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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Memorial Day Weekend Events & Festivals in Asheville

Check out some of the many festivals and events during Memorial Day Weekend 2014 in Asheville and the North Carolina mountains! Read more about these and more summer events at www.romanticasheville.com/summer_festivals.htm.
Mountain Sports Festival

May 23-25: Mountain Sports Festival
Whether you’re a hardcore athlete or a newbie trying an event for the first time, this sports festival in West Asheville offers something for you. In addition to the many competitive events, the Festival Village is free to all visitors with vendors, food, live music, demos and more.

May 23-26: Blue Ridge Classic Dog Show
Presented by local kennel clubs, held at the WNC Agricultural Center, with conformation, obedience, rally and agility trails. Starts at 8 AM each day with free admission and $5 parking. 

May 23-25: Americana Burlesque & Sideshow Festival
See renowned circus and burlesque artists from around the world.  ABSfest attracts renowned circus and burlesque artists (including aerialists, fire eaters, jugglers, etc) from across the USA, as well as Scotland, Germany, and Japan.

May 24-25: White Squirrel Festival
Go nuts in downtown Brevard with a parade, plenty of live music, food, arts and much more. Don't forget the guided white squirrel tours. Parade on Saturday at 9 AM. Free admission.

May 24-25: Rose Show
The Asheville-Blue Ridge Rose Society Exhibition features award-winning roses of every color and size. Experts will be on hand to answer questions and provide information about the selection, care, and history of roses.

May 24-26: Lake Lure Arts Festival
Featuring handmade creations from more than 60 artisans from across the region, find a sophisticated collection including painting and graphics, photography, jewelry, leather, metal, soaps and candles, wood, glass, pottery, textiles or fiber art and more.

May 24-25: Garden Jubilee Festival
This Downtown Hendersonville festival is the ideal event for passionate gardeners searching for the perfect plants and unique lawn and garden accessories and arts and crafts.

May 24-25: Kenilworth Artists Open Studio Tour
The Kenilworth neighborhood is just five minutes from downtown Asheville. This studio tour features 20+ jewelers, painters, glass-workers, fabric artists, potters, woodworkers, photographers, and more!

May 24-31: Asheville Beer Week
Many events throughout the week, including beer tastings, dinners, and much more. Beer City Festival is May 31.

May 26: Carl Sandburg Folk Music Festival
The grounds of the Carl Sandburg National Historic Site come alive with folk music which was an important part of Carl Sandburg's life along with his guitar playing and singing as well as his writing. Live entertainment includes instrumentals, folk ballads and spiritual songs. Free. 10 AM-4 PM.

See more things to do on Memorial Day Weekend and all summer long at www.RomanticAsheville.com