COVID-19 UPDATE – North Carolina is under Executive Order 204 , effective March 26, 2021.

Under this Order:
• The restriction on the late-night sale of alcohol for on-site consumption is
lifted. • Capacity limitations on all businesses are increased, as detailed below.
• The cap on the number of individuals who can gather at any one time in
certain indoor spaces, such as bars, is lifted. • The mass gathering limit increased to 50 people indoors and 100 people
• Businesses are divided into three general categories, based the on capacity
limitations detailed below..
What remains the same under this Order?
Under this Order:
• Social distancing protocol, sanitation standards, other public health
restrictions, and NCDHHS Guidance remain in effect. • A face covering is still required in all public indoor settings if there are nonhousehold members present, regardless of the individual’s ability to maintain
social distance. Face coverings continue to be required in public outdoor
settings if individuals are unable to maintain six feet of social distance from
non-household members.


Spring is Here!

Biltmore Blooms
Apr 1 – May 27 | 9 AM – 5 PM
Recurring daily
Biltmore Estate, 1 Lodge StBiltmore Blooms have a large variety of vibrant, beautiful flowers and plants. There are countless unique springtime colors. Enjoy the complimentary wine tastings at their Winery. There are an array of outside activities, restaurants and shops to explore as well.

Weaverville Tailgate Market
Apr 14 – July 7 | 2 – 5 PM
Recurring weekly on Wednesday
60 Monticello Road
Sold by local farmers, there is a mix of fresh vegetables, meats, fruits and bread to flowers, plants and crafts.

Peggy Ratusz and Daddy Longlegs
Apr 23 | 7 – 8PM
Isis Restaurant and Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd
This lawn concert is perfect for you psychedelic 60’s and Motown 70’s togs. Come enjoy an evening of live music, drinks and food. Reservations are recommended.
Admission: $15

Coda Music Festival
Apr 24 | 1 – 8 PM
Montreat College, 310 Gaither Circle
The Coda Music Festival has live outdoor music with food, games and more. The lineup features Malcolm Holcombe, Hannah Wyatt, Andrew Scotchie & The River Rats, Straightlines and Harriers of Discord.
Admission: $15 online in adv, $20 day of

Jerry Douglas Band
Apr 29 | 6 – 10 PM
Hazel Robinson Amphitheater, 100 Gay St
Jerry Douglas is a 14-time Grammy award winning bluegrass legend. This is a rescheduled performance from the original concert date Apr 24, 2020. Original tickets purchased are still valid.
Tickets: $25 Adv. / $30 Day of – GA Lawn
$35 Adv. / $40 Day of – Seats (Terrace and Floor)

Mipso w/ River Whyless Members (Ryan and Dan)
Apr 29 | 6 – 10 PM
Hazel Robinson Amphitheater, 100 Gay St.
Opening band is Ryan O’Keefe and Daniel Shearin of River Whyless. Mipso, a North Carolina folk quartet, will take center stage.
Tickets: Lawn/GA single tickets $25 adv/$30 day of
Reserved Terrace Pods (4 tickets w/ bench seating): $120/$140
Reserved Floor Pods (4 tickets) $120/$140
VIP Pods (6 tickets) $300/$330

There’s Plenty to Do in Asheville!

If you want to get a true taste of Asheville, the River Arts District is a wonderful place to visit. Open every day, you can visit the working studios and galleries of hundreds of artists – from painting to jewelry, glass and metal, and more. There are multiple restaurants and bars, along with professional graffiti on all the buildings. On second Saturdays of each month, RAD holds gallery walks with workshops, live music, wine tasting, amazing food and more.

To truly see all the beauty of Asheville and western North Carolina, you must take a ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Pines Cottages is located about 15 minutes to the north entrance. Head south to see Mt. Pisgah or go north to see Mt. Mitchell. There are endless trails for hiking or riding bikes. There are breathtaking views and beautiful waterfalls.

Downtown Asheville is a must to visit. There are multiple bars and amazing restaurants, along with shopping and galleries to stroll through. There are walking and Segway tours or just explore at your own pace. Downtown holds a lot of history and there are a few museums around. If you like listening to live music, there are multiple venues to choose from. From local bands to large name bands, Asheville has a wonderful music scene. Come experience the heart of Asheville!

The Pines Cottages is located just minutes from Weaverville. With locally owned shops and businesses, along with many restaurants, you can explore the area and see one of the most beautiful places in North Carolina. There you will be minutes away from the Blue Ridge Parkway where you will find hiking trails and scenic drives. If you are a history lover, visit Vance Birthplace, a restored farm where Zebulon B. Vance was born and raised. Explore the grounds, house, outbuildings, and a visitor center with a museum. Weaverville is a great way to get out of the city, yet still experience the Asheville vibe.

If you are looking for a unique way to see downtown Asheville in the spring, LaZoom Comedy Tours is a must. Explore the city with LaZoom bus tours and be entertained by the many comedy skits along the ride. This is truly the best way to see the weird side of Asheville and still learn about the history. After your tour is over, have a few cocktails at their local bar. This will be an unforgettable experience for everyone.

Asheville is known for the Biltmore Estate, a place everyone should see at least once in their lives. George Vanderbilt built America’s largest home in 1889 after visiting the year prior and falling in love with the beautiful area. Explore the history, architecture, gardens and grounds, food, winery and more. There are acres of gardens, miles of hiking trails, the estate and more. Explore at your own pace or take the guided tour of the home. This is a wonderful place to take the whole family!

Just south of Asheville sits The North Carolina Arboretum. Here they offer acres of stunning gardens and trails with some of the most beautiful plants in the region. Take a bike ride on the trails, visit the exhibits and events, and learn all about the plants. Check their calendar before visiting to see what events and programs they have to offer.

Want a different view of the city? The Ghost Hunters of Asheville is the only interactive ghost tour, providing equipment, spirit boxes, EVP recording, EMF Meters and ambient temperature thermometers. Due to COVID-19, they are running only private tours. Learn why Asheville and Black Mountain are such a draw for paranormal investigators from all over the world. This would be an experience you won’t forget!