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
FEAST Fall Fund Drive
Oct 5 all-day
online

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Join our FEAST Fall Fund Drive!

Our FEAST program reaches over 1,150 students a year in Asheville, Buncombe County, and Madison County with hands-on cooking and gardening classes in schools and afterschool programs. Help us fully fund this important program this fall!

 

Bountiful Cities FEAST teachers work within Asheville City and Buncombe County schools, Hot Springs Elementary and Francine Delany New School to give students  hands on experience. We are not funded by the school systems, and yet we integrate with the grade level curriculum to provide history, science, reading, math, and art education in addition to gardening and cooking. Our goal is to give students tools that will last a lifetime. If they have seeds they will know how to have food.

 

Help us reach our goal of $30,000 to fully fund our FEAST program this fall! Donate today!

Kid’s Tree Detective Packs
Oct 5 all-day
Buncombe County Libraires

A sneak peek of our new pollinator activity pack. Photo by Tallis Monteiro

The trees we see outside our windows do SO MUCH to protect us and our homes from excessive rain, strong winds, soil erosion, extreme heat, and air pollution.

 

But how much do you know about them?

 

Our education team is always looking for creative ways to help our community learn more about the trees we rely on, and we’re so proud that one of their biggest successes fits in a backpack.

 

Our GreenWorks Tree Detective Packs are filled with books, games, and activities suitable for kids in kindergarten through grade 5. These packs are available for check out from Buncombe County libraries.

 

“These packs were designed to provide teachers, parents, and students with the tools they need to learn about our urban trees in fun, engaging, and hands-on ways,” said Joele Emma, GreenWorks Education Director.

 

Each pack comes with brief instructions, six different activities, and four tree-themed children’s books that are accessible for a range of learning styles and comprehension levels.

 

We want kids to be able to use our learning tools independently in their own yards and neighborhoods — without needing to wait for an adult or educator to start exploring.

 

Our tree packs are so popular that we’re creating a native pollinator version we’re planning to unveil this spring.

 

Want to support our efforts to help our kids value our trees and learn more about our pollinators?

 

Contribute a gift to put more independent learning tools into the hands of the next generation of environmental guardians. 

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Fall Color Ramble
Oct 5 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Grandfather Mountain
Fall color at Grandfather Mountain

From Oct. 1-10, guests can enjoy short, guided walks that highlight Grandfather Mountain’s fall colors. On Oct. 15, folks can join the park’s naturalists for a day full of fall-color activities, including guest speakers and additional rambles, allowing participants to explore and admire the annual phenomenon. Included with admission.

Biltmore Estate Fall Guided Bike Ride
Oct 5 @ 3:30 pm
Antler Hill Biltmore Estate

This relaxing, easy-paced adventure takes you along the French Broad River and the estate’s lush agricultural fields. Your three-to five-mile spin over a combination of flat paved trails, gravel-packed roads, and dirt trails includes occasional stops where your guide will share intriguing tidbits about the Vanderbilts, their guests, and the estate’s natural history.

Advance reservations are required. To make reservations for this activity, guest must have a daytime ticket, a Biltmore Annual Pass, or an overnight stay booked at Village Hotel, The Inn, or Cottages on Biltmore Estate.

Mountain & Comfort Bikes are available. A limited number of trailers and tag-alongs are available for younger children.

Studio 52’s Fall Theatre Class: PERFORMING ARTS: 3rd-5th Grade
Oct 5 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Studio 52

Performing arts, 3rd - 5th

This class is designed for curious young performers eager to explore the “FUN”-damentals of acting, singing,
and dancing. Through high-energy theatre games, improvisation, pantomime, storytelling, & ensemble-based
activities, students will hone their theatre and musical theatre skills. They will build meaningful connections with
other young artists, and discover their creative potential! In the final class, showcase what you learned in an
informal performance for friends and family.

