A WEEKEND OF TREATS: "We’ve found a model that works, and each year it grows in attendance," says Kris Kraft, director of Asheville Wine and Food Festival.

Small bites: Asheville Wine, Food Fest changes

The Asheville Wine and Food Festival caps its eighth year with an updated Grand Tasting event; Gan Shan Station brings Charleston chef Daniel Heinze onboard for Sunday Supper, Appalachian Appetite photo contest looks for images of family recipes; Sanctuary Brewing Co. hosts and anniversary bash and The Cheese Store of Asheville plans a pairing event with Blue Ghost Brewing Co.