National Geographic Channel To Feature Asheville in New Documentary

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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:

National Geographic presents Asheville by Design

National Geographic presents Asheville by Design


You can watch the program on the National Geographic Channel September 20th at 6:30 p.m. and September 27th at 9:30 a.m. The times are the same for those on the east and west coast. The air time is an hour earlier for those in the Central Time Zone. The documentary will also be available on demand (depending on your cable provider) beginning September 21st.

Nat Geo Behind the ScenesA crew from National Geographic was in town in May 2018 capturing video for the program. Pictured here is a look behind-the-scenes!

The documentary will highlight everything from Asheville's stunning mountain vistas to the farm-to-table dining culture, from the booming live music scene to cool breweries, from the creativity of the arts scene to the area’s top attractions. Intermixed is Asheville history and how the magical Asheville experience has become what it is today.  

Among the iconic Asheville locations featured are the Blue Ridge Parkway, The River Arts District, Biltmore, The Omni Grove Park Inn, The Asheville Drum Circle, Highland Brewing, Asheville Bee Charmer, The Dog Door, Chai Pani and Rhubarb.

The documentary is part of an on-going partnership between Explore Asheville and National Geographic that began last year.

Tune in to "Asheville By Design" on the National Geographic Channel, September 20th at 6:30 p.m. and September 27th at 9:30 a.m. (all times ET and PT)

Here is a comprehensive list of where the special will be available on the various National Geographic platforms:



These apps are available on these platforms:

- AppleTV
- Roku
- Amazon
- Xbox 360 / Xbox one
- iOS phones /tablets
- Android phones
- Samsung Smart TVs

Video On-Demand (Cable Providers)

Verizon FIOS
Sling TV
YouTube TV
Time Warner/Spectrum

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