Friday, March 28, 2014

Last Man Standing - Sugar Mountain stays open this Weekend for last NC Skiing this Season

Sugar Mountain Remains open through the weekend - last channce to ski for the 2013-14 Season. March Madness Rates Apply.

Sunday, March 30th will close out a wonderful winter season at Sugar Mountain (Ski) Resort. BOSS Hawg plays live from 3 - 5 PM, deck food will be grilling, beverages will be flowing and the ceremonial burning of the snow will occur just after 4 PM.

2015 Spyder Sample Sale continues only at Sugar Mountain Sports now until Sunday. Stop by before the shop closes.

Ice Skating and the Tubing Park are closed for the remainder of the ski season.

Get a link for last minute skiing reports on the NC Ski Resort Guide.


Thursday, March 27, 2014

Chimney Rock State Park Hosts Springtime Kid's Climb

March 29   Springtime Kid's Climb   Get a taste of rock climbing and experience Chimney Rock from a new perspective with the Southeast’s leader in rock climbing education, Fox Mountain Guides. Kids (ages 7-15) climb for half price with 20-minute “tasters” on Vista Rock at this fun, family-friendly event, weather permitting. 

Enjoy convenient, walk-up access to climbing for the whole family to try. Beginners welcome, and no experience is necessary. All equipment is provided. Book a 2-hour or longer climbing lesson anytime with Fox Mountain Guides at (888) 284-8433. Admission: $10 for a kids' taster climb (half price!) or $20 per adult, plus Park regular admission. 

Chimney Rock State Park is named for a 500 million-year-old giant granite monolith overlooking Hickory Nut Gorge. Visitors are awed by the breathtaking view that spreads 1200 vertical feet beneath them and 75 miles across the Carolinas. The now state owned park encompasses 1,000 acres offers the best of the mountains in one place with spectacular 75-mile views, hiking trails for all ages, a 404-foot waterfall, a variety of special events and much more.

Get complete local visitor information on the  Chimney Rock NC Guide 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Mountain Spirits: Asheville Beer Tasting at Brusin' Ales

March 27, 5 PM - 7 PM at Bruisin' Ales, 66 Broadway Street in Downtown Asheville NC:   UK Breweries - Ilkley, Hobsons, Hawkshead.  FREE.

Ilkley Mary Jane IPA: "Multi-award-winning pale ale packed with American hops. Intensely refreshing and satisfying, with surprising balance and body for such a low abv. Mary Jane was named from the character in the Yorkshire folk song OnIlkla Moor Baht'at and is our best-selling beer by a country mile. Hast tha' beena'cooartin Mary Jane?" [3.5% abv]

Hobsons Manor Ale: ""Brewed specially to celebrate Severn Valley Railway's Manor Class steam engines. Severn Valley, one of Britain's finest Heritage Railways, chose Hobsons for its integrity and commitment to its roots in the heart of England. With aromas that reflect fresh grain, hops Manor Ale is a crisp refreshing amber bitter with biscuit overtones." [4.2% abv]

Hobsons Postman's Knock:
""Postman's Knock is a beer offering an intelligent blend of complex ingredients, the rich brown beer with a smooth fine head has a very chocolately character. The combination of subtle flavour notes of vanilla, treacle and roast malt gives an initial rich sweetness leading to a velvety chocolate finish." [4.8% abv]

Hawkshead NZPA: "NZPA is a complex, strong, modern pale ale. It is packed with wild fruit flavours and hoppy aromas. Made using four New Zealand hops: Green Bullet, Riwaka, Motueka & Nelson Sauvin. Matt, our Kiwi Head Brewer's very own personal beer. CAMRA (Silver) Champion Strong Bitter of Cumbria 2012. SIBA North, Bronze medal, Premium Strong Bitters 2011." [6.0% abv]

Hawkhead Brodie's Prime Export: "Previously known as Triple XBP. Extra strength Brodie's Prime. More intense flavour but still velvety smooth. CAMRA (Silver) Champion Barley Wine/Strong Old Ale of Cumbria 2012." [8.5% abv]

Get a link for Brusin' Ales and other Asheville Beer and Breweries on the Asheville NC Visitor Guide.

The Flat Rock Playhouse Music on the Rock Series Presents "Journey and Air Supply this Weekend

March 27- 30    Music on the Rock: Journey and Air Supply   This concert features powerhouse vocals and some of the most best-loved pop songs ever written. Don’t miss amazing performances of “Open Arms,” “Faithfully,” “Making Love Out of Nothing at All,” “Don’t Stop Believing” and all of your favorites. 

Music on the Rock Performances are held at the Downtown Playhouse, 125 South Main Street in historic downtown Hendersonville NC.

Get a link for the Music on the Rock Series and other local events, visitor information and attractions on the Hendersonville NC Guide


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Hiker Haze at Fontana Celebrates the Appalachian Trail

March 26 - 27    Hiker Haze at Fontana   Open to all AT hikers and weekend trail adventurers. Whether you’re coming in off the trail for a couple of “Zero Days” or visiting the Smokies for a weekend in the forest, plan on being at Fontana Village Resort for its second annual Hiker Haze Event. There will be plenty of fun and entertainment scheduled. 

