Upcoming events and things to do in Asheville, NC. Below is a list of events for festivals, concerts, art exhibitions, group meetups and more.

Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Nantahala Outdoor Center: WARM ADVENTURES IN THE WINTER SEASON
Oct 5 all-day
various locations

WARM ADVENTURES IN THE WINTER SEASON

It won’t be long before the temperature starts to drop, the mornings get darker and we dust off coats and gloves before leaving the house. Why grin and bear it, when you can plan an escape! We’ve rounded up some warmer destinations to plan your next adventure. From rafting the Zambezi River to paddle boarding off the coast of Baja, move those summer clothes to a suitcase and pack for these sun-drenched spots across the globe.

 

With NOC Adventure Travel you can expect small groups, exciting destinations and the best in adventure, gear and guides.

Zambezi River, Africa

Zambezi River, Africa

Located in the tropics, wildlife viewing is a perk of this trip as well as seeing Victoria Falls and rafting the famous Zambezi River.

Learn More >>

Ecuador, South America

A surfer’s paradise! Join us on the coast of Ecuador for great waves, friendly locals, fresh food, and a multitude of activities!

Learn More>>

Baja, Mexico

In Baja you can sip drinks and watch the sun disappear into the Pacific, or enjoy the multi-sport activities like surfing the perfect wave, hiking the coastline or sea kayaking with turtles and sea lions. Learn More>>

Bariloche Region, Argentina

Adventure your way through the charm, natural wonder, and many activities you can find in Argentina. We

Learn More>>

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Snorkel, hike, surf and sail around the Galapagos Islands in this catamaran adventure around this volcanic archipelago in the Pacific Ocean.

Learn More>>

Belize, Central America

Explore the rainforest, ancient Mayan ruins, kayak, snorkel, and paddle in the clear blue waters, zip line, hike, and more, while sleeping in safari style tent cabanas with ocean views.

Learn More>>

YWCA Aquatics Volunteer
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
YWCA Asheville

YWCA of Asheville is a nonprofit organization working to bridge gaps in education, health, childcare, and earning power for women and families in the Asheville region. The mission of the YWCA of Asheville is to eliminate racism; empower women; and promote peace,  justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

The YWCA indoor pool hosts a comprehensive Aquatics Program with activities for all ages, abilities, and interests.

Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities 

  • Join the fun in the pool as a swim assistant. Help children and adults learn the basics of floating, kicking, breathing, and diving.
  • Support the Aquatics Program with behind-the-scenes administrative work or on-the-deck supervising

Time Commitment

  • Flexible time commitment

Volunteer Requirements

  • Background check
Hoops + Heels
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm
Bon Secours Wellness Arena

The 2nd annual Furman women’s basketball “Hoops & Heels” fundraising and women’s empowerment event is scheduled for Oct. 5 at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in downtown Greenville.

National and Olympic champion coaching great Dawn Staley is the featured speaker for the event, which gets underway with a VIP cocktail hour at 6:00 p.m., followed by the dinner and program beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Registration and multiple sponsorship and ticket opportunities are detailed HERE. 

“We are extremely excited to welcome National and Olympic Champion Dawn Staley as our speaker for this year’s “Hoops and Heels” event,” said Furman head coach Jackie Carson.  “The interest in women’s basketball, particularly in the state of South Carolina, is at an all-time high due to Dawn’s program at the University of South Carolina. She is not only an amazing leader on the court but personifies true servant leadership with her civic and community engagement across the country. Her words will empower all attendees, and we look forward to the Greenville and Furman communities joining us for a legendary evening.”

Fresh off a 2022 NCAA National Championship and a gold medal winning performance in the Tokyo Olympics as the head coach of the USA Women’s Basketball National Team, Staley is one of the most respected and successful coaches in the game of basketball. As a stand-out student-athlete at the University of Virginia and in the WNBA, she has exemplified greatness both on the court and the sidelines. Staley’s legacy on the basketball landscape was immortalized when she was enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2013.

Carson ’00, who starred for Furman as a player over a brilliant four-year career, is entering her 13th year as head coach at her alma mater. The Paladins are coming off their most successful season in 22 years and competed in postseason play for the third time in four seasons.

