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Asheville Coffee Expo

Ralph Street (near the corner of Depot and Bartlet streets in the River Arts District) will be blocked off for the event. Activities will also take place inside PennyCup Coffee Co., 362 Depot St.

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1

Admission is free. There is a suggested $1 entry fee for the sack races with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting Buncombe County Special Olympics. Local arts and crafts, food and, of course, coffee, will be for sale.

The event is family-friendly, but no dogs are allowed. Plenty of on-street parking is available, but organizers encourage attendees to walk or ride a bike, if they can. For details on participating in the latte art, cappuccino and espresso competitions, send an email to For event updates and profiles of vendors, visit Asheville Coffee Expo on Facebook.

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