Looking for a culinary adventure or a bar crawl? Asheville.com’s food & drink event guide has got you covered.

Friday, October 30, 2020
Asheville Food Tours
Oct 30 all-day
varies

Discover the original Asheville Food Tour. In this premiere tour, taste the unique flavor of Asheville on our guided walking tours of the city’s culinary treasures, in historic downtown Asheville. Eating Asheville one bite at a time never tasted so good!

One of the nation’s premiere food destinations, Asheville boasts some of the most exciting and memorable food in the South. Asheville Food Tours offers a sumptuous glimpse into this exotic world of local Asheville restaurants and gourmet food shops and featuring artisan cheeses and choice meats from local farms, crusty baked breads from local ovens, rich hand-made chocolates, dynamic wine lists and hand-crafted local beer.

Downtown Food Tour – $55

West Asheville Tour – $60

International Tour – $60

Food Fan Foot Tour – $65

Saturday Brunch Tour – $65

Night Tour – $85

Gift Certificates –  $55 and up.

Coffee for Champions Supports Special Olympics
Oct 30 all-day
Buncombe County

Coffee for Champions Supports Special Olympics

Do you need a cup of ambition before you start the day (or a few throughout the day)? During the month of October, popular coffee shops and cafés throughout Buncombe County donate up to five cents of each cup of coffee purchased to support local sports programs for community members with intellectual disabilities.

Coffee for Champions is the largest annual fundraiser for Special Olympics Buncombe County, a completely donation-funded, volunteer-driven program that provides year-round training and competitive programs in 11 sports for more than 480 youth and adults. Funds raised help build equitable opportunities for everyone who lives here, create a connection between athletes and the greater community, and celebrate changing attitudes about the talents of people with intellectual disabilities.

“We started Coffee for Champions five years ago,” says Karla Furnari, Local Coordinator for Special Olympics Buncombe County. “Each year, it continues to grow and helps expand programs and fund critical needs such as equipment, uniforms, and transporting athletes. Even though in-person training was put on hold because of COVID-19, volunteer coaches continued to engage with athletes on a regular basis to keep them mentally and physically healthy during a time that has been particularly taxing on individuals with intellectual disabilities. We have safely resumed some programs in which social distancing is possible and face coverings can be worn such as tennis and bocce.”

Donating Five Cents Per Cup

  • Ivory Road Café & Kitchen (1854 Brevard Road in Arden)
  • Mosaic Café & Coffee House (1 Town Square Boulevard in Biltmore Park)
  • PennyCup Coffee Company at the YMI (39 South Market Street in Downtown Asheville)
  • Round Earth Roasters (518 Hendersonville Road in Asheville)
  • Trout Lily Market (1297 Charlotte Highway in Fairview)

Donating One Cent Per Cup

  • PennyCup Coffee Company West (362 Depot Street in Asheville’s River Arts District)
  • PennyCup Coffee Company Haw Creek (6 Beverly Road in Asheville’s Haw Creek)
  • PennyCup Coffee Company North (857 Merrimon Avenue in North Asheville)

Buncombe County Special Olympics is made possible through funding from donors and support from Buncombe County Government. To donate or volunteer, visit the organization’s website.

Special Olympics was founded by Eunice Kennedy in 1968 to celebrate changing attitudes about the talents of people with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Buncombe County provides year-round sports training and athletic competition for adults and children above the age of seven. Sports include alpine skiing and snowboarding, aquatics, athletics, basketball, bocce, bowling, cheerleading, gymnastics, powerlifting, soccer, and tennis, as well as a young athletes program. The organization also offers the Adaptive Athlete Program in a partnership with Buncombe County Recreation Services.

