Not sure what to do on Labor Day weekend once you get to the mountains of Western North Carolina? We have a couple of ideas for you to consider. First, you must stay at the very best accommodations Waynesville has to offer. That's right, Brookside Mountain Mist Inn Bed and Breakfast. How do I know it's the very best? Just ask me, I own it!! We'll make sure that no matter what you decide to do, you'll always come "home" to a cozy, relaxing Inn overlooking the Smoky Mountains.
Waynesville is having it's inaugural Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, August 31st from 1 - 5pm. The event will feature more than 20 breweries from around Western North Carolina and the Southeast. Live music will be provided by 'Round the Fire, The Get Right Band and Smoke Rise. Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased online at www.waynesvillebeerfest.com or at BearWaters Brewing in Waynesville.
Not into craft beers? No problem! The 43rd annual Smoky Mountain Folk Festival will be at Lake Junaluska on August 30 & 31st at the Stuart Auditorium. Each night will feature open tent shows on the lawn at 5pm, with the main stage show from 6:30 to 11pm. Main show tickets are $12 at the door, $10 in advance. Advance tickets can be purchased at the Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville or online at www.smokymountainfolkfestival.com.
There is also one of Waynesville's quaint Block Parties going on Saturday, August 31st from 7 - 10pm. There will be live music and dancing, eats and treats on the streets and many of the shops and restaurants will have extended hours for evening shopping strolls. Get more info at www.downtownwaynesville.com.
For this coming weekend, August 24, 25 & 26th, be sure to check out the Grand Tasting of the Asheville Wine & Food Festival on Friday, August 24th at the US Cellular Center in downtown Asheville. Get more info on this delicious event at www.ashevillewineandfood.com.
Why sit at home and let life pass you by? Relax, unwind and enjoy a stay at Brookside Mountain Mist Inn soon. Come for the scenery, stay for the adventure!
Carolyn Gendreau & Dina Giunta
Brookside Mountain Mist Inn