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AIR Unveil a New Flavor at Taste of Asheville

AIR Unveil a New Flavor at Taste of Asheville

Asheville Independent Restaurants (AIR) will celebrate a big evening of what makes Asheville a culinary destination beginning at 7 p.m. November 18 at The Venue . Not only will 30 talented chefs dazzle attendees at AIR's Taste of Asheville event, but it will also launch a new look, direction and focus for the organization. Entry to the event is a bargain. Attendees will simply purchase AIR's new

Halloween in Asheville

Halloween in Asheville

If you are looking for something to do in for Halloween, Asheville is filled with spooky fun for all ages. Along with a wide variety of fall themed activities , Asheville also has some interesting Halloween inspired events and festivities. Some highlights include the Ghost Train Halloween Festival , Asheville Historic Trolley Ghost Tour , Haunted Pub Crawl , LaZoom's Haunted Comedy Tour ,

New Gingerbread Workshops and Behind the Scenes Tours

New Gingerbread Workshops and Behind the Scenes Tours

The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa invites you to make it a true gingerbread day when visiting the 18th annual National Gingerbread House Competition™ this year. No holiday season would be complete without a trip to The Grove Park Inn to see the festive display. New for 2010, guests may now spend a full day of gingerbread fun with new on-site activities, topped off with a visit to Grove Park's

Fall Color Report for October 14

Fall Color Report for October 14

It's been cooling off in Western North Carolina, which is why color change has accelerated so rapidly this week. A cold front coming in this weekend will continue to spur things right along. Peak Color at Highest Elevations Fall is in full swing up at the highest elevations above 5,500 feet, while elevations above 3500 feet are rapidly approaching peak color. A drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway

HardLox Jewish Food and Heritage Festival

HardLox Jewish Food and Heritage Festival

This weekend, Sunday, October 17 , Asheville will host the eighth annual HardLox Jewish Food and Heritage Festival. This year the festival will be at the new Pack Square Park in historic downtown Asheville, North Carolina from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm.. We invite you to come and celebrate Asheville's Jewish food and Jewish culture. For more information visit our event listing for HardLox Jewish Food

Bird Watching Near Asheville, NC

Bird Watching Near Asheville, NC

Surrounded by mountainous national forests, the Asheville area is an excellent place to observe different species of birds, especially during migration season. Some top birding spots include: Beaver Lake Big Ivy Chimney Rock Craven Gap Max Patch Mount Mitchell Mount Pisgah The North Carolina Arboretum Learn more about these featured bird watching spots . Native Bird Species of WNC The north-south

Fall Color Report for October 7

Fall Color Report for October 7

Changing Weather, Changing Leaves Although summer’s warmth lingered in Western North Carolina a bit longer than usual this year, the weather has quickly changed to ideal color-inducing conditions. The days are still warm and mostly sunny, but nighttime temperatures have been dipping into the 30s. Leaves stop producing green chlorophyll when they feel such cold, revealing their stunning fall

Two Great Events Upcoming at the NC Arboretum

Two Great Events Upcoming at the NC Arboretum

The NC Arboretum is hosting two great events in the coming weeks: Carolina Bonsai Expo The NC Arboretum Gets Small During the 15th Carolina Bonsai Expo The city of Asheville, NC, transforms into the bonsai capital of the Southeast the second weekend every October when The NC Arboretum hosts the Carolina Bonsai Expo . Visitors to the show will find an abundance of miniature trees and landscapes,

Asheville Selected as the #1 Fall Foliage Destination by TripAdvisor®

Asheville Selected as the #1 Fall Foliage Destination by TripAdvisor®

TripAdvisor® , the world's largest travel site*, recently announced the top ten fall foliage destinations in the U.S., according to a TripAdvisor survey of more than 2,300 travelers. Asheville, North Carolina claimed the top spot in the list of fall color spots. Here is what TripAdvisor® had to say about Asheville: " Asheville, North Carolina ?Nestled in the foothills region of western North

Lake Eden Arts Festival

Lake Eden Arts Festival

LEAF, One of the Many Highlights of Asheville’s Leaf Season The Lake Eden Arts Festival (LEAF) is a perfect microcosm of fall in Western North Carolina . This three-day festival has it all: multiple music stages, performing arts, visual arts and crafts, food, and outdoor activities. Highlights from October's 31st LEAF include The Indigo Girls , the global music of Playing for Change , and