Dine 2 Donate Fundraiser Opportunities
Oct 30 all-day
Various Asheville Restaurants

Local restaurants like Five Guys are offering 20% of sales to fundraising groups who partner with them this November, December and January. With various public safety restrictions in place, restaurants are offering different types of fundraisers including:

  • Takeout
  • Curbside
  • Delivery
  • In-house

To set up a restaurant fundraiser for Coalition of Asheville Neighborhoods just view Asheville restaurants giving back, select a location, a date and confirm online.

Find participating restaurants: https://www.groupraise.com/restaurants/search?lat=35.5950581&lng=-82.5514869&filters[tod]=true&grid_atype=email&grid_asource=hatch&grid_avalue=aW5mb0Bhc2hldmlsbGUuY29t&utm_source=hatch&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=GM%3A%20CH_N1_V1&utm_content=a

Find Food In Asheville Dine In + Take Out
Oct 30 all-day
Online

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The Asheville Independent Restaurant Association (AIR) is a group of independently owned restaurants that serve the flourishing food scene of Asheville, NC. As one of the largest organization of independent restaurants in the country, AIR is dedicated to keeping Asheville’s food scene eclectic, authentic and flavorful.

Please click below to view current Takeout/Delivery and Dine In options for Asheville’s Independent Restaurants. These lists are constantly changing and being updated so make sure to check back for what’s new. If you are a restaurant owner and need to update or add your restaurant, please email Jane Anderson at [email protected]

Thank you for supporting our independent restaurants!

Grandad’s Orchard Family Fun!
Oct 30 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
GRANDADS APPLES N SUCH

Weekend Fun!

Grandad’s has several family fun activities to enjoy on the WEEKENDS, beginning Labor Day weekend, throughout the fall. Including

 

  • Cow Train ($4 per person, and you will need to arrive before 4 PM to enjoy this activity)
  • Jump Pillow (due to COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, we will not open jump pillow this year)
  • Corn Maze ($4 per person, and you will need to arrive before 4 PM to enjoy this activity)
  • Apple Cannon ($4 per person, and you will need to arrive before 4 PM to enjoy this activity)
  • You- Pick Apples varies through the season.  Please call us at (828)-685-1685 to updated information. (You will need to arrive before 4 PM to enjoy this activity Monday – Friday and 5 PM on Saturdays and Sundays)
Justus Orchard Pick Your Own!
Oct 30 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Justus Orchard

Looking forward to the first cool weekend of the year!!
Apples available for UPick are Golden’s, Red Jonagolds, Mutsu, Ambrosia and Asian Pears!!
Apples Available already picked are Golden’s, Gala’s, Early Fuji, Red Jonagold, Stayman Winesap,Mutsu, Ambrosia, Granny Smith, Red Romes and a very few Piñatas!
The Bakery will open in full force all day but remember we stop cooking at 5 pm so don’t wait too long to place your order,
The playground is open every day and the jumping pillow is open Friday’s Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting. The cow train, apple cannons and barn tours are open Saturdays and Sundays weather permitting until 5pm
Hoping to see you soon!!
The Justus Family!
Local Apples and Cider Have Arrived! Hickory Nut Gap Farm
Oct 30 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Online
Our first apples have arrived for the fall season. Check out our online store to shop crisp local apples and fresh cider.
Shop Apples
Shop Cider
Reserve Your Pasture-Raised Turkey Now Hickory Nut Gap Farm
Oct 30 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Online

We raise all of our turkeys from baby chicks to adulthood directly on Hickory Nut Gap Farmland in Fairview, NC. They spend their entire lives rotationally grazing on pasture, free from antibiotics and added hormones. We offer a limited supply each year and a deposit must be paid in advance to secure your bird.

Price: $6 / lb
Range: 14 – 25 lbs
Please choose an approximate weight and we will tag a turkey with your name and send an invoice for the remaining balance.

Pick ups will start November 19th and run through November 25th.

Sky Top Orchard Fall is Here!
Oct 30 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sky Top Orchard

It's Fall Y'all

Welcome to Sky Top Orchard!

