|Local Festivals and Cultural Events to Kick Off Autumn
|This Month's Recipients of Explore Asheville's Festivals & Cultural Events Support Fund
The Festivals & Cultural Events Support Fund Grant Program is designed to provide financial support for events that serve both the residents of Buncombe County and the visitors who travel to the Asheville area. We will begin accepting applications for the 2024 Grant Program on Monday, Sept. 25. Upcoming events include:
Downtown After 5 | Sept. 15 | Enjoy the last free concert on Lexington Avenue this season; catch The Sensational Barnes Brothers and the Alex Krug Combo this month.
ASAP Farm Tour | Sept. 23–24 | The Farm Tour showcases the diversity of working farms in Western North Carolina, including vegetables, livestock, vineyards, orchards, flowers, fiber, and more!
Asheville Quilt Show | Sept. 28–30 | The 39th annual Quilt Show will host an exhibition of over 300 quilts from across the country, demonstrations by expert quilters, quilts vendors, a kids sewing station, and bingo at the WNC Ag Center.
Blue Ridge Pride Festival | Sept. 30 | Celebrate inclusion at Western North Carolina’s largest pride event taking place at Pack Square Park.
Sow and Grow Fest | Sept. 30 | Join the Organic Growers School on September 30th as it celebrates their 30-year anniversary at Smoky Park Supper Club.
Beer City Comic Con | Sept. 29–Oct. 1 | This debuting festival serves to unite comic book, sci-fi, cosplay, pop culture and science fans, psychology, philosophy, and social justice in one weekend convention. Use EXPLORE23 for 10% off ticket prices online.
Krafthaus 2023: Forest of the New Trees | Sept. 28–Oct 13 | Over three weekends, guests are invited to descend the basement of the Center for Craft to enter an immersive world imagined by artists where craft is the only way to survive and thrive.
Does your organization have an event coming up this fall or winter? Keep us in the loop at firstname.lastname@example.org and submit your events to the Explore Asheville Calendar.