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It's best to start planning now: autumn is one of -if not THE- most popular season to visit western North Carolina. The weather is starting to change, allowing for a much needed crispness to cut through the humidity, and everything is buzzing with anticipation. So let's take a look at some events and activities that embody the arts and natural beauty of Western North Carolina during this fantastic season.

As the temperature rises, enjoying the outdoors in western North Carolina can get difficult without somewhere to cool down and relax. Luckily, there are several bodies of water to take a much needed dip in, should you get overheated.

beer week

Here in Asheville we live, breathe, and (of course) drink beer, which is why we are so excited about the Beer City Festival! Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend, 30+ local craft beer vendors from around the area bring their best brews for ticket holders to sample. The event takes place on Roger McGuire Green in Pack's Square Park, downtown.

waterfallashevillenc All bragging aside, we are a lucky bunch in western North Carolina. Innovative restaurant scene? We got it.  An environment of sustainability and preservation? You betcha. Beautiful mountains and opportunities for one-of-a-kind hikes? Whoa buddy, do we ever! This time of year sparks an urge to be outside, and to really appreciate this natural environment which is like no other. Let’s focus on one of the most breath-taking features of our mountains and parks: waterfalls.


With the warmer weather rolling in, locals and visitors alike are looking for any reason to get out and enjoy the outdoors. While hiking and ziplining are great ways to enjoy nature during the days, one of the best ways to get outside in the afternoon/evening is by visiting one of Asheville many outdoor concert events. With varied genres that reflect the diversity and style of Western North Carolina, everyone can dance to the beat of their own drum. Speaking of….