Tanglewood Youth Production Class: A Wrinkle In Time Ages 11-13
Oct 5 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Asheville Community Theatre

Ever wonder how a stage production comes together? In our Youth Production Classes, students work with directors, an artistic team, and their fellow students to learn and perform an exciting full-length play or musical. Our fall YPC session features A Wrinkle in Time, a fantasy drama about the bonds of family and the power of love through time and space. Based on the much-loved Newbery Medal winning novel of the same name.

Registration begins on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. Tuition will be $350.00 – payment plans and scholarships will both be available. 

Student Ages: 11-13
Classes/Rehearsals: Aug 22-Oct 5 | Mondays and Wednesdays at 4:30-6:00 PM
Tech Week: Oct 10-13 | Monday through Thursday | 4:30-6:30 PM
Performances: Saturday, Oct 15 at 2:30 PM and Sunday, Oct 16 at 6:30 PM

NOTE: If applying for a scholarship, please fill out the Scholarship Application INSTEAD of filling out a registration. If your application is approved, we will be in touch with you to register.

Tanglewood Youth Theatre Class: Fables + Fairy Tales Ages 8-10
Oct 5 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Asheville Community Theatre

 

Ever wonder how a stage production comes together? In our Youth Production Classes, students work with directors, an artistic team, and their fellow students to learn and perform an exciting play or musical. Our fall YPC session, Fables and Fairytales, features favorite characters from Aesop’s Fables, “Jack and the Beanstalk,” and other classic tales.

Registration begins on Wednesday, July 20, 2022. Tuition will be $350 – Scholarships are available.

Student Ages: 8-10
Classes/Rehearsals: Sept 7-Oct 26 | Mondays and Wednesdays at 4:30-6:00 pm
Tech Week: Oct 31 – Nov 3 | Monday through Thursday | 4:30-6:30 PM
Performances: Sunday, November 5, 2022 at 6:30 pm

NOTEIf applying for a scholarship, please fill out the Scholarship Application INSTEAD of filling out registration. If your application is approved, we will be in touch with you to register.

Thursday, October 6, 2022
FEAST Fall Fund Drive
Oct 6 all-day
online

banner

Join our FEAST Fall Fund Drive!

Our FEAST program reaches over 1,150 students a year in Asheville, Buncombe County, and Madison County with hands-on cooking and gardening classes in schools and afterschool programs. Help us fully fund this important program this fall!

 

Bountiful Cities FEAST teachers work within Asheville City and Buncombe County schools, Hot Springs Elementary and Francine Delany New School to give students  hands on experience. We are not funded by the school systems, and yet we integrate with the grade level curriculum to provide history, science, reading, math, and art education in addition to gardening and cooking. Our goal is to give students tools that will last a lifetime. If they have seeds they will know how to have food.

 

Help us reach our goal of $30,000 to fully fund our FEAST program this fall! Donate today!

Kid’s Tree Detective Packs
Oct 6 all-day
Buncombe County Libraires

A sneak peek of our new pollinator activity pack. Photo by Tallis Monteiro

The trees we see outside our windows do SO MUCH to protect us and our homes from excessive rain, strong winds, soil erosion, extreme heat, and air pollution.

 

But how much do you know about them?

 

Our education team is always looking for creative ways to help our community learn more about the trees we rely on, and we’re so proud that one of their biggest successes fits in a backpack.

 

Our GreenWorks Tree Detective Packs are filled with books, games, and activities suitable for kids in kindergarten through grade 5. These packs are available for check out from Buncombe County libraries.

 

“These packs were designed to provide teachers, parents, and students with the tools they need to learn about our urban trees in fun, engaging, and hands-on ways,” said Joele Emma, GreenWorks Education Director.

 

Each pack comes with brief instructions, six different activities, and four tree-themed children’s books that are accessible for a range of learning styles and comprehension levels.

 

We want kids to be able to use our learning tools independently in their own yards and neighborhoods — without needing to wait for an adult or educator to start exploring.

 

Our tree packs are so popular that we’re creating a native pollinator version we’re planning to unveil this spring.

 

Want to support our efforts to help our kids value our trees and learn more about our pollinators?

