May
23
Wed
Tours at Historic Grovewood Village @ Grovewood Village Tickets
May 23 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Tours at Historic Grovewood Village @ Grovewood Village | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Tucked away amid towering pine trees adjacent to The Omni Grove Park Inn is one of Asheville’s hidden gems. Known today as Grovewood Village, this historic site once housed the weaving and woodworking operations of Biltmore Industries, a noteworthy enterprise in the history of American Craft and textiles, founded by Edith Vanderbilt and two inspired teachers, Eleanor Vance and Charlotte Yale.

Learn the story of Biltmore Industries on a guided history tour, offered Wednesday – Saturday at 1pm during April – November. The tour includes a visit to Biltmore Industries’ production facility (aka Dye House), where guests can peek into the past and view the original looms, carding machines, spinning mule and dye vats used to make the famed Biltmore Handwoven Homespun. Tours operate on a first-come, first-served basis, open to 25 people.

May
24
Thu
Tours at Historic Grovewood Village @ Grovewood Village Tickets
May 24 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Tours at Historic Grovewood Village @ Grovewood Village | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Tucked away amid towering pine trees adjacent to The Omni Grove Park Inn is one of Asheville’s hidden gems. Known today as Grovewood Village, this historic site once housed the weaving and woodworking operations of Biltmore Industries, a noteworthy enterprise in the history of American Craft and textiles, founded by Edith Vanderbilt and two inspired teachers, Eleanor Vance and Charlotte Yale.

Learn the story of Biltmore Industries on a guided history tour, offered Wednesday – Saturday at 1pm during April – November. The tour includes a visit to Biltmore Industries’ production facility (aka Dye House), where guests can peek into the past and view the original looms, carding machines, spinning mule and dye vats used to make the famed Biltmore Handwoven Homespun. Tours operate on a first-come, first-served basis, open to 25 people.

May
25
Fri
Tours at Historic Grovewood Village @ Grovewood Village Tickets
May 25 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Tours at Historic Grovewood Village @ Grovewood Village | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Tucked away amid towering pine trees adjacent to The Omni Grove Park Inn is one of Asheville’s hidden gems. Known today as Grovewood Village, this historic site once housed the weaving and woodworking operations of Biltmore Industries, a noteworthy enterprise in the history of American Craft and textiles, founded by Edith Vanderbilt and two inspired teachers, Eleanor Vance and Charlotte Yale.

Learn the story of Biltmore Industries on a guided history tour, offered Wednesday – Saturday at 1pm during April – November. The tour includes a visit to Biltmore Industries’ production facility (aka Dye House), where guests can peek into the past and view the original looms, carding machines, spinning mule and dye vats used to make the famed Biltmore Handwoven Homespun. Tours operate on a first-come, first-served basis, open to 25 people.

May
26
Sat
Memorial Day Weekend Family Fun @ Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park Tickets
May 26 @ 8:30 am – May 28 @ 4:00 pm
Memorial Day Weekend Family Fun @ Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park | Chimney Rock | North Carolina | United States

Memorial Day is often thought of as the kickoff to summer fun, and Chimney Rock has all the activities to make that happen. Saturday through Monday your family can enjoy exploring the Park’s trails and visiting with our Animal Educators in the Animal Discovery Den.
Cost: Included with Park admission.

MineFest at Emerald Village @ Emerald Village Tickets
May 26 @ 9:00 am – May 29 @ 6:00 pm
MineFest at Emerald Village @ Emerald Village | Spruce Pine | North Carolina | United States

Bring your friends Saturday May 26th, Sunday May 27th, and Monday, May 28th, 2018 and enjoy MineFest at Emerald Village, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Little Switzerland. Celebrate the gem and mineral heritage of the mountains in the spectacular home of 12 historic mines! Soggy Bottom Farms will be serving delicious Hot Dogs & Barbeque along with their famous Soggy Bottom Mud Pie. Enjoy a picnic in the tent each day OR at the Saturday evening concert!

Gem mining, mine tours, gold panning and mineral collecting will be available (for a fee) all three days from 9:00 AM till 6:00 PM. A free talk and guided hike each day at 11:00 will lead to a small but historic “hidden” mine. Catch a mountain-music concert under the tent at Noon each day followed by a different performance at 1:00 PM, with 6 great toe-tapping groups over 3 days. At 2:00 PM daily a different guided hike leads to another “hidden” mine and to view old mining equipment. At 4:00 PM on Saturday, renowned Geologist Alex Glover will share a free amazing presentation on the formation and the geology of the world-famous Emerald Village mines. Then, at 4:00 on Sunday Alex will reveal the fascinating story connecting Wedgewood China to western North Carolina, involving Indians, Feldspar mining, the world’s best China, and the father of Evolution, followed by a free short talk inside the underground Bon Ami Mine! Plan on taking in both free programs!

Children (12 and under) will enjoy a free Kid’s Treasure Hunt all three days. While at Emerald Village be sure to explore all 10 levels of the Discovery Mill exhibits, with a Music Museum, a Black Light Exhibit, and lots of good old antique junk!

