North Carolina Wildflower of the Year + Free Seeds

2016 North Carolina Wildflower of the Year Northern Rattlesnake Master

The Garden Club of North Carolina, in conjunction with the North Carolina Botanical Garden, picks a native perennial each year to showcase and give away free seeds. In 2016, the chosen native wildflower is the Northern rattlesnake-master (Eryngium yuccifolium). We found out about this excellent native gardening program during a weekend visit to Chapel Hill, […]

Free Fly Fishing Classes from Orvis

Orvis Free Fly Fishing Class 2016

Ever wanted to learn how to fly fish? Wondering what fly fishing is like? Here’s your chance to learn more about the sport of fly fishing for FREE. Orvis is offering free Fly Fishing 101 classes at locations across the country, with many in the Southeast.  Already know the basics? Join them on a Fly […]

Western North Carolina Residents – Be an Extra in a Movie!

Western North Carolina residents and other area locals can audition to be an extra or a lead role in a movie being filmed in Brevard, NC in 2016. We love Brevard!!! (I went to college in Brevard) And we love getting a sneak peek at what it takes to make TV and movies. (I went to a […]

Oktoberfest Comes to Asheville, NC

In Asheville, NC the second week of October means Oktoberfest!! If you are a fan of German inspired fun, then you need to put Oktoberfest on your calendar for October 10, 2015 from 1-6pm! Every year, a purchased ticket allows tastings from local breweries providing samplings of their brews. (See list below) Your ticket provides you with […]

It’s the Great Pumpkin Patch Express, Charlie Brown!

It’s that time of year again!!! It’s time for the Great Pumpkin Patch Express Charlie Brown! Who doesn’t love the classic Charlie Brown story where Linus waits all night in the pumpkin patch for the Great Pumpkin??  The Great Pumpkin Patch Express will take you to the Pumpkin Patch where you can try to catch a […]

No Taste Like Home Brings Something New to the Table

Here is Asheville, NC people are taking “eating out” to a whole new level. No Taste Like Home is showing people the benefits and ease of foraging. Foraging is becoming more popular as people go searching in the great outdoors for plants, mushrooms, and many other things that are edible and delicious. No Taste Like Home […]

Free Admission to National Parks and Lands on September 26

Take the family outdoors and enjoy a National Park or one of many other National Lands for FREE on September 26, which is officially National Lands Day. With National Lands Day landing on a Saturday this year, there is no excuse for not enjoying one of the many national treasures we have across the country! […]