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What’s Up with Asheville’s Wayfinding Signs?

If you’ve been in and around the city during the last couple of months, you may have noticed some of Asheville’s new directional signs are peeling. The Partnership on Wayfinding team and the members of the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority (BCTDA) have been working to resolve the issue. On Friday, August 27, three sign fabricating companies were invited to Asheville to discuss repair

Celebrate Mushrooms at Asheville’s FungiFest

Celebrate Mushrooms at Asheville’s FungiFest

There’s a fungus among us that’s useful and delicious according to Asheville’s Mushroom Club. Get the inside scoop at FungiFest at the North Carolina Arboretum on September 18. This daylong celebration of mushrooms includes displays, classes and workshops. Festivities kick off in the morning and include a free display of local mushrooms and the opportunity to interact with a local mushroom expert.

Enjoy Three Days of Music at Moogfest

The joy of music comes alive during Asheville’s Moogfest , October 29-31. This three-day, multi-venue event is designed especially for avid music fans. The line-up stretches across all genres and includes Big Boi, Devo, DJ Spooky, El-P, Bonobo, Disco Biscuits, Massive Attack and others. In addition to the concerts, Moogfest will include panel discussions featuring the artists, question and answer

LAAFF Serves Up Labor Day Fun

LAAFF Serves Up Labor Day Fun

Send summer out in style at the Lexington Avenue Arts & Fun Festival (LAAFF) on Sunday, September 5. The free, family-friendly event takes over three blocks of N. Lexington Ave from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The epitome of Asheville’s fun and creative spirit, LAAFF includes local art, food, beer, music, street performers and inspired acts of creativity. Six stages and performance areas host a variety

NC Arboretum Celebrates Heritage Crafts Weekend

NC Arboretum Celebrates Heritage Crafts Weekend

Southern Appalachian traditions come alive at the North Carolina Arboretum during Heritage Crafts Weekend on September 25 and 26. Festivities include craft demonstrations, juried craft vendors, plant sales and musical performances from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Arboretum’s new Green Garden Shed will also be open and host a demonstration exhibit that provides real-world and affordable examples of how

New Non-stop Flight from LaGuardia to Asheville Added

New Non-stop Flight from LaGuardia to Asheville Added

Looking for quick and convenient way to reach Asheville from New York City? US Airways is adding a new non-stop service from LaGuardia Airport to Asheville Regional Airport beginning October 31. This new flight complements an already existing non-stop flight from LaGuardia Airport to Asheville Regional Airport via Delta Airlines. US Airways flights to Asheville will operate twice daily Monday

Asheville Stargazers Enjoy Meteor Shower

Asheville Stargazers Enjoy Meteor Shower

Mother Nature puts on a stunning theatrical show in the sky tonight with the annual Perseid meteor shower . Stargazers can view up to 90 meteors per hour if they look to the sky from 11 p.m. to dawn. The meteor shower continues Friday night, but at a less impressive rate. For the best chance of viewing the meteors, look northeast towards the constellation of Perseus the hero. Newbies to stargazing

Asheville Musician Auditions for American Idol

Asheville Musician Auditions for American Idol

Asheville is known for its incredible music scene and is home to a thriving community of musicians. Next week, Asheville’s music scene goes on the road as singer-songwriter Aaron LaFalce auditions for American Idol in Austin, TX, thanks to the support of Frankie Bones Restaurant & Lounge . Frankie Bones owner Alan Wolf is sponsoring Aaron’s trip, because he’s seen Aaron’s talent first-hand.

Goombay Arrives in Asheville Aug. 27-29

Goombay Arrives in Asheville Aug. 27-29

Asheville’s Goombay festival is bigger and better than ever this year, as it expands beyond the historic Eagle-Market Street business district to Pack Square Park . This year’s event is scheduled for August 27-29 and includes a larger festival area with two stages, live music, street entertainers, a parade, local food and local crafts. Goombay Schedule Friday, August 27: Live entertainment, 12

Celebrate Asheville’s Food & Wine Scene on Aug. 14

Celebrate Asheville’s Food & Wine Scene on Aug. 14

On Saturday, August 14, the moon and the stars align to create a foodie’s dream come true. The WNC Magazine Asheville Wine & Food Festival Grand Tasting will be the largest gathering of local delicacies and wines under one roof. Join the fun at the WNC Agricultural Center to enjoy live music and samples from more than 60 regional, national and international wineries, local restaurants, food