Friday, August 31, 2012

Last Minute Labor Day Weekend Cabin in the Mountains

It's NOT too late for a Labor Day Getaway in the mountains! There are dozens of mountain cabins and vacation rental still available for a Labor Day Weekend holiday. Check thes out or go to the Cabin Availability List.

Lake Junaluska vacation home rentalVacation rental only 2 blocks to Stuart Auditorium - 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 6. Covered porch, partial lake view, charcoal grill, central heat and air, WIFI. Fully equipped. $199 night, $770 week.   Lake Junaluska NC    Get a link for this rental


beautiful mountain view rental  Large Cabin with mountain views - 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, sleeps up to 10. Deck with swing, gas fireplace, central heat & air, pet friendly. $145-$185  night, $870 - $1110 week.   Bryson City NC   Get a link for this rental

Cabin rental near Dillsboro Labor Day Weekend Special stay 3 nights get the 4th free 8/30 - 9/6.  2 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps up to 6. Large porch, gas fireplace, full kitchen, AC, motorcycle Friendly. Minutes to Cherokee or Dillsboro. $100 - $140 night, $600 - $840 week.   Between Cherokee NC and Dillsboro NC.     Get a link for this rental

Hayesville rental with incredible mountain views Beautiful Mountain Views - 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 6. Decks with incredible long range views, gas grill, fireplace, central heat and air. Located only 5 miles to downtown Hayesville. $85 night, $550 week.   Hayesville NC   Get a link for this rental


enjoy the views of Maggie Valley  Vacation Rental with mountain views - 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps up to 10. Deck to enjoy the valley to mountains view, gas grill, 2 fireplaces, pool table and games, WIFI. Great location for Maggie Valley, Waynesville and all Smoky Mountains attractions. $175 night, $1250 week.    Maggie Valley NC   Get a link for this rental

mountain view rental only 2 miles from Boone 2 miles to downtown Boone 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 6. Great mountain views, wrap-around covered porch with hot tub and gas grill, gas fireplace. 4X4 needed in winter.  $225 - $300 night, $1170 - $1325 week.  Boone NC    Get a link for this renta

Get a list of more NC cabins and vacation rentals 
available for Labor Day Weekend HERE

Labor Day Weekend Block Party in Waynesville

 September 1   Labor Day Weekend Block Party  Downtown Waynesville comes alive at night. From 7 PM - 10 PM bring your dancing shoes and a chair and head for Main Street and an evening of live music. Three live bands feature oldies and goldies, bluegrass, country rock, and more. There will also be a Children's area, eats and treats, and downtown restaurants are open late. 

Get a link for more details on the Block Party on the Waynesville NC Visitor Guide.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Labor Day Beach Music Weekend at The Grove Park Inn

September 1-4   Labor Day Beach Music Weekend at The Grove Park Inn A annual festive Labor Day party with live beach music, a coastal seafood buffet, dancing and a variety of family activities all celebrating the last days of summer.

Beach Music Weekend events include
a coastal seafood buffet overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains and two nights of music and dancing at the Saturday and Sunday Beach Music Parties. Enjoy  shag dance lessons, pool games, crafts, a grilling demonstration from one of the Resort's talented chefs and incredible live music throughout Inn.

The Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa - The spa and spa services are renowned, scenic golf course, sports complex with pool - tennis - racquetball - training. Onsite restaurants, lounge, bars. A large variety of rooms and suites, varying stages of updates with some original Inn antiques Get current rates and check availability

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Labor Day Weekend Event: Dog Show in Beech Mountain

September 1 - 6th Annual Dog Show    Bring your pet dog and join the wagging tails at this annual dog show. Judging will be in pure breed (large and small) and mixed breed (large and small) divisions. There will be also judging in fun groups. Trophies and prizes will be awarded. 

Half of the proceeds go to Friends for Life Animal Rescue, and the other half to support recreation programs on Beech mountain.