 

Contribute a gift to put more independent learning tools into the hands of the next generation of environmental guardians. 

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Thursday Produce Sorting/Box Prep with Bounty + Soul
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bounty + Soul

Before you even begin thinking about volunteering, ask yourself – Am I well enough to volunteer?

Your safety and limiting the spread of COVID-19 is everyone’s main priority. We encourage you to review and adhere to the recommendations on the Buncombe County readiness site on how best to avoid COVID-19 and what to do if you think you might have it.


Bounty & Soul is a community-based non-profit with a mission to connect people to food, education and each other.

This opportunity involves sorting and inspecting produce donations from local grocers and placing them into food boxes that are distributed at weekly drive-thru markets. 

Time Commitment:

  • Thursdays 10am-12pm
  • Thursdays 1-3pm

Requirements:

  • Volunteers should agree to adhere to all the safety measures implemented
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs.
  • Bending, stooping, and twisting may be required
  • Closed toed shoes

Health/Safety:

  • We are asking volunteers to wear/bring their own face covering when delivering items
    • Cloth covering nose and mouth
    • Fabric or disposable face mask
  • Asking volunteers to maintain physical distance of 6 feet or more when possible
    • Note: there are times when the volunteer task requires volunteers to engage closer than 6 feet. Please do not sign up if you feel uncomfortable.

 

1 and older
Is Family Friendly
Is Not Outdoors
Is Wheelchair Accessible
Thursday Produce Sorting/Box Prep with Bounty + Soul
Oct 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Bounty + Soul

Before you even begin thinking about volunteering, ask yourself – Am I well enough to volunteer?

Your safety and limiting the spread of COVID-19 is everyone’s main priority. We encourage you to review and adhere to the recommendations on the Buncombe County readiness site on how best to avoid COVID-19 and what to do if you think you might have it.


Bounty & Soul is a community-based non-profit with a mission to connect people to food, education and each other.

This opportunity involves sorting and inspecting produce donations from local grocers and placing them into food boxes that are distributed at weekly drive-thru markets. 

Time Commitment:

  • Thursdays 10am-12pm
  • Thursdays 1-3pm

Requirements:

  • Volunteers should agree to adhere to all the safety measures implemented
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs.
  • Bending, stooping, and twisting may be required
  • Closed toed shoes

Health/Safety:

  • We are asking volunteers to wear/bring their own face covering when delivering items
    • Cloth covering nose and mouth
    • Fabric or disposable face mask
  • Asking volunteers to maintain physical distance of 6 feet or more when possible
    • Note: there are times when the volunteer task requires volunteers to engage closer than 6 feet. Please do not sign up if you feel uncomfortable.

 

1 and older
Is Family Friendly
Is Not Outdoors
Is Wheelchair Accessible
Fall Color Ramble
Oct 6 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Grandfather Mountain
Fall color at Grandfather Mountain

From Oct. 1-10, guests can enjoy short, guided walks that highlight Grandfather Mountain’s fall colors. On Oct. 15, folks can join the park’s naturalists for a day full of fall-color activities, including guest speakers and additional rambles, allowing participants to explore and admire the annual phenomenon. Included with admission.

Tanglewood Youth Tech and Run Crew Ages 12+
Oct 6 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Asheville Community Theatre

What goes on behind the curtain? In our Tech Youth Production Classes, students learn and experience technical theatre and backstage work, including: safety, basic light and sound board operation, and stage management. Students will then put their skills to practice by running all technical and backstage roles during the Youth performances of The Prom, a musical comedy about big Broadway stars on a mission and a small-town Indiana prom.

Registration begins on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. Tuition will be $250.00 – payment plans and scholarships will both be available. 

Student Ages: 12-18
Classes: Aug 25-Oct 13 | Thursdays at 4:30-6:00 PM
Tech Week: Oct 17-20 | Monday through Thursday | 4:30-8:00 PM
Performances: Saturday, Oct 22 at 6:30 PM and Sunday, Oct 23 at 2:30 PM

NOTE: If applying for a scholarship, please fill out the Scholarship Application INSTEAD of filling out a registration. Once your application is processed, we will be in touch with you to register.

