Thursday, September 22, 2016

Mountain Spirits: Wine and Beer Tastings for the Week of 9-22-2016

***September is NC Wine Month ***

September 22, 2016 - Heinzelmannchen Brewery, 545 Mill Street in Sylva NC - Live Music with Henry Wong, 6 PM - 8 PM.  

WUNDERBAR WEDNESDAYS - Every Wednesday they offer Traditional Growler fills in our Gnomler (1/2 gallon) or German Growlers for only $10 (Save $2 per fill) – it's Wunderbar!


September 23, 2016 at Brusin' Ales, 66 Broadway Street in downtown Asheville NC    Friday Benefit Pints for Prostates with Olde Hickory - 5 PM to 7 PM. In addition to the tasting
there will be  a raffle for a unique, Wavell Gunn & Dread God collector's set from Olde Hickory. Tickets for this event will be $5 and all proceeds benefit Pints for Prostates.

Table Rock Pale Ale "... brewed using the finest two row barley malts, with generous amounts of crystal and caramel malts yielding a deep copper color and rich malt body... dominated by Cascade hops, averaging a whopping 3 grams of hops per pint!"

Hickory Stick Stout   "English pale and crystal malts start this beer quickly followed by big time chocolate and black patent malts. Tons of Cascade hops go into Hickory Stick Stout to round out the malt character.

Cubano Walker  ... a cigar inspired version of our award-wining Irish Walker Barleywine. Aged on Spanish cedar, it has a slightly resinous finish with a hint of spice. It is conditioned with nitrogen to create a smooth, creamy draw and the classic cascading head.

Wavell Gunn    The beer is rich with caramel malt sweetness tamed by a mild earthiness. Subtle peat smoke, salty sea air, and whisky heat imparted from aging in scotch barrels provide Wavell Gunn with its resemblance to a fine scotch.

Lindley Park (2016 & 2015)   An imperial stout brewed with honey and raspberries, then aged in bourbon barrels. Pure bliss.  We'll tap a special Vintage Keg of Lindley Park for this event!





September 23, 2016 from 5:30 - 8 PM at Maggie B's Wine and Specialty Store, 10 C South Main Street in Weaverville NC:   Art Show and Wine Tasting.  Locals, Chris and Bonnie Allen showcase their photography; high impact nature photos that explore the changes in the seasons in Western NC. They will be offering 10% off during the show.  Stop in this Friday to taste some great wines and meet the artists.

Deal of the Week:  Castevetrano Olives Bright green, fleshy, Italian olives with a buttery finish. WAS: $9.99/lb. THIS WEEK: $5.99/lb.




September 23 - 29, 2016 at various times - Asheville Brewing Company, 675 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville NC

Movies -  All movies just $3 all times. Lego Movie, Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade, Nerve. Come enjoy Asheville's Favorite Dine-In Theater.  All tickets are just 3 bucks for all shows. The theater section is equipped with all the fancy digital sound and picture quality you've come to expect from the full price theaters...even 3d! As you can imagine, tickets go quickly. Please come early for tickets (you can even buy them one day in advance). You can come yourself, send your favorite uncle Buck, or your dear old grandma, but tickets must be purchased in person. If you are planning a group of more than 2 people, we suggest arriving at least 30 minutes before movie time to ensure you can find seats together.  Monday pizza special and Thursdays $10 growlers.


September 23, 2016 from 5 - 7 PM at Hops and Vines, 797 Haywood Rd. Ste 100 in West Asheville NC:  FREE Beer Tasting
 
Seotember 24, 2016 from 3 - 6 PM:  FREE Wine Tasting -  10% off wines tasted.



September 24, 2016 from 4 - 7 PM at Appalachian Vintner, 
745 Biltmore Avenue Suite 121 in Asheville NC -   FREE WINE TASTING with a purchase of $10 (per person) or more every Saturday. The patio is now open. Beat the crowds on the slope, grab a drink (draft or wine) at the bar and hit the relax button in one of the comfy chairs. Every Sunday and Monday is $1 off full pours of draft beer DAY. Choose from 20 taps pouring the best craft beer available.

Wine Wednesday - $1 off wine by the glass and no corkage on bottles over $20.



September 24, 2016 at  Shelton Vineyards
, 286 Cabernet Lane in Dobson NC:  Music on the Terrace from 1 PM to 4 PM. Live music featuring Kendra Bragg. The Harvest Grill will have ready-to-go box lunches and snacks to enjoy will listening to the dynamic duo. 


