25+ WNC Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss This Summer

There’s always something to do in Western North Carolina, and that’s never more true than during summer festival season. Our region hosts special events throughout the summer months that draw crowds of locals and visitors alike for family fun. Enjoy fun in the sun for the whole family! Don’t miss these popular summer festivals around […]

How to Live Like a Foodie for a Day in Burnsville, NC

One of the ways we Live Abundantly in WNC is by having access to a year-round bounty of produce, dairy, and other farm products. And when fresh local produce makes it to local restaurants, something magical takes place.  Whether you consider yourself a foodie or you just enjoy food (who doesn’t?), delicious meal options are […]

3 Free Farm Stand Tours Guaranteed to be Fun for Foodies of All Ages [Interactive Maps]

One of the many ways we Live Abundantly in WNC is through access to the many local food and artisan goods available in our slice of the Blue Ridge Mountains. A long growing season and mild winters provide bountiful harvests of produce, dairy, and other farm products for people across Western North Carolina. Our farmers […]

48 Hours in Lake Lure: Everything You Need to Know for a Perfect Weekend

With around 1,500 permanent residents, Lake Lure’s population surges in summer and fall with waves of tourists and water sports enthusiasts. The lake itself has much to offer above and below the surface, and all along its 21 miles of shoreline. From outdoor and leisure activities to fine dining and annual events, life at Lake […]

5 Ways to Live Abundantly in Bright’s Creek

Are you in search of a life that is as tranquil or as adventurous as you want? Private, but not solitary? Active, but never rushed? Bright’s Creek in Polk County, NC, is a true community of kindred spirits who share a passion for Western North Carolina.  There is a world of unlimited possibility at this […]

Where are the Most Delicious BBQ Spots in Brevard, NC?

If you eat meat, we bet you’ve come to love the slow-cooked wonder that is mountain barbecue. Smoked all day over hardwoods, mountain ‘cue is tender, juicy, and full of natural flavors. Are you drooling yet? There are amazing BBQ joints all over Western North Carolina, and Brevard is no exception. Here are our top […]

4 Powerful Places to See Live Theatre Performances in Hendersonville, NC This Season

This Sunday marks the 61st annual World Theatre Day. Celebrated on March 27, the international event is coordinated by the International Theatre Institute (ITI) to promote theatre in all its forms and share the joy of theatre with others. Sadly, it’s a little early in the season to celebrate on World Theatre Day with a […]

48 Hours in Canton, NC: Everything You Need to Know for a Perfect Weekend

Located about halfway between West Asheville and Waynesville, just off Interstate 40, Canton is a modern snapshot of a classic mill town. The downtown district is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. And many of the unique and beautiful bungalows and buildings around town, once built for mill workers and managers, are still […]

3 Fun Ways to “Spring Forward” in Hendersonville

After dark and dreary winter days, the coming of spring weather and sunlight is always a welcome sight! There is much to look forward to, from bright daffodils to pleasant bird songs. But one thing looms over it all, threatening to ruin the first truly nice weekend of the year: Daylight Saving Time. We won’t […]