Asheville and Surroundings

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Follow Me on Pinterest Often nicknamed “the Paris of the South,” Asheville indeed offers some of the finest theater, music, and visual arts in the southeast. Virtually every evening - and certainly every evening from April straight on through to Thanksgiving - we host and enjoy, along with our visitors, scores of the most entertaining and engaging events to be found in the region.

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Downtown, in the warmer months, bring your family, lawn chair or field blanket to take in the acclaimed Shindig on the Green where the formal stage performances are surrounded by spontaneous gatherings of talented generations of music makers.

Attend a concert by the acclaimed Asheville Symphony, enjoy an Asheville Lyric Opera performance, shop and learn at the twice-annual Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands. Home to the internationally known Biltmore House & Gardens, the NC Arboretum, and the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville is an easy 15-minute drive from Weaverville.

Bring the family to the Health Adventure and take in some high art at the Asheville Art Museum and countless downtown and River District Art Galleries.

Spring, Summer and Fall festivals include the renowned LEAF Festival, the 80-year-young Mountain Dance & Folk Festival, Montford Park Players’ Shakespeare in the Park, the YMI Cultural Center’s Goombay Festival, and Bele Chere in downtown Asheville.

And a brisk visit to the area for the late Autumn and early Winter holidays is sure to elevate your spirits to new heights.


Bele Chere

The Bele Chere Festival is considered the largest and most celebrated city street festival in the Southeast - come and join us for the best summer party around.

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Blue Ridge Montessori

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Blue Ridge Montessori School was started 11 years ago in 1999, as a service to the Beaverdam Community of Asheville, North Carolina - as well as the surrounding areas - for the development of children ages 2 - 6 years using the Traditional Montessori Pre-School Education curriculum.

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Folk Heritage Committee

The Folk Heritage Committee, an all volunteer committee operating under the umbrella of the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Community Betterment Foundation, produces two celebrated mountain traditions in Asheville, North Carolina: Shindig on the Green and the Annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival.

Both events feature old timers, as well as the newest generation of traditional and mountain string bands, ballad singers, and big circle mountain dancers and cloggers, resulting in fun-filled and authentic evenings enjoyed by kith and kin of all ages.

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HeartSong Artworks

Lelia Gina Canter, an artist of Scots-Irish and Cherokee descent, resides in Barnardsville, N.C. Working primarily in acrylic and pencil, her ongoing works include three distinct series; Cherokee Legends, Appalachian Folk Life, and Celtic Legends.

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SART (Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre)

The Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre is a professional theatre company dedicated to proven favorites, heritage of the Southern Appalachians, new works development, and opportunities for students and playwrights.

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Weaverville Tailgate Market

Locally grown by your neighbors – the Weaverville Tailgate Farmers Market offers fruits and vegetables as well as a variety of home-made goodies.

Join them for the fun and healthy foods / treats offered.

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Whisper Mountain

Green Living just got closer to your new home in western North Carolina!

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Zebulon Vance Birthplace

This pioneer farmstead, tucked in the Reems Creek Valley, features the birthplace of Zebulon Baird Vance. The five-room reconstructed log house and its outbuildings are furnished to evoke the period from 1795- 1840. Vance's political career as Civil War officer, North Carolina governor, and U.S. senator is traced at the homestead.

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Athens Restaurant

(828) 645-8458
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Bele Chere

(828) 259-5800
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Blue Ridge Montessori

(828) 281-0505
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Browns Floral Design

(828)645-6544
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Folk Heritage Committee

(828) 258-6101
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HeartSong Artworks

(828) 626-2457
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Maggie B's Wine and Specialty Shop

(828)645-1111
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Mangum Pottery

(828) 645-4929
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Miya Gallery

(828) 658-9655
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SART (Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre)

(828) 689-1239
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Stoney Knob Restaurant

(828) 645-3309
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The Preserve at Little Pine

(866)449-0023
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Weaverville Tailgate Market

(828) 236-1282
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Well Bred Bakery & Café

(828) 645-9300
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Whisper Mountain

(828) 683-2626
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Zebulon Vance Birthplace

(828) 645-6706
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