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WIN TICKETS: Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands

Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend -- October 20-22, 2017

Two of the fall season's most anticipated events in Asheville bring big excitement this weekend. Both the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands and the LEAF Festival are favorite local traditions. These two big celebrations are joined by many other festivals and live performances in the coming days. For a list of each day's events throughout the week, take a look at our full event

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Art in the Park

Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend - October 13-15, 2017

As mother nature uses her palette of fall colors to paint the mountainsides, Asheville's artistic community creates a colorful experience in town. Whether you're strolling the local shops, meeting artists in their studios or taking a hands-on workshop, this weekend is a great time to see why Asheville has a reputation for a creativity. Also on tap this weekend, don't miss out on

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Lake Balloon Picture Big

Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend - October 6-8, 2017

With October finally here, fall festival season is now in full swing in Asheville! Drink it all in with a celebration of Oktoberfest or treat your ears to the sounds of the season. For a list of each day's events throughout the week, take a look at our full event calendar! As you enjoy these great festivals, you'll be able to enjoy the beautiful fall foliage decorating the mountainsides.

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Graveyard Fields in Fall

Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend: September 29-October 1, 2017

With so much going on this weekend in Asheville, the only problem you'll have is deciding what to do! You'll have your pick of great annual events such as Mountain Heritage Day, Barnaroo and Oktoberfest. But, you also can be on the ground floor of brand new events such as a vinyl record celebration and a nature festival. For a list of each day's events throughout the week, take a

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Skyline Trail End View

New Skyline Trail Opens at Chimney Rock State Park

The Skyline Trail leads to stunning views of Hickory Nut Gorge Chimney Rock State Park has opened a new trail, the Skyline Trail, which travels through a beautiful ridge top forest on the way to amazing views of Hickory Nut Gorge and the upper cascades of Hickory Nut Falls! The 1.1-mile trail begins at Exclamation Point and is considered a moderate hike. Chimney Rock State Park is just 25 miles

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Beer in Asheville

8 Ways to Celebrate the Spirit of Oktoberfest in Asheville

When it comes to fall in Asheville , the autumn colors are brilliant and the beer is brewing. Raise a glass in the spirit of Oktoberfest throughout the season. You’ll find September and October are rich with beer festivals. Asheville has more breweries per capita than any other city in the United States. There are more than 30 breweries in the Asheville area. So, you’ll easily be

QUIZ: Which Asheville-Area Trail is Perfect for You This Fall?

The Asheville area is known for its incredible hiking trails. Those trails are especially beautiful during the fall when bright reds, oranges and yellows color the landscape. Take our quiz to find out which fall color trail best matches your personality! Be sure to share your results on Facebook and Twitter! Note: If you are taking this quiz on your mobile phone, turn your phone horizontally for

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Downtown Busker

Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend -- September 22-24, 2017

Great food, good exercise and good laughs are among the highlights of this coming weekend in Asheville! It's an exciting time here in the mountains with Friday marking the official beginning of fall. Fall color is expected to be brilliant this year and we're beginning to see bright reds, yellows and oranges in small pockets at the highest elevations. As you enjoy the festivals and

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Wedge Brewing Couple

Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend -- September 15-17, 2017

There's always something to do in Asheville and this weekend that's especially true! As we get closer and closer to welcoming fall color to the mountains, Asheville and the surrounding communities are set to prepare you with early fall festivals.  For a list of each day's events throughout the week, take a look at our full event calendar! Take your pick from these great

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Asheville Sunset Skyline

Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend -- September 8-10, 2017

With Labor Day Weekend behind us, the countdown is on to fall! September is full of exciting events leading up to the leaf show. For a list of each day's events throughout the week, take a look at our full event calendar! This weekend is especially rich on traditions celebrating the diverse people of the mountains and the traditions of Western North Carolina that have shaped the cultural

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