June 2017 Around Town 1

Ooh La La Curiosity Market

You don’t have to wander far to find art downtown, but with the Ooh La La Curiosity Market on select Saturdays throughout the summer season, it’s at your fingertips. A cachet of artist’s booths and tables will fill Pritchard Park on June 3 and 24, July 1, 8 and 15, August 12, 19 and 26, and September 2, 16 and 23. Each market also features three local musicians. Ooh La La isn’t just an opportunity for regional artists and musicians to sling their wares and sing their tunes, it’s also a fundraiser for Animal Haven, a no-kill shelter in East Asheville.


Asheville VeganFest will welcome 10,000 attendees in it’s third year on June 10 and 11. On June 10, speakers from around the world will tackle the latest issues in the vegan movement through panel discussions throughout the day at the Asheville Masonic Temple downtown. On June 11 from 11 am to 5 pm, Asheville VeganFest will take over Pack Square Park in the heart of downtown Asheville with over 75 vendors showcasing vegan food, beer and lifestyle products! Asheville has been named one of the top cities in the country for vegan living, so it’s the perfect place to celebrate compassionate living at VeganFest! All proceeds from the event benefit Brother Wolf. VeganFest.BWAR.org

ASAP’s 2017 Farm Tour

In Asheville, we’re particularly cognizant of what we put in our mouths, which is why the annual ASAP Farm Tour is so popular. This annual event provides an opportunity for the community to explore a host of regional farms, including vineyards like Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards, creameries like Spinning Spider Creamery, berry farms like Zimmerman Berry Farm and more traditional endeavors like Holly Spring and North River. Purchase your pass at ASAPConnections.org and spend two days—June 24 and 25—exploring participating