot, animatronic sculpture, Wake by Mel Chin, will be on display in Asheville through March 31, 2021 just blocks south of downtown. Wake is interactive and features decks and places to sit.  Chin is a Western North

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Lyric and Josh Blake perform at the Connect Beyond Festival in Asheville, NC

2020 Connect Beyond Festival: Artists, Lineups, Tickets and Details

POSTPONED - Connect Beyond Festival (Asheville, NC): Postponed The 2020 Connect Beyond Festival has been postponed.  To read a statement from festival organizers, and for more information, please visit the Connect Beyond Festival web site.  Original Post: After a record-setting second year, the Connect Beyond Festival has announced the first wave of artists who will make up an

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Spring in downtown Asheville

New and Iconic Tours to Experience This Spring in Asheville

Spring in Asheville, N.C. in 2020 is peak exploration time! Dive into Asheville culture with creative local tours that offer experiences from classic to unexpected, from guided to DIY. These tours will take you to nearly every corner – and touch on most any facet – of this vibrant Blue Ridge Mountain city. Why visit Asheville in the spring? Sitting along

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The Atrium inside the Asheville Art Museum

PHOTO TOUR: Asheville Art Museum

The Asheville Art Museum has reopened in November 2019 after a three-year, $24-million renovation. The new state-of-the-art facility is 54,000 square feet and adds 70 percent more collection space. With the added space, the museum is able to host major traveling exhibitions. The new features include a rooftop terrace and café offering gorgeous mountain views. In the museum’s

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2019 National Gingerbread House Competition Grand Prize Winner by Gail Oliver (Johnson City, Tennessee)

PHOTOS: 2019 National Gingerbread House Competition Winners

The winners have been crowned in the 2019 National Gingerbread House Competition at The Omni Grove Park Inn! And soon, you'll have the opportunity to see them on display! The display is open from Nov. 20, 2019 through Jan. 4, 2019 (*select dates) at The Omni Grove Park Inn. View the entries Sunday afternoons after 3 p.m., and Monday through Thursdays. You do

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Downton Abbey: The Exhibition at Biltmore in Asheville, NC

VIDEO AND PHOTO TOUR: Downton Abbey The Exhibition at Biltmore

Walk through the most recognizable sets from Downton Abbey , see more than 50 costumes worn by the actors and discover never-before-seen artifacts and multimedia elements. Downtown Abbey: The Exhibition is on display now at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina! The exhibition opened on November 8, 2019 and was scheduled to close April 7, 2020. However, due to

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