Thursday, October 6, 2022
15th Annual Camp Field Day
Oct 6 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Camp Ton-A-Wandah

The Henderson County Chamber of Commerce along with United Community Bank and Camp Ton-A-Wandah will host the 15th Annual Camp Field Day:
 Thursday, October 6th at Camp Ton-A-Wandah
11:00 am Registration | Noon – 5:00 pm Event
Teams and individuals compete in events ranging from archery to kayaking, crafts to riflery – all while learning about the $120 million impact the Camp Industry has on Henderson County.
Great food and refreshments will be provided.
Friday, October 7, 2022
Nantahala Outdoor Center: WARM ADVENTURES IN THE WINTER SEASON
Oct 7 all-day
various locations

WARM ADVENTURES IN THE WINTER SEASON

It won’t be long before the temperature starts to drop, the mornings get darker and we dust off coats and gloves before leaving the house. Why grin and bear it, when you can plan an escape! We’ve rounded up some warmer destinations to plan your next adventure. From rafting the Zambezi River to paddle boarding off the coast of Baja, move those summer clothes to a suitcase and pack for these sun-drenched spots across the globe.

 

With NOC Adventure Travel you can expect small groups, exciting destinations and the best in adventure, gear and guides.

Zambezi River, Africa

Zambezi River, Africa

Located in the tropics, wildlife viewing is a perk of this trip as well as seeing Victoria Falls and rafting the famous Zambezi River.

Learn More >>

Ecuador, South America

A surfer’s paradise! Join us on the coast of Ecuador for great waves, friendly locals, fresh food, and a multitude of activities!

Learn More>>

Baja, Mexico

In Baja you can sip drinks and watch the sun disappear into the Pacific, or enjoy the multi-sport activities like surfing the perfect wave, hiking the coastline or sea kayaking with turtles and sea lions. Learn More>>

Bariloche Region, Argentina

Adventure your way through the charm, natural wonder, and many activities you can find in Argentina. We

Learn More>>

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Snorkel, hike, surf and sail around the Galapagos Islands in this catamaran adventure around this volcanic archipelago in the Pacific Ocean.

Learn More>>

Belize, Central America

Explore the rainforest, ancient Mayan ruins, kayak, snorkel, and paddle in the clear blue waters, zip line, hike, and more, while sleeping in safari style tent cabanas with ocean views.

Learn More>>

YWCA Aquatics Volunteer
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
YWCA Asheville

YWCA of Asheville is a nonprofit organization working to bridge gaps in education, health, childcare, and earning power for women and families in the Asheville region. The mission of the YWCA of Asheville is to eliminate racism; empower women; and promote peace,  justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

The YWCA indoor pool hosts a comprehensive Aquatics Program with activities for all ages, abilities, and interests.

Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities 

  • Join the fun in the pool as a swim assistant. Help children and adults learn the basics of floating, kicking, breathing, and diving.
  • Support the Aquatics Program with behind-the-scenes administrative work or on-the-deck supervising

Time Commitment

  • Flexible time commitment

Volunteer Requirements

  • Background check
Saturday, October 8, 2022
Quest Brewery Tours
Oct 8 @ 2:00 pm

We offer brewery tours every Saturday at 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, and 5pm.

Please arrive a few minutes early and grab a beer to take along on the tour.

Quest Brewing Co. — Greenville, SC

55 Airview Drive Greenville, SC    29607

864-272-6232
[email protected]

Appalachian Trilogy
Oct 8 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
various locations

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  • If you register for at least 3 of our 4 half marathons in 2022, you’ll get an awesome extra medal after the last one!
  • The deadline to be registered for at least 3 of the races is July 10th at midnight so we have time to order the medals.
  • Medals will be given out at the 2022 Black Bear Half Marathon event. If you can’t make it to that event, medals will be available for local pickup at Fleet Feet Asheville or shipped to you for $10.
  • There are 200 spots available for the 2022 trilogy.

Here are the 4 eligible events to choose from. As long as you are registered for at least 3 of them by July 10th at midnight, you’ll get your extra medal!

