This Weekend's Fall Festivals and Events
By KelbyFall is a happening time in the Asheville area, and there's a lot to do for almost any taste and interest. Here are a few highlights of fall festivals and events this weekend:
- RiverSculpture Festival - Admission is free. A showcase for the area's best Southern sculptors, the openness of the setting will allow the public to interact with the work in a way that is simply not possible in galleries and most museums. A series of special events planned for the weekends of the festival integrate, music, dance and theater with the sculpture as well as a special kids' art day.
- Biltmore Harvest Celebration - Biltmore will celebrate its Appalachian heritage during Harvest Celebration. Guests can experience the annual traditions of families who once lived and worked on the property, with customary mountain and agricultural legacy activities and events. Festive fall activities will include musicians playing traditional tunes, Appalachian-style dancers, culinary demonstrations, wine tastings, free gardening and decorating seminars, local artisans, folk tales and storytelling, cakewalks and farm life demonstrations.
- BookOpolis - In it's third year, BookOpolis is a weekend book arts blow-out! This year we are including letterpress broad sides and posters and prints as well as hand-made books by artists working in book arts. It is an open call and artists my see the web-site for more information on submitting work. The exhibit and activities are Open to the Public.
- October Leaf Peeping Train - Fall leaf-viewing trains. Western North Carolina Mountains are ablaze with brilliant fall foliage.
- History Alive Festival 2007 - Two-day festival celebrating regional history and culture and presenting crafters, demonstrators, reeanactors, food, music & a children's area. The Children's area consists of American Girl Plays emceed by Janet Shaw, Author of the Kirsten and Kaya book series from American Girl, as well as a boy scout component, historic games, and hands-on activities such as churning butter, washing clothes and shucking corn for children to experience.
- Annual Carolina Bonsai Expo - The Southeast's premier bonsai show! Enjoy exquisite examples of bonsai from several states plus the NC Arboretums acclaimed collection. Vendors provide hard-to-find bonsai and tools.
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