After a day of fun on Saturday, come back for a special Black Light Mine Tour at 9:00 PM ($15 Adults/$10 Students). Enjoy colors hidden underground that few have ever seen! Bring your camera for some awesome photos! MineFest at Emerald Village is a great way to celebrate the start of summer in a unique setting right in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains! www.emeraldvillage.com

Tours at Historic Grovewood Village @ Grovewood Village Tickets
May 26 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Tours at Historic Grovewood Village @ Grovewood Village | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Tucked away amid towering pine trees adjacent to The Omni Grove Park Inn is one of Asheville’s hidden gems. Known today as Grovewood Village, this historic site once housed the weaving and woodworking operations of Biltmore Industries, a noteworthy enterprise in the history of American Craft and textiles, founded by Edith Vanderbilt and two inspired teachers, Eleanor Vance and Charlotte Yale.

Learn the story of Biltmore Industries on a guided history tour, offered Wednesday – Saturday at 1pm during April – November. The tour includes a visit to Biltmore Industries’ production facility (aka Dye House), where guests can peek into the past and view the original looms, carding machines, spinning mule and dye vats used to make the famed Biltmore Handwoven Homespun. Tours operate on a first-come, first-served basis, open to 25 people.

Amythyst Kiah and Her Chest of Glass & Wild Ponies @ Blue Ridge Music Center Tickets
May 26 @ 7:00 pm
Amythyst Kiah and Her Chest of Glass & Wild Ponies @ Blue Ridge Music Center | Galax | Virginia | United States

Amythyst Kiah and Her Chest of Glass, along with Wild Ponies, are coming to the Blue Ridge Music Center on Saturday May 26 at 7 p.m.!

A professed Southern gothic songster, Amythyst Kiah’s commanding stage presence is matched by her raw and powerful vocals—a deeply moving, hypnotic sound that stirs echoes of a distant and restless past. A graduate of East Tennessee State University, she studied old-time music and music performance, and it proved to be a pivotal period in her life as she transformed from a long-time closet musician into a well-rounded, captivating performer. Whether she is performing solo with banjo and acoustic guitar or a full band (Her Chest of Glass), Kiah’s toolbox is augmented by her scholarship of African-American roots music. Provocative and coolly fierce, her ability to cross the boundaries of blues and old-time through reinterpretation is groundbreaking.

Although they’re based in Nashville, Wild Ponies has always looked to Southwest Virginia—where bandmates Doug and Telisha Williams were born and raised—for inspiration. There, in mountain towns such as Galax, old-time American music continues to thrive, supported by a community of fiddlers, flat-pickers, and fans. Wild Ponies pays tribute to that powerful music and rugged landscape with their latest album, Galax, which connects some of the Williams’ favorite musicians from Nashville (Fats Kaplin, Will Kimbrough, Neilson Hubbard, and Audrey Spillman) and revered old-time players from Galax (Snake Smith, Kyle Dean Smith, and Kilby Spencer). Recorded in the shed behind Doug’s old family farm in Appalachia, the project highlights Wild Ponies musical and geographic roots.

BBQ & Brews Trestle Train Event @ Bryson City NC Train Depot Tickets
May 26 @ 7:00 pm
BBQ & Brews Trestle Train Event @ Bryson City NC Train Depot | Bryson City | North Carolina | United States

Board the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad and enjoy the ride to the Fontana Lake trestle along with a slow-cooked BBQ meal prepared fresh, and beer tastings showcasing local breweries. Tickets include a souvenir tasting glass for three samples of finely crafted beer selections. Adults-only & family friendly seating.

May
30
Wed
Tours at Historic Grovewood Village @ Grovewood Village Tickets
May 30 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Tours at Historic Grovewood Village @ Grovewood Village | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Tucked away amid towering pine trees adjacent to The Omni Grove Park Inn is one of Asheville’s hidden gems. Known today as Grovewood Village, this historic site once housed the weaving and woodworking operations of Biltmore Industries, a noteworthy enterprise in the history of American Craft and textiles, founded by Edith Vanderbilt and two inspired teachers, Eleanor Vance and Charlotte Yale.

Learn the story of Biltmore Industries on a guided history tour, offered Wednesday – Saturday at 1pm during April – November. The tour includes a visit to Biltmore Industries’ production facility (aka Dye House), where guests can peek into the past and view the original looms, carding machines, spinning mule and dye vats used to make the famed Biltmore Handwoven Homespun. Tours operate on a first-come, first-served basis, open to 25 people.

May
31
Thu
Tours at Historic Grovewood Village @ Grovewood Village Tickets
May 31 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Tours at Historic Grovewood Village @ Grovewood Village | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Tucked away amid towering pine trees adjacent to The Omni Grove Park Inn is one of Asheville’s hidden gems. Known today as Grovewood Village, this historic site once housed the weaving and woodworking operations of Biltmore Industries, a noteworthy enterprise in the history of American Craft and textiles, founded by Edith Vanderbilt and two inspired teachers, Eleanor Vance and Charlotte Yale.

Learn the story of Biltmore Industries on a guided history tour, offered Wednesday – Saturday at 1pm during April – November. The tour includes a visit to Biltmore Industries’ production facility (aka Dye House), where guests can peek into the past and view the original looms, carding machines, spinning mule and dye vats used to make the famed Biltmore Handwoven Homespun. Tours operate on a first-come, first-served basis, open to 25 people.