It’s festival and summer event season in the greater Asheville area! Since the Inn on Mill Creek B&B is situated halfway between Old Fort and Black Mountain with Asheville and Marion nearby, you have plenty of opportunities to attend a local event this summer.
Bring your sweetie to the Inn on Mill Creek for a Valentine’s getaway (with FREE chocolate on us!) and put one or more of the following activities on your list of things to do while you’re here.
Whether you’re bidding a fond farewell or a not-so-fond farewell to 2018, we can help you find ways to usher in the new year. Let’s check out some highlights of what’s happening in the Asheville area as we click over to 2019.
UPDATED DECEMBER 13! Want the scoop on what’s going on when you visit the Asheville area during the holiday season? Parades, tree lighting ceremonies, music, special shopping days and outdoor fun. It’s all here.
As you may have heard, the continental U.S. will see a total solar eclipse for the first time in 38 years on August 21, 2017. The path of totality will run from Oregon to South Carolina, and our little neck of the woods is about 35 miles from the path of totality in western North Carolina. Here at the Inn on Mill Creek, 98.9% of the sun will be blocked during the eclipse.
The Black Mountain Sourwood Festival is 40 years old this year! Presented by the Black Mountain-Swannanoa Chamber of Commerce, this annual free festival features hundreds of art and craft vendors, festival food, live local music, kids’ activities and more. The dates for this year’s festival are August 12 and August 13, 2017.
While Csaba, Bugsy and Rosco the Innpugs will not be in attendance (conflict with their nap schedule), they wanted to share new of this upcoming fun event with you.
It has been a while since our immediate area had a substantial open studio tour of artists’ studios, and 2016 is the year we say hooray, open studio tours are back! WNC Open Studios allows the opportunity to tour 30(!) studios in three different western North Carolina counties during the first two weeks in October.
One thing that sets Black Mountain apart from other small towns in western North Carolina is the depth of fantastic local restaurants. Of course, there’s farm-to-table, but also gastropubs, pizza joints, casual fine dining, several restaurants with international menus, and more. With so many choices, a great way for foodies to expand their horizons is through a guided tour by Creative Mountain Food Tours.
The 2016 farmer’s market season is almost here, and that means the Black Mountain Tailgate Market is coming soon! The market features locally-grown food including produce, meat, eggs and honey, as well as arts and crafts. It’s an awesome community gathering.