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Horror, Purple Rain, Hayrides, Gunslinging Cowboys, Day Time Dance Party and more... 10/01/21

Hey Look! Fall is Finally Here!

James Taylor Approved Our Insta Reel

We've got Carolina on (our) minds in our latest Insta Reel which famous singer-songwriter James Taylor actually commented a 🙌🏻 ! This reel shows some gorgeous Leicester farms including Mount Gilead which makes a delicious assortment of goat cheeses and SAHC's Blazing Star Flowers. For a full list of all the awesome local farms around Asheville check out ASAPconnections.org 
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Things To Do
Hayrides, Corn Mazes, Fresh-pressed Cider

Our friends at Hickory Nut Gap Farm are ready to celebrate the harvest with you this year with hayrides, pumpkins, a corn maze, food trucks and local fresh-pressed cider. Gather up your friends and family for weekend hayrides from 12-4 pm on the hour ($5/person, 10 people/ride). Check out all of the farm animals, too. We dig this time of year so much!

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The Gunslingin' Son of a Preacher Man

Jonathan Byrd and The Pickup Cowboys are musical gunslingers, vaudevillian hucksters, and old-fashioned tent revivalists. Between heartbreaking ballads and heart-lifting sing-alongs, the Cowboys entertain and get audiences involved in the show. Byrd is a preacher’s son, a Gulf War veteran, and an award-winning songwriter from Chapel Hill, NC, known for literary, outsider songs that have become campfire favorites. Come enjoy an evening of live music, food and drinks at Isis Music Hall kicking off at 8:30 pm on October 8th.

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Time to Get Spooky!

Fall is in the air and Orbit DVD is kicking the spooky season off right with their new featured collection of Halloween classics and spinoffs. They’ve got everything to get you in the mood for Halloween.  Check out the collection in person or online at orbitdvd.com. While you’re there, check out their selection of Halloween decorations and books, too.TIP: If you buy 3 or more books or movies you get FREE shipping!

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Purple Rain at Ukiah benefitting Food Connection!

It's time we all reach out for something new. That means you, too! For the month of October Ukiah will be shaking up a Purple Rain cocktail where $1 from each $10 drink will go straight to Food Connection to help reduce food waste and ease hunger in Asheville and the surrounding areas. 
This cocktail contains Purple Shiso Leaf – Ube Infused Bushido Sake, orange curacao, lemon + egg whites. Ukiah will also have the Food Connection “Dip Jar” for the month of October, look for it and dip your credit card in for a $6 donation for their 6 years of food rescue!  
**Also, did you know that Ukiah is now offering lunch service, too? Cheers to that!

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Ever Hiked to a Plane Crash?

Waterrock Knob Trail is a 0.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located along the Blue Ridge Parkway near Waynesville. This hike features wild flowers in the Spring, beautiful leaves (give it a week or so) AND a plane crash. Enjoy the crisp fall air on this hike, rated as "moderate", it's steep but the views are worth it.

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Fun for kids and families - beer, food and LOTS of bootie shaking! 
Sweeten Creek Brewing hosts the What's Shaking? Music and Dance Party for kids and their adults this Saturday, October 2nd at 1 p.m. The music and dance party is a 60-minute class for young people presented through live entertainment. Performances include the original songs of Ryan Glass and fun covers! This event takes place on the sprawling, grassy lawn of Sweeten Creek Brewery. There will be beverages available and a food truck on site. Attendees are asked to bring lawn chairs or blankets as well as shakers or drums and other music toys from home but Mr. Ryan and Miss EZ will have shakers and drums to share in case!
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Check Out the Fall Foliage, In Style

Procrastinator Alert: There are still a few dates available in October for you and your crew to camp in style to check out the changing leaves. Rent a camper van to explore the parkway from Urban Escape Vehicles
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Game Day Done Right

Get your college football carryout from 828 Family Pizzeria! Whether it's wings, a large pie, or any of 828's delicious appetizers, it'll be sure to please any crowd. More into wine than football? 828 offers half-priced bottles of wine all day every Saturday. 

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Get a Taste of Fall

Iconic Kitchen and Drinks' Fall drink menu just dropped! Here are a few that have already become local favorites. The Gingers Revenge: Fall Harvest Brew, their Signature Apple Margarita and a new taste on an old classic - the Pumpkin Old Fashioned!
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Got the Need for Speed?

The Track at Asheville has immersive professional racing simulators Open 7 days a week! When it’s Friday, do you know what that means? Time for another drop in race at The Track at Asheville. In case you haven’t heard, all members get one free drop-in race each month and all other drivers can register at half price all month long! These events are all about having fun, no pressure. Also, mark your calendar for "6 hours of Monza" event on October 16th.

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Gluten-free Comedy at Ginger's Revenge

Open mic comedy and local ginger beer? Yes, please. Stop by Ginger’s Revenge every Thursday from 6 - 8 pm in the Tasting Room to enjoy fresh drafts and good jokes. Rotating hosts each week like Clay Jones, James Burks and Katy Hudson are guaranteed to keep the good times rolling. Plus did we mention there's no cover? Signup starts at 5:30.

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Still Some Tickets Left for LEAF Festival!
LEAF Festival October We can't believe this years LEAF Festival is 2 weeks away! Join us October 14 - 17 for WNC's most treasured festival with musical acts from around the globe!  Come celebrate global citizenship in open air settings, with special featured performances from around the globe highlighting LatinX artists, along with workshops, panel discussions and activities to recharge your spirits. 
Buncombe County Vaccine Info
Appointments are now available for anyone 12 years and older. Get your FDA-approved Pfizer vaccine today.
Stay safe, have fun and TIP WELL. 
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