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Asheville area festivals and expos



9/23/2011 - Asheville area festivals and expos
by Entertainment


 "Wings Over The Smokies" Honda Goldwing Rally, today and Saturday, WNC Agricultural Center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher. Admission charged. Call 687-1414, 295-6856 or visit

 Sunset Stroll 5:30-8 p.m. today and Sept. 30, downtown Blowing Rock. Free. Lawn games, outdoor bars and restaurants, meet artists, gallery owners and business people who will be open late. 877-750-4636.

Bakersville Creek Walk Arts Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, along the banks of Cane Creek, N.C. 261. A juried fine art show. Also local food and music. 216-9929 or

Mountain Heritage Day, Saturday, Western Carolina University, N.C. 107, Cullowhee. Combination of old fashioned mountain fair and showcase for Southern Appalachian folk arts. 227-3193.

French Broad Fall Fest, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday in Hot Springs, featuring breweries, music, outdoors. $75 includes souvenir sampling glass and unlimited beer samplings 4-11 p.m. $60 for music and camping only.

Henderson County Curb Market Old Timey Day, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, 221 N. Church St., Hendersonville. Sausage & ham biscuits cooked on wood stove, music, antique display, demonstrations and more. 692-8012 or

Heritage Crafts Day, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, N.C. Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmstead Way, Asheville. Featuring artists and crafters whose work reflects the heritage of WNC. Free for Arboretum Society members or with the standard parking fee ($8 per personal vehicle). 665-2492.

Annual Fall Militia Encampment with the Catawba Militia, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Vance Birthplacae Historic Site, Reems Creek Road, Weaverville. Free.

Shamboozle Fest, 3 p.m. Saturday, Pisgah Brewing, 150 Eastside Drive, Black Mountain. Gates open at 3 p.m. Performing are Gaelic Storm, The Movement, Big Daddy Bluegrass Band, Scott Munns and more to be announced. Also gam es and face painting. $22 advance, $25 day of show, free age 11 and younger. Brewmaster VIP ticket extra $30 in addition to admission, includes early entry to festival, catered dinner, tour of Pisgah Brewing Company, meet and greet with Gaelic Storm, one copy each of Gaelic Storm's albums, "Cabbage" and "What's The Rumpus?", and entry to VIP viewing area with access to private cash bar and private restrooms. Tickets at or

Mabon Ritual of Harvest Home, 2 p.m. Sunday, French Broad River Park, Amboy Road, Asheville. Hosted by Mother Grove. Children's activities 2 p.m., family friendly ritual 3 p.m., followed by potluck. Donations accepted. 230-5069 or


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