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.

Featured Participants


Elizabeth Engelhardt

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Erica Abrams Locklear

Professor of English, UNC Asheville

Kala Brooks

Cocktail Curator, Top of the Monk

Kevan Frazier

Founder, Asheville by Foot Walking Tours

Dr. Leah Greden Mathews

Professor of Economics, University of North Carolina Asheville

Melissa Katrincic

Co-Owner CEO & President, Durham Distillery / Conniption gins

Noble Cider

Sheri Castle

Food Writer

Other Participants:

Karen Donatelli

Michel Baudouin, Bouchon French Comfort Food 




Ellington Realty Group

Thomas Wolfe