Category: Asheville events

Shindig on the Green

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The arrival of summer beckons both locals and visitors to gather in downtown Asheville’s Pack Square Park to enjoy an old-fashioned, Appalachian Shindig on the Green“.  Bring your own lawn chair or blanket, and dance under the stars to the best blue grass that the region has to offer.  The party will start around sundown, at 7:00pm and it is free!

The evening will include traditional music and dance, some planned performances and some informal jams.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own instruments and join in the festivities.  It usually ends around 10pm.

This season’s Shindig series start on Saturday, June 28 and continues for most Saturdays in the summer (July 5, 12, 19; August 9, 16, 23, & 30).  The only time it does not occur is if it is pouring down rain.  Check the “Shindig on the Green” homepage or www.folkheritage.org for scheduling.

Best of all, it’s a short and beautiful walk through the historic district of Montford, to get from Applewood Manor to the Shindig (about a mile takes about 25 to 30 minutes).  Perhaps, stop downtown for dinner along the way!  You can always ask Larry or me for restaurant ideas and reservations, if possible.  In fact they are now selling food at Pack Square Park.

 

Want To Be a Judge For a Chef’s Challenge Competition Dinner? Come Stay at Applewood Manor for Fire on the Rock

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Do you love to give your opinion especially concerning food?  You can be a participant and a judge for Fire on the Rock, North Carolina’s state wide Chef’s competition, running simultaneously (Asheville, Greensboro, Raleigh, Wilmington and Charlotte) on March 10-11 and March 17-18, semi -finals March 24-25, 2014 in Asheville.  Come stay at Applewood Manor Inn B&B and secure a Fire on the Rock Package to judge both nights or just one night;  dining at the Lioncrest on the Biltmore Estate,  on food prepared by two Chef’s from either Strada Italiano, Vadalia, Isis Restaurant and Music Hall, Seasons at Highland Lake & Resort in Flat Rock, The Gamekeeper in Boone, NC, Ambrozia, King James Public House and LAB (Lexington Avenue Brewery).  Go to http://bit.ly/N73huT ; a blog to tell you what two chefs were cooking.

Fire on the Rock Package are the cost of single or two nights stay at Applewood Manor Inn ranges from $145 to $200/night (without taxes) and then the cost of tickets (we will procure them in your name) for the date you desire listed below and included is a FREE surprise Package bag for two:

Monday, 3/10 and/or Tuesday, 3/11; from 6:30 to 10PM-cost for tickets $75**/each

Monday, 3/17 and/or Tuesday, 3/18; from 6:30 to 10PM-cost for tickets $75**/each

Semi-Finals- Monday, 3/24 and/or Tuesday, 3/25, 6:30 to 10PM- cost $88**/each

**All ticket prices above inclusive of all taxes.  * Package bag for each couple with  Fire on the Rock participation get:

1or 2 night’s lodging at Applewood Manor Inn B&B

 

2 Tickets to- Got to NC Competition Dining Series “Fire On the Rock” per night

 

2 Wine Glasses from NC Wine & Grape Council

 

1 Bottle Cackalacky Sauce (sample size)

 

Free dessert for two at Ambrozia

 

Free dessert for two at The King James Public House

 

10% off lunch or dinner at Seasons Restaurant

 

$10 off $25 purchase (alcohol not included) at LAB (Lexington Avenue Brewery)

 

One complimentary chef’s choice appetizer with the purchase of a bottle of wine @Strada Italiano

 

Buy two signature drinks and get your choice of 1 complimentary tapas at The Social Lounge

 

Savor the Inns of Asheville:  Cookbook of the Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association (not available at all Inns)

Add some fun to your life along with being treated with Southern hospitality and join us at Applewood Manor Inn B&B to attend Fire on the Rock.

 

 

27th Arts & Crafts Conference Show in Asheville, NC

2014 Grove Park Inn Arts&Crafts exampleThere is fantastic Arts & Crafts show this coming weekend, February 21 thru February 23, 2014 at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville.  There will be 130 exhibitors on antiques ranging from the 1895-1939 and new art/crafts for sale.

For those interested in attending the seminars call 828-628-1915, Mr. Bruce Johnson is Director of the Conference.  A seminar package can be purchased for $150 for the entire 3 day conference besides viewing the booths without staying at the Grove Park Inn.  Those that just want to shop the booths and merchandise for sale you can purchase a ticket at the door for $10 each (students $5 and children under 14 free),  parking is free! This door ticket would be good for all 3 days afternoon entry to the display booths.

These booths are open on Friday, February 21, 1-6PM; Saturday February 22, 12-6PM and Sunday, February 23, 11-4PM.  The artists will be selling everything from textiles, jewelry, pottery, furniture, frames, rugs, lighting and so on.  This can be an education for old and new collectors as well as quality shopping for new crafts and art.  You can also go the a website www arts-craftsconference.com, for more information.

 

If you are looking for a weekend getaway and need a cozy Inn to stay and then come and stay with us! Applewood Manor Inn B&B has been awarded the honor of being designated as one of the Traveler’s Choice 2014 Top 25 B&B and Inns in the whole United States by TripAdvisor. You can go to www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Hotels-cInnsBB-g191#23.