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Walk to the Bele Chere Festival from our Award Winning Asheville Bed & Breakfast

June 13th, 2011 by Stacy Shelley

Stay at our historic Asheville Bed & Breakfast this July and walk to all the festivities at Bele Chere July 29-31. Bele Chere is the largest free music festival in the Southeast! Enjoy arts and crafts, free music, entertainment and great food. The festival is committed to a diverse musical line up and features local, regional and national performers in all musical genres. Over 16 local restaurants will be serving an array of food delights. Don’t miss live music on four stages like Apache Relay, Big Gigantic, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Mambo Sauce, Marc Broussard, Papadosio, Hoots & Hellmouth, Railroad Earth, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Rebirth Brass Band and more.

Visit www.pincrestbb.com or call 888.811.3053 to book your reservation at our Asheville Inn today. Pinecrest bed and breakfast in Asheville is just a short walk from all the action in downtown Asheville, N.C..

Montford Arts Festival just a few steps away from our Asheville Bed and Breakfast

May 11th, 2011 by Stacy Shelley

Summer in Asheville is around the corner and the festival season is just weeks away.  Kick off the festival season by booking at this Asheville B & B, on Friday, May 20 through Sunday, May 22 and enjoy our historic neighborhood’s own festival — just down the street.

The Montford Music and Arts Festival (on May 21) will feature music, unique art, and great food.  The festival, now in its eighth year, will expand to two stages for the music that will combine a bit of star power with a wide diversity of styles and local talent. As is tradition with the festival, each act has ties to the Montford neighborhood.

In between the music sets, festival-goers will be entertained by “Asheville Shakesperience” (the professional touring company of the Montford Park Players), dancing from the Morris Men and Ashgrove Garland (including a Maypole celebration), and the return of the Mountain Lion Chinese Dragon dancers. There will also be surprise performers and a special guest emcee or two.

The Montford Avenue stage will feature four-time Grammy award winner David Holt and the Lightning Bolts, Free Planet Radio, Billy Jonas, Firecracker Jazz band, Westsound , Braid Stream, and Free Flow. The Soco Street stage will be dedicated to some of Asheville’s outstanding, up-and-coming, musical entertainers, including Chompin at the Bit String Band, Cobra Horse, Leigh Glass Band, Pick Your Switch, Songwriters in the Round, Paul Edelman,  Dave Desmelik, Jeff Markham, South French Broads, Two of Us, and Spicy Moustache and The Flavor Saviors.

Everything, including the music, is free . Best of all, it’s a short walk back to the comfort of your bed. For reservations at Asheville’s Pinecrest Inn Bed & Breakfast, visit www.pinecrestbb.com or call 888-811-3053.

Festivals abound the Weekend of May 27 so let Pinecrest Bed and Breakfast be your Home Base.

May 10th, 2011 by Stacy Shelley

The weekend of May 27th there is not one but two fabulous festivals. Whether you’re a hardcore athlete or a newbie trying an event for the first time, the annual Mountain Sports Festival in Asheville offers something for you. From intense trail running to laid-back disc golf, from adventure racing to the Iron Kids events, from high speed track racing to whitewater kayak clinics… there is something here to entertain and challenge you!

Or you can just hang out, enjoy music and food while watching the competitions. Visit with vendors and test out products, and get lots of great information for enjoying the outdoors.

The Mountain Sports Festival is a weekend event that celebrates community, athletics and local business, while showcasing the terrain, environment and unique culture of Asheville and the surrounding mountains. The Mountain Sports Festival is organized by a group of community oriented volunteers dedicated to presenting a well balanced series of events that encourages participation on all levels. It features professional and amateur level competitions in paddling, adventure racing, running, cycling, climbing, skateboarding and many other activities.

The heart of the festival located at Carrier Park on Amboy Rd. along the French Broad River in West Asheville features entertainment, food, souvenirs, clinics and demonstrations

Also May 28th you can take a drive to Brevard for the The White Squirrel Festival. It’s two days of nutty, family fun over the Memorial Day Weekend. The music is the major showcase, giving prominence to national and even international performers who are connected to Transylvania County. This year BonePony and Jupiter Coyote headline the Saturday and Sunday concerts, along with 16 other FREE concerts! It’s no wonder that last year the White Squirrel Festival was recognized by the Southeast Tourism Society as one of the TOP 20 May festivals in the entire region.

Pinecrest Inn Bed & Breakfast is a hop, skip and a jump from all the festival action this summer. Stay at our Asheville Inn and enjoy sumptuous breakfast and luxurious suites at affordable room rates. Call 888-811-3053 or visit www.pinecrestbb.com for details and reservations.

Guests at the Pinecrest Bed & Breakfast in Asheville Visit the Biltmore Festival of Flowers

April 18th, 2011 by Stacy Shelley

It’s springtime at the Biltmore Estate in the Asheville mountains. Guests at our Asheville Bed  & Breakfast will take in the beauty of the season at the annual Biltmore Estate Festival of Flowers from April 2 to May 15, 2011. The festival features more than 100,000 tulips in bloom along with a dazzling displays of daffodils, hyacinths, tulips, azaleas, alyssum, orange snapdragons and more.

George and Edith Vanderbilts’ world travels were the inspiration for this years festival theme. Special events include live music daily in the Conservatory and Winter Garden; an “Ask a Gardener” station featuring Biltmore’s horticulture experts answering guest questions; storytelling, free horticulture seminars, Easter events and an art show at Deerpark. To learn more visit www.biltmore.com.

