National Alpaca Farm Days

Alpacas look similar to llamas, and have thick, luxurious coats. September 26th and 27th are National Alpaca Farm Days, during which Alpaca farms around the country are opening their gates to the public, so that everyone can meet these fascinating creatures. In Asheville, Venezia Dream Farm  is hosting the event. Come to this free event, either day, from 11AM to 3PM, and learn all about alpacas and their fiber.

276 Jones Cove Rd, Asheville, NC 28805. PH # 828-298-9166

Brief Hiatus

This blog will not be updated frequently by me in next few weeks as I concentrate my focus on my son. In mid-August, an MRI revealed a small tumor near his pituitary gland. Doctors are 80% sure it is a craniopharyngioma, a benign, slow-growing tumor. A pediatric neurosurgeon is scheduled to remove it on October 13. Prayers appreciated.

A HUGE THANKS to Jody Mace at Charlotte on the Cheap for adding posts to this blog! I am very appreciative

Irish music, no cover at White Horse Black Mountain 9/15

Starting at 6:30PM on September 15th, you can hear Irish music  played at White Horse with no cover. All ages. Following the Irish sessions is an open mic session.

White Horse is a music venue in downtown Black Mountain.

105C Montreat Road
Black Mountain, NC 28711

Organicfest – September 13th

Organicfest is a free festival celebrating everything organic. Enjoy live music, vendors of organic goods, kids’ activities, crafts, parades, and much more.

Battery Park Avenue, Sunday, September 13th, 10AM to 6PM

Carolina Mountains Literary Festival

Carolina Mountains Literary Festival is a free event in Burnsville, NC on September 11th and 12th. There is a huge list of authors who will be participating. You can the list here. Most events are free, and you can register online for the ones that are not free. There will be workshops, author talks, kids’ activities, and more.

Heritage Weekend at the Folk Art Center 9/19 – 9/20

Enjoy a full schedule of free traditional music, storytelling, dancing, and other entertainment at the 29th annual Heritage Weekend at the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway. A highlight is the world whimmy diddle championship. If you’re not familiar with whimmy diddles, they are a pair of sticks, one with notches and a propeller. Rubbing the other stick against the notches causes the first stick to spin around. Also at the festival will be beekeepers, a blacksmith, basketweavers, and much more.

The entertainment runs from 11AM to 3PM on Saturday, September 19th, and from 12:30 to 3:30 on Sunday, September 20th.

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