Hendersonville, N.C.

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Visitors are invited to make merry in this Blue Ridge mountain town with more than 60 festive activities occurring between that Friday and the New Year. Read more


The show includes yard art, outdoor furniture, tools, planters and other garden-themed merchandise. Read more


Henderson County, North Carolina

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Widely known for its abundance of apples and as the final home of American poet and writer Carl Sandburg, this popular destination spot offers not only history and agriculture but also an array of culinary, musical and leisure experiences. Read more

The Hendersonville Street Dance is celebrating 100 years this year in downtown Hendersonville, North Carolina. Read more


Each fall brings another big, bountiful crop of tasty apples to the mountains. While the fruit can be found in many Western North Carolina communities, perhaps nowhere is it more celebrated than in Henderson County. Read more


Bellafina Chocloates

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From Mad Priest Coffee in Chattanooga to Aurora Studio & Gallery in Asheville and many places in between, the mountains are full of labors of love - business that put people ahead of profits. Read more

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12 Days of Christmas

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Partridges and pear trees need not apply: These 12 holiday destinations around Southern Appalachia offer mountain merry-makers a bit of everything—from homespun traditions to festive glamour and glitz. Read more

Away up there

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Southern Appalachia’s latest crop of guest retreats deepen the experience of some of the region’s most popular destinations—from the glitz of Dollywood and Biltmore Estate to the rugged allure of Pisgah National Forest and Lookout Mountain. Read more

Knoxville's Shakespeare on the Square

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Come summer nights in downtown Knoxville, there’s much ado about none other than the Bard himself. Read more



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Tucked in a grove of hardwoods and hemlocks in a quiet residential neighborhood near Hendersonville, N.C., is the humble home for a unique organization with a national reputation. Its official name is the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design. Read more


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    Downtown Hendersonville at Christmas time