The Pinecrest Inn Bed & Breakfast is located just 15 minutes from all that Biltmore offers, and just 5 minutes from downtown Asheville, N.C.. Come visit this historic Asheville Inn and enjoy breakfast overlooking our own flowered gardens this spring. To check out our seasonal Inn specials, click here or visit www.Pinecrestbb.com. For Inn reservations call 888-811-3053.

Asheville FringeArts Festival January 20-23

January 18th, 2011 by Stacy Shelley

And now for something uniquely Asheville — a performing extravaganza on the fourth weekend of January.

The Asheville Fringe Arts Festival provides artists with opportunities to explore the edges of their work, collaborate across genres and bring new and innovative performances to culturally adventurous audiences.

The Asheville Fringe Arts Festival serves patrons of art from Asheville and beyond by facilitating the creation and production of avant garde work that may otherwise not find a venue. In past years the artistic mix has included actors, dancers, singers, videographers, painters and musicians, presenting a varied range of interesting work including cross-genre improvisation, Butoh dance, sketch theatre, modern dance, and multi-media performance art. The spirit of the festival also leaves the city “vulnerable” to random acts of art, such as fire-dancing in the street or mass mobs of poets.

Each venue plays host to a variety of performers, assuring an interesting mix to challenge and delight audiences. The BeBe Theatre is the Fringe headquarters and box office for tickets, but they will have other venues for the amazing artists and performances in the upcoming festival.  The four venues are: Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center; Asheville Art Museum; BeBe Theatre and River Arts District.

Your venue for the weekend is the Pinecrest Bed and Breakfast which provides a comfortable bed, fantastic food and puts you close to all of the action.  Join us on the Fringe!

Visit www.pinecrestbb.com for winter rate specials and more information about our historic Asheville, N.C. Bed and Breakfast.

Reserve Your Room at this Asheville NC Inn August 6th-8th for an Art Filled Weekend.

July 29th, 2010 by Stacy Shelley

Start your stay at this Asheville, NC Inn with a stroll around the lively sidewalks of downtown Asheville for the free Center City Art Walk on Friday August 6. Galleries stay open Friday evenings four times a year to showcase new shows and artists. You can walk to 30 galleries in the downtown area — enjoying the fine art and crafts that they have to offer –  including exhibitions featured at  The Haen Gallery and 16 Patton! Also don’t forget to stop by Jewels That Dance, one of Asheville’s finest jewelry galleries showcasing the design studio of goldsmith Paula Dawkins, and celebrating its 26th year in historic downtown Asheville. Gallery Minerva has a new home at 8 Biltmore Avenue. Also a must see is the region’s largest studio glass art collection The Bender Gallery.  And that is just Friday.

On Saturday, after feasting on a wonderfully prepared and very filling breakfast at this Asheville Bed and Breakfast, head down to Biltmore Village for the free Village Art & Craft Fair.  This event takes place at the historic and beautiful Cathedral of All Souls in Biltmore Village (near the entrance to the Biltmore Estate). The fair hosts 125 artists from 20 states representing the full spectrum of craft media – jewelry, ceramic, wood, fiber, metals, two-dimensional art and more.

The festival is also on Sunday noon to 6. We recommend taking a trolley ride to Biltmore Village.  Board your trolley at the Visitor Center and enjoy a beautiful ride through Asheville. Tickets can be purchased at this Asheville Lodging or at the Visitors Center just 4 blocks away.  Tickets  for adults are $20 per person; Children (5-11 years) $10.  This is a great way to get familiar with Asheville and  as a bonus get dropped off at the Village to enjoy the fair. When you are ready to head back, hop back on the trolley and take a leisurely cruise through Asheville. The trolley will drop you back at the Visitors Center just 4 blocks from this Asheville, NC Inn.

Stay at this Asheville Inn and Head to the Folkmoot Festival in the Mountains of Western North Carolina.

July 26th, 2010 by Stacy Shelley

Folkmoot USA, The State International Festival of North Carolina, is a two-week celebration of the world’s cultural heritage through folk music and dance. Held each summer across the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina, Folkmoot features performances, a parade and workshops by up to 350 performers from ten to twelve countries. The festival is headquartered at the Folkmoot Friendship Center, a former elementary school, in Waynesville, about 25 miles west of Asheville.

Performers demonstrate cultural heritage through colorful, authentic and original reproduction costumes, lively dance and traditional music. During its 26-year history, over 200 folk groups from more than 100 countries have shared their heritage and culture at the Folkmoot Festival.

Countries invited to perform in the 2010 Festival include: Russia, Latvia, UK (Irish step dancers), France, Switzerland, Peru, Jordan, Portugal and Poland.* The Folkmoot Festival features public performances at venues throughout Western North Carolina in the towns of Waynesville, Lake Junaluska, Maggie Valley, Canton, Clyde, Highlands, Bryson City, Cullowhee, Asheville, Columbus, Burnsville, Marion, Mars Hill, Flat Rock, Stecoah and Franklin.

Other events held during the Festival include: Parade of Nations on July 23 and Folkmoot 5K Run/Walk and Kid’s Fun Run on July 31.  International Festival Day is also July 31–for information see their website: www.haywoodarts.org. All take place in Waynesville, NC.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.folkmootusa.org, by calling the Folkmoot ticket office at 828.452.2997 or by contacting the specific venue. Feel free to call our Asheville Inn for more information.

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