We are asking guests to visit on weekdays whenever possible. We offer the same items you love on those days as we do on weekends plus it helps keep crowds down on weekends. Thank you!

The mountains of western North Carolina are full of pick your own u-pick orchards. We offer more. In addition to a long list of apple varieties, visit Sky Top Orchard and you’ll enjoy panoramic mountain views, orchard ponds with ducks and geese, a barnyard area with sheep, goats, chickens, turkeys, peacocks and more, a bamboo forest to explore, lots of picnic areas and, of course, a mountaintop of fragrant apple and fruit trees. View our downloadable map to see all that we have to offer and visit our picking schedule to find out what’s available now.

When you purchase a bushel of apples, a wagon load of pumpkins or a cooler full of apple cider you’ll take home more than the makings for delicious fall recipes, you’ll take home a mountain of memories too. And don’t forget our famous apple cider doughnuts. They’re an autumn tradition. We bet you can’t eat just one.

Ready to join us on top of our mountain? Plan Your Visit Today!

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To keep guests and our staff safe, we require face masks (covering both nose and mouth) by employees and guests in any area where social distancing is difficult so plan to wear them in the fruit stand, in line for doughnuts, in any areas that are not out in the orchard where you are picking. You must also maintain a distance of 6 feet in all lines and areas where you encounter others.

The Historic Orchard at Altapass
Oct 30 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Orchard at Altapass
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Still not certain what’s ripe at the O? Call 828-765-9531 and get a recording that will give you the latest information for the weekend’s apple picking and purchasing.
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How ’bout them Apples?

We post each Thursday morning any ripening updates in the orchard. Remember we are an heirloom apple orchard. Our mission is to save the good stuff…including apple varieties. In addition to trees that fruit during the normal late September/October season in greater quantity, also we plant small batch numbers of heirloom apple trees. Some ripen earlier (an unexpected gift); all have their uses from apple sauce, to butters, to juice and ciders, and just fresh eating off the trees. They won’t all be available all the time. But, when they are, we’ll let you know. Please come and see for yourself.

Little Hump Limited Release Highland Brewing Company Supports SAHC
Oct 30 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Highland Brewing Company

Ten years ago, Highland began donating a portion of proceeds from seasonal beer release parties to SAHC. Little Hump Spring Ale, named for Little Hump Mountain in the Highlands of Roan, was the first seasonal release in this partnership. This month, SAHC staff helped brew an exclusive Taproom re-release of Little Hump, and $1 per pour from this batch will be donated to SAHC to celebrate this 10th anniversary. If you don’t want to stay for the re-release party, they have crowlers (canned growlers) for pickup. Membership Director Cheryl Fowler will join Highland’s Facebook “Live with Leah”  at 5 PM that day.

Little Hump Returns in collaboration with SAHC!

Socially Distanced Trick-or-Treating
Oct 30 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Hi-Wire Brewing Event Space

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We are teaming up with Children First/Communities In Schools of Buncombe County to host a safe and socially-distanced trick-or-treating event for friends and families alike!

We are creating a maze of tables (minimally 6ft apart) for trick-or-treaters to follow stopping at each table to collect a special Halloween treat from volunteers at the Children First/Communities In Schools of Buncombe County.

Check-out the details below:
– Fun Halloween music and decorations throughout the building
– Admission is $10
– Admission gets you (1) Beer Token and up to 6 entries in your group (i.e. 1 Adult & 5 Kids, etc.)
– A special treat for each person in your group at each station
– Only 15 groups allowed per 30-minute session to allow proper social distancing

***All ticket proceeds go directly to the Children First/Communities In Schools of Buncombe County***

Free Dead Fridays
Oct 30 @ 5:30 pm
The One Stop at Asheville Music Hall

Join us at The One Stop at Asheville Music Hall every Friday at 5:30PM for our FREE Acoustic Grateful Dead series Featuring members of Phuncle Sam and great drink and food specials.