Tanglewood Youth Theatre Class: Teen Scene Study Ages 13-18
Oct 6 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Asheville Community Theatre

Students explore their potential and harness their skills in this intermediate course all about the art of the scene. Students will discover their strengths and weaknesses through practicing acting exercises and character development techniques. Scene study is best for students who are already familiar with basic performance training. The course includes a showcase for family and friends on the final day of class.

Registration begins on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 10:00 am. Tuition will be $225 – Scholarships are available.

NOTEIf applying for a scholarship, please fill out the Scholarship Application INSTEAD of filling out registration. If your application is approved, we will be in touch with you to register.

Friday, October 7, 2022
FEAST Fall Fund Drive
Oct 7 all-day
online

banner

Join our FEAST Fall Fund Drive!

Our FEAST program reaches over 1,150 students a year in Asheville, Buncombe County, and Madison County with hands-on cooking and gardening classes in schools and afterschool programs. Help us fully fund this important program this fall!

 

Bountiful Cities FEAST teachers work within Asheville City and Buncombe County schools, Hot Springs Elementary and Francine Delany New School to give students  hands on experience. We are not funded by the school systems, and yet we integrate with the grade level curriculum to provide history, science, reading, math, and art education in addition to gardening and cooking. Our goal is to give students tools that will last a lifetime. If they have seeds they will know how to have food.

 

Help us reach our goal of $30,000 to fully fund our FEAST program this fall! Donate today!

Kid’s Tree Detective Packs
Oct 7 all-day
Buncombe County Libraires

A sneak peek of our new pollinator activity pack. Photo by Tallis Monteiro

The trees we see outside our windows do SO MUCH to protect us and our homes from excessive rain, strong winds, soil erosion, extreme heat, and air pollution.

 

But how much do you know about them?

 

Our education team is always looking for creative ways to help our community learn more about the trees we rely on, and we’re so proud that one of their biggest successes fits in a backpack.

 

Our GreenWorks Tree Detective Packs are filled with books, games, and activities suitable for kids in kindergarten through grade 5. These packs are available for check out from Buncombe County libraries.

 

“These packs were designed to provide teachers, parents, and students with the tools they need to learn about our urban trees in fun, engaging, and hands-on ways,” said Joele Emma, GreenWorks Education Director.

 

Each pack comes with brief instructions, six different activities, and four tree-themed children’s books that are accessible for a range of learning styles and comprehension levels.

 

We want kids to be able to use our learning tools independently in their own yards and neighborhoods — without needing to wait for an adult or educator to start exploring.

 

Our tree packs are so popular that we’re creating a native pollinator version we’re planning to unveil this spring.

 

Want to support our efforts to help our kids value our trees and learn more about our pollinators?

 

Contribute a gift to put more independent learning tools into the hands of the next generation of environmental guardians. 

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Nantahala Outdoor Center 2023 Adventure travel trips
Oct 7 all-day
Nantahala Outdoor Center

Adventure is what we do.

Nantahala Outdoor Center has a long history of venturing where many haven’t, pioneering new adventures, and bringing opportunities to experience the outdoors to millions of guests over five decades. Our International Adventure Tours offer unique destinations, exciting adventures and activities, experienced guides, and world-class hospitality. These all-inclusive, small group excursions will redefine how you travel. Experience some of the most breathtaking places in the world without feeling like a tourist.

If your idea of fun is a rafting trip on the Chilko, a quiet lake paddle in Argentina, surf lessons in Ecuador, or trekking in Iceland, our trips have something for every adventure and skill level. Enjoy kayaking, hiking, fishing, horseback riding, yoga, surfing, ziplining, wine tastings, or cultural experiences, along with the flexibility to customize your own adventure. Settle in after your travels in some of the most unique accommodations in the world; from cozy lodges and five star resorts, with local cuisine and tastings, every detail is meticulously planned so you can soak up every moment.