Special events include - Wednesday: a native plants presentation, corn hole competition, karaoake with pizza and beer bash, campfire and s'mores; Thursday: Native American artifacts presentation, FREE disc golf lessons, movie and popcorn, hikers lounge with beer, snacks and live music. 

Fontana Village Resort - offers a range of accommodations: Lodge rooms and suites, cabins. RV and 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.   Get the best current online rates for Fontana Village

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Mountain Spirits: Oskar Blues Brewery Tasting at Bruisin' Ales in Asheville

March 20, 5 PM - 7 PM at Bruisin' Ales, 66 Broadway Street in Downtown Asheville NC: Welcome to the canned beer revolution! The folks from Oskar Blues WNC will be at Brusin' Ales in-store tonight with samplings their wares for you.

Deviant Dale's: "Deviant Dale's IPA (8 percent ABV, 85 IBUs) was born at the crossroads, in a juke joint, as if Dale's Pale Ale sold its soul to balance Deviant's foreboding aromas of citrus, grapefruit rind and piney resins, its copper ball-of-fire color and inscrutable flavor-intense finish. Deviant is the Devil incarnate with untold amounts of malt and hedonistic Columbus dry-hopping. Oskar Blues delivers this boundary-buster in the brewery's first 16-ounce tallboy can.

G'Knight: "Our Velvet M80 is a hefty, dry hopped double-red ipa with a nose full of aroma, a sticky mouthfeel, a malty middle and unctuous hop flavors. G'Knight sports a surprisingly sensuous finish for a beer of its size (8.7% ABV, 60 IBUs). It's brewed in tribute to a fellow Colorado craft beer pioneer and Vietnam vet who died fighting a 2002 wild fire outside of our Lyons hometown. For all the details behind this tribute follow this link to . G'Mornin'. G'Day. G'Knight."

Gubna: Gubna was bred from Oskar Blues Brewery's hankering to confront 100+ IBUs by cranking up the complexity of hops by pouring Cascade on top of copious amounts of Summit, then balancing that with a backbone of German Dark Munich Malt and Rye Malt. GUBNA's post-fermentation dry-hopping with both hops allows this monstrosity to gently coax the citrus rind and grapefruit aroma while providing a rye malt-induced, spicy-yet-round middle, and a brisk, clean bitter finish (10 percent ABV, 100+ IBUs)

Old Chub: "This jaw-dropping Scottish strong ale (8% ABV) is brewed with bodacious amounts of malted barley and specialty grains, and a dash of beechwood-smoked malt. Old Chub features semi-sweet flavors of cocoa and coffee, and a wee-bit of smoke. A head-turning treat for malt heads and folks who think they don't dig dark beer."

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Appalachian Ski Mountain Last Weekend for Skiing

March 22 - 23   Meltdown Games at Appalachian Ski Mountain    Come enjoy Appalachian’s classic end of the winter celebration with a full weekend of crazy events you won’t see any other time of the year including with lots of snow, sun and skin. All events are free with your ski ticket. Take your best shot at lots of prize categories.

Get a link for The Meltdown Games and other events on Blowing Rock NC HERE.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Season and Individual Tickets Now On Sale for the 2014 ‘An Appalachian Evening’ Concert Series

Again this year, An Appalachian Evening, the summer concert series at The Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center, is presenting a crowd-pleasing lineup of bluegrass, blues, folk and old-time mountain music by award-winning artists.

The series begins on June 28
with the return of the ever-popular Kruger Brothers. Also returning are crowd favorites The Snyder Family and Balsam Range. And on Saturday, August 16,  blues great Mac Arnold & Plate Full O' Blues will perform. The Concert Series continues through September 6, 2014.

ST PATRICK'S DAY SPECIAL: Buy at least two tickets on St. Patrick's Day and you could be the lucky winner of a pair of tickets to an additional concert of your choice. Also, purchasers of two season tickets could win two free dinners with the band of your choice. Get tickets HERE.

Make it a 'Dinner and Concert' Evening.  The Schoolhouse Cafe serves meals, snacks and beverages from 6-7:30 PM prior to each Saturday evening concert. The Cafe remains open for snacks and beverages through intermission. The menu will vary each week. No food or drink allowed in the auditorium.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Live Music this Weekend at The Classic WIneseller

March 14, 7 PM at The Classic Wineseller, 20 Church Street in downtown Waynesville NC - Pavel Wlosok, jazz pianist, performs jazz standards and original music. Enjoy small plate fare from 5:30 PM - 9 PM. $10  per person minimum food, beverage or retail purchase.

March 15, 7 PM   Enjoy a Gypsy jazz tribute with Don Mercz on piano, Mike Pilgrim on mandolin and Drew Kirkpatrick on guitar. Small plate fare served from 5:30 PM - 9 PM. $10 per person minimum food, beverage or retail purchase.

Get a link for the Classic Wineseller and other local entertainment on the Waynesville NC Visitor Guide

Monday, March 10, 2014

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Charlotte's Web at The Flat Rock Theatre's Playhouse Downtown

March 13 - 23    Flat Rock YouTheatre Presents "Charlotte's Web"   This beautiful story about friendship is filled with enchanting characters: Wilbur, the rambunctious young pig who loves life; Fern, the girl who can understand animals; Templeton, the gluttonous rat; the Zuckerman family; the Arables; and the extraordinary spider, Charlotte. Performed at The Playhouse Downtown in Hendersonville.