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2017 SoCon Tournament Events in Asheville

Southern Conference Tournament in Asheville, North Carolina: March 2-6, 2017 March Madness begins in Asheville! The 10 teams of the Southern Conference battle for five days at Asheville’s U.S. Cellular Center as they compete to claim a spot in the NCAA Tournament. While there will be plenty of excitement on the court, the SoCon and Asheville have teamed up to bring fans a wealth of

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Handmade Hotlist: Asheville's Top Craft Festivals and Events in 2016

[WATCH] Mountain Made: Experience the Beauty of Asheville's Arts & Crafts Scene.  Asheville is a source of inspiration for hundreds of artists who call these mountains home. Known for being an arts and crafts mecca, you'll discover handmade masterpieces ranging from fine art to funky folk creations. Discover for yourself this region's rich heritage of handmade craft at

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A beautiful selection of cheeses from Looking Glass Creamery in Asheville.

Asheville's Cheesiest Festival... Really!

Carolina Mountain Cheese Fest Returns ​Western North Carolina has many signature flavors. Southern foods, barbecue, craft beer - the list goes on. This April, celebrate one of the region's emerging tastes--local cheese! Carolina Mountain Cheese Fest will be held April 24th at Highland Brewing Company and will celebrate Southern cheeses, exploring the whole process

TIME LAPSE VIDEO: Downtown Asheville Comes to Life + Giveaway!

TIME LAPSE VIDEO: Downtown Asheville Comes to Life + Giveaway!

Stunning photography captures city in motion From sunrise to sunset, every day in Asheville, N.C. offers so much to discover--from music, art and shopping to local dining, craft beer and historic attractions. Downtown Asheville boasts one of the largest collections of Art Deco architecture in the Southeast, and the city was recently named one of Frommer's "Best Places to Go in 2015." Watch this

Have a Jolly Holiday in Black Mountain, N.C.

Have a Jolly Holiday in Black Mountain, N.C.

Celebrate Christmas with small town charm Holiday decorations in Black Mountain. Photo by Josh Richard. This weekend the town of Black Mountain--located just 15 miles east of downtown Asheville--kicks off the holiday season with several family-friendly festivities and opportunities to celebrate all month long. On Friday, December 5th, local businesses will host the annual "Holly Jolly" evening

Photos: 2014 Gingerbread Competition Winners

Photos: 2014 Gingerbread Competition Winners

See 150+ entries on display at Omni Grove Park Inn Early last week, more than 150 sweet creations arrived at The Omni Grove Park Inn for the 22nd Annual National Gingerbread House Competition. These confectionery creations, which do not have to be a "house" but which are required to be 100% edible and at least 75% gingerbread, were judged by a panel of elite judges, including award-winning

Kristen Wiig celebrates Asheville's "hippie" vibe

Star recounts summer stay on Letterman Last night on The Late Show with David Letterman, the host asked guest Kristen Wiig what she did on her summer vacation Wiig, who spent the summer in Asheville filming a comedy about a 1997 Loomis Fargo heist that also stars Zack Galifianakis and Owen Wilson, expressed her love for the "hippie" town, mentioning the "great restaurants--Wiig was spotted at

Top 5 Places to Shop in Asheville

Top 5 Places to Shop in Asheville

Plus: Shopping District Cheat Sheet In a recent online poll, Asheville fans named their favorite places to go shopping. You nominated more than 40 favorite shops and boutiques, and here are the top five, in descending order of popularity: 5. Tops for Shoes A downtown icon for more than 50 years, people love Tops for their great service, wide variety of sizes and widths, and huge selection of

Photos: 2013 Gingerbread Competition Winners

Photos: 2013 Gingerbread Competition Winners

Tasty Creations Bring Home Prizes On Monday, spectators and competitors gathered for the awards ceremony of the 21st Annual National Gingerbread House Competition at The Omni Grove Park Inn. More than 150 entries were evaluated  by a panel of elite judges including world-renowned sugar craft arts and pastry chefs, cookbook authors, a cake baker for the stars, a curator for the Metropolitan

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