Get a link for the Dog Show and other Labor Day Weekend events on the Beech Mountain NC Visitor Guide,

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Labor Day Weekend Event: Smoky Mountain Folk Festival

August 31 - September 1  Annual Smoky Mountain Folk Festival   Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center offers two nights of the finest traditional music and dance of the Southern Appalachian Region. The main shows begin at 6:00 PM, both Friday and Saturday, on the grand stage of the Stuart Auditorium overlooking beautiful Lake Junaluska. 

Both nights will include a rich variety of the region's finest fiddlers, banjo players, string bands, ballad singers, buck dancers, and square dance teams as well as the marvelous sounds of dulcimer, harmonica, juice harp, bagpipes, spoons, saws, and folk ensembles. 

Smoky Mountain Folk Festival Tickets are available at the door for $12 per night. Advanced sale tickets are $10 per night, and can be purchased at the Haywood County Arts Council office at 86 N. Main Street in Waynesville, or at the front desk of the Administration Building at Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center The special children's tent performances are free.

Get a link for details about the Smoky Mountain Folk Festival on the Lake Junaluska NC Visitor Guide

Monday, August 27, 2012

Labor Day Weekend Event: NC Apple Festival

August 31 - September 3   NC Apple Festival  This annual Labor Day Weekend Event features a street fair on Historic Main Street in downtown Hendersonville NC. This favorite annual festival is now in its 66th year.

Apple Festival activities include:
entertainment, arts and crafts, apple products, children and youth activities, special exhibits, food and the King Apple Parade on Labor Day. 

The King Apple Parade is a highlight of the FestivalAt the parade there will be professional floats, bands, youth groups, antique cars, fire trucks and many others participating in this event that will draw over 60,000 individuals.

Find specific hours and a schedule of events on the website, including a downloadable brochure with event details. The Street Fair hours are - Fri-Sun 10:00 AM-8:00 PM from 6th Ave-Caswell St; mini-festival on Mon. 10:00 AM-5:00 PM from 2nd Ave-Caswell St., King Apple Parade on Labor Day at  2:30 P.

Get a link for the NC Apple Festival and other Hendersonville information including restaurants attractions and lodging on the Hendersonville NC Visitor Guide.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Last Minute Labor Day Cabin Rental

Nantahala Cabin secluded on forty acres, yet only minutes from rafting on the Nantahala River.

Onsite hiking and trout fishing. Stone gas log fireplace, outdoor grill, large porch with rockers. 

Central Heat and
Air, locally crafted furnishings, full kitchen, Washer and Dryer, Large flat screen TV with Dish Network + DVD. Fully-equipped kitchen and dining area.

2 bedrooms, sleeps up to 6. Minimum stay 2 nights. $125 night, $750 week.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Hungar Games Fan Tours this Weekend

Date: August 24-26   Hunger Games Fan Tour   Explore DuPont State Forest and see The Hunger Games movie locations. Learn basic survival skills: orienteering, camouflage, and shelter building. Lunch will be provided in Hunger Games style. Shuttle service, DuPont State Recreational Forest permit, light Hunger Games lunch and guides provided. Pre-registration required. Cost is $79 per person.


DuPont State Forest One of North Carolina's newer parks. DuPont offers more than 10,000 acres of forest, trails, and 10 waterfalls and is located in Cedar Falls NC between Brevard and Hendersonville North Carolina. You can enjoy the trails by foot, bike or horse or bring the fishing gear and picnic basket. For a link and current Park conditions visit the NC Parks Visitor Guide..

DuPont State Forest is located in Transylvania County near Brevard and Cedar Mountain NC.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Maggie Valley Moonlight Race this Weekend

August 24-25     31st Maggie Valley Moonlight Race   Pre and post race activities will take place inside the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. This is the resurrection of a true destination race and a terrific opportunity for a vacation in one of America's most scenic regions. Run this race, enjoy the panoramic majesty of the Great Smoky Mountains, and hit the trails and the whitewater.

Online registration is now closed but Onsite registration will be held on Friday, 3:00-6:00 PM, and Saturday, 2:00-8:00 PM at the Maggie Valley Fairgrounds.

