Nearly one billion monarch butterflies have vanished since 1990 due to habitat destruction, which impacts their primary food source, milkweed, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Efforts to protect monarch butterflies center on educating the public about the plight of the monarchs, as well as encouraging the creation of garden spaces that provide nectar plants […]
Feasting for FEAST fundraiser will help organizers educate more local youths on the wonders of fresh, homegrown veggies. Meanwhile, Hops & Vines is offering a cider making class, and Thirsty Monk, Table and Wicked Weed have planned specialty food and beer events.
Covered in fake blood and smiles, Ashevillians set out on the French Broad River to break a record.
Food festival season is upon us, with Organicfest, BaconFest, MusicFest and CiderFest NC just around the corner. Plus, the French Broad Vignerons have named the best wines from the Asheville Wine & Food Festival.
Last September, 548 Ashevilleans joined together on the French Broad for the Tube-ocalypse Zombie Float, attempting to break the world record for most people floating in a line. Though last year’s participation fell 87 short of the goal, this year, organizers hope to breathe new life into the undead dream.
About 150 people came out Saturday for the 100-kilometer Chris King Gourmet Century cycling and food event.
The annual Three Days of Light Gathering — now in its fourth year — takes much of what’s great about summer festivals (camping, music, arts and craft vendors, nature) and enhances all of that with an element of spirituality and learning. The festival is held at Camp Grier in Old Fort, from Friday, Aug. 28, to Sunday, Aug. 30.
The concert to benefit the Appalachian Barn Alliance kicks off at the Ebbs Chapel Performing Arts Center in Mars Hill on Sunday, Aug. 23, at 3 p.m.
Alleycat racing is a genre of bicycle racing that originated among urban bike messengers in the late 1980s in Toronto, Canada. Alleycat races are in many ways the antithesis of the highly organized gran fondo’s and tours which often dominate the cycling scene in Western North Carolina. Alleycats are at best informal, non-sanctioned events […]
West Asheville gardener Christopher Mello and filmmaker Bill Torgerson will present their short documentary Yes You May: The Story of Christopher’s Garden at Skyland Library on Thursday, Aug. 13.
The 5Point Film Festival, held on Friday, Aug. 14 and Saturday, Aug. 15, is based in Colorado but celebrates the WNC community and hopes to inspire environmental stewardship and outdoor industry development.
Asheville Carolina Minor bike polo tournament is underway at Carrier Park hockey rink this weekend, Aug. 8-9, in an invitational match of teams from around the Southeast. The event is being hosted by Asheville Hardcourt Bike Polo Club. About 50-70 players are participating in 10 teams from North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia and […]
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features the final build-out challenges of Sanctuary Brewing Co. and one mother’s attempt to help expedite the potty training process for kids across the globe.
Every year, Portland, Ore. cycling company Chris King Precision Components and Chefs Chris DiMinno and Robert McSpadden ask the public to join fellow cyclists “for a day of food and riding from five beautiful locations around the world.”
This year, one event is being hosted in Asheville.
Slip-and-slides, water balloon games, crazy sprinklers, food trucks and live music take over Hall Fletcher’s activity field on Saturday, Aug. 8.
RiverLink’s annual RiverFest is on Saturday, Aug. 8. The full day of live music, food trucks, Sierra Nevada beer and more begins at 11 a.m with the Anything that Floats wacky raft race.
Black Mountain’s annual Sourwood Festival was named for the area’s high-quality honey, but in its 38th year, the weekend-long celebration also offers local arts and crafts, music, games and, of course, plenty of festival food.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a versatile phone case that aims to make action shots and selfies a breeze and a youth group empowering girls through the game of lacrosse.
What does a drought in California have to do with Western North Carolina? Local experts say that the situation holds lessons for food systems throughout the country, including how to become more resilient in the face of climate change.
Residents using Hominy Creek Greenway in recent weeks may have noticed the sudden disappearance of two herds of goats, which had been put to work clearing invasive species such as Japanese Knotwood. The absence of the hardy herbivores is the result of a June 28 attack on one of the animals by an unrestrained dog and raises questions about the proper use of public spaces.
Planned for Sunday, July 26, Aloft’s next donation-based rooftop concert features jazzy duo HoveyKat and benefits Asheville Humane Society.