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Festivals

Two days, three stages, 40+ performances.
Browse out-of-this-world wares, enjoy music + food, and hear from extraterrestrial experts during this festival that asks, “Are we alone in the universe?”
Find out which artists you’ll be movin’ and groovin’ with this August.
Dedicated to the strange + wonderful world that lies just beyond the mainstream, the festival is transforming the city into an experimental artwork.
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The organization made the announcement through a message posted to its website on Friday, Feb. 9.
Get a taste of the practice + its products during this festival in Marshall.
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Meet your neighbors across the city during a day of festive fun and education.
This year’s “Advocate” theme encourages the community to stand up, speak, and be who they are.
Celebrate and support the women of Asheville with music, dancing, and a market.
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The Charleston Literary Festival’s mission is to bring diverse national and international authors and audiences together through great books, big ideas, and perspective-altering conversations.
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The annual Labor Day weekend event enjoys the fruits of the region’s labor and celebrates the apple industry’s importance in the community.
Explore the intersection of Southern Appalachian food in culture, tradition, and history.
Join in on the fun at this pickle-centric party.
Pack your reusable shopping bags, because we’ve rounded up eight farmers markets around Asheville.
The festival will be four days of unforgettable shows for music lovers all over the region.
Celebrate the culture of the mountains with the help of the Folk Heritage Committee.
Enjoy a cycle-centric day of activities with food trucks and local beer on-site at Asheville Bike Fest.
Check off these 15 items on our bucket list for a summer that’s jam-packed with entertaining experiences.
Peruse pottery, paintings, and glassworks galore at The Big Crafty, showcasing Asheville’s creative spirit.
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