Blog by Jason Tarr

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Jason is the Content Specialist for ExploreAsheville.com and is a former television news reporter.  He now combines his love for writing and Asheville to highlight the best of our mountain community.  He's also an avid outdoorsman who spends nearly all his free time hiking and photographing the mountains of western North Carolina. When he's not hiking or writing, you'll find him singing karaoke around town or catching a local sports game.

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National Geographic Channel To Feature Asheville in New Documentary

The National Geographic Channel will feature Asheville in a 30-minute documentary set to air in September 2018! The documentary will explore the magic of the Asheville experience, explaining how the enchantment and relaxation travelers find here in the mountains is “by design." The title of the program is "Asheville By Design." Here's a sneak peek:   You can

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Child at Goombay

Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend -- September 7-9, 2018

It's a jam-packed weekend of excitement, adventure, culture, art and music! In one of our biggest weekend roundups yet, you'll find so many choices for experiencing Asheville in the coming days. As you explore Asheville this weekend, gear up for fall (it'll be here before you know it!) with the fall leaf color forecast for 2018 and our guide to the top 10 ways to experience

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LAAF Festival

Things to Do in Asheville on Labor Day Weekend 2018

Labor Day weekend is your opportunity to end summer on a high note! Asheville is the perfect place to do just that. In town, and in neighboring communities, find big celebrations, live music performances and endless outdoor adventure for a fun and relaxing holiday weekend! Plan your trip to the Asheville area by utilizing our easy-to-use search to  check room availability and rates

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Downtown Asheville, N.C.

Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend -- August 24-26, 2018

"There's so much to do!" It's a comment we see from our fans almost every week on social media when we post our round up of "Things to Do This Weekend." And, it's true! No matter when you visit Asheville, you can take your pick of many activities, celebrations, festivals, music performances and adventures. This weekend, among your many choices, you can enjoy a

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Downtown After 5

Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend -- August 17-19, 2018

When you visit Asheville, make sure not to limit your adventures to the city center. Get out and explore! You’ll find surrounding communities such as Leicester and Fairview offer unique experiences and beautiful vistas. Leicester hosts its biggest event of the year this weekend, with a self-guided art studio tour. Fairview offers up a barn dance and a country carnival. While enjoying these

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Sourwood Festival 2016

Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend -- August 9-12, 2018

Nearby Asheville, you'll find many charming communities with a character and culture all their own. Among those neighboring communities is the beautiful town of Black Mountain , located just about 20 minutes from downtown Asheville. Readers of TripAdvisor voted Black Mountain the Prettiest Small Town Vacation in America in 2016! With an impressive view of the mountains from the vibrant

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LEAF Downtown

Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend -- August 3-5, 2018

We begin a new month in Asheville with a big lineup of festivals and happenings! This weekend, enjoy some of Asheville's most beloved traditions such as the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival (now in its 91st year) and the Village Art and Craft Fair (now in its 46th year). Plan your trip to Asheville by utilizing our easy-to-use search to  check room availability and rates  at

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Yoga in Asheville

Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend -- July 27-29, 2018

Asheville has been long-known as a place for wellness, rejuvenation and relaxation. This weekend, the four-day Asheville Yoga Festival celebrates that local culture. In addition, Asheville's vibrant culinary, music, beer and arts scenes are featured in big festivals and celebrations throughout town. Plan your trip to Asheville by utilizing our easy-to-use search to  check room

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WIN TICKETS: Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands

Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend -- July 19-22, 2018

Asheville is known as being one of the best towns in the country for American craft. In fact, after tens of thousands of votes were cast in 2018, Asheville was named one of America's Top 10 Towns for Craft Lovers ! This weekend, you can explore Asheville's largest craft festival and purchase one-of-a-kind pieces from some of the region's best makers. If hearing a live band is

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Downtown Asheville, N.C.

Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend -- July 13-15, 2018

There's always something going on in Asheville and this weekend is no exception! Want great food? Head to an all-day food truck festival. Want to see and purchase great art and crafts? There's a festival this weekend just for you. And, if you want to put on your leg warmers and party like it's 1980, you can do that, too: there's an 80's dance party planned! Don't miss out.

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