Events & Activities
The dramatic backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the towering majesty of the loblolly pine trees, the cool, trickling streams that flow lazily through the foothills—Western NC has to be one of the most breathtaking areas in the country. But it's not just the scenic beauty that makes life here so one-of-a-kind—it's also the wide variety of things to do and explore, from locally owned breweries to vibrant art museums to bustling community events.
Whether you're new to the communities of Western NC or are just looking for the best upcoming events, let this page be your guide to all of the local activities and happenings! Looking to find your new home in the area? Just give the experts at Cielo Real Estate a call!
Things to Do in Western NC
All of that outdoor recreation? It tends to work up an appetite. Luckily, you'll find tons of flavors to choose from around Western NC—and some of the best breweries in the country to visit for a nightcap.
- Newman's Restaurant
- High Five Coffee
- New Belgium Brewing Company
- Burial Beer Company
Arts & Culture
Not only does Western NC boast a rich history, we also have a thriving arts and culture scene. From museums to galleries to historic sites, here are the top spots to visit:
- The Biltmore Estate
- Asheville Art Museum
- Asheville Museum of Science
- Asheville Pinball Museum
- Folk Art Center
Handmade art, outdoor gear, clothing and accessories, gifts and trinkets, locally sourced goods—no matter what your'e looking for, you'll likely find a charming local store that can help you out. Here are the can't-miss shops in the area:
- Asheville Emporium
- Appalachian Craft Center
- Dovetails & Rusty Nails
- Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne Bar
- Shoppes Under Main
Woodcarvers & Whittlers FestivalOct. 19th
A unique celebration in Downtown Columbus, the Woodcarvers & Whittlers Festival will feature amateur and professional carvers, whittlers, suppliers, demonstrations, and more.
10am - 3pm
4th Fridays TryonOct. 25th
Every fourth Friday of the month, Downtown Tryon comes alive with shopping, dining, and activities. Be sure to check out this month's special festivities!
5pm - 7pm
City of Saluda Halloween Stroll Oct. 31st
Celebrate Halloween in Saluda at the Halloween Stroll! Come out in your best costume and enjoy tasty BBQ, tons of treats, and maybe a few tricks.
4pm - 6pm
Spooktacular Halloween 2019Oct. 31st
If you have any little ghouls, ghosts, or goblins, be sure to bring them to the Spooktacular Halloween celebration in Columbus, where local businesses will be handing out treats and goodies.
4pm - 6pm
Discover Life along the Mountainside
Tons of community endless, endless opportunities to explore, scenic beauty around every corner—there's nothing quite like life in Western NC. Are you hoping to find your new home in one of these charming communities? We can help! Take some time to browse our area guides, checkout our specialized resources for buyers, and give us a call when you're ready to get started.