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Brushfire Stankgrass‎ Stankoween 7
Oct 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
One World Brewing West

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Asheville jamgrass innovators Brushfire Stankgrass bring their traditional Stankoween show to West Asheville’es favorite outdoor stage & brewery. Bring your costumes, and let’s get weird

Andrew Scotchie + the River Rats
Oct 30 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Salvage Station

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Asheville family!! It has been too long! We cannot wait for this special, socially distanced outdoor show at Salvage Station Friday, October 30th! We will be serving up a hearty dose of Rock & Roll from our original catalog AND sprinkling in some “Rats Sabbath” and “Rolling Experience” flavorings which are sure to make one hell of a Halloween weekend music experience. Costumes encouraged. Costume contest/prizes TBA. Rain or Shine. No reservations. Masks required unless at your table.
Social distancing required while standing in line for drinks/food. Ages 21+. $5 at the door. Doors open at 5pm. Music from 6:30-9:30pm

Lawn Concert: Fireside Collective
Oct 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Isis Music Hall

A quintet who cheerfully disregard every kind of one-dimensional label that might be attached to their music, Fireside Collective has been on a roll since emerging in 2014 from the fertile roots music scene of Asheville, North Carolina. 
Debuting at #3 on the Billboard Bluegrass Charts, their 2020 release “Elements” (Mountain Home Music Co.), blends the characteristic interplay of bluegrass instrumentation and harmonies with strong original material and exuberant energy, creating music that is part bluegrass and part roots rock with a dose of funk-influenced danceable rhythms. 
Produced by Travis Book of The Infamous Stringdusters , “Elements” is distinctive, continuing to use a wide influence of sounds to create a body of work that belongs to Fireside Collective alone.

Come enjoy an evening of live music, food and drinks at the Isis patio and lawn. Reservations are highly recommended.

 

Dirty Dead Hallows Eve Eve Party
Oct 30 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Social

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Get your pre-game costume on! Prizes for best costumes! Arrive early to be seen. Doors 7 Music 8 FREE ADMISSION

prizes include cash, dirty dead swag and drinks, fun stuff grab bags!

Saturday, October 31, 2020
Asheville Food Tours
Oct 31 all-day
varies

Discover the original Asheville Food Tour. In this premiere tour, taste the unique flavor of Asheville on our guided walking tours of the city’s culinary treasures, in historic downtown Asheville. Eating Asheville one bite at a time never tasted so good!

One of the nation’s premiere food destinations, Asheville boasts some of the most exciting and memorable food in the South. Asheville Food Tours offers a sumptuous glimpse into this exotic world of local Asheville restaurants and gourmet food shops and featuring artisan cheeses and choice meats from local farms, crusty baked breads from local ovens, rich hand-made chocolates, dynamic wine lists and hand-crafted local beer.

Downtown Food Tour – $55

West Asheville Tour – $60

International Tour – $60

Food Fan Foot Tour – $65

Saturday Brunch Tour – $65

Night Tour – $85

Gift Certificates –  $55 and up.

Coffee for Champions Supports Special Olympics
Oct 31 all-day
Buncombe County

Coffee for Champions Supports Special Olympics

Do you need a cup of ambition before you start the day (or a few throughout the day)? During the month of October, popular coffee shops and cafés throughout Buncombe County donate up to five cents of each cup of coffee purchased to support local sports programs for community members with intellectual disabilities.

Coffee for Champions is the largest annual fundraiser for Special Olympics Buncombe County, a completely donation-funded, volunteer-driven program that provides year-round training and competitive programs in 11 sports for more than 480 youth and adults. Funds raised help build equitable opportunities for everyone who lives here, create a connection between athletes and the greater community, and celebrate changing attitudes about the talents of people with intellectual disabilities.

