Fall is one of the BEST times of the year here in the mountains of Western North Carolina. After this sizzling summer, everyone is ready for Fall! There are lots of exciting news and events in Swannanoa, so read on and enjoy!
ANNOUNCING! Celebrate Swannanoa Gift Items and Souvenirs – Now available exclusively at Stephanie’s Roadhouse Bistro:
Fabulous Swannanoa NC coffee mugs, T-shirts, baseball caps and bumper stickers are now conveniently available for purchase at Stephanie’s Roadhouse Bistro, 2077 Hwy 70, Swannanoa.
(StephaniesRoadhouseBistro.com) Stop by for great food, live music, free wi-fi, and breakfast all day…and get your Swannanoa gifts and souvenirs.
You can also purchase these and more, online at CelebrateSwannanoa.Com with free shipping. Pictured here are some of the fun items available at Stephanie’s.
Stephanie’s is becoming the gathering spot in Swannanoa. If you drop in you are bound to find some friends there enjoying “Country Comfort and Community Soul”.
Live music has included Southern Silk Duo (wonderful!) among others. You won’t believe the signature dish, fried chicken and waffles. Once you try it, you won’t switch! It is a huge hit on the West Coast, and now we have it right here in Swannanoa. Stephanie serves breakfast all day and has a great Sunday Brunch. It’s also a coffee lounge featuring Dynamite Roasting Company products from Black Mountain. Check for the daily special and of course, local micro-brews.
Swannanoa Shindig – First Friday, September 3, 2010 – 6:00 p.m.
The monthly traditional music and frolics continue this Friday at 6:00 p.m. on Railroad Street in Beacon Village behind the main Swannanoa Fire Station. Admission is free and all you will need to bring are your dancing shoes and a chair.
There will be BINGO brought to you by the Swannanoa Babe Ruth Softball/Baseball League. Proceeds are to benefit the children with uniforms, equipment and scholarships.
As always, great food and beverages are available for purchase including a lemonade stand, ice cream and hot dogs. And don’t miss the big hit from last month. Returning is Miss Stephanie from Stephanie’s Roadhouse Bistro with her famous “Chicken Waffle Wraps”!
Just remember to bring your own chair and No Pets Please!
Swannanoa Community Garden - Still Time for Your Fall Garden Plot!
For a nominal fee of $10, you can continue growing all those wonderful fresh fall garden vegetables. The Swannanoa Community Garden is sponsored by the Swannanoa Pride Community Coalition. You can visit their website at www.swannanoapride.org.
To get “growing” on your fall garden, contact Donna Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org or (828) 299-4888. A special thanks goes to Bill Alexander for donating the use of his property for the garden.
The Swannanoa Business Association - Announces New Swannanoa Business Directory in the Works:
Come one, come all and get your free listing in the Swannanoa Business Directory. ALL businesses in Swannanoa will be listed, free of charge. If you would like to place a fabulous ad in the directory, the cost starts at $45 for a business card size (with a 10% discount on all ads for members of the Swannanoa Business Association). This directory is available free to the public and over 1,500 copies were distributed last year. The demand has been great and an increased printing and distribution is anticipated this year. Get your listing and ad placed as soon as possible. For more information, call the Business Association at 828-337-4718 or email email@example.com.
Plow Day at Warren Wilson College – Saturday, September 18th, 9:00 – 3:00
Plow Day is an event for draft horse farmers to gather and demonstrate the use of traditional horse drawn agriculture equipment.
Live music, draft horse demonstration, logging competitions, arts and crafts, cider making and blacksmith demonstration make for a perfect family outing.
So come on out, Saturday September 18th from 9am-3pm! The event will be on the Warren Wilson Farm (look for signs).The gates open for teamsters at 8am. Free for teamsters, students and kids under 15. Adults will be charged $3 per car. If you are interested in vending at this event or have any questions contact Christina Torquato at (804)514-9555.
More photos from Plow Day, Warren Wilson College, 2008.
Mill Around the Village Bluegrass Festival – Saturday, September 25, 11:00 – 5:00 Beacon Mill Village – Downtown Swannanoa
The 4th annual “Mill Around the Village Festival” will be held on the streets of downtown Swannanoa, North Carolina, on Saturday, September 25, 2010 from 11am – 5pm.
This year there will be Bluegrass bands playing throughout the day, several food vendors including Okie Dokie’s Smokehouse and Chow Time Pizza, many local arts and craft vendors, a large kid’s area with games and contests, and the Swannanoa Valley Museum will be back with heritage displays and tours. New to the festival this year is the Swannanoa Chili Cook-off.
Please visit the website for more information: MillAroundTheVillage.Com.
East of Asheville Studio Tour – E.A.S.T. – October 9 & 10, 2010
This year’s Fall Tour falls on the last weekend of American Craft Week. American Craft Week is a celebration of not only the aesthetic, but the economic value of hand made American crafts. The American public is invited to recognize the wealth, and benefits hand made American crafts has, not only on our everyday lives but also on the economy. The EAST Tour is the perfect way to participate and savor the arts and crafts of this regions diverse artists in their studios.
Artists of the Black Mountain, Swannanoa, and East Asheville area, present the East of Asheville Studio Tour. The studio tour takes place twice a year – Spring and Fall. Everyone is welcome to visit any or all of the studios during the tour, whether they are serious art patrons or just browsers of beautiful and interesting works.
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