Category Archive: Festivals & Parades

Ashtoberfest 2012: Pub Crawl

Ashtoberfest 2012: Pub Crawl

Ashtoberfest, the annual zombie event in Asheville was held as a self directed pub crawl this  year, with everyone meeting for a pre-party at Zapow in Downtown for makeup and planning.   They hope to have a more traditional zombie crawl next year.  More information about this and future events can be found on the […]

LAAFF 2012

LAAFF 2012

People gathered at LAAFF for food, drinks, crafts, and music. The Lexington Avenue Arts and Fun Festival was created in 2001 for the “purpose of celebrating the culture and the renaissance of Lexington Avenue.” This year’s festival was expanded to Rankin Avenue, the festival featured local Brews, local food, art and other Asheville-esque affairs.

Beer City USA Festival photos

Beer City USA Festival photos

Asheville, North Carolina…aka: Beer City USA Home to more than fifteen craft breweries and becoming a destination to craft beer drinkers across the US, Asheville embraces and thrives within its beer savoire faire.  Voted Beer City USA via National Beer Examiner for three years running, (this year a tie with Grand Rapids Michigan) Asheville wears […]

Zombie Prom 2012

Zombie Prom 2012

Ashtoberfest, the same undead people that have thrown the Zombie Walk since 2006 held a prom last night at the 1 Stop in downtown Asheville on Saturday night.  The event was a fundraiser fo this fall’s walk, and was well attended.  It also served as perfect after party for GeekOut 2012.   Besides undead dancers, […]

Geekout 2012

Geekout 2012

GeekOut 2012, a homegrown geek festival including comic books, costumes, boardgame, swordfighting and roleplaying took place at the Renaissance hotel today.  GeekOut has replaced Fanaticon as Asheville’s premiere geek culture event, and plans on expanding it’s offerings next year.

The Big Love Fest

The Big Love Fest

On a beautiful Spring day in downtown Asheville, residents and visitors showed their love for local, unchained and independent at The Big Love Fest. Now in its second year, the festival is organized co-operatively by The Asheville Grown Business Alliance and The Big Crafty and is also partnered with the Asheville City Schools Foundation through […]

Moogfest 2011

Moogfest 2011

Moogfest 2011, the electronic music festival, was held in downtown Asheville from Oct 28th-30th 2011. Big crowds, great costumes, famous musicians, partying, hipsters, DJs, archival footage of Bob Moog, hands on time with Moog instruments- all those things were on full display during the weekend. You can read more on the official Moogfest website.

Moby at Moogfest 2011

Ashtoberfest 2011

Ashtoberfest 2011

The fifth-annual Ashtoberfest brought un-dead fun to nearly 3,000 attendees at a very different, and at first for some an unwelcome, venue, the Biltmore Square Mall. All doubts about the venue seemed to fade as corpses of all ages were seen shambling around the food court, the stores and shopes, and the parking lot. For […]

Mountain State Fair 2011

Mountain State Fair 2011

The annual Mountain State Fair is up to it’s usual amusements this year. If you have not been in a while, it’s time. If you have not been since last year, it’s time. If you have not been since last night, well guess what? It’s time. Eat giant food. Ride giant rides. Without giant lines. […]