The Sunset Fun Run is our newest event at the Maggie Valley Moonlight Run and is open to anyone but geared toward kids and older adults who don’t want to run or walk the 8K.  The cost is $5 per person and you may register  under the large tent on Friday or Saturday at the Fairgrounds.  Each participant will receive a bib that should be worn on their front and will have bottled water at the finish line.
The course goes around the perimeter of the Fairgrounds, counter-clockwise, following the fence.  The “race” will start near the entrance and finish near the stage for a .4 mile course. Those who are running the 8K and would like to run with their kids or family members for this event can do so free of charge but must wear their 8K bib to identify themselves.

Get a link for the Maggie Valley Moonlight Race and other Maggie Valley events and attractions on the Maggie Valley NC Visitor Guide.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Summer Concert Series Continues in Tryon

August 24, 7 PM - 10 PM    Summer Tracks Concert Series at Rogers Park   This concert features the Russ Wilson Swing Orchestra. The annual concert series offers amazing performers under beautiful, starry skies. The concert is free, however, a voluntary donation at the gate is encouraged. The donations combined with generous sponsorships provided by local businesses make the shows possible. Food and beverage are sold at the event.

The Swayback Sisters bring the unique blend of American, Country Soul and Folk Blues that has made them a local favorite. The ad Popes follow with their five-piece ensemble and western swing mixed with straight-up country.

Get a link for the Tryon Summer Tracks Concert Series and more local information on the Tryon NC Visitor Guide.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

GoomBay! Festival in Asheville

August 24-26   31st Annual Goombay Festival  A three day African-Caribbean festival, located in downtown Asheville, that lives up to its West African name, meaning rhythm or drum, with rhythmic sounds and colorful sights.

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The Goombay dancers wear colorful costumes and high headdresses topped with feathers. Located on Eagle Street in downtown Asheville.

Get a link for the Goombay Festival and other Asheville events on the Asheville NC Visitor Guide.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Lake Lure Olympiad

July 24-26    8th Annual Lake Lure Olympiad   A sport and community festival featuring dozens of events and activities for people of all athletic abilities. The festival kicks off with a golf tournament, beach BBQ, free water ski show, ice cream sundaes and fireworks show.

For the hardcore athlete, there’s the sprint triathlon, junior Olympiad, Race to the Rock and 10K Dam run. Or challenge yourself to the 3 Races in 3 Days. There’s also a basketball shoot, obstacle course, family games and lenty to do for families, non-athletes and kids.

Get a link for details about the Lake Lure Olympiad and other events on the Lake Lure NC Visitor Guide.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Asheville Wine and Food Festival

August 23-25   Asheville Wine and Food Festival   The festival features a mixologist contest, a wine competition, culinary demonstrations, the WNC Chefs Challenge, "Sweet", countless opportunities to meet, greet, and learn from area culinary experts, and plenty of tasty products to purchase and take home – plus, a fashion show of designer culinary and dinner apparel.

The Festival brings together the finest regional, national, and international wines, exceptional local restaurants, craft beer and spirits, and handcrafted artisanal foods for three days of palate-pleasing indulgence. This highly anticipated event, recognized by the New York Post as one of the best of its kind, is held in the heart of the city’s lively downtown, where festival-goers will find a treasure of independent, farm-to-table restaurants and a colorful street performer on every corner, from musicians to magicians to living statues.

The Grand Tasting on Saturday from 1:30- 5 PM will showcase area chefs, wineries, farmers, and artisan food producers.  General admission ticket holders will have several hours to sip, sample, and shop. Asheville and the surrounding area boast award-winning chefs and restaurants, many whom you’ll have the chance to meet. Wine producers and distributors will be on hand as well, letting guests sample local, regional, and national labels.