We hope these guided, off-the-beaten-path expeditions will foster the same spirit of adventure we encourage in our Southeastern locations, while giving you the opportunity to explore beyond your own backyard.

 

We have officially announced our new 2023 Adventure travel trips for you to explore new destinations, try new adventures, and experience new cultures! Our trips are small groups, offer world-class hospitality, unique lodging and the most diverse activity options for you to try! We’re giving “revenge travel” new meaning.

WORTHAM CENTER STUDENT SERIES TheaterWorksUSA presents Pete the Cat’s Big Hollywood Adventure
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Diana Wortham Theatre

Lights! Camera! Action! When Pete the Cat and his buddy Callie sneak into the Hollywood Studios, they get lost in the world of the movies. Join Pete, Callie, Ethel the Apatosaurus, and Robo-Pete in this rockin’ new musical adventure that features several fun-filled Pete the Cat books including Cavecat Pete, Pete the Cat and the Treasure Map, and The Cool Cat Boogie.

 

Prepare for your visit, learn about the theatre, and get the most out of each performance with this Guide to the Wortham Center.

Learn more about the show, enjoy themed activities, and dive into discussion prompts with the Pete the Cat Study Guide.

Performance Length: 60 minutes

WORTHAM CENTER STUDENT SERIES TheaterWorksUSA presents Pete the Cat’s Big Hollywood Adventure
Oct 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Diana Wortham Theatre

Lights! Camera! Action! When Pete the Cat and his buddy Callie sneak into the Hollywood Studios, they get lost in the world of the movies. Join Pete, Callie, Ethel the Apatosaurus, and Robo-Pete in this rockin’ new musical adventure that features several fun-filled Pete the Cat books including Cavecat Pete, Pete the Cat and the Treasure Map, and The Cool Cat Boogie.

 

Prepare for your visit, learn about the theatre, and get the most out of each performance with this Guide to the Wortham Center.

Learn more about the show, enjoy themed activities, and dive into discussion prompts with the Pete the Cat Study Guide.

Performance Length: 60 minutes

Fall Color Ramble
Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Grandfather Mountain
Fall color at Grandfather Mountain

From Oct. 1-10, guests can enjoy short, guided walks that highlight Grandfather Mountain’s fall colors. On Oct. 15, folks can join the park’s naturalists for a day full of fall-color activities, including guest speakers and additional rambles, allowing participants to explore and admire the annual phenomenon. Included with admission.

Biltmore Estate Fall Guided Bike Ride
Oct 7 @ 3:30 pm
Antler Hill Biltmore Estate

This relaxing, easy-paced adventure takes you along the French Broad River and the estate’s lush agricultural fields. Your three-to five-mile spin over a combination of flat paved trails, gravel-packed roads, and dirt trails includes occasional stops where your guide will share intriguing tidbits about the Vanderbilts, their guests, and the estate’s natural history.

Advance reservations are required. To make reservations for this activity, guest must have a daytime ticket, a Biltmore Annual Pass, or an overnight stay booked at Village Hotel, The Inn, or Cottages on Biltmore Estate.

Mountain & Comfort Bikes are available. A limited number of trailers and tag-alongs are available for younger children.

First Fridays Downtown Asheville Art District
Oct 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Downtown Asheville Art District

Downtown Asheville Arts District is pleased to bring back First Fridays this Fall.

Explore Downtown Asheville’s vibrant art scene with First Fridays returning on October 7th, 2022 from 5 PM – 8 PM. A variety of open galleries & studios, plus light refreshments at various galleries.

Join us each month September through December for First Friday Art Walks. First Fridays are a great way to experience the art scene in downtown Asheville. Stop by one of Downtown Asheville Arts District’s participating organizations and enjoy gallery openings, music, demos, performances and more! Art Walks are free, kid friendly, and open to the public. Inspiration to every corner.

