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120 Hillside Street
Asheville, NC, 28801, USA
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November 2nd


WNC Farmers Market
570 Brevard Rd, Asheville, NC 28806
Conveniently located near downtown Asheville, N. C., and between Interstate Highway 40 & 240.


Onsite parking available in multiple areas however be prepared to park offsite if lot becomes too full as there will be a large crowd. Carpooling is encouraged.

Please drive responsibility or use Uber or a local taxi.

CiderFest NC began in 2013 as a fall fundraiser with locally produced apples, cheeses, hard cider and plans to serve only about 60 people. No one imagined that we would have exceeded those expectations, but we did and by a wide margin. Almost overnight we became recognized as the very first hard cider tasting festival in North Carolina, boasting of a sold-out event with over 400 attendees!

This year's festival builds on that success, offering a larger, fun-filled yet relaxing atmosphere to enjoy the distinctive hand-crafted hard ciders from many regions throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, as well as an opportunity to learn about this rapidly growing industry in Western North Carolina. Come and let your taste buds discover how our refreshing (and naturally gluten-free) hard ciders pair especially well with local cheeses and artisan, hand-crafted breads and crackers. Non-alcoholic organic cider and apple samples will also be served by our local apple growers.

And it gets even better. Local musicians will be performing familiar tunes and original works at this year's fall festival, making it a fun event for the entire family! Among the new activities will be cider and cheese tastings; apple press demonstrations; cider evaluation and awards by French Broad Vignerons; a Hard Cider 101 panel; and free pumpkin painting and activities for the kids and the young at heart! Reserve your space today. This event gets underway RAIN OR SHINE.

Music by Jon Stickley Trio during festival
1:00PM Festival Opens/Tickets/Wristbands
2:30PM Hard Cidermaking 101 Panel with Q & A on main stage
3:30PM Apple Press Demo @ Three Sisters Cidery booth
4:30PM Last hard cider samples served
5:00PM Event Ends

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November 6, 2014
Location: The Venue
Address: 21 N. Market St., Asheville, NC 28801

The Montford Park Players present their annual masquerade ball. Open bar, food from local restaurants, and live music by Hank West and the Smokin' Hots are all included. The evening will also include a live auction, a silent auction, a raffle, and short performances by some of the company's stars. Cocktail attire. Costumes encouraged! Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the door.

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Christmas at Biltmore runs from November 7, 2014 through January 11, 2015.

When night falls behind the ancient Blue Ridge Mountains, Biltmore glows with the light of candles and flickering fireplaces. Music of the season performed by choirs and musicians provides a fitting accompaniment, and Biltmore House assumes the homey warmth that George Vanderbilt and his guests enjoyed every night. This is what makes Candlelight Christmas Evenings at Biltmore House so special. Guests attending Candlelight Christmas Evenings may also visit Antler Hill Village.

Candlelight Christmas Evenings require a separate ticket for entry from daytime admission and are available by reservation only. The ticket includes an evening self-guided candlelight tour of Biltmore House, same day or next day visit to the gardens and Biltmore Estate Winery.

Look for Santa Claus at Antler Hill Village every weekend, November 8 through December 21 from 1-5 p.m.

Biltmore-inspired holiday decoration classes are held daily at A Gardner's Place below the Conservatory.

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November 8-9

At the Studio Stroll in Asheville's River Arts District, all of the gifts are locally handmade and one-of-a-kind. Visit the artists' studios and find special gifts for family, friends, and yourself.

The first, largest, and most walkable tour of working artists' studios in the region, the River Arts District Studio Stroll takes place in 19 historic buildings along the French Broad River. There will be artists' demonstrations and hands-on activities throughout the weekend.

Getting to and around in the River Arts District is a breeze. Accessible by car from Downtown, West Asheville, and Biltmore Village, there is plenty of parking. Catch the trolley at Riverview Station or any of the stops on the map.

November 21, 2014 - January 04, 2015
Location: WNC Agricultural Center
Address: 1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher, NC 28732
Times: Dusk - 10 p.m.
Admission: Starting at $20

Welcome to Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland! You may wonder, why go to such great lengths to create an attraction of this magnitude? It's simple; we uncovered a passion and followed our dreams. After physically crafting each element, placing and bracing them, tediously programming hundreds of thousands of lights to perform with music, we managed to light up the nights!

There are over sixteen hundred individual and unique channels simultaneously directing this orchestra of lights. Using the most technologically advanced equipment in the industry, Christmas Wonderland magically expresses what Christmas means to us. Our hope is for this show to spark a smile on your face like it does ours.

Spreading Christmas cheer is our prime motivation and in doing so, we find great importance in giving back to our local community.

Now sit back... relax... and let the Christmas spirit take you away!