Get a link for tickets and more details for the Asheville Wine and Food Festival and other Asheville festivals on the Asheville NC Visitor Guide.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Free Hike Fridays at Chimney Rock

August 3-31  Free Hike Fridays at Chimney Rock Park  Free guided hike out to Hickory Nut Falls, the tallest waterfall on the east coast at an incredible 404 feet. While many recognize the falls from the movie The Last of the Mohicans, the Park trail guide will share with you lesser-known facts about the plant and animal found along the trail during summer, in addition to some interesting Park history.

Meet the trail guide for the hike in front of Cliff Dwellers Gifts at 11AM on Fridays in August. No registration required.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Classic Car Show in Forest City today

August 18Hot Nights, Cool Rides   More than 350 classic cars, trucks and motorcycles line downtown, drawing both engine enthusiasts and the curious. The events includes food, dancing, and music and is held in Forest City NC.  11 AM - 9 PM with drawings for $1000 in cash and prizes for entrants.

Car Show Today in Old Fort

August 18  Classic Car Cruise-in  Held the 3rd Saturday of every month. Bring your car, truck or motorcycle. The event is held on  Railroad Street at the Gazebo in downtown Old Fort from 3-5 PM. This is a free event sponsored by Route 70 Cruisers.

Friday, August 17, 2012

What to do this weekend in Asheville

August 14-18    6th Annual Laugh Your Asheville OFF   One of the largest and most respected stand-up comedy events in the country. The event attracts top comedy producers and representatives that will be in attendance to scout the hottest new comedic talent.

August 17     A Movable Feast  at Biltmore   5:30 PM on the Biltmore Estate in the "Walled Garden" -  An evening of al fresco dining and wine brought to you by Estate Executive Chef Damien Cavicchi. The event begins with a cocktail reception featuring hors d’oeuvres and live music. The “Southern French Countryside” menu will be served at a feasting table located on a secluded vista in the Biltmore vineyards. Tickets are $185 per person and include tax and gratuity. In the event of rain, dinner will be held on August 19. For reservations, call (828) 257-5995

August 17   Downtown After 5  The Asheville Downtown Association brings together some of the best musicians in the area and throughout the Southeast.   The concert series features biodegradable food and beverage containers, staffed compost and recycling stations, a solar-powered main stage and a complimentary bike corral.

August 18     Biltmore Concert Series   Award-winning musicians perform on the South Terrace and on Biltmore's newest event venue - Diana at Biltmore, an intimate setting on the vista overlooking Biltmore House. This Concert: KC and the Sunshine Band  AND The Village People

August 18    Dog Day Afternoon Festival at Carrier Park   The event kicks off at 10:30 AM with a dog-friendly fun run sponsored by Dr. Kani Nicolls, around Carrier Park and will continue until 4 PM with two bands, dog contests including a Weiner Dog race, "Best Heinz 57", "Most Ear- resistible" and the Fastest Dog in Asheville Competition. The Companion Dog Training School will also host an agility course and offer training tips for dog owners.  The festival will feature a large cooling tent as well as doggie pools to keep both dogs and humans beat the heat

August 18   Shindig on the Green     Held outdoors at Pack Square Park in the heart of downtown Asheville, this FREE event  was voted the #1 Local Outdoor Concert in the Mountain Xpress "Best of WNC" survey for four years. Bring your instruments, your lawn chair or blanket, family and friends and join the fun eight summer Saturdays.

August 18    Ooh La La Curiosity Market   An outdoor market in Pritchard Park  featuring works by local painters, leather smiths, jewelry makers, potters ,up-cycled crafters, and other curious delights, all beneath the colored canopies of large market umbrellas. In addition to the artists, the market will also feature live local music with up three musical acts performing each Saturday and will include everything from a solo saxophonist to folk, blues, acoustic, and jazz acts.

August 18-19     7th Annual Leicester Studio Tour  A free, self-guided studio tour including painting, prints, jewelry, pottery, fiber, brooms and more. To begin the tour, head northwest on Leicester Highway (NC 63) from Patton Avenue and follow the bright yellow signs to the studios, the first of which is only 15 minutes from downtown Asheville. Visitors can also take Newfound Road to Morgan Branch Rd. and follow the signs to the Wildberry Lodge, 135 Potato Branch Road in Leicester. Wildberry, the founding sponsor of the Leicester Artists organization and there will be samples of each of the artists' works to help tour participants plan out their visits. The tour also will feature food vendor stops, one located centrally on South Turkey Creek Road and the other at the intersection of Leicester Highway and North Turkey Creek.

