Sierra Nevada Beer Camp
August 3rd, 2014
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
100 Sierra Nevada, Mills River, NC 28732
1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
$30 - $65
This summer Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is throwing an unprecedented seven-city traveling beer festival called Beer Camp Across America, and it’s stopping in Mills River. Sierra Nevada invited every U.S. craft brewer—around 2,800—to serve their beers at the festival location nearest them. Beer Camp Across America is a celebration for the entire craft beer community, bringing together brewers and the fans who’ve helped them thrive. Visit SierraNevada.com/BeerCamp for festival tickets and to see which local and regional brewers will be featured at the Southeast edition. In conjunction with the festivals, Sierra Nevada partnered with a dozen exceptional craft breweries to create 12 different beers for one mixed 12-pack—another first in the craft beer world.
A MidSummers Night Feast
The dream team of local food organizations, including the French Broad Food Coop, Organic Growers School, Hickory Nut Gap Farm, Green Sage Café, RAD & West Asheville Tailgate Markets, are partnering to announce the August 4th benefit to fund a project bringing bulk organic animal feed to WNC.
The Midsummer Night's Feast is an organic, locally grown, farm-to-table extravaganza, including a sit-down meal, film screening of the movie "GMO OMG" and a panel discussion featuring leaders of the local food community. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with Mocktails & H'ors D'oeuvres, followed by the 6:30 p.m. showing of the film, and at 8 p.m. by a three-course seated dinner and panel discussion. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at brownpapertickets.com.
Prepared by a collaborative team of local chefs, the meal will feature fresh, local, organically grown produce, grass-fed meat, and artisanal breads. Every element of the evening is donated, including the food, the cooks, and the panelists' time.
278 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806
Doors Open at 5:30 p.m.
Anything That Floats Parade
RiverLink's ANYTHING THAT FLOATS PARADE is to be held on Saturday, August 9, 2014 on the French Broad River in Asheville. Gather your crew and join us for the wildest, wackiest event of the summer. Judges will select a winner in each of the four categories: 1. Most Creative 2. Green Machine 3. Funniest 4. Judges' Choice. Registration, fees and details at: http://riverlink.org/experience/riverfest/anything-that-floats/
The ANYTHING THAT FLOATS PARADE is a featured event of RiverFest 2014, held at the French Broad River Park from 1-7 p.m.
Downtown After Five Featuring The Dynamites
5p.m. - 9p.m. August 15th
August 15th, Downtown After 5 takes place the 3rd Friday of the month from May through September, Downtown After 5 is located at N. Lexington Avenue and I-240 and is always free. The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker (thedynamites.net) The Dynamites take very seriously their sacred mandate of carrying the torch of "real" soul music forward. Charles Walker continues his age-defying prowess, at the top of his powers; strong and getting stronger. The Dynamites continue their relentless commitment to the greatest, most positive and celebratory musical art form in America. Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics (rubyvelleandthesoulphonics.com) Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics roots are embedded in the rich sound and history of Georgia soul, beginning with the early 50’s and 60’s R&B. Having performed countless gigs since 2005, the band has already contributed heavily to the steadily increasing awareness of genuine rhythm and blues music that exists today. To purchase alcohol attendees will need to show a valid picture ID and buy a $2 wristband. Proceeds from wristband sales will support a nonprofit organization. Nonprofit Wristband Partner: Asheville City Schools Foundation Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Asheville City Schools Foundation supports the students of the nine Asheville City Schools through volunteer academic coaching, after school programs, scholarships, emergency assistance to families in crisis, and grants for teachers. From sandwiches to pizza and ice cream to tacos, food vendors offer a something for everyone’s taste. Downtown After 5 is committed to reducing its impact on the environment and features a solar-powered stage, complimentary bike corral, compostable food and beverage containers, and staffed recycling and compost bins. Since implementing its greening initiative, the event has reduced the number of bags headed to the landfill to just a handful. Downtown After 5 is a production of the Asheville Downtown Association, a nonprofit organization committed to the preservation and improvement of the central business district. More information about Downtown After 5 and the Asheville Downtown Association can be found online at www.ashevilledowntown.org
Asheville Wine & Food Festival
August 21, 2014 - August 23, 2014
US Cellular Center
87 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC 28801
A vibrant restaurant, brewery, wine, spirits, and boundless downtown scene have placed Asheville in the national spotlight time and again. Underground supper clubs, James Beard-nominated chefs, nationally recognized distilleries, and boasting more breweries per capita than any U.S. city, Asheville is the culinary destination. And there's no better opportunity to sample it all in one place than during the 6th annual Asheville Wine & Food Festival, held August 21-23 at the US Cellular Center in downtown Asheville.
Multiple days of events highlight the area's top chefs, artisan food producers, craft brewers, distilleries, as well as regional and international wines.
Highland Brewing Company
12 Old Charlotte Highway, Asheville, NC 28803
12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
$10 Early-Bird Adults / $15 General-Admission Adults / $30 VIP / Children 9 and under are free.
After selling out the 2013 inaugural event in less than two weeks, 105.9 the Mountain (WTMT) invites our community to go hog wild again as the Mountain presents the 2nd-Annual BaconFest Asheville being held in the outdoor meadow at Highland Brewing on Saturday, August 30th from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Last year's event featured over 20 local restaurants showcasing their most unique pork creations, both sweet and savory, from classic BBQ and good old-fashioned bacon to pork-belly dishes, bacon-inspired sushi, bacon doughnuts and more. Event attendees voted on their favorite dishes to help crown restaurant victors in the categories of "Best Bacon", "Most Outrageous Dish", "Best Sweet Use of Bacon" and "Top Hog".
This year's event is sure to excite the taste buds with even more bacon-inspired cuisine, as well as an exclusive bacon-infused beer from Highland Brewing created just for the occasion. Also new in 2014, 105.9 the Mountain is creating the BaconFest Asheville mobile app to showcase the layout of the festival, allow event attendees to vote digitally for their favorite restaurants competing in culinary categories, and get access to exclusive BaconFest Asheville games and offers from event partners.
In addition to the culinary offerings, this family-friendly event will feature live music from the Artemis Pyle Band, a "piglet call" for children 9 and under, a "pass the pigskin" football challenge and more. Highland Brewing beer and prepackaged "take home" food items will be available for purchase.
Attendance will be capped at just over 2,000 people, and tickets will sell out quickly. A limited number of VIP tickets will be available this year and will include a BaconFest goody bag, preferred parking at the event, VIP-only event access from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. and more. General Admission ticket holders will have access to the festival from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Tickets go on sale Monday, July 28th with a limited number of early-bird tickets available.
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