September 30, 2016 - Four Course Wine Dinner. Celebrate NC Wine Month as Chef Paul creates a delicious four course  meal with award-winning Shelton Vineyards wines. . Limited seating and reservations are required by calling The Harvest Grill. 336-366-3590.

Reserve Tastings Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays include a guided tour of the 33,000 square foot winery with an overview of the winemaking process, a tasting of six reserve wines, chocolate, and a souvenir crystal wine glass. $25 per person.
 




September 23, 2016 at Old North State Winery, 308 N Main St in Mount Airy NC - Live music featuring Josh Moyer from 8 PM - 11 PM.  

September 24 Live music featuring Jim Mayberry from 8 PM - 11 PM        




September 23, 2016  7 PM at  Classic Wine Cellar, 20 Church Street, Waynesville NCSinger-songwriter Dulci Ellenberger performs Americana, folk, pop, originals  from 7 PM - 10 PM.
 
September 24, 2016 at 7 PMJoe Cruz with piano and vocals performing music of the Beatles, Elton John, James Taylor, Simon and Garfunkel.
 
WOW: Wine on Wednesdays - Every Wednesday enjoy FREE tasting with DINNER purchase. The kitchen is open from 5-8pm. Reservations accepted by calling 828-452-6000.
 

September 22, 2016 from 2 - 7 PM at Table Wine,
1550 Hendersonville Road, Suite 102, Asheville NC- Seated wine tasting. T
op Wine Finds of 2016 on Thursday, September 22nd starting at 7:15 p.m. in the Table Wine Classroom


September 23, 2016 from 6 PM - 7 PM:  Free Wine Tasting - Awesome New arrivals  – featuring some delicious new arrivals from all parts of the globe! Get your weekend off to a good start with the best free wine tasting in Asheville. This Friday, we'll open a trio of brand new wines to the store including our new Case of the Month selection and one of our best Napa Cab finds ever.

September 24, 2016 from 6 PM - 7 PM: Big, FREE Italian Wine Tasting. Seattle-based importer Small Vineyards brings in a bevy of delicious wines from the types of producers and family farms that we love to support. We're talking small family owned and operated wineries that make their wines in a traditional manner. These are producers who get their hands dirty in the vineyards to ensure superb quality in their wines.

 

September 23, 2016 from  5 - 7 PM at  LaBouteille, 10 N Trade St, Suite A Tyon NC - Complimentary Wine Tastings  every Friday.   Complimentary informal Beer Tasting every Saturday from 12 to 7 PM.





September 23, 2016 from 6 PM - 8 PM at Brushy Mountain Winery, 125 West Main Street in Elkin NC - Live Performance by Larry G Davis.
 
September 10, 2016 - Jerry Chapman performs live from 6 to 8 PM. 
 

Tasting Rooms:

Biltmore Winery, located on the Biltmore Estate, Asheville NC. Daily tasting and tours with Estate admission. Special events and tastings throughout the year.

Old North State Winery, 308 North Main Street, Mount Airy NC. Tasting room open seven days a week.
Reservations are recommended for tastings and tours.  Sample wines and browse the gift shop featuring wine related and gourmet gift items. Thursdays live music at 8 PM. 

RagApple Lassie, 3724 Ragapple Lassie Lane Boonville NC.  Tours are "on demand" noon to six PM daily.
Tastings are available noon to six PM daily and include up to 11 varieties of wine.

Calaboose Cellars, 565 Aquone Road, Andrews NC.  Tasting room summer hours:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from Noon to 8:00. 

Carolina Heritage Vineyard and Winery,  170 Heritage Vines Way in Elkin NC - Open to the public for Tours and Tastings on Saturdays and Sundays
from 1 PM to 6 PM and at other times by appointment – call (336) 366-3301 to schedule a time.

Elkin Creek Winery, 318 Elkin Creek Mill Road in Elkin NC,  Open for tastings Thursday through Sunday,
11 AM - 5 PM and other times by appointment. 


Grassy Creek Vineyard and Winery, Tasting Room Drive off of Klondike Road, 235 Chatham Cottage Circle, State Road, NC -  Tasting Room open Wednesday through Saturday
11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sundays open 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. June through September: Saturdays open 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

McRitchie Winery and Ciderworks,   315 Thurmond PO Road in Thurmond NC - Tasting Room Hours:
Wednesday - Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM, Sunday 1 PM to 5 PM.


