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Best Breweries in Asheville

Taking a trip to Asheville absolutely must include nature hikes, mansion tours, and of course, a visit to any of the number of the famous breweries that call the city home. In fact, Asheville has become known for its beer. So it’s safe to say it takes beer very seriously.

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The Perfect Vacation (or Staycation) in Asheville

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Asheville is a beautiful city known for its liberal approach to things, its embrace of LGBTQ residents and tourists, arts and crafts, Art Deco architecture, cozy bed and breakfasts, excellent hotels, craft beers, and farm-to-table eateries. In 2017, Asheville was named by Lonely Planet as the number one travel destination in theUS. It is easy to see why Asheville is beloved by tourists and locals alike.

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The Whale Asheville Hosts Second-Annual Oktoberfest

Award-winning Asheville beer bar The Whale:: A Craft Beer Collective puts its distinctive spin on a German tradition with its second-annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 5th from 3-7 p.m. The festivities include a rotating draft list of German and American lagers alongside games, contests, and giveaways, all crafted to honor longstanding volksfest celebrations.

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West Asheville Bookstore to Host “Banned Books Week” Book Drive

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Firestorm Books & Coffee will partner with Asheville Prison Books to celebrate Banned Books Week by holding a book drive for incarcerated readers in North and South Carolina. Community members are encouraged to drop by the West Asheville co-operative on Saturday, September 28 to buy a banned or “challenged” book to donate to Asheville Prison Books. Firestorm will then match every gift with a second donated book. Between 1pm and 5pm, Prison Books volunteers will be on-hand to share additional information about their program

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Ignite Jewelry Studios opens in Asheville River Arts District

The large space where Companion Dog Training had a home for so many years has transformed into seven separate studios. One of these spaces is the new Ignite Jewelry Studios, a project co-founded by local jewelers Jessica Hall, owner of Bluebird Designs, and Nora McMullen, owner of Nora Julia. 

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Asheville RAD Second Saturday Gallery Walk Sept 14 2019

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Saturday, September 14, 2019 

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Shindig on the Green with Ashgrove Garland Dancers, Asheville Morris Dancers

Shindig on the Green® is proud to welcome the Ashgrove Garland Dancers and Asheville Morris Dancers to open the evening on Saturday, July 13, 2019, from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Roger McGuire Green in downtown Asheville’s Pack Square Park.

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Barbara Fisher exhibition Tangled Mapping: Memories of the Future

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Aerial views, brain circuitry, weather patterns, lost memories.........all of these narratives can be found in the intricate meanderings and devious spaces of the Tangled Mapping series. Some evoke being lost in a big city, others feel like the brain trying to recall a distant memory or translate a twisted knot of thoughts into something coherent; still others evoke the ecotones of climate change.

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Garlik Vegan and Sanctuary Brewing Company Join Forces

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Garlik Vegan and Sanctuary Brewing are thrilled to announce their joint venture, Inconceivable Cafe! The all new cafe will bring a delicious lineup of food, perfect for pairing with Sanctuary’s award-winning craft brews. The cafe will be located inside of Sanctuary Brewing’s tasting room on First Avenue in Hendersonville, and will feature some of Garlik Vegan’s most popular dishes as well as some fun and exciting new pub food-style items including a variety of Impossible Burgers, tasty sandwiches, and yummy appetizers and shared plates.  

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Uncommon Market Asheville Indoor Market June 2019

Uncommon Market Asheville will be enjoying a climate controlled environment at their next INDOOR market on June 29 and 30. Come beat the heat (or rain) and shop vintage, antiques, art and handmade from some of the regions best! The market is 9 am - 5 pm on Saturday and 10 am - 4 pm on Sunday.  Admission is $5, good for both days and kids (17 and under) are always free. Service dogs only are welcome.

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