The Friday preview party is one of the best deals around. Still only $10, it includes fantastic appetizers, a chance to participate in a silent auction for great artwork, plus a chance at one of dozens of raffle prizes.
On Saturday and Sunday, take your map and head out in search of something to make your surroundings a bit more beautiful. Or pick up some handmade creations for Christmas presents. This year the tour has moved to the last week of October from it’s usual November spot. A bonus is that we’re on schedule to have some brilliant leaf color remaining at the end of October. Colors have yet to peak at our elevation, but colors on the Blue Ridge Parkway suggest it will be quite a show here.
SmartTravel.com, USA Today Travel, and Travel and Leisure gave us a plug as the place to stay near Asheville during the leaf season. Aw, gee, we’re turning red.