April 2017 Around Town

Burly Beer Festival

It’s worth the drive out to Mills River to sample Sierra Nevada’s brews. Now imagine hearty beers from over 50 breweries there too; that’s what we call a festival. The North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild has partnered with Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. for the second Burly Beer Festival. With Strong brews with bite and bang, from stouts to barleywines to barrel aged brews, you’ll find lots of special, rare beers at this festival. Enjoy fun beer, interactive exhibits, live music and food trucks on April 1 from 1–5 p.m. Proceeds from the event the NCCBG, which promotes Carolinian craft beers. Visit SierraNevada.com for more details and to grab your tickets.

Spring Break Family Fun Month

Spring has sprung and it’s finally time to get outside! Gather the family and head to Chimney Rock State Park! Every day this month at 2 p.m., join a Park Naturalist as they explain the symbiotic role natural wildlife plays with the park. You’ll even get to meet some of their “wilder teammates!” Round out the day with a hike along the Great Woodland Adventure Trail with 12 education stations guided by the Track Trail brochure. It’s the perfect way to celebrate spring and return to nature with the kids! The events are included with your park admission.

Arts Fest

UNCA is an artsy college, and it lets its art flags fly for this annual festival! This year’s event will occur on campus April 6-8. Visitors can expect lots of fun free events like workshops, performances, concerts, fine art exhibits, symposiums and more. The highlight? Saturday’s Festival on the Quad, with food and local crafters. You’ll also find theatre and art from students, professors and alumni. Check out Arts.UNCA.edu for the full schedule of this year’s weekend.

Apple Country Cider Jam

It might not be apple season, but for months those sweet fruits have been turning into something even better—cider. The annual Apple Country Cider Jam celebrates the tradition of the industry in Henderson County. Attendees will sample lots of tasty ciders from across the county, local food trucks and music from IBMA award-winning band Balsam Range. Sip the sweet tastes of fall this spring; buy your tickets at VisitHendersonvilleNC.com.