Date Event
March 19th/20th The Asheville Marathon and Half at Biltmore Estate (the full marathon also qualifies)
May 14th The Jump Of Rock Half Marathon
June 12th The RAD Half Marathon
October 8th The Black Bear Half Marathon (registration opening soon!)

Sign up for our interest form to stay in the loop with emails and updates throughout the year!

Sunday, October 9, 2022
Black Bear Half Marathon and 8k
Oct 9 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Jackson Park

The Black Bear Half Marathon is back for its third year and we are so excited! Both the half marathon and 8k both offer a scenic, mostly flat course along the Oklawaha Greenway. The Half Marathon has less than 400 feet of elevation gain, and both races wind along the river, so you won’t want to miss it! Participants will receive a free treat and a beer (21+) after the race to replenish some much-needed calories. We’ll also have plenty of vendors at the race hub, live music, and a recovery zone with massages and PT!

Carolina Panthers vs. San Francisco 49ers
Oct 9 @ 4:05 pm
Bank of America Stadium

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Monday, October 10, 2022
Nantahala Outdoor Center: WARM ADVENTURES IN THE WINTER SEASON
Oct 10 all-day
various locations

WARM ADVENTURES IN THE WINTER SEASON

It won’t be long before the temperature starts to drop, the mornings get darker and we dust off coats and gloves before leaving the house. Why grin and bear it, when you can plan an escape! We’ve rounded up some warmer destinations to plan your next adventure. From rafting the Zambezi River to paddle boarding off the coast of Baja, move those summer clothes to a suitcase and pack for these sun-drenched spots across the globe.

 

With NOC Adventure Travel you can expect small groups, exciting destinations and the best in adventure, gear and guides.

Zambezi River, Africa

Zambezi River, Africa

Located in the tropics, wildlife viewing is a perk of this trip as well as seeing Victoria Falls and rafting the famous Zambezi River.

Learn More >>

Ecuador, South America

A surfer’s paradise! Join us on the coast of Ecuador for great waves, friendly locals, fresh food, and a multitude of activities!

Learn More>>

Baja, Mexico

In Baja you can sip drinks and watch the sun disappear into the Pacific, or enjoy the multi-sport activities like surfing the perfect wave, hiking the coastline or sea kayaking with turtles and sea lions. Learn More>>

Bariloche Region, Argentina

Adventure your way through the charm, natural wonder, and many activities you can find in Argentina. We

Learn More>>

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Snorkel, hike, surf and sail around the Galapagos Islands in this catamaran adventure around this volcanic archipelago in the Pacific Ocean.

Learn More>>

Belize, Central America

Explore the rainforest, ancient Mayan ruins, kayak, snorkel, and paddle in the clear blue waters, zip line, hike, and more, while sleeping in safari style tent cabanas with ocean views.

Learn More>>

YWCA Aquatics Volunteer
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
YWCA Asheville

YWCA of Asheville is a nonprofit organization working to bridge gaps in education, health, childcare, and earning power for women and families in the Asheville region. The mission of the YWCA of Asheville is to eliminate racism; empower women; and promote peace,  justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

The YWCA indoor pool hosts a comprehensive Aquatics Program with activities for all ages, abilities, and interests.

Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities 

  • Join the fun in the pool as a swim assistant. Help children and adults learn the basics of floating, kicking, breathing, and diving.
  • Support the Aquatics Program with behind-the-scenes administrative work or on-the-deck supervising

Time Commitment

  • Flexible time commitment

Volunteer Requirements

  • Background check
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Nantahala Outdoor Center: WARM ADVENTURES IN THE WINTER SEASON
Oct 12 all-day
various locations

WARM ADVENTURES IN THE WINTER SEASON

It won’t be long before the temperature starts to drop, the mornings get darker and we dust off coats and gloves before leaving the house. Why grin and bear it, when you can plan an escape! We’ve rounded up some warmer destinations to plan your next adventure. From rafting the Zambezi River to paddle boarding off the coast of Baja, move those summer clothes to a suitcase and pack for these sun-drenched spots across the globe.