“We started Coffee for Champions five years ago,” says Karla Furnari, Local Coordinator for Special Olympics Buncombe County. “Each year, it continues to grow and helps expand programs and fund critical needs such as equipment, uniforms, and transporting athletes. Even though in-person training was put on hold because of COVID-19, volunteer coaches continued to engage with athletes on a regular basis to keep them mentally and physically healthy during a time that has been particularly taxing on individuals with intellectual disabilities. We have safely resumed some programs in which social distancing is possible and face coverings can be worn such as tennis and bocce.”

Donating Five Cents Per Cup

  • Ivory Road Café & Kitchen (1854 Brevard Road in Arden)
  • Mosaic Café & Coffee House (1 Town Square Boulevard in Biltmore Park)
  • PennyCup Coffee Company at the YMI (39 South Market Street in Downtown Asheville)
  • Round Earth Roasters (518 Hendersonville Road in Asheville)
  • Trout Lily Market (1297 Charlotte Highway in Fairview)

Donating One Cent Per Cup

  • PennyCup Coffee Company West (362 Depot Street in Asheville’s River Arts District)
  • PennyCup Coffee Company Haw Creek (6 Beverly Road in Asheville’s Haw Creek)
  • PennyCup Coffee Company North (857 Merrimon Avenue in North Asheville)

Buncombe County Special Olympics is made possible through funding from donors and support from Buncombe County Government. To donate or volunteer, visit the organization’s website.

Special Olympics was founded by Eunice Kennedy in 1968 to celebrate changing attitudes about the talents of people with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Buncombe County provides year-round sports training and athletic competition for adults and children above the age of seven. Sports include alpine skiing and snowboarding, aquatics, athletics, basketball, bocce, bowling, cheerleading, gymnastics, powerlifting, soccer, and tennis, as well as a young athletes program. The organization also offers the Adaptive Athlete Program in a partnership with Buncombe County Recreation Services.

Dine 2 Donate Fundraiser Opportunities
Oct 31 all-day
Various Asheville Restaurants

Local restaurants like Five Guys are offering 20% of sales to fundraising groups who partner with them this November, December and January. With various public safety restrictions in place, restaurants are offering different types of fundraisers including:

  • Takeout
  • Curbside
  • Delivery
  • In-house

To set up a restaurant fundraiser for Coalition of Asheville Neighborhoods just view Asheville restaurants giving back, select a location, a date and confirm online.

Find participating restaurants: https://www.groupraise.com/restaurants/search?lat=35.5950581&lng=-82.5514869&filters[tod]=true&grid_atype=email&grid_asource=hatch&grid_avalue=aW5mb0Bhc2hldmlsbGUuY29t&utm_source=hatch&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=GM%3A%20CH_N1_V1&utm_content=a

Find Food In Asheville Dine In + Take Out
Oct 31 all-day
Online

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The Asheville Independent Restaurant Association (AIR) is a group of independently owned restaurants that serve the flourishing food scene of Asheville, NC. As one of the largest organization of independent restaurants in the country, AIR is dedicated to keeping Asheville’s food scene eclectic, authentic and flavorful.

Please click below to view current Takeout/Delivery and Dine In options for Asheville’s Independent Restaurants. These lists are constantly changing and being updated so make sure to check back for what’s new. If you are a restaurant owner and need to update or add your restaurant, please email Jane Anderson at [email protected]

Thank you for supporting our independent restaurants!

Dogtoberfest Howl-O-Ween Pawty
Oct 31 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Wagbar

🎉OPENING: Saturday October 31st🎃

Join us for our 1st annual Dogtoberfest Howl-O-Ween Pawty🐾

All Day Event: 8am-11pm

Live music by @the_soulamanders 6pm-9pm!

Enjoy delicious food from @veganitfoodtruck

Dog Costume Contest (Rules & Prizes TBA)

Grandad’s Orchard Family Fun!
Oct 31 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
GRANDADS APPLES N SUCH

Weekend Fun!