Round Peak Vineyard,   765 Round Peak Church Road in Mount Airy NC - Tasting Room Open Daily: Sun–Thurs 12 pm–5 pm;  Fri 12 pm–8 pm;  Sat 11 am–6 pm (and until Sunset Jun–Aug); By appt. other times. The Tasting Room is also a cozy place to host your private event. With space for 20-40 people depending on seating, and the ability to cater any type of food or appetizers desired, we can create the atmosphere you'd like. Available any time except the normal business hours that the Tasting Room is open.
 
Shelton Vineyards, 286 Cabernet Lane in Dobson NC. Regular tour and tasting is offered daily departing every half hour.
This includes a guided tour of the 33,000 square-foot winery with an overview of the winemaking process, a tasting of five wines, and a souvenir wine glass. $5 per person.  Retail hours are Monday-Saturday 10 AN.-6 PM., and Sunday 12 PM - 6 PM (Daylight Savings Time); Monday-Saturday 10 AM-5 PM and Sunday 12 PM-5 PM (Standard Time). Tours and tastings are offered daily. The winery is open every day of the year except New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. A variety of additional special tours are available - reservations are required, see the website for details.

South Creek Vineyard and Winery, 2240 South Creek Road, Nebo, NC  Open Wednesdays through Saturdays
from 11 AM to 5 PM, Sundays from 1 PM to 5 PM through the year until January 1st. Tastings include the glass & are $6, $7 or $10 depending on the wines you choose. Music events are rain or shine and provided to South Creek Customers at no admission fee, unless it is a stated ticketed event.


Wedge Brewing Company, 125 B Roberts St. in the River Arts District, Asheville NC. Micro-brewery regular Hours:
Monday to Thursday 4:00 PM till 10:00 PM, Friday 3:00 PM till 10:00 PM. Live music on select dates and outdoor cinema. 

Greenman Brewery, 23 Buxton Ave., Asheville NC. The tasting room is open seven days a week
at 4 o'clock, or maybe earlier.

Slightly Askew Winery, 913 North Bridge Street in  Elkin NC - Hours of operation: Thursday - Friday 1 PM - 6 PM; Saturday 12 PM - 6 PM; Sunday 1 PM - 5 PM

Stoney Knoll Vineyards, 1143 Stony Knoll Road in Dobson NC -  Tasting Room Hours:
Regular hours March through December - Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Winter hours in January and February - Fridays 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM and Saturdays 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Wine tasting: $7.00, Wine by the glass: $5.00. 10% Case Discount on Regular Prices (includes free wine tasting and glass)




Other Wineries and Vineyards:
Olde Mill Winery and Vineyards,  2742 Simpson Mill Road in Mount Airy NC

Monday, September 19, 2016

Visit Your Favorite Park FREE this Saturday

September 24 is National Public Lands Day, when entrance fees are waived at America’s national parks.

Start out by heading to FindYourPark.com to discover what's around you — including national parks and other public lands — and check out the exciting events being held across the country. Then, call some friends, get ready for an adventure, and enjoy your public lands free of charge.

Get links and information for dozens of NC Mountains Parks and Forests on our NC Parks Guide.



Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Macon County Fair Opens this week in Franklin NC

September 14 - 17, 2016    Annual Macon County Fair   An authentic agricultural fair featuring crafts, farm animals and festival foods.

The Fair is held on the Macon County Fair Grounds in Franklin NC

Enjoy a BBQ Supper, Best Cake Contest, Special Needs Livestock Show, Harvest Sale, Pedal Tractor Contest, Festival Foods and so much more. 

The Fair is sponsored by Macon County Horse Association. 



Friday, September 9, 2016

Grandfather Mountain Kidfest Theme Inspired by Pokémon GO

September 10, 2016   KidFest at Grandfather Mountain    A day designed to get kids excited about the nature and culture of the North Carolina Mountains through fun and entertaining activities. Guided hikes, games, storytellers, music and fun. The events are free with park admission.

“KidFest is Grandfather's annual event to showcase the park’s natural wonders to our younger visitors,” said Mickey Shortt, director of education and natural resources for the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation, the nonprofit organization that oversees the Linville NC travel attraction and nature preserve. 


