Attend a lively musical performance, go dancing at one of the many street festivals planned throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains, explore regional gem mines, sample your way across a food and wine festival, or explore a new art exhibit. There’s no shortage of cool things to do here in Western North Carolina. Here’s a list of some of the best events taking place this month.
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No Place Like Homeplace Beer Fest
September 29, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm$25
The inaugural No Place Like Homeplace Beer Fest debuts in downtown Burnsville. Fifteen breweries will participate in the event, which also includes live music and local food vendors.
The festival, hosted by Burnsville brewery Homeplace Beer Co., will take place at the Nu Wray Inn and along South Main Street. Tickets cost $25 and include a seven-ounce glass and six tokens for samples. Additional tokens may be purchased at the festival.
In addition to Homeplace, participating breweries are: Fonta Flora and Catawba in Morganton; Hi-Wire, Archetype, Ginger’s Revenge, Habitat, Hillman and One World in Asheville; Blue Ghost in Fletcher; Eluvium in Weaverville; Mad Co. in Marshall; Mica Town in Marion; Turgua in Fairview; and Zillicoah in Woodfin.
The Toe River Arts Council, a robust nonprofit that supports artists in Yancey and Mitchell counties, partnered with Homeplace to put on the festival. Two local potters, Dennis McAvoy and Linda Powell, will sell handmade mugs bearing the festival logo. Momma Molasses, Nick Gonnering, and the Christy Lynn Band will provide live entertainment.