Activities in Asheville


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  • Artemis Archery Asheville
    Alexandra Tait is a Level 2 professional Archery Instructor with USA Archery, has been certified by radKIDS?a children's safety and empowerment organization?and also has over 20 years of experience as a wilderness guide and holistic health and transformation practitioner. She opened an archery academy, named after and inspired by the ancient Greek moon goddess Artemis, and there she teaches traditional archery lessons and leads a women's group that introduces participants to survival skills.
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    Asheville, NC US
  • Winding Creek Stables
    The clopping of hooves echoes across Winding Creek Stables’ wide-open pastures and jumping arena, where a staff of ex-competitive equestrians takes a comprehensive approach to riding instruction. In private and group lessons, instructors share their wisdom about handling and technique while impressing upon students the importance of respecting their steeds. Adults and children alike can pick between the hunt-seat riding style popular at horse shows and the western style, which includes instructions for chasing down robber barons and lassoing feral cacti. Students learn to groom and care for their horses before and after the lesson—a gesture of respect to the animals and a key takeaway should novices desire to advance to competitive riding. Before riding off into the sunset, check out the stable’s other horse-related services, which include pony parties and pony rides.
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    224 Bent Creek Ranch Rd
    Asheville, NC US
  • Western North Carolina Home Show
    Since 1976, area merchants and knowledgeable experts from around the country have gathered to swap ideas, inspiration, and advice at the Western North Carolina Home Show. Throughout the Asheville Civic Center, hundreds of local businesses and experts set up booths where they explain the nuts and bolts of their industry, whether landscaping, interior decoration, window installation, or furniture crafting. Meanwhile, speakers present seminars on a wide variety of topics throughout the weekend-long extravaganza, from hyperpractical subjects, such as setting a budget, to more abstract topics, such as the definition and history of green building. Visitors to the show depart with rekindled enthusiasm for projects, as well as an arsenal of facts that give them an edge when vetting contractors or performing standup at interior-design conferences.
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    87 Haywood Street
    Asheville, NC US
  • Asheville Tourists Baseball
    As a Minor League affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, the Asheville Tourists look to improve on last season's 40-30 record with a roster poised for more orb clobbering, field prancing, and bag stomping. Kick up dusty cleats in an up-close box seat at McCormick Field and watch the Tourists turn the Lexington Legends into forgotten folk tales or outclass the crustaceous humanoids of the Lakewood BlueClaws. The first 1,000 fans to enter the field on April 16 and 17 are bequeathed with a free magnetic season schedule, with the latter game treating kids to a pregame autograph session and a postgame base run. April 20 is an education day, featuring a special start time of 11:05 a.m. that allows students to attend the game on their lunch break from school.
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    30 Buchanan Pl
    Asheville, NC US
  • Asheville Hot Air Balloons
    According to many Asheville residents, the best place to propose marriage is about a mile above the trees, with mountains in the background and a good grip on the ring. Such engagement flights might even lead to a midair wedding party comprising four colorful balloons all tethered together as they ferry well-wishers through the clouds. When the baskets touch down, a traditional champagne toast pays homage to the journey and the bond shared by its passengers. Asheville Hot Air Balloons' pilots also helm more casual sunrise flights seven days a week. Each expedition takes them over Pisgah National Forest according to the whims of the breeze and the severity of the moon's allergies. The wind's unpredictable path ensures that the last leg of the trip is always exhilarating—"chasers" must tail and land the balloon in the nearest suitable space by securing ropes thrown from its basket. Spring, summer, and fall flights all arrest riders with their own brands of scenery, from woodland greenery to fiery tableaus of autumn leaves.
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    909 Smoky Park Hwy.
    Candler, NC US
  • Herstory Asheville & Urban Trail Tours
    Asheville changed drastically in the half-century following 1880. Railroad workers broke through the Appalachian Mountains' natural barrier and connected the city to the world, forever changing its culture and social zeitgeist. Though decades have passed, Brenda Seright Williams still feels the impact of this period, and the tour guide isn't content to let it fade into history. As it says on her website, she believes "the study of those who came before can inspire us to stretch our own limits." Her Urban Trail walking tours not only explore the 19th century’s Gilded Age but also tiptoe through four other time periods, including the Frontier Period and the Age of String Cheese. Alternatively, Brenda shifts the spotlight to Asheville's pivotal female figures during the aptly named Herstory tours. However, neither of these excursions are cookie-cutter adventures. To weave her stories, Brenda has conducted more than 100 interviews and spent countless hours researching minute details and the correct pronunciation of the word "pioneer."
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    125 Charlotte St.
    Asheville, North Carolina US

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