This year’s theme is “Grandfather GO,” inspired by the popular mobile video game, “Pokémon GO,” in which players must use their handheld device to “capture” simulated creatures.  In “Grandfather GO,” however, young participants will focus on finding the real deal in a park-wide scavenger hunt. “The purpose of the scavenger hunt is to get kids thinking about wildlife on Grandfather Mountain, particularly that which is unique to the mountain,” Grandfather Mountain education specialist Amy Renfranz said.

Running from 11 AM to 4 PM, “Grandfather GO” will feature a series of stations located throughout the mountain, which participants can find using a map they’re given at arrival.

Find complete details at the website.


Thursday, September 8, 2016

Mountain Spirits: Wine and Beer Tastings for the week of 9-6-16

***September is NC Wine Month ***

September 8 and 22, 2016 - Heinzelmannchen Brewery, 545 Mill Street in Sylva NC - Live Music with Henry Wong, 6 PM - 8 PM.  

WUNDERBAR WEDNESDAYS - Every Wednesday they offer Traditional Growler fills in our Gnomler (1/2 gallon) or German Growlers for only $10 (Save $2 per fill) – it's Wunderbar!


September 8, 2016 at Brusin' Ales, 66 Broadway Street in downtown Asheville NC    Left Hand Brewing Co. Beer Tasting -  taste a few flagship and limited releases. Brewing left of center for over 22 years now, Colorado's Left Hand Brewing Company has definitely become a bit of an icon in the American Craft Beer scene.

OktoberFest: "Biscuity, malty goodness dominates upfront while the noble pedigree hops lend a properly spicy, dry finish. Zicke zacke, zicke zacke, hoi, hoi, hoi."  Marzen / Oktoberfest.
Extrovert IPA:  "Assertive, fruit-forward hops with aromas of orange blossom and pineapple mingle with flavors of wet pine and sweet malt with a dry finish."   American IPA.
Rye on the Prize:  "Rye on the Prize has a bold, hopped up character inspired by our mission to do good by you, the beer drinker, and our community." American Amber / Red Ale
Wicked Juju:  "Consecrated in observance of the light and darkness in all creatures, fresh juiced ginger and dark roasted malt are brewed together to pour black with slight ginger heat giving way to chocolate malt sweetness."  Herbed / Spiced Beer
Wak Up Dead Nitro:  "SUPER SMOOTH TRIFECTA OF COCOA, DRIED FRUIT AND LICORICE NOTES."  Russian Imperial Stout.

September 9, 2016 -  Brooklyn Brewery Special Release: Serpent.  Serpent started off it's life as a strong Belgian golden ale. It was then aged on Oliver's cider and perry lees in empty Four Roses bourbon barrels for over a year before being bottle conditioned and aged for another year! The resulting beer is smooth and complex with a delightful funk - everything you could want from these master brewers.
Quantities will be limited, so Brusin' will begin selling bottles at 5:00 sharp. There will also be a  tasting of a few other offerings from Brooklyn from 5 to 7 pm!


September 9, 2016 from 5:30 - 8 PM at Maggie B's Wine and Specialty Store, 10 C South Main Street in Weaverville NC:   Spanish Wine TastingThis week enjoy tasting Grenache Blanc, Albarino, Grenache and Tempranillo.

Deal of the Week: Sant Evasio Brachetto D.Acqui. Was $17.99, now $12.99.




September 9 - 15, 2016 at various times - Asheville Brewing Company, 675 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville NC: Asheville Brewing Company will release "Hott Fuzzz Peach Pepper Pale " on September 15, at 5 PM in conjunction with a 7 PM showing of 2007 cult film Hot Fuzz at the Merrimon Avenue Theater. This draft only beer will be available starting at 7 PM at both brewpubs.

Movies - Hot Fuzz, The Jungle Book, Temple of Doom, Now You See me 2, Rocky Horror Picture Show. Come enjoy Asheville's Favorite Dine-In Theater.  All tickets are just 3 bucks for all shows. The theater section is equipped with all the fancy digital sound and picture quality you've come to expect from the full price theaters...even 3d! As you can imagine, tickets go quickly. Please come early for tickets (you can even buy them one day in advance). You can come yourself, send your favorite uncle Buck, or your dear old grandma, but tickets must be purchased in person. If you are planning a group of more than 2 people, we suggest arriving at least 30 minutes before movie time to ensure you can find seats together.  Monday pizza special and Thursdays $10 growlers.


