Asheville 

Chow Chow
September 12-15
Multiple locations 

Chow Chow is Asheville’s new self-proclaimed culinary spectacular. This weekend-long festival celebrates Appalachian cuisine and the Asheville chefs that create and share it. 

 

RADFest 
September 13-14 
The Grey Eagle

Another weekend-long festival, but this time for music. RADFest is an all-ages music festival that books artists from around the country with a special emphasis on booking women, non-binary musicicans, and musicians of color. 

 

The Winter’s Tale 
Hazel Robinson 
September 13-14

See free Shakespeare performed live in Montford Park amphitheatre by the Montford Park Players. Bring a picnic, any adult beverages, and sit back and relax. They will perform A Winter’s Tale. 

 

Kasey Musgraves 
September 17 
U.S. Cellular Center 

Award-winning pop country artist Kasey Musgraves will bring her Oh, What a World tour to Asheville. 

 

Local Natives 
September 22 
The Orange Peel 

The indie rock band returns to the Orange Peel in downtown Asheville with supporting band The Gloomies. 

 

2019 Asheville Coffee Expo 
September 28 
The River Arts District 

Asheville’s annual, one-day celebration of all things coffee. There are two ways to celebrate: the free Outdoor Street Faire, which will showcase artists, vendors, and coffee shops, or the full ticketed experience. Tickets will get you access to the region’s best coffee roasters, barista competitions, innovative espresso drinks and more. 

 

Brother Wolf and Wine 
September 28 
District Wine Bar 

Eat, drink and paws for a great cause. District Wine Bar will donate 15% of their sales to Brother Wolf. Plus, onsite adoptions of furry little ones will be available. 



Boone 

Blue Ridge Conservancy 5K 
Blue Ridge Conservancy, 166 Furman Rd. 
September 21 

Get in your exercise for the day and support the Blue Ridge Conservancy! 

 

13th Annual Homecoming Blood Drive
George M. Holmes Convocation Center 
September 24 

Did you know that someone in the U.S. needs blood every two seconds? This blood drive is open to students and non-students.

 

Wautauga River Social Club End of Summer Picnic 
The Cardinal 
September 25

Eat, drink, and be merry for a good cause. All proceeds will be donated to the Watauga River Keeper. Food will be provided by The Cardinal Kitchen. 

 

Preservation Hall Jazz Band 
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 
September 27 

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band carries the torch of New Orleans music while melding it with new styles of jazz as well. 

 

Carolina Ramble + Reunion 
Brayshaw Farm 
September 27 

Carolina Ramble and Reunion is a family-friendly end-of-summer event that features local music, storytellers, and more in a pastoral farm setting. 

 

2019 Appalachian Clean Energy CLE  
Appalachian Energy Center 
September 27 

The 2019 Appalachian Clean Energy CLE workshop will provide attorneys and other attendees with knowledge on issues related to clean energy facing North Carolina.