Top 20 Spring Asheville Events & Festivals in Blue Ridge Mountains

March 3, 2011

ASHEVILLE, N.C., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Spring in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina brings many wonderful music, art and food festivals – and most them are free! Here are the Top 20 Asheville Spring Events for 2011, selected by www.RomanticAsheville.com Travel Guide:

Every Friday night: Drum Circle in downtown Asheville

March 26-27: Orchid Show at NC Arboretum

March 27: Asheville Idiotarod, inspired by the famous Alaskan Sled Dog Race but instead of dogs they use people (idiots) and instead of sleds they use shopping carts

April 2-May 15: Festival of Flowers at Biltmore, the biggest Spring show with 100,000 tulips and stunning floral displays

April 8-9: BBQ Cook-Off & Bluegrass Jam at the Western NC Farmers Market, free admission with plenty of great live music and food

April 9 & 23, May 7 & 21: Master Gardener Free Plant Clinics at the Farmer’s Market

April 16-17: Spring INN Asheville Tour of grand B&Bs and gardens

April 23: Greening Up the Mountains free street festival in downtown Sylva

April 24: Sunrise Service at Chimney Rock on Easter Sunday morning

April 29-May 1: French Broad River Festival in Hot Springs on the river banks with live music and outdoor events

April 29-May 1: Spring Herb Festival at Western NC Farmer’s Market, free

April 30-May 1: Rhododendron Show at the NC Arboretum

May 7-8: Tour de Falls at DuPont State Forest, a 12-mile waterfall tour by shuttle bus

May 12-15: LEAF Festival, the equivalent of going on a year-long multi-cultural musical and dance odyssey

May 14: Dahlia Tuber and Mum Plant Sale at the NC Arboretum

May 14-15: Fiber Weekend at the Folk Art Center with demonstrations and fashion show

May 27-29: Mountain Sports Festival in Asheville for hardcore athlete and a newbies

May 28-29: Rose Show at the NC Arboretum.

May 28-29: White Squirrel Festival in downtown Brevard with a parade, free live music, food, arts and more

May 28-29: Garden Jubilee free street festival in downtown Hendersonville with plants, unique garden accessories, art and crafts

For more information on these and other events and spring hikes and waterfalls in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Great Smoky Mountains or Blue Ridge Parkway, go to www.romanticasheville.com, a free online 400-page Asheville Travel Guide.

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SOURCE RomanticAsheville.com Travel Guide

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