Get links for these Asheville events and other local information on the Asheville NC Visitor Guide.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Learn About Bees at Chimney Rock Park

August 18   The Buzz on Bees at Chimney Rock Park  More than 1/3 of the world’s food supply depends on honey bees for pollination. Now the bee population is in trouble—learn why and what you can do to help. Chat with local beekeeping experts, observe enclosed live bee hives, learn about the basics of beekeeping and honey production and bring home local honey and beeswax products. Kids’ activities will be offered and a prize will be awarded to the winner of the bee costume contest. 11 AM - 3 PM.

Get a link and learn more about Chimney Rock Park on the Chimney Rock NC Visitor Guide.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Dirty Danicing Festival in Lake Lure

August 17-18  Dirty Dancing Festival   A dance and music festival for all ages celebrating the classic American movie filmed in Lake Lure, NC. Fans can relive their favorite "Dirty Dancing" moments with a film screening, live music, dance performances and lessons, special guests, games and more. Fans from more than 24 states and two foreign countries have attended previous festivals.

The 3rd annual Dirty Dancing Festival is is an all-day affair with live bands and dance performances, a beer and wine garden, a kidz zone, a dance lessons tent, food and craft vendors and, of course, the infamous Lake Lift competition! With admission all games and lessons are free, and you can come and go throughout the day with your admission wristband!

On Friday there will be a FREE screening of the movie Dirty Dancing
. Bring a picnic dinner, some blankets and chairs and cuddle up to watch Dirty Dancing alongside the famous Lake Lure.  There will be food and beverages for sale onsite - please do not bring alcohol. This event is FREE but donations are appreciated. Come around 7:00 PM to park and find a spot for the movie which will start around 8:30 PM.

The Festival is held in Morse Park Meadows from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PMAdmission: Adults, $20 at the door OR $15 in advance online. Children: $8 at the door OR $5 in advance online

Get a link for the Dirty Dancing Festival and other Lake Lure events and attractions on the Lake Lure NC Visitor Festival

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Laugh Your Asheville OFF Comedy Festival

August 14-18   6th Annual Laugh Your Asheville OFF   One of the largest and most respected stand-up comedy events in the country. The event attracts top comedy producers and representatives that will be in attendance to scout the hottest new comedic talent.

This year over 60 comedians perform in 9 shows for Asheville's biggest ever comedy event. The Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival is the countries leading non competitive format stand up comedy festival. The philosophy of the festival is to provide the talent with an amazing stage, great audience and an opportunity to deliver. The goal for performers is to achieve what the festival calls a "Stand out Stand up".

Get a link for Laugh Your Asheville OFF and other Asheville events on the Asheville NC Visitor Guide.

NC State Bluegrass Festival in Marion

August 16-18    38th Annual NC State Bluegrass Festival   Featuring Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys, Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, The Primitive Quartet, Bobby Osborne & the Rocky Top X-press, Rye Holler Boys, The Troubadours and dozens more. 

Tickets are available at the gate or in advance by calling 706-864-7203. The event is held "rain or shine" with performances under covered pavilion. The cafe will be serving breakfast and lunch, with hot food and other concessions also available. Bring your lawn chairs - no alcohol, smoking or pets in the performance area.

Get a link for the NC State Bluegrass Festival and other local events on the Marion NC Visitor Guide

Monday, August 13, 2012

Motocycle Rally in Franklin

August 17-19  Smoky Mountain Rumble Motorcycle Rally   Head to Franklin North Carolina this weekend for the inaugural Smoky Mountain Rumble Motorcycle Rally. The event offers live entertainment, a treasure hunt, guided rides and plenty of vendors with great motorcycle gear. 

The Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin will host two evening concerts in conjunction with the event. The Charlie Daniels Band will be in concert beginning at 7:30 PM. on Friday, August 17th and Kellie Pickler will take the stage on Saturday evening at 7:30 PM. Advanced ticket purchase is recommended.

Get a link for the Smoky Mountain Rumble Motorcycle Rally and other Franklin events on the 
Franklin NC Visitor Guide.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Final Hendersonville Street Dance of the Season

August 13  7 PM - 9 PM   Street Dances in historic downtown  Hendersonville.  The Street Dances, featuring a mountain heritage music and dance on Monday evening during the summer,  come to a close this week. Bring a chair and sit back, relax and enjoy mountain heritage music and dancing beginning at 7:00 PM with seating area open after 5:30PM.

The sounds of fiddles and banjos playing at the Street Dance have been a part of Henderson County's heritage for over 90 years. People of all ages journey to downtown Hendersonville to enjoy live mountain heritage music and dancing. Put on your dancing shoes and make use of the  dance area in front of the stage or just sit and enjoy the sights and sounds of traditional mountain music.

The dances are held at the Hendersonville Visitors Information Center, 201 South Main Street. Get a link for the Street dances and other Hendersonville events and attractions on the Hendersonville NC Visitor Guide.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Lawn Mower Races Today in North Wilkesboro

August 11   AMRA Mow Down - Lawn Mower Races    Mow Down is popular with fans of all ages. Suped-up riding lawn mowers from 5 to 18 horsepower motors. Since 2005, during the summer months, Rotarians play host to lawnmower racing.

Sanctioned by the Alleghany Mower Racing Association (AMRA), oval track racing on dirt reminds many of the beginning of stock car racing in Wilkes County and the birth of NASCAR. Crowds have grown from a few hundred to gathering of thousands on several Saturday nights from June through September.

Get more local information on the Wilkesboro NC Visitor Guide.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Mountain High BBQ Festival includes Live Music and Car Show

August 10 - 11 Mountain High BBQ & Music Festival  - A weekend full of BBQ, Music and a classic Car Show. This two-day event features authentic, mouth-watering BBQ, live entertainment ,a car show, cornhole tournament, crafters and tastin’ tent. This 4th annual event  is an official North Carolina State BBQ Championship with $11,000 in cash and awards. 

Find local information on the Franklin NC Visitor Guide

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Ola Belle Reed Homecoming

August 10 - 11  Ola Belle Reed Homecoming   A showcase of top notch local and visiting musicians honoring Ola Belle Reed, a local legendary bluegrass and gospel musician. Free event with donations welcomed. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Ola Belle Reed (1916-2002) was an acclaimed songwriter and musician, recognized by the Smithsonian, the National Endowment of the Arts and many other organizations. Such celebrated artists as Marty Stuart, Del McCoury and Tim O’Brien have recorded her signature song, High on A Mountain. 

The Festival site is located in the town of Lansing, near the banks of Big Horse Creek and in the shadow of Phoenix Mountain.
Lansing is approximately 15 minutes from West Jefferson and 45 minutes from Boone.

Musical acts will provide continuous day and evening concerts in addition to instrumental, songwriting, and voice workshops. In addition to the artistic programming, there will be a Craft Market, Food Court and more.

Get a link for the Ola Belle Reed Homecoming and other NC events and festivals on the NC Events Calendar.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Sourwood Festival this Weekend in Black Mountain

August 11 - 12    35th Annual Sourwood Festival  Great music and lots of fun for all ages fills downtown Black Mountain. Held each year in August, it's a time for good food, good fun and good friends. Music, dancing, arts and crafts, super food, kid's rides and games, face painting and more in a no alcohol environment - fun for the entire family.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

RiverFest Celebrates the French Broad River

August 11, 1 PM - 7 PM  RiverFest 2012   Celebrate the French Broad River with an exciting lineup of music with Asheville's own Nikki Talley leading off the afternoon, followed by Mountain Feist, and RiverFest 2012 headliner The Galen Kipar Project. There will also be kids activities, food, beer, crafts, and of course, the Anything That Floats Parade of rafts.

