Win A Culinary Trip Package

One lucky meeting planner will win a travel package including two tickets to Asheville's new culinary event! Send an RFP by May 31, 2019 to enter.

Win A Culinary Travel Package

Submit an RFP* for a new meeting in Asheville you could win two tickets to our mountain city's new culinary event, a three night hotel stay and up to $200 in travel reimbursement. 

The festival’s lineup includes grand tasting events, chef demonstrations, charitable collaborations, and a unique array of hands-on experiences in and around town. 

Chow Chow Horizontal Lime

September 12 - 15, 2019 | Event Details


Submit your RFP

*Eligible RFPs must be received on or before May 31, 2019 and be for a new meeting that could be hosted in Buncombe County, NC. See all Terms and Conditions.



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Explore Asheville is the best first point of contact to help meeting planners find the right fit for any size meeting. Our completely complimentary services save you time, effort and help you make the smartest decisions. When you submit your RFP to Explore Asheville, your meeting may qualify for our Have More Fun on Us incentive program that offers eligible meetings up to $2500.

The Explore Asheville team is a vital piece in your meeting planning process. Let us help you make your next meeting an unqualified success. We can

  • Distribute RFPs and coordinate hotel responses
  • Coordinate site visits
  • Provide information to support destination presentations to selection committees
  • Qualify hotel options and services based on meetings' needs

Exclusive Services

By sourcing your meeting through Explore Asheville, you'll receive the best local information and our full menu of Exclusive Services:

  • Amenity gifts for VIPs
  • Attraction Value Cards for all attendees
  • Staff member can travel prior year to promote destination to your attendees
  • Gift Card to incentivize early registration & build attendance
  • Qualifying meetings are eligible for the CVB's Have More Fun on Us incentive program
  • Custom micro website providing visitor information for attendees
  • Delivery of visitor information to meeting site
  • Staffed information table
  • Registration staff assistance
Submit your RFP