Women on the Urban Trail presented by Ellington Realty Group

Saturday, Sep 14, 2019, 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Location: S&W Building, Bouchon, and Thomas Wolfe Memorial STARTS AT S&W Building
$60 per person


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Walk a mile (plus) in the shoes of women who helped sow the seeds of the city’s vibrant cultural life on a guided tour of the Asheville Urban Trail, a series of sculptures spread throughout downtown that reveals the multifaceted story of this unique mountain town. Enjoy old-fashioned ladies’ luncheon fare at the iconic S&W Cafeteria, an Art Deco masterpiece where  shoppers once gathered after hitting the downtown department stores, and learn about the region’s original farmer’s markets at the French bistro Bouchon. Then clink cocktail glasses on the porch of Julia Wolfe’s historic boarding house—the home where this shrewd businesswoman raised her son, the famed author Thomas Wolfe.



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Thomas Wolfe


Featured Participants

Dr. Elizabeth Engelhardt, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Erica Abrams Locklear, UNC Asheville

Kala Brooks, Top of the Monk

Karen Donatelli

Michel Baudouin, Bouchon French Comfort Food 

Sheri Castle

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2019 Schedule

Over 20 immersive signature events are featured throughout the weekend! Tours, dinners, parties, foraging and more await.


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This inspired, friendly and free-spirited food scene tucked in the mountains of Appalachia has been called “Foodtopia,” but the locals just call it home. Plan your trip now.

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