September 9, 2016 from 5 - 7 PM at Hops and Vines, 797 Haywood Rd. Ste 100 in West Asheville NC:  FREE Beer Tasting
 
Seotember 10, 2016 from 3 - 6 PM:  FREE Wine Tasting -  10% off wines tasted.



September 10, 2016 from 4 - 7 PM at Appalachian Vintner, 
745 Biltmore Avenue Suite 121 in Asheville NC -   FREE WINE TASTING with a purchase of $10 (per person) or more every Saturday. The patio is now open. Beat the crowds on the slope, grab a drink (draft or wine) at the bar and hit the relax button in one of the comfy chairs. Every Sunday and Monday is $1 off full pours of draft beer DAY. Choose from 20 taps pouring the best craft beer available.

Wine Wednesday - $1 off wine by the glass and no corkage on bottles over $20.



September 10, 2016 at  Shelton Vineyards
, 286 Cabernet Lane in Dobson NC:  Music on the Terrace from 1 PM to 4 PM. Live music featuring the Mediocre Bad Guys, Jerry Chapman and Les Slate. The Harvest Grill will have ready-to-go box lunches and snacks to enjoy will listening to the dynamic duo. 


September 10, 2016 - Wine Showdown at The Harvest Grill at 6:30 PM. Celebrate NC Wine Month with a little friendly competition. Two teams will make wine pairings to a Vintner's Dinner Menu and the diners get to pick the winner. Limited seating and reservations required. 336-366-3590.

Reserve Tastings Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays include a guided tour of the 33,000 square foot winery with an overview of the winemaking process, a tasting of six reserve wines, chocolate, and a souvenir crystal wine glass. $25 per person.
 




September 10, 2016 at Old North State Winery, 308 N Main St in Mount Airy NC - ONS Wine Pairing Dinner at 6 PM.   First Course - Rare Seared Yellow Fin Tuna with Asian Slaw paired with Fish Hippie Spring House Wine Second Course - Grilled Bistro Steak with mushroom tart and Squash Cake in a red wine reduction paired with Fish Hippie Cabernet Franc;  Third Course - Praline Tart with Caramel Gelato paired with Fish Hippie Seersucker Social White Muscadine. Wine Club Members $35, Non-members $42.         




September 9, 2016  7 PM at  Classic Wine Cellar, 20 Church Street, Waynesville NCTina and her Pony  from 7 PM - 10 PM.
 
September 10, 2016 at 7 PMJoe Cruz with piano and vocals performing music of the Beatles, Elton John, James Taylor, Simon and Garfunkel.
 
WOW: Wine on Wednesdays - Every Wednesday enjoy FREE tasting with DINNER purchase. The kitchen is open from 5-8pm. Reservations accepted by calling 828-452-6000.
 

September 9, 2016 from 2 - 7 PM at Table Wine,
1550 Hendersonville Road, Suite 102, Asheville NC- A free wine tasting
featuring Mixed Bag with Boen Pinot NoirFor fans of Belle Glos' Dairyman Pinot Noir (also made by Joe Wagner), you don't want to miss this one.


September 10, 2016 from 2 PM - 5 PM: Try Three For Free Wine Tasting showcasing New Italian WinesTry 3 For Free Wine Tasting starring some high end California wines. Table Wines offers a vast selection of wines that retail for $15 or less, but that's not all in stock. Also there is one of the best selections of small production, boutique California wines of any retail wine shop in Western North Carolina. Join them for this special free wine tasting where the corks will be pulled on some incredible wines…

September 9, 2016 from  5 - 7 PM at  LaBouteille,
10 N Trade St, Suite A Tyon NC - Complimentary Wine Tastings  every Friday.   Complimentary informal Beer Tasting every Saturday from 12 to 7 PM.




September 9, 2016 from 6 PM - 8 PM at Brushy Mountain Winery, 125 West Main Street in Elkin NC - Live Performance by Emmi Averi.
 
September 10, 2016 - Singer/songwriter Travis Griggs performs live from 6 to 8 PM. 
 
Tasting Rooms:

Biltmore Winery, located on the Biltmore Estate, Asheville NC. Daily tasting and tours with Estate admission. Special events and tastings throughout the year.

Old North State Winery, 308 North Main Street, Mount Airy NC. Tasting room open seven days a week.
Reservations are recommended for tastings and tours.  Sample wines and browse the gift shop featuring wine related and gourmet gift items. Thursdays live music at 8 PM. 

