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Winter Squash Wonderland in December - ASHEVILLE NC - Red Kuri, Blue Hubbard, and Candy Roaster are just a few of the varieties of winter squash found in the Appalachi...

Diana Wortham Theatre Swannanoa Solstice Holiday Concert - ASHEVILLE NC - Award-winning recording artists Al Petteway, Amy White, and Robin Bullock lead the annual holiday concert A Swann...

New Belgium's Fifth Annual Clips Beer and Film Tour Raised Nearly $140,000 for Local Organizations - ASHEVILLE NC - The 2014 Clips Beer & Film Tour, New Belgium Brewing's beer-toting, film-traveling, nonprofit-benefitting sho...

500 Mugs for Sierra Leone - ASHEVILLE NC - Former A-B Tech Ceramics student, Sara Kurtz, has organized a fundraiser and exhibition called, "500 Mugs for Sie...

WCU Marching Band Headline 125th Anniversary Celebration - ASHEVILLE NC - There's one more parade left on the itinerary this year for members of Western Carolina University's Pride of the...

Santa Climbs Down the Chimney December 6 and 13 - ASHEVILLE NC - Despite his doctor's orders, Santa is at it again! Jolly old St. Nick will be visiting Chimney Rock at Chimney Ro...

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Heating Assistance Applications for Low Income Energy Assistance Program - ASHEVILLE NC - The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced that the state's Low Income Energy Assis...

City Manager Announces Succession Plan for Chief of Police - ASHEVILLE NC - Asheville Police Chief William Anderson announced Friday, November 14 his plans for retirement effective Dece...

A-B Tech Joins the National #GivingTuesday Movement - ASHEVILLE NC - A-B Tech Community College's Foundation has joined #GivingTuesday, a first of its kind effort that will harness t...

UNC Asheville 'GEARS UP' to Foster College Readiness in 8 WNC Counties - ASHEVILLE NC - UNC Asheville is partnering with Appalachian State University to increase the number of students in eight W...

Diamond Brand Outdoors "Step Out and Shop" benefit Diana Wortham Theatre - ASHEVILLE NC - The Diana Wortham Theatre and Diamond Brand Outdoors have announced their fourth annual "Step Out and Shop" event...

'Sounds of the Season' Dec 7 at WCU - ASHEVILLE NC - The annual "Sounds of the Season" holiday concert, featuring faculty and students in small chamber groups and lar...

"An Old Fashioned Dickens of a Christmas Festival" - ASHEVILLE NC - This is a newly formed event combining our Christmas tree lighting and our Dickens Festival into one grand holida...

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Local Attractions

The tranquil charm of the Blue Ridge Parkway, the spirited culture of the River Arts District, the natural magnificence of Chimney Rock - these are just some of the attractions that have inspired countless visitors to Asheville. Parks like the Pisgah National Forest and Great Smoky Mountains National Park make it easy to experience the great outdoors. An impressive variety of cultural attractions like the historic Biltmore Estate, as well as first-class museums catering to everything from fine art to geology have established Asheville as a cultural epicenter. Read more to discover the best Asheville local attractions.

Shopping in Asheville

Visitors will be amazed at the unique boutiques, charming shops, and eclectic stores to be found in Asheville, North Carolina. Countless travelers have come to cherish the area's original shopping locales like the historic Biltmore Village; with its array of quaint shops selling one-of-a-kind treasures. Downtown Asheville boasts 200+ shops of impressive diversity, as well as the grand old Grove Arcade shopping center. With these amazing stores, it's easy to see how Asheville became one of the East's top shopping destinations. Lean more about Asheville shopping.

Events

From Broadway shows to the Bele Chere Festival, Asheville hosts an incredible variety of events. In a town so full of imagination and vitality, it's easy to find the perfect event for the whole family. Each day is filled with music, the nights with dancing, and every moment filled with surprise at the many events held in Western North Carolina's bountiful parks and forests. Whether you want to learn more about gardening, attend a prestigious lecture, catch an Asheville Tourists game, or just explore the goings-on about town, our Asheville Events section will help get you there in time for the action.

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Asheville, NC is a gorgeous town located in the heart of the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains. The monumental Biltmore Estate, beautiful atmospheres, and friendly people make Asheville and its surroundings one-of-a-kind. A great area to live and visit, Asheville offers many exciting adventures from skiing and snowboarding to fishing and horseback riding. Experience cabins and vacation rentals in the WNC mountains, eclectic shopping and everything else that makes this All-American City the place to be.

Discover why people are calling Asheville, North Carolina the southeast's destination for the best places to shop, places to stay, grab a bite to eat, and be entertained. The eclectic mix of things to do in Asheville NC remains unrivaled in the mountains, the South, and some would even say the country. With its relaxing nature hikes, the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, the grand estate of George Vanderbilt, the Biltmore Estate and House, and the University of North Carolina Asheville, this is a town of rare beauty offering a unique fusion of nature and culture to the traveler and resident alike.

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