 

With NOC Adventure Travel you can expect small groups, exciting destinations and the best in adventure, gear and guides.

Zambezi River, Africa

Zambezi River, Africa

Located in the tropics, wildlife viewing is a perk of this trip as well as seeing Victoria Falls and rafting the famous Zambezi River.

Learn More >>

Ecuador, South America

A surfer’s paradise! Join us on the coast of Ecuador for great waves, friendly locals, fresh food, and a multitude of activities!

Learn More>>

Baja, Mexico

In Baja you can sip drinks and watch the sun disappear into the Pacific, or enjoy the multi-sport activities like surfing the perfect wave, hiking the coastline or sea kayaking with turtles and sea lions. Learn More>>

Bariloche Region, Argentina

Adventure your way through the charm, natural wonder, and many activities you can find in Argentina. We

Learn More>>

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Snorkel, hike, surf and sail around the Galapagos Islands in this catamaran adventure around this volcanic archipelago in the Pacific Ocean.

Learn More>>

Belize, Central America

Explore the rainforest, ancient Mayan ruins, kayak, snorkel, and paddle in the clear blue waters, zip line, hike, and more, while sleeping in safari style tent cabanas with ocean views.

Learn More>>

YWCA Aquatics Volunteer
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
YWCA Asheville

YWCA of Asheville is a nonprofit organization working to bridge gaps in education, health, childcare, and earning power for women and families in the Asheville region. The mission of the YWCA of Asheville is to eliminate racism; empower women; and promote peace,  justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

The YWCA indoor pool hosts a comprehensive Aquatics Program with activities for all ages, abilities, and interests.

Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities 

  • Join the fun in the pool as a swim assistant. Help children and adults learn the basics of floating, kicking, breathing, and diving.
  • Support the Aquatics Program with behind-the-scenes administrative work or on-the-deck supervising

Time Commitment

  • Flexible time commitment

Volunteer Requirements

  • Background check
Carolina Hurricanes vs. Columbus Blue Jackets
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm
PNC Arena

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Friday, October 14, 2022
Nantahala Outdoor Center: WARM ADVENTURES IN THE WINTER SEASON
Oct 14 all-day
various locations

WARM ADVENTURES IN THE WINTER SEASON

It won’t be long before the temperature starts to drop, the mornings get darker and we dust off coats and gloves before leaving the house. Why grin and bear it, when you can plan an escape! We’ve rounded up some warmer destinations to plan your next adventure. From rafting the Zambezi River to paddle boarding off the coast of Baja, move those summer clothes to a suitcase and pack for these sun-drenched spots across the globe.

 

With NOC Adventure Travel you can expect small groups, exciting destinations and the best in adventure, gear and guides.

Zambezi River, Africa

Zambezi River, Africa

Located in the tropics, wildlife viewing is a perk of this trip as well as seeing Victoria Falls and rafting the famous Zambezi River.

Learn More >>

Ecuador, South America

A surfer’s paradise! Join us on the coast of Ecuador for great waves, friendly locals, fresh food, and a multitude of activities!

Learn More>>

Baja, Mexico

In Baja you can sip drinks and watch the sun disappear into the Pacific, or enjoy the multi-sport activities like surfing the perfect wave, hiking the coastline or sea kayaking with turtles and sea lions. Learn More>>

Bariloche Region, Argentina

Adventure your way through the charm, natural wonder, and many activities you can find in Argentina. We

Learn More>>

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Snorkel, hike, surf and sail around the Galapagos Islands in this catamaran adventure around this volcanic archipelago in the Pacific Ocean.

Learn More>>

Belize, Central America

Explore the rainforest, ancient Mayan ruins, kayak, snorkel, and paddle in the clear blue waters, zip line, hike, and more, while sleeping in safari style tent cabanas with ocean views.

Learn More>>

YWCA Aquatics Volunteer
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
YWCA Asheville

YWCA of Asheville is a nonprofit organization working to bridge gaps in education, health, childcare, and earning power for women and families in the Asheville region. The mission of the YWCA of Asheville is to eliminate racism; empower women; and promote peace,  justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

The YWCA indoor pool hosts a comprehensive Aquatics Program with activities for all ages, abilities, and interests.

Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities 

  • Join the fun in the pool as a swim assistant. Help children and adults learn the basics of floating, kicking, breathing, and diving.
  • Support the Aquatics Program with behind-the-scenes administrative work or on-the-deck supervising

Time Commitment

  • Flexible time commitment

Volunteer Requirements

  • Background check
Saturday, October 15, 2022
Asheville Airport: The Runway 5K
Oct 15 all-day
Asheville Airport

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Have you ever seen an airport runway and wanted to race down it? Now is your opportunity! The annual Runway 5K is your chance to take a jog down Taxiway Bravo, which is 150 feet to the west of our active runway. This is our once-a-year opportunity to run alongside planes taking off and landing!

All proceeds benefit local aviation education. October is only a few months away, so be sure to register today for this fun and exciting event! It’s a good opportunity to get some exercise, help the local community, and have a one-of-a-kind experience.

Clawhammer Mountain 50k
Oct 15 all-day
Pisgah National Forest

Trail running enthusiasts! We’re excited to bring you a memorable 50k course with high quality trail and spectacular views through a variety of forest ecosystems. Held in the Pisgah National Forest in the mountains of Western North Carolina this loop highlights some of the best trails in the region with plenty of climbing, rocks, and roots. This is a tough course, but will be rewarded with excellent trail, an awesome community, and fully stocked aid stations.

Quest Brewery Tours
Oct 15 @ 2:00 pm

We offer brewery tours every Saturday at 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, and 5pm.

Please arrive a few minutes early and grab a beer to take along on the tour.

Quest Brewing Co. — Greenville, SC

55 Airview Drive Greenville, SC    29607

864-272-6232
[email protected]

Midnight Madness Basketball Tournament
Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm – 12:00 am
Asheville High School

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Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) and Asheville High School are bringing a new basketball tournament for players 16 and older with a grand prize of $500! Advance registration is required through www.ashevillenc.gov/parks.
Midnight Madness is a 3-on-3 format with teams of up to six co-ed players allowed. The $50 team entry fee includes a Midnight Madness jersey for each player, swag bag, prizes, food, and entertainment. Athletes from UNC Asheville, Mars Hill University, and other schools will also be on hand.

Sunday, October 16, 2022
Front Range Five Miler (+) Trail Race
Oct 16 all-day
Pisgah National Forest

A spectacular trail running event! This 5.75 mile course is a good opportunity for beginners to hit the trails or for seasoned runners to show off climbing and descending speed. This is a beautiful and challenging course with lots of climbing!

Monday, October 17, 2022
Nantahala Outdoor Center: WARM ADVENTURES IN THE WINTER SEASON
Oct 17 all-day
various locations

WARM ADVENTURES IN THE WINTER SEASON

It won’t be long before the temperature starts to drop, the mornings get darker and we dust off coats and gloves before leaving the house. Why grin and bear it, when you can plan an escape! We’ve rounded up some warmer destinations to plan your next adventure. From rafting the Zambezi River to paddle boarding off the coast of Baja, move those summer clothes to a suitcase and pack for these sun-drenched spots across the globe.

 

With NOC Adventure Travel you can expect small groups, exciting destinations and the best in adventure, gear and guides.

Zambezi River, Africa

Zambezi River, Africa

Located in the tropics, wildlife viewing is a perk of this trip as well as seeing Victoria Falls and rafting the famous Zambezi River.

Learn More >>

Ecuador, South America

A surfer’s paradise! Join us on the coast of Ecuador for great waves, friendly locals, fresh food, and a multitude of activities!

Learn More>>

Baja, Mexico

In Baja you can sip drinks and watch the sun disappear into the Pacific, or enjoy the multi-sport activities like surfing the perfect wave, hiking the coastline or sea kayaking with turtles and sea lions. Learn More>>

Bariloche Region, Argentina

Adventure your way through the charm, natural wonder, and many activities you can find in Argentina. We

Learn More>>

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Snorkel, hike, surf and sail around the Galapagos Islands in this catamaran adventure around this volcanic archipelago in the Pacific Ocean.

