October 2nd-4th, 2015
The Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference is a weekend for women to learn, celebrate and connect. The event will be held at beautiful Lake Eden in Black Mountain, NC. Learn about herbal medicine and women's health from dozens of inspiring presenters and over 60 classes with topics ranging from plant identification, using herbs and traditional medicine, nutrition, health and healing, creativity, mindful living, and more. Celebrate earth-based healing and women's wisdom in a joyful and loving community. Connect with the web of wise women dedicated to a new paradigm of health and wholeness for ourselves and the earth. For all of the details and easy online registration visit www.sewisewomen.com
Paint With Beer
October 3rd, 2015
Celebrate Octoberfest! Experience an alternative to watercolor-paint with beer. Dark beers produced in the Asheville area will be used for warm tones in small paintings. Create from 2 to 4 paintings, depending on your choices of subject and how quickly you work. Reference materials, beer for painting and a few select tube watercolors will be supplied to create small paintings. No experience necessary. These make great gifts and sell well too!
River’s Edge Studio and 310 ART
Riverview Station, Asheville, NC 28801
9:30am - 12:30pm
Oktoberfest is a 21 and over festival, you are encouraged to leave the kids at home. If you must bring children, those eight and up must have a child ticket. Children under 7 will be admitted free. Designated driver tickets are available for $10.
Stage entertainment is provided by local polka group, Lagerhosen. This Bavarian-influenced 5-piece group, along with special guests, will perform polkas, waltzes and drinking songs to entertain attendees. Plus, they'll roam through the crowd creating fun and mischief with their silly antics and sing-along beer jingles.
Following a parade down Woodfin Street, the ceremonial tapping of the keg will officially open the festivities. Enjoy samples from: Asheville Brewing Company, Catawba Brewing Company, French Broad Brewery, Highland Brewing Company, Hi-Wire Brewing, Highland Brewing Company, Lexington Avenue Brewery (LAB), Noble Cider, One World Brewing, Oskar Blues Brewery, Pisgah Brewing and Sierra Nevada Brewing Company.
Oktoberfest will also feature traditional German lager from Spaten-Franziskaner to compare with Asheville seasonals, as well as select German-inspired wines.
Coxe Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
Asheville Downtown Association
LEAF - Lake Eden Arts Festival
Thursday, October 15, 2015 to Sunday, October 18, 2015 - See more at:
See website for pricing structures.
LEAF is one of the treasured traditions for families and friends across the Southeast and beyond. A weekend at LEAF is the equivalent of going on a year-long, multi-cultural music, arts, dance and outdoor-adventures journey, which "recharges our batteries." A few aspects that make LEAF "one of the best fests in the country" is the FAMILY-friendly atmosphere, the diverse sampling of arts and music, the setting and the intimate size.
September 16-October 31, 2015
Get lost in Western North Carolina's largest corn maze this fall with 12 acres of twisting trails at the Eliada Homes campus. Have fun while raising money to help care for children! They are just four miles west of downtown Asheville in a scenic valley surrounded by mountains. See directions at bottom.
Named one of the top 12 corn mazes in the country, the event brings over 20,000 visitors annually to the Eliada’s century-old campus. There's four miles of trails in the maze!
Each person trying the maze receives a map. The map shows numbered checkpoint stations set up within the maze. When you reach a checkpoint, you punch that location so you know where you’ve been. The checkpoint system is an easy way to progress through the maze, and no one’s gotten lost yet!
Other popular attractions there include the hay ride, pumpkin patch, and corn cannons.
Wednesday & Thursday 9 AM-3 PM
Friday 9 AM-8 PM
Saturday 10 AM-8 PM
Sunday 10 AM-6 PM
$10 for adults 12 and over
$7 for children ages 4-11
$8 for seniors 65 & over
Children 3 and under free
All proceeds from the Corn Maze benefit Eliada Homes, founded in 1906. It's is a non-profit agency serving the children and families of Western North Carolina. Originally a refuge for women and children and later maintained as an orphanage, Eliada’s services now include Residential and Day Treatment for high risk children and adolescents; Child Development Center services, including Day Care, Summer Camp and School Age care; Foster Care and Therapeutic Foster Care; Therapeutic Recreation featuring TASC (Therapeutic Animal Stewardship Cooperative) and NYPUM (National Youth Project Using Minibikes); and Community Support services.
Street Address: 2 Compton Drive, Asheville, NC
About a 10-minute drive from downtown: Take Patton Ave West to New Leicester Hwy and turn right. Go 1.4 miles to Compton Drive on right.
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