EVERY FIRST FRIDAY
September – December
5 PM – 8 PM

10th annual Haunted Trail presented by Mellow Mushroom
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Haunted Trail

Asheville’s Family Friendly Haunt

October 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30

MANNA FOODBANK FUNDRAISER

Boo To Hunger

  • Created 22,400 meals for WNC in 2021
  • Created 16,000 meals for WNC in 2020
  • Donated over $4,000 to MANNA Foodbank
  • Every Ticket generates 4 meals for MANNA
Don’t miss the 10th annual Haunted Trail presented by Mellow Mushroom, Asheville’s only family-friendly haunt, located at The Adventure Center Of Asheville! The Haunted Trail is created and brought to life by Asheville Plays. This event is ideal for Halloween lovers of all ages, however, kids age 3-12 is the suggested age range. Every year the show is loved by boils and ghouls from all over WNC, and we hope to see you there!
The Trail
– 15 live action scenes portraying magical renditions of classic Halloween themes
– One of a kind live outdoor theatrical experience
– Entirely immersive and interactive spooky night out while also ensuring no contact or gore.
Aerial Glow Trail
– The Treetops Adventure Park Aerial Glow Trail is also available for guests 4 years or older to enjoy at this event! Climb on two of our aerial trails while they are illuminated with thousands of colorful twinkle and laser lights. If you want to enjoy both of these amazing activities, combo passes are available and WILL sell out, so make sure you reserve your tickets early! *The Haunted Trail does not sell out, however the entrance closes at 9 pm.
For The Little Ghouls
– The ‘Sweet Peek Tour’ is offered nightly at 6:30 pm. This is a guided tour for younger guests who still aren’t sure about being scared, even for fun. The trail is actor free at this time and they can decide if they would like to re-enter the line and receive the full show.
– There is also a Little Ghouls Play Area under the main tent!
Don’t miss PIRATES COVE!
– Featuring a 30 ft Pirate Ship Escape Room
– Test ‘yer wit mateys! 10 voyages available nightly for purchase (groups of up to 6 per voyage) – check in at the pirate ship for your escape time
– Live Mermaid Encounter with photo opportunity
– Pirate activities including a walk the plank obstacle course and shark feeding
Eat, Drink and Be Scary!
– Grab dinner at the event! Mellow Mushroom will be serving up delicious pizza. You can even preorder a whole pizza for the family.
– Fresh donuts made onsite
– Hot popcorn
– S’mores for the bonfire
– Local beer and wine for the big ghouls
– Hot chocolate & cider
– Devils Foot Beverages & sodas
Play While You Wait
– The line to enter the Haunted Trail surrounds the game field. Kids can pop out of line to participate in contests and play Asheville Plays Monster Sized Games.
Under The Big Tent
Under the big purple tent you will find the concessions, Little Ghouls Area, and meet our sponsors.You can also get your face painted, get balloon art, and snap a photo
A True Community Event That Gives Back!
– We are dedicated to making The Haunted Trail a true community event and honored to be a part of your holiday celebrations.
– BOO To Hunger – We say Boo To Hunger by donating 4 meals per ticket to @mannafoodbank. In the past 2 years, we have donated 38,400 meals to MANNA.
– Sensory Friendly Night – Halloween Is For Everyone! October 21st is Sensory Friendly Night
The 10th Annual Haunted Trail at The Adventure Center of Asheville
Oct 7 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Adventure Center of Asheville