Learn More>>

Belize, Central America

Explore the rainforest, ancient Mayan ruins, kayak, snorkel, and paddle in the clear blue waters, zip line, hike, and more, while sleeping in safari style tent cabanas with ocean views.

Learn More>>

YWCA Aquatics Volunteer
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
YWCA Asheville

YWCA of Asheville is a nonprofit organization working to bridge gaps in education, health, childcare, and earning power for women and families in the Asheville region. The mission of the YWCA of Asheville is to eliminate racism; empower women; and promote peace,  justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

The YWCA indoor pool hosts a comprehensive Aquatics Program with activities for all ages, abilities, and interests.

Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities 

  • Join the fun in the pool as a swim assistant. Help children and adults learn the basics of floating, kicking, breathing, and diving.
  • Support the Aquatics Program with behind-the-scenes administrative work or on-the-deck supervising

Time Commitment

  • Flexible time commitment

Volunteer Requirements

  • Background check
Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Nantahala Outdoor Center: WARM ADVENTURES IN THE WINTER SEASON
Oct 19 all-day
various locations

WARM ADVENTURES IN THE WINTER SEASON

It won’t be long before the temperature starts to drop, the mornings get darker and we dust off coats and gloves before leaving the house. Why grin and bear it, when you can plan an escape! We’ve rounded up some warmer destinations to plan your next adventure. From rafting the Zambezi River to paddle boarding off the coast of Baja, move those summer clothes to a suitcase and pack for these sun-drenched spots across the globe.

 

With NOC Adventure Travel you can expect small groups, exciting destinations and the best in adventure, gear and guides.

Zambezi River, Africa

Zambezi River, Africa

Located in the tropics, wildlife viewing is a perk of this trip as well as seeing Victoria Falls and rafting the famous Zambezi River.

Learn More >>

Ecuador, South America

A surfer’s paradise! Join us on the coast of Ecuador for great waves, friendly locals, fresh food, and a multitude of activities!

Learn More>>

Baja, Mexico

In Baja you can sip drinks and watch the sun disappear into the Pacific, or enjoy the multi-sport activities like surfing the perfect wave, hiking the coastline or sea kayaking with turtles and sea lions. Learn More>>

Bariloche Region, Argentina

Adventure your way through the charm, natural wonder, and many activities you can find in Argentina. We

Learn More>>

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Snorkel, hike, surf and sail around the Galapagos Islands in this catamaran adventure around this volcanic archipelago in the Pacific Ocean.

Learn More>>

Belize, Central America

Explore the rainforest, ancient Mayan ruins, kayak, snorkel, and paddle in the clear blue waters, zip line, hike, and more, while sleeping in safari style tent cabanas with ocean views.

Learn More>>

YWCA Aquatics Volunteer
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
YWCA Asheville

YWCA of Asheville is a nonprofit organization working to bridge gaps in education, health, childcare, and earning power for women and families in the Asheville region. The mission of the YWCA of Asheville is to eliminate racism; empower women; and promote peace,  justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

The YWCA indoor pool hosts a comprehensive Aquatics Program with activities for all ages, abilities, and interests.

Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities 

  • Join the fun in the pool as a swim assistant. Help children and adults learn the basics of floating, kicking, breathing, and diving.
  • Support the Aquatics Program with behind-the-scenes administrative work or on-the-deck supervising

Time Commitment

  • Flexible time commitment

Volunteer Requirements

  • Background check
Friday, October 21, 2022
Nantahala Outdoor Center: WARM ADVENTURES IN THE WINTER SEASON
Oct 21 all-day
various locations

WARM ADVENTURES IN THE WINTER SEASON

It won’t be long before the temperature starts to drop, the mornings get darker and we dust off coats and gloves before leaving the house. Why grin and bear it, when you can plan an escape! We’ve rounded up some warmer destinations to plan your next adventure. From rafting the Zambezi River to paddle boarding off the coast of Baja, move those summer clothes to a suitcase and pack for these sun-drenched spots across the globe.

 

With NOC Adventure Travel you can expect small groups, exciting destinations and the best in adventure, gear and guides.

