In our festival-laden area, it is just grazing the surface to mention those that are outstanding in their fields, such as Brewgrass and Moogfest (and there used to be Bele Chere). However, even bovine versions of these grassroots get-togethers would need to kowtow to herd mentality and homogenization.
With major new breweries in Transylvania, Henderson and Buncombe counties in the area, the sipsters are about to eclipse the hipsters. (Unless they are one and the same.)
This combo meal of two different local stories — such as this and this — is a better value than purchasing two separate cartoons.