The Adventure Center of Asheville is excited to host the 10th annual Haunted Trail, Asheville’s only family friendly haunt! This event is ideal for Halloween lovers of all ages, 3-12 being the suggested age range. This is the third year in a row the Adventure Center has hosted this one of a kind live outdoor theatrical experience where guests are promised an entirely immersive and interactive spooky night out while also ensuring no contact. Every year the show is loved by boils and ghouls from all over WNC and we hope to see you there! For younger guests who still aren’t sure about being scared, even for fun, a “Sweet Peek Tour’ is offered nightly at 6:45 pm. The trail is actor free at this time and they can decide if they would like to re enter the line and receive the full show. The Treetop Adventure Park Aerial Glow Trail is also available for guests 4 years or older to enjoy at this event! Climb on two of our aerial trails while they are illuminated with thousands of colorful twinkle and laser lights. If you want to enjoy both of these amazing activities, combo passes are available and WILL sell out, so make sure you reserve your tickets early! *The Haunted Trail does not sell out, however the entrance closes at 9 pm. Don’t miss PIRATES COVE! Featuring a 30 ft Pirate Ship Escape Room- Test ‘yer wit mateys! 10 voyages available nightly for purchase (groups of up to 6 per voyage) Live Mermaid Encounter with photo opportunity. Pirate activities including a walk the plank obstacle course and shark feeding In addition to the Haunted & Aerial Glow Trails and Pirates Cove, there will be a giant festival tent with several local vendors, delicious Mellow Mushroom Pizza and more! Ticket sales to this event raise meals for MANNA food bank, come have fun and help us say BOO! to hunger!

Saturday, October 8, 2022
FEAST Fall Fund Drive
Oct 8 all-day
online

banner

Join our FEAST Fall Fund Drive!

Our FEAST program reaches over 1,150 students a year in Asheville, Buncombe County, and Madison County with hands-on cooking and gardening classes in schools and afterschool programs. Help us fully fund this important program this fall!

 

Bountiful Cities FEAST teachers work within Asheville City and Buncombe County schools, Hot Springs Elementary and Francine Delany New School to give students  hands on experience. We are not funded by the school systems, and yet we integrate with the grade level curriculum to provide history, science, reading, math, and art education in addition to gardening and cooking. Our goal is to give students tools that will last a lifetime. If they have seeds they will know how to have food.

 

Help us reach our goal of $30,000 to fully fund our FEAST program this fall! Donate today!

Kid’s Tree Detective Packs
Oct 8 all-day
Buncombe County Libraires

A sneak peek of our new pollinator activity pack. Photo by Tallis Monteiro

The trees we see outside our windows do SO MUCH to protect us and our homes from excessive rain, strong winds, soil erosion, extreme heat, and air pollution.

 

But how much do you know about them?

 

Our education team is always looking for creative ways to help our community learn more about the trees we rely on, and we’re so proud that one of their biggest successes fits in a backpack.

 

Our GreenWorks Tree Detective Packs are filled with books, games, and activities suitable for kids in kindergarten through grade 5. These packs are available for check out from Buncombe County libraries.

 

“These packs were designed to provide teachers, parents, and students with the tools they need to learn about our urban trees in fun, engaging, and hands-on ways,” said Joele Emma, GreenWorks Education Director.

 

Each pack comes with brief instructions, six different activities, and four tree-themed children’s books that are accessible for a range of learning styles and comprehension levels.

 

We want kids to be able to use our learning tools independently in their own yards and neighborhoods — without needing to wait for an adult or educator to start exploring.

 

Our tree packs are so popular that we’re creating a native pollinator version we’re planning to unveil this spring.

 

Want to support our efforts to help our kids value our trees and learn more about our pollinators?

 

Contribute a gift to put more independent learning tools into the hands of the next generation of environmental guardians. 

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LEAF Solid Gold 50th Festival: Legends of Africa
Oct 8 all-day
online w/ LEAF

 

Listen. Dance. Feel the music and that will answer, “Why the “Legends of Africa?” Africa is the core and essence of where so much of humanity and music has originated. It has forever influenced music and cultures throughout the world with the diaspora of its people. Over the years, LEAF has connected deeply with many African artists and presented artists from 32 of the 54 countries on the continent. These bonds and our love of Africa, bring us back the magic of not just the continent, but its people, our family. So join us for a true gathering of friends and the rekindling of traditions that have made the past 27 years of LEAF memorable.

“The shortest distance between two people is a story, a song, or a dance.”
Masankho Banda from Malawi.