Zambezi River, Africa

Zambezi River, Africa

Located in the tropics, wildlife viewing is a perk of this trip as well as seeing Victoria Falls and rafting the famous Zambezi River.

Learn More >>

Ecuador, South America

A surfer’s paradise! Join us on the coast of Ecuador for great waves, friendly locals, fresh food, and a multitude of activities!

Learn More>>

Baja, Mexico

In Baja you can sip drinks and watch the sun disappear into the Pacific, or enjoy the multi-sport activities like surfing the perfect wave, hiking the coastline or sea kayaking with turtles and sea lions. Learn More>>

Bariloche Region, Argentina

Adventure your way through the charm, natural wonder, and many activities you can find in Argentina. We

Learn More>>

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Snorkel, hike, surf and sail around the Galapagos Islands in this catamaran adventure around this volcanic archipelago in the Pacific Ocean.

Learn More>>

Belize, Central America

Explore the rainforest, ancient Mayan ruins, kayak, snorkel, and paddle in the clear blue waters, zip line, hike, and more, while sleeping in safari style tent cabanas with ocean views.

Learn More>>

YWCA Aquatics Volunteer
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
YWCA Asheville

YWCA of Asheville is a nonprofit organization working to bridge gaps in education, health, childcare, and earning power for women and families in the Asheville region. The mission of the YWCA of Asheville is to eliminate racism; empower women; and promote peace,  justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

The YWCA indoor pool hosts a comprehensive Aquatics Program with activities for all ages, abilities, and interests.

Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities 

  • Join the fun in the pool as a swim assistant. Help children and adults learn the basics of floating, kicking, breathing, and diving.
  • Support the Aquatics Program with behind-the-scenes administrative work or on-the-deck supervising

Time Commitment

  • Flexible time commitment

Volunteer Requirements

  • Background check
Saturday, October 22, 2022
NOCtoberfest
Oct 22 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Nantahala Outdoor Center

Fall rafting contest with pumpkins

NOCtoberfest, NOC’s annual fall family fun event returns!

Enjoy leaf season in the Smoky Mountains at Nantahala Outdoor Center’s annual NOCtoberfest event on October 22nd, 2022.

This free, family favorite celebration offers activities, kid friendly live music, and prizes for all ages to enjoy.

The most anticipated part of the NOCtoberfest celebration is NOC’s Great Pumpkin Pursuit, a free for all dash through Nantahala Falls. Over 400 numbered pumpkins are tossed throughout the Nantahala’s grand finale rapid as paddlers frantically dash to collect as many of the bobbing pumpkins as possible. Contestants are welcome to bring their own boats, rent them on site, or stand along the riverbanks with a net. Registration is between Noon and 2:00 at NOC’s Big Wesser Riverside Pub. Prizes are awarded via raffle: more pumpkins equal more chances to win!

The Great Pumpkin Pursuit has become a popular spectator event. Up to 75+ paddlers hurtle through the Falls flip, swim, collide and bumble their way down the river there collecting pumpkins. Some spectators are asked to help distribute the pumpkins for the paddlers by tossing them in hard-to-reach places. The exciting event only takes minutes to play out, so spectators should plan on arriving early. The competitors meeting will be at 2pm, so paddlers should be going through the Falls at 2:30pm.

Other event highlights include:

  • Trick or treating across campus
  • 12-4pm Pumpkin Decorating: NOC supplies pumpkins, as well as decorating and kid friendly carving materials. Every child wins a prize after presenting their works of art to the judging panel.
  • 1pm Costume Contests: Dress to impress the judges! Costume categories are Kids, Couples, Most in
    Character and Scariest.
  • 3pm-6pm Live Music: Enjoy a bonfire and live music at Big Wesser. S’mores included!
  • Family Photo Fun with River the Otter, Fall scenery with the River as the backdrop, and more.
  • Tarot/Zoltar/Palm Reading
Quest Brewery Tours
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm

We offer brewery tours every Saturday at 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, and 5pm.

Please arrive a few minutes early and grab a beer to take along on the tour.

Quest Brewing Co. — Greenville, SC

55 Airview Drive Greenville, SC    29607

864-272-6232
[email protected]