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Fall Peak Colors, 10/17/2017 Update

 

2017 Peak Color Prediction

70th Anniversary: Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands

October 20 – 22, 2017: Approaching its 70th year, the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands will return to downtown Asheville’s U.S. Cellular Center. Filling both the concourse and arena levels of the venue, craftspeople who are masters in their media will be exhibiting. The variety of craft that will be on display ranges from contemporary to traditional in works of clay, wood, metal, glass, fiber, natural materials, paper, leather, mixed media, and jewelry. After a curation process of two juries, nearly 200 makers from the Southern Highland Craft Guild will carry on the legacy of these Fairs.

 

Fall Colors 2017 Update (October 9)

2017 Peak Color Prediction

Congratulations to Kim and Ted

Fall Colors Update (10/1/2017)

FALL COLORS 2017

Update October 1, 2017

October First Week: Above 5,000 feet elevation. The leaves in the highest mountains north of Asheville turn first, especially on the Parkway north of Craggy Gardens and Beech Mountain. South on the Parkway, head to Waterrock Knob and Black Balsam areas. Hike & picnic atop both Max Patch and Roan Mountain on the AT.
October Second Week: 4,000-5,000 feet elevation. Best colors really pick up steam, including Mount Pisgah and Devil’s Courthouse areas south on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The mountains surrounding Waynesville and Cashiers peak, including Whiteside Mountain with the Shadow of the Bear. Also, see colorful highest ridges of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and drive the Cherohala Skyway. Camp at Lake Santeetlah.
October Third Week: 3,000-4,000 feet elevation. The ultimate week for the most color including large sections of the Blue Ridge Parkway. This also includes much of Pisgah National Forest. Drive the Forest Heritage Scenic Byway. Top hikes there include Looking Glass Rock or Cradle of Forestry. North of Asheville, best color will be Banner Elk and hikes to Table Rock and Hawksbill Mountain at Linville Gorge. West of Asheville, head to Maggie Valley, Cherokee and Bryson City.
October Last Week: 2,000-3,000 feet elevation. The city of Asheville, French Broad River and Biltmore Estate show their best color, along with many of our small towns including Sylva and Saluda. It’s a great time for a waterfall hike in DuPont State Forest or a stroll at the NC Arboretum.
November First Week: 1,000-2,000 feet elevation. Color fills the lush Hickory Nut Gorge at Chimney Rock. See the fall reflections on Lake Lure. Also hike and camp at Lake James and South Mountains State Parks east of Asheville. The leaf progression concludes in the foothills around Marion, Rutherfordton and Tryon Foothills Wine Country.

The Weekend of the Queens

The Melange is honored to host three beautiful queens on the same weekend who are in Hendersonville for a reunion and for pampering:

Miss Hendersonville, Apple Queen and Miss Western North Carolina.

Jump Off Rock

Jump Off Rock

 

 

Amadeus at Flat Rock Playhouse

Featured on the Main Stage

 

The FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018

The FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 is heading to Western North Carolina from September 11th – 23rd, 2018.  With expected attendance of almost 500,000, it will be the largest sport spectator event in the U.S. in 2018 and will have an estimated economic impact of over $400 million dollars over  the duration of the 14 day competition!

 

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Extraordinary 3 B’s Chamber Concert

The Hendersonville Symphony
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You do not want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime
Extraordinary 3 B’s Chamber Concert
This Saturday, September 2 at 7:00 pm
3 B’s Concert 
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Premium Box Seats
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(828) 697-5884



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