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Calling all adventure vehicle lovers and van life community members! The 3rd annual Asheville Van Life returns on September 28 to the Wedge Brewery’s second location at the Foundation. Live music is provided by Pleasure Chest and Marley Carroll, and there will be outdoor brands, vendors, and live installations in addition to about 100 vehicles on display. This is a fundraiser for the Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity.

Wedge Brewery at the Foundation

9/28/2017 --'The Legacy of a Mountain Man: True Adventures in the Smokies'

TH (9/28), 4:30pm - CULLOWHEE – “The Legacy of a Mountain Man: True Adventures in the Smokies,” presentation by outdoors writer and enthusiast Jim Casada about mountaineer Sam Hunnicutt, a Swain County resident known for his wilderness prowess. Free.

9/30/2017 --Creatures of the Night & Bonfire Delight

SA (9/30), 6-9:30pm - Creatures of the Night & Bonfire Delight, program of campfire stories and after-dark park tours. Registration required. $20.

9/30/2017 --Creatures of the Night & Bonfire Delight

SA (9/30), 6-9:30pm - Creatures of the Night & Bonfire Delight, program of campfire stories and after-dark park tours. Registration required. $20.

10/1/2017 --Home article placeholder WOODS AND WILDS FESTIVAL

Dogwood Alliance is an Asheville-based nonprofit working to protect the forests of the South. On Sunday, October 1st, they are hosting their 2nd annual Woods and Wilds Festival from 1 to 10 pm at the Salvage Station in Asheville. The Festival will feature regional storytellers, live music from The Get Right Band, Lyric and others, as well as activities for kids of all ages. Join them to celebrate 21 years of standing with the people and forests of the South! For more information: www.dogwoodalliance.org/festival or call 828.251.2525.


Cashiers Valley Leaf Festival
Date: Friday, October 6 – Sunday, October 8 – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Village Green and Commons, Cashiers, NC
Contact: 828-743-8428
Website: https://www.discoverjacksonnc.com/event/cashiers-leaf-festival-concerts/2017-10-07/
Held each year as the leaves begin to change in this beautiful mountain village nestled at 3,487 feet in elevation, this free event has grown tremendously since its inception in 2009.
Visitors will find unique handcrafted wood, pottery, jewelry and much more on display and available for purchase. There will be plenty of food and drinks available in both parking lots behind the two stages of the park, which will be filled with live music throughout the weekend.


Come along and ride on a Fantastic Voyage for the 45th LEAF Festival on Oct. 19-22, 2017! Located on the grounds of scenic Lake Eden, LEAF Festival has spent over two decades bringing a diverse and multicultural line-up of musicians, artists, and artisans to the Blue Ridge Mountains with a mission to “Connect Cultures & Create Community” through music & arts. Whether spending your time uniting with friends for a camping adventure, experiencing 6 stages filled with world-class music, exploring 8 family adventure villages, rejuvenating with dozens of healing arts workshops, or perusing 60 artisanal and culinary vendors – LEAF festival offers you the unique opportunity to tailor the weekend to your dreams. Prepare to expand your horizons with a once in a lifetime adventure!

Want to get involved in co-creating that magic that is LEAF? We humbly welcome one and all to come on board and volunteer. It takes the generosity of over 500 volunteers each Festival to cultivate an event that welcomes over 10,000 community members to Lake Eden. Whether setting up early, helping us keep the land green and beautiful, hydrating & feeding the community, assisting with the creative experience, or packing up a weekend of action on the backend – the hearts and hands of volunteers are key to LEAF’s success! Explore how to become a volunteer, gain inside access as an official LEAF member, or simply come along and ride as a ticket holder at www.theLEAF.org!

11/4/2017 --TRYON BEER FEST

Enjoy local and regional craft beer, oysters, authentic Bavarian food, and live music at the 6th Annual Tryon Beer Fest presented by New View Realty. Come “Tap Into Tryon” from 12pm until 6pm on Saturday, November 4, 2017, and see all the beauty, culture and shopping this mountain town has to offer.

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