The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina
by Lee Pantas, 4th Edition
Your Guide to
Asheville and Western North Carolina
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Attractions & Things To Do In The Mountains!
Here are the most popular
attractions and things to do in the Western North Carolina
The #1 attraction, a must-see, is the world famous
Biltmore House located in Asheville. The most
popular natural attractions are the spectacular
Blue Ridge Parkway, which winds its way through
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, located at the far
western end of the
mountains and the
Pisgah National Forest on both sides of Asheville.
Up and Coming Mountain Festivals & Events in May
Montford Music and Arts Festival: The largest one day free music
and arts festival in WNC held on two streets- Montford and Soco;
with over 100 vendors of art, crafts, plants and food; two stages
with non stop entertainment from 20 groups and a children’s area
Asheville Herb Festival: The largest herb festival in the
Southeast. More than 50 herb vendors marketing herbs, herb plants
and herb products. Held at the Western North Carolina Farmers
Mountain Sports Festival: Focus is on outdoor sports,
including mountain biking, rock climbing, triathlon, road and trail
Asheville & Black Mountain:
East of Asheville Studio Tour: Self-guided studio tour of
Black Mountain, Swannanoa, East Asheville and Fairview artists. Two
tours, spring and fall.
Drum Circle: Coming-together of local citizens on Friday
nights in Pritchard Park in the spring summer or fall to dance and
play music. Bring a percussive instrument, and join in!
Garden Jubilee Festival: Two day
festival that celebrates the growing season in the Blue Ridge
Mountains. Over 125 vendors selling handmade arts and crafts,
plants and related items. 800-828-4244.
Lake Eden Arts Festival
(LEAF): Located at a mountain
retreat, Camp Rockmont, LEAF is held twice a year in the spring and
fall features music from dozens of
national and regionally known musicians as well as crafts,
storytelling, drumming, dancing and a healing arts tent.828-686-8742.
French Broad River Festival: Music, whitewater rafting and
activities centered around the French Broad River.
Great Smoky Mountain Trout Festival:
A one-day festival of music, crafts, educational programs and
fishing demonstrations. A festival all about trout and trout fishing
in the mountains. 828-926-0866.
Accolades & Awards for Asheville
Good Morning America featured
Asheville as one of its "Most Beautiful
Places in America."
Asheville became America's first Green
Dining Destination as the 16th area
restaurant earned its Green Restaurant
Fodor's named Asheville as a Best
Destination for Fall Foliage in a
feature on the TODAY Show.
Outside Magazine and American Rivers
named Asheville among America's best
Asheville maintained its "Beer City USA"
reign, tying with Grand Rapids, Mich. in the
fourth year of an online poll posted on
Asheville won the 2012 Reader's Choice
Awards on About.com for Most Romatic
Place in the USA and Canada.
Livability.com: Ranked Asheville one
of their 10 most surprisingly vibrant
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