Grandad’s has several family fun activities to enjoy on the WEEKENDS, beginning Labor Day weekend, throughout the fall. Including

 

  • Cow Train ($4 per person, and you will need to arrive before 4 PM to enjoy this activity)
  • Jump Pillow (due to COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, we will not open jump pillow this year)
  • Corn Maze ($4 per person, and you will need to arrive before 4 PM to enjoy this activity)
  • Apple Cannon ($4 per person, and you will need to arrive before 4 PM to enjoy this activity)
  • You- Pick Apples varies through the season.  Please call us at (828)-685-1685 to updated information. (You will need to arrive before 4 PM to enjoy this activity Monday – Friday and 5 PM on Saturdays and Sundays)
Justus Orchard Pick Your Own!
Oct 31 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Justus Orchard

Looking forward to the first cool weekend of the year!!
Apples available for UPick are Golden’s, Red Jonagolds, Mutsu, Ambrosia and Asian Pears!!
Apples Available already picked are Golden’s, Gala’s, Early Fuji, Red Jonagold, Stayman Winesap,Mutsu, Ambrosia, Granny Smith, Red Romes and a very few Piñatas!
The Bakery will open in full force all day but remember we stop cooking at 5 pm so don’t wait too long to place your order,
The playground is open every day and the jumping pillow is open Friday’s Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting. The cow train, apple cannons and barn tours are open Saturdays and Sundays weather permitting until 5pm
Hoping to see you soon!!
The Justus Family!
Local Apples and Cider Have Arrived! Hickory Nut Gap Farm
Oct 31 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Online
Our first apples have arrived for the fall season. Check out our online store to shop crisp local apples and fresh cider.
Shop Apples
Shop Cider
Reserve Your Pasture-Raised Turkey Now Hickory Nut Gap Farm
Oct 31 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Online

We raise all of our turkeys from baby chicks to adulthood directly on Hickory Nut Gap Farmland in Fairview, NC. They spend their entire lives rotationally grazing on pasture, free from antibiotics and added hormones. We offer a limited supply each year and a deposit must be paid in advance to secure your bird.

Price: $6 / lb
Range: 14 – 25 lbs
Please choose an approximate weight and we will tag a turkey with your name and send an invoice for the remaining balance.

Pick ups will start November 19th and run through November 25th.

The Historic Orchard at Altapass
Oct 31 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Orchard at Altapass
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Still not certain what’s ripe at the O? Call 828-765-9531 and get a recording that will give you the latest information for the weekend’s apple picking and purchasing.
Image

How ’bout them Apples?

We post each Thursday morning any ripening updates in the orchard. Remember we are an heirloom apple orchard. Our mission is to save the good stuff…including apple varieties. In addition to trees that fruit during the normal late September/October season in greater quantity, also we plant small batch numbers of heirloom apple trees. Some ripen earlier (an unexpected gift); all have their uses from apple sauce, to butters, to juice and ciders, and just fresh eating off the trees. They won’t all be available all the time. But, when they are, we’ll let you know. Please come and see for yourself.

Beachams Curve Trick or Treat Crawl
Oct 31 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Trick or Treat Crawl. Located on Haywood Road

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Join the West Asheville community for a Trick or Treat Crawl. Located on Haywood Road, Archetype Brewing will be distributing individual candy bags for all the monsters & witches. Stop and enjoy a craft beer. Check out the operating hours of other awesome businesses participating:

Flora – 10am – 5pm
Owl Bakery – 8am – 12pm
Pizza Mind – 12pm – 10pm
Gan Shan – 4pm – 9pm

Downtown Dobra Tea Inside Seating Opens!
Oct 31 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Dobra Tea Downtown

We are happy to welcome you back
into our tearoom!

Our downtown location is now open for inside seating at 50% capacity.
We’ve missed you Asheville!

Bendy Birds Yoga
Oct 31 @ 11:45 am

Birds Fly South Ale Project

1320 Hampton Ave Ext, Greenville, South Carolina 29601
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