RagApple Lassie, 3724 Ragapple Lassie Lane Boonville NC.  Tours are "on demand" noon to six PM daily.
Tastings are available noon to six PM daily and include up to 11 varieties of wine.

Calaboose Cellars, 565 Aquone Road, Andrews NC.  Tasting room summer hours:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from Noon to 8:00. 

Carolina Heritage Vineyard and Winery,  170 Heritage Vines Way in Elkin NC - Open to the public for Tours and Tastings on Saturdays and Sundays
from 1 PM to 6 PM and at other times by appointment – call (336) 366-3301 to schedule a time.

Elkin Creek Winery, 318 Elkin Creek Mill Road in Elkin NC,  Open for tastings Thursday through Sunday,
11 AM - 5 PM and other times by appointment. 


Grassy Creek Vineyard and Winery, Tasting Room Drive off of Klondike Road, 235 Chatham Cottage Circle, State Road, NC -  Tasting Room open Wednesday through Saturday
11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sundays open 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. June through September: Saturdays open 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

McRitchie Winery and Ciderworks,   315 Thurmond PO Road in Thurmond NC - Tasting Room Hours:
Wednesday - Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM, Sunday 1 PM to 5 PM.


Round Peak Vineyard,   765 Round Peak Church Road in Mount Airy NC - Tasting Room Open Daily: Sun–Thurs 12 pm–5 pm;  Fri 12 pm–8 pm;  Sat 11 am–6 pm (and until Sunset Jun–Aug); By appt. other times. The Tasting Room is also a cozy place to host your private event. With space for 20-40 people depending on seating, and the ability to cater any type of food or appetizers desired, we can create the atmosphere you'd like. Available any time except the normal business hours that the Tasting Room is open.
 
Shelton Vineyards, 286 Cabernet Lane in Dobson NC. Regular tour and tasting is offered daily departing every half hour.
This includes a guided tour of the 33,000 square-foot winery with an overview of the winemaking process, a tasting of five wines, and a souvenir wine glass. $5 per person.  Retail hours are Monday-Saturday 10 AN.-6 PM., and Sunday 12 PM - 6 PM (Daylight Savings Time); Monday-Saturday 10 AM-5 PM and Sunday 12 PM-5 PM (Standard Time). Tours and tastings are offered daily. The winery is open every day of the year except New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. A variety of additional special tours are available - reservations are required, see the website for details.

South Creek Vineyard and Winery, 2240 South Creek Road, Nebo, NC  Open Wednesdays through Saturdays
from 11 AM to 5 PM, Sundays from 1 PM to 5 PM through the year until January 1st. Tastings include the glass & are $6, $7 or $10 depending on the wines you choose. Music events are rain or shine and provided to South Creek Customers at no admission fee, unless it is a stated ticketed event.


Wedge Brewing Company, 125 B Roberts St. in the River Arts District, Asheville NC. Micro-brewery regular Hours:
Monday to Thursday 4:00 PM till 10:00 PM, Friday 3:00 PM till 10:00 PM. Live music on select dates and outdoor cinema. 

Greenman Brewery, 23 Buxton Ave., Asheville NC. The tasting room is open seven days a week
at 4 o'clock, or maybe earlier.

Slightly Askew Winery, 913 North Bridge Street in  Elkin NC - Hours of operation: Thursday - Friday 1 PM - 6 PM; Saturday 12 PM - 6 PM; Sunday 1 PM - 5 PM

Stoney Knoll Vineyards, 1143 Stony Knoll Road in Dobson NC -  Tasting Room Hours:
Regular hours March through December - Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Winter hours in January and February - Fridays 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM and Saturdays 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Wine tasting: $7.00, Wine by the glass: $5.00. 10% Case Discount on Regular Prices (includes free wine tasting and glass)




Other Wineries and Vineyards:
Olde Mill Winery and Vineyards,  2742 Simpson Mill Road in Mount Airy NC

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Labor Day Weekend Events: Annual Smoky Mountain Folk Festival in Lake Junaluska NC

September 2 - 3, 2016   Annual Smoky Mountain Folk Festival   This is the 46th Annual Festival. Lake Junaluska Conference & 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, jew's harp, bagpipes, spoons, saws, and folk ensembles. 


Daily Schedule: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Free Open Tent Show 6:30 – 11:00 p.m. Auditorium Stage Performance.

Tickets: Advance tickets: $12 At the door: $14 Purchase daily at the Lake Junaluska Bethea Welcome Center from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Call 828-452-2881.