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5 Top Festivals in Asheville

5 Top Festivals in Asheville

Reader's Choice: The Best Festivals to Attend in Asheville. The results of a recent online poll are in and Asheville fans have named their top five favorite festivals. Here they are in descending order...  5. Beer Fests  Asheville has become a craft brew mecca so it only makes sense that the five annual beer-centered festivals made this list. Brewgrass and Winter Warmer are two of the

Bele Chere Announces 2013 Lineup

Bele Chere Announces 2013 Lineup

Rockabilly, Electronic and Funk on Tap for Asheville's Largest Street Party. Image Source: Bele Chere's Facebook Page Just announced: 47 bands will be playing at this year's Bele Chere , the Southeast's largest street festival taking place July 26-28, 2013 in downtown Asheville. Here's the lineup: Dan Deacon Wanda Jackson The Mountain Goats Karl Denson's Tiny Universe Mountain Heart Kishi Bashi

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Bele Chere Means "Beautiful Living"

Bele Chere Means "Beautiful Living"

Asheville Gears Up For the 34th Annual Bele Chere Festival. It's almost time to slather up with sunscreen, don the dancing shoes and hit the streets of downtown Asheville for Bele Chere , the southeast's largest street festival. Taking place July 27-29, 2012, the festival has an incredible lineup of musicians, artists, local food and of course, craft beer. This is your chance to see what this

Sourwood Festival Returns to Black Mountain

Sourwood Festival Returns to Black Mountain

Did you miss out on Bele Chere this year? There's still time to enjoy a summertime street festival. This weekend, August 13 and 14, in downtown Black Mountain , the Sourwood Festival kicks off for it's 34th year. This event has been gaining in popularity each year. There you will find over 200 vendors selling crafts, art, food and more. Enjoy sourwood honey demonstrations, live entertainment, and

Happening Now! Photos & Video From Bele Chere

Happening Now! Photos & Video From Bele Chere

Bele Chere has officially kicked off in the streets of downtown Asheville . Here's some scenes from today that will give you a taste of what to expect. Local Vendors Best deal I saw for street food Ultimate Air Dogs! Clothing & Art Street Scene Silver Drummer A Taste of Asheville - local eats Questions? Look for the information signs Street scene Incredible Art Enjoy this video by Big Nasty

Fashion Tips for Bele Chere

Fashion Tips for Bele Chere

Local Ashevillian and writer for the Mountain Xpress, Alli Marshall , has outlined her fashion do's and don'ts for this year's Bele Chere festival. Never fear though, if you find yourself unprepared there are plenty of places around town to shop for the items you need. Do: • Wear plenty of sunscreen and a hat. Skip the ball cap (you'll sunburn your ears) and try a wide-brimmed straw hat, a

Park and Ride Shuttle Service for Bele Chere

Park and Ride Shuttle Service for Bele Chere

If you're looking for a way to beat the traffic around the downtown area for this year's Bele Chere then you should definitely take advantage of the multiple shuttles available. Full details below: The City of Asheville will provide continuous express shuttle service and free parking for Bele Chere, July 29-31. To use these services, attendees should park at one of two designated locations and

Bele Chere Best Bets: Insider Tips

Bele Chere Best Bets: Insider Tips

An Asheville summertime tradition kicks off this week in the streets of downtown. Starting this Friday you can enjoy the sights and sounds that have made Bele Chere the largest street festival in the southeast. Here are some insider tips on what's hot, what's new and what festival favorites will be returning. More Music: This year, bands performing at Bele Chere will be playing extended 90 minute

Asheville Ranked Top Small City For Art

American Style Magazine recently featured Asheville as the number one small city for art. The ranking is a result of the magazine's annual poll. Asheville has received numerous mentions in this contest for a number of years and has risen up from the number five spot in 2007 to hold the top spot for two years running. With a growing River Arts District and a strong bohemian culture the Asheville

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