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Asheville’s arts scene is thriving with Arts AVL’s “2024 Cultural Corridor Initiative” and Green Man Brewery going eco-friendly. Flat Rock Playhouse in Hendersonville is expanding its season, and Skyuka Mountain Farm is partnering with a local chef for a farm-to-table experience. In Madison County, Mars Hill University offers cybersecurity training, and Weaverville Brewery is opening a second location. Don’t miss Winterfest Asheville, the Asheville Food & Wine Classic, and the Black Mountain Storytelling Festival in Buncombe County. Catch “The Sound of Music” at Flat Rock Playhouse, visit the Winter Farmer’s Market at Blue Ridge Parkway, or enjoy the Valentine’s Day Candlelight Hike at Chimney Rock State Park in Henderson County. And in Madison County, check out the Mars Hill Valentine’s Day Art & Craft Market, groove to the Winter Roots Music Festival in Hot Springs, and explore the “Trailblazers & Legends” exhibit at the Madison County Historical Society Museum. There’s so much to see and do in our vibrant community – don’t miss out!


❤️ Katrina Morgan, Editor

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Upcoming Events

Buncombe County:

  1. Winterfest Asheville: Celebration of Beer & Chocolate (Feb 9-18), featuring breweries, chocolatiers, live music,and wintery fun across Asheville.
  2. The Asheville Food & Wine Classic (Feb 23-26), showcasing gourmet cuisine, renowned chefs, and wine tastings at various venues.
  3. Black Mountain Storytelling Festival (Feb 24-25), a weekend filled with captivating folktales, myths, and legends shared by renowned storytellers.

Henderson County:

  1. Flat Rock Playhouse: "The Sound of Music" (Feb 9-Mar 3), the beloved musical classic comes to life on stage at the historic Flat Rock Playhouse.
  2. Winter Farmer's Market at Blue Ridge Parkway (Feb 10-Mar 9), every Saturday at Folk Art Center, featuring fresh produce, handcrafted goods, and stunning mountain views.
  3. Valentine's Day Candlelight Hike at Chimney Rock State Park (Feb 10 & 14), a romantic guided hike through the illuminated forest with breathtaking views.

Madison County:

  1. Mars Hill Valentine's Day Art & Craft Market (Feb 10-11), a unique market filled with handcrafted art, jewelry,pottery, and more at Mars Hill University.
  2. Winter Roots Music Festival (Feb 17-18), a celebration of folk, bluegrass, and Americana music in Hot Springs,featuring workshops and jam sessions.
  3. Madison County Historical Society Museum Exhibit: "Trailblazers & Legends" (Feb 15-May 15), explore the stories of influential figures and local legends in Madison County history.

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