Anything That Floats Parade Teams of adults and/or youths build anything that floats without a motor with creativity, innovation and zaniness are encouraged. Rafts can represent a business, organization, group, or any personal theme. The parade begins at Hominy Creek Park and finishes at Jean Webb Park. The home-made crafts will be competing for the titles of Most Creative, Green Machine, Ugliest, Funniest, and Most Unique Design.

Get more information about the French Broad River and Asheville attractions on the Asheville NC Visitor Guide

Monday, August 6, 2012

Labor Day Weekend at Fontana Village Resort

August 31 - September 3   Fontana Village Resort  3rd Annual Lake Alooza Labor Day Weekend Celebration. Enjoy the holiday weekend at an old fashioned, summer camp style resort in the Smoky Mountains. This is a great end-of-the-summer party with activities at Fontana Marina, cookouts, live entertainment fireworks and more.

Fontana Village Resort offers a range of accommodations: Lodge rooms and suites, cabins. RV & tent camping. Amenities include conference space, WIFI, 2 restaurants, lounge, General Store, gift shops, outfitters, pools, marina, massage and fitness center,  bike shop, horseback riding,  trails.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Historic Downtown Hendersonville Street Dances

August 6   Street Dances   Hendersonville's Street Dances have been a tradition for 92 years. The Street Dances features mountain heritage music and dance on Monday evening during the summer. Bring a chair and sit back, relax and enjoy mountain heritage music and dancing from 7:00-9:00PM. Seating area opens after 5:30.

Get a link for the Hendersonville Street Dances and other events on the Hendersonville NC Visitor Guide.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Ooh La La Curiosity Market today in Asheville

August4  Ooh La La Curiosity Market   An outdoor market in Pritchard Park featuring works by local painters, leather smiths, jewelry makers, potters ,up-cycled crafters, and other curious delights, all beneath the colored canopies of large market umbrellas. In addition to the artists, the market will also feature live local music with up three musical acts performing each Saturday and will include everything from a solo saxophonist to folk, blues, acoustic, and jazz acts.

Get a link for the Ooh La La Curiosity Market and other things to do in Asheville on the Asheville NC Visitors Guide.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Old Time Bluegrass Fiddlers Convention

August 3-4    Old Time Bluegrass Fiddlers Convention   A bluegrass and old-time music competition with lots of jamming and socializing among the musicians. Visitors are welcome to listen to this traditional display of bluegrass music. The event is sponsored by the Rotary Club of the Jeffersons‚ and advance tickets are available from the Ashe County Chamber of Commerce.

The convention is held in
Ashe County Park in Jefferson NC.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Art and Antiques Show begins today in Blowing Rock

August 2-5   A Celebration of Art and Antiques  The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum (BRAHM) presents its third annual Celebration of Art & Antiques, a three-day-weekend sale of heirloom-quality antique silver, furniture, pottery, jewelry, clocks, crystal and more. The event is open to the public.

The recently opened Blowing Rock Art and History Museum is located at the corner of Main and Chestnut in Blowing Rock NC. Get a link for the Museum and other Blowing Rock attractions on the Blowing Rock NC Visitor Guide.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival in Asheville

August 2-4   85th Annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival  The nation's longest running folk festival, the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival showcases the top talent in traditional mountain music and dance during a three-evening festival at the wonderfully intimate Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place in Asheville NC.  Come enjoy performances by hundreds of the Southern Appalachians' best traditional mountain musicians and dancers and celebrate the treasured cultural heritage of Western North Carolina.

Since 1928, mountain fiddlers, banjo pickers, dulcimer sweepers, dancers, balladeers and others have come to enjoy themselves “along about sundown” the first weekend in August at the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival. At the  2012 Festival,  performers  will take to the stage for the 85th time in downtown Asheville at 7 PM each evening.

Tickets are for sale on-line before the event.

Get a link for the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival and other Asheville information on the Asheville NC Visitor Guide.