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Holiday Farmers Tailgate Markets in Asheville

Holiday Farmers Tailgate Markets in Asheville

Area holiday tailgate markets have everything you need to eat local and give local this season, and there’s no shortage of them this year. These markets offer the chance to get in the holiday spirit while interacting directly with local farmers and artisans. Just what can you expect to find? Look for late-season produce, meats and cheeses, wreaths and Christmas trees, baked goods, and locally made

Holiday Shopping and Fall Crafts in Asheville

Holiday Shopping and Fall Crafts in Asheville

Christmas shopping should be fun! In Asheville, you can avoid tension, bad attitudes and long lines by strolling our pedestrian-friendly shopping districts and visiting independent, locally-owned boutiques and galleries. Find one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your list from the outdoor adventurer to the eclectic collector to the farm-to-table foodie . The Big Crafty Holiday Show Returns! Hosted

Asheville’s Rich Architectural History

Asheville’s Rich Architectural History

Asheville was a little more than a primitive outpost in 1797. Frontiersmen such as Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett traveled through in the early days. The railroad transformed Asheville and Buncombe County into a resort and therapeutic health center when it arrived in 1880. Asheville quickly became a Mecca for visitors searching for a mountain escape, its population climbing to nearly 30,000

Asheville Fall Color Report for November 5

Asheville Fall Color Report for November 5

Still Plenty of Fall Color in Asheville If you're traveling this way, there is still plenty of fall color in Asheville and the surrounding area. Leaves have fallen at the highest elevations, opening up views that had previously been obscured. Meanwhile, nature continues to paint the trees in Asheville with her fall palette. Biltmore's director of horticulture Parker Andes observes, "Sugar Maples,

Free Range Turkey? Thanksgiving Eats

Free Range Turkey? Thanksgiving Eats

Have a stress-free Thanksgiving. Let the Asheville foodies do all the work this year. There are several restaurants open and serving Thanksgiving dinner, and they range from casual family eateries serving up classic southern cuisine to upscale AAA four-diamond restaurants. You don’t have to slave over a stove all day to have a delicious Thanksgiving dinner. Check out this list of restaurants

Stroll Among the Artists in the River Arts District

Stroll Among the Artists in the River Arts District

Get a behind the scenes, up close and personal look at the artists and art studios that make up Asheville’s River Arts District . Twice a year, every second weekend in June and November, Asheville’s River Arts District Artists open their studios to the public for two days of festivities known as the Studio Stroll .  Visit more than 140 working artist studios and galleries in

Asheville Fall Color Report for October 28

Asheville Fall Color Report for October 28

Soaring through fall color with Navitat Canopy Adventures - photo by Mike Belleme Peak Fall Color in Downtown Asheville The weather forecast calls for sunshine and temperatures in the 60s through the weekend and Asheville’s fall color could not be more vibrant! Most of the maples, dogwoods, sourwoods and birches have transformed into a brilliant spectrum of orange, red and yellow. A handful of

More Moogfest Lineup Additions

More Moogfest Lineup Additions

DJ Sets to Satisfy Your Late Night Cravings With just under one weeks to go until Moogfest 2010 , it’s time to start preparing your costumes - extra treats for Moog-inspired disguises! And as the, ahem, Moog-ster Mash draws near, they continue to round up the ultimate lineup, including many special late night performances to be held at Stella Blue and the Moogaplex (46 Haywood St.). It’s going to

November Pain, Nov 6

November Pain, Nov 6

The Blue Ridge Rollergirls take on the Molly Rogers Rollergirls (Melbourne, FL) at the Asheville Civic Center with halftime entertainment provided by Forty Fingers And A Missing Tooth Jugglers . Doors open at 6pm, bout starts at 7pm. Tickets are $10/advance and $12/door. Kids 12 and under FREE! Tickets are available at the Asheville Civic Center Box Office . About the Blue Ridge Roller Girls

Asheville International Children’s Film Festival

Asheville International Children’s Film Festival

The largest children’s film festival in the Southeast, Asheville International Children’s Film Festival celebrates the best and brightest in international children’s cinema with a 14-day extravaganza of over 100 films from more than 30 countries. This year’s festival has a blend of programs including animation, features, shorts, historical films, and fantastic hands-on, interactive workshops for

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