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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

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

Fall Color Report for September 29th

Fall Color Report for September 29th

  • September 30, 2010 by Justin

Early Fall in Asheville Early fall has arrived in Western North Carolina as we enter October. Many species of trees have turned at higher elevations above 4500’, but it’s just the tip of the iceberg for now. The spectacular foliage that is just getting started at the highest peaks will soon roll down the mountainsides. Everywhere you look there are signs of fall. In waterfall country on Highway

Celebrate the kick-off of American Craft Week

Celebrate the kick-off of American Craft Week

  • September 29, 2010 by Justin

American Craft Week is a celebration of craft happening October 1-10 all across the United States. Artists, galleries, museums, schools and individuals are celebrating in order to bring awareness to the many benefits of handmade craft to our economy and our way of life. American Craft Week in WNC is leading the way as the largest regional celebration happening in the country. Festivals, open

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