If you love bacon, then you would have loved Baconfest 2016 in Asheville North Carolina! We stopped by Highland Brewing Company this past Saturday for the event, grabbed some beer, and started baconing it out. Starting at the VIP, we had some delicious tastes from Luella’s Barbecue, and yummy cupcakes from The Bake Shoppe.
We then headed out into the field, where many other restaurants and vendors were featured. And all of it was delicious. A few places really stuck out to us in a great way, namely The Colorful Palate, Iron Hen Cafe, Whole Foods, and Chicken Salad Chick. Unfortunately some restaurants like Ambrozia, Strada, and Ay Caramba only had enough food to last the first hour, so many of us missed out on trying their foods.
On the way out, we stopped by the “Sweet Spot” inside of Highland Brewing, and got to try some cake from The Blackbird and also maple bacon ice cream from 550 Tavern & Grille. Now I’m looking forward to Asheville Baconfest 2017!
The Asheville Mardi Gras Parade started at 1:00 with folks lining up on Wall Street in Downtown Asheville. Then at around 3:20, the parade kicked off and everyone was celebrating. G Social Media stopped by and took several GoPro videos of this event.
So many great events happen during the Spring and Summer in Asheville. Montford Music and Arts Festival is one of those times that feature music, art, food, drinks and a wonderful community gathering. We always start by walking down the street and getting an overview of what is going on, meet a few people and get in festival mode. The music on the stages featured many local artists in the Asheville and WNC area. Asheville on Bikes had a “Bike Corral” where you could park your bike, saving you from looking for a parking spot. Plus, we are all Strive Not To Drive minded lately, so it fit in perfectly. Here is a personal photo I took of two of my older sons walking my baby daughter down Montford Ave during the festival. And, we got to meet a real-life fairy! Well I guess Asheville is known for that already, but I am always happy to see one of these breeds.
Consider taking part in Weaverville’s “Handmade for the Holidays” Sunday, Nov. 24. For more information, click on the flier above.
WEAVERVILLE – The 6th annual handmade for the holidays will be Sunday, Nov. 24, noon-5 p.m., at Weaverville Town Hall. This year, 10 percent of all sales are designated to benefit Arts for Life.
A partner with Mission Hospital and other North Carolina hospitals serving children, Arts For Life builds bridges and makes lasting connections between the art and healthcare communities of North Carolina. AFL programs offer young patients and their families visual arts, music, and creative writing for more than 250 hours each week, creating successful pediatric clinic art programs, patient and family art support groups, and inpatient art programs.
The best of handmade available during the event includes art prints, candles, clothing and accessories, home goods, jewelry, note cards, ornaments, paintings, pottery, a raffle with prizes, and more.
Handmade for the Holidays is Sunday, Nov. 24, noon-5 p.m. at Weaverville Town Hall, 30 South Min Street. Checks and cash will be accepted at the event, and 10% of proceeds will be donated to Arts For Life. For more information, visit www.aflnc.org.
The North Carolina Mountain State Fair just wrapped up 10 days of rides, attractions and fun at the WNC Agricultural Center on the southside of Asheville in Arden NC. We first stopped in the live animals and farming area and saw Bulls, Llamas, Horses and more. Then we headed down the hill to see all of the excitement and action. Great time for the family, couples, teens and kids. The NC Mountain State Fair is also a good place to bump into friends that we had not seen in years. So nice to see everyone!