Who is an African Legend you admire? Chinobay of Uganda said he’s been inspired by the music he listened to during Apartheid. He spoke of Miriam Makeba (nicknamed Momma Africa) a South African singer, songwriter and activist whose music was socially responsible and carried so much power for the people. What makes you a Legend is the MESSAGE you carry to the world.

In flow with Chinobay’s reflection, the artwork is a masterpiece created by legendary artist Trek 6 inspired by his work in South Africa while producing a documentary. Trek spoke about how the sunrises and sunsets in Africa were surreal, thus he began with a beautiful sun design.  A wall of drums in South Africa, where they host people from different tribes bringing food, song and art inspired the drums. In Trek’s own words, “Africa is cosmic, colorful, and the center to our past. From it we radiated.”We are honored by his artistic vision.

  • Sale!

    Festival Weekend PLUS Pass

    $175.00 – $203.00

    October 20-23, 2022 *Must be purchased by LEAF Member* Thursday 4:30pm to Sunday 7pm including overnight tent camping.

  • Sale!

    Festival Weekend Pass

    $135.00 – $159.00

    October 21-23, 2022 Fri 9am – Sun 7pm. Includes overnight camping

  • Sale!

    Festival Community Pass

    $95.00 – $105.00

    Fri 4:30pm – 2am, Sat 9am – 2am, Sun 9am – 7pm. No overnights / camping. No Thu. access. Must have alternate overnight accommodations nearby

  • Sale!

    Festival Saturday Pass

    $53.00 – $59.00

    Saturday, October 22, 2022, 9:00 AM to 2:00 AM. No overnight camping.

Nantahala Outdoor Center 2023 Adventure travel trips
Oct 8 all-day
Nantahala Outdoor Center

Adventure is what we do.

Nantahala Outdoor Center has a long history of venturing where many haven’t, pioneering new adventures, and bringing opportunities to experience the outdoors to millions of guests over five decades. Our International Adventure Tours offer unique destinations, exciting adventures and activities, experienced guides, and world-class hospitality. These all-inclusive, small group excursions will redefine how you travel. Experience some of the most breathtaking places in the world without feeling like a tourist.

If your idea of fun is a rafting trip on the Chilko, a quiet lake paddle in Argentina, surf lessons in Ecuador, or trekking in Iceland, our trips have something for every adventure and skill level. Enjoy kayaking, hiking, fishing, horseback riding, yoga, surfing, ziplining, wine tastings, or cultural experiences, along with the flexibility to customize your own adventure. Settle in after your travels in some of the most unique accommodations in the world; from cozy lodges and five star resorts, with local cuisine and tastings, every detail is meticulously planned so you can soak up every moment.

We hope these guided, off-the-beaten-path expeditions will foster the same spirit of adventure we encourage in our Southeastern locations, while giving you the opportunity to explore beyond your own backyard.

 

We have officially announced our new 2023 Adventure travel trips for you to explore new destinations, try new adventures, and experience new cultures! Our trips are small groups, offer world-class hospitality, unique lodging and the most diverse activity options for you to try! We’re giving “revenge travel” new meaning.

Tuckasegee River Excursion
Oct 8 all-day
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Depot

Join us for a relaxing ride through quiet countryside on your way to small town life in western North Carolina on the Tuckasegee River Excursion. Departing from Bryson City, this 4 hour excursion travels 32 miles round-trip to Dillsboro and back to the Bryson City Depot. Pass by the famous movie set of The Fugitive starring Harrison Ford!

The Tuckasegee (tuck-uh-SEE-jee) River Excursion includes an 1 hour and 20 minute layover in the historic town of Dillsboro, where you’ll find more than 50 shops, restaurants, a brewery, and country inns. There is time to shop, snack, and visit the many unique shops before returning to Bryson City.

BMH Fall Festival
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Black Mountain Home for Children

Bring your family & friends to BMH’s campus this fall for our signature event! We’ll have our silent auction, live music, car show, games for the kids, and so much more! This is the day we showcase our campus, our ministry, and the work God is doing in the lives of children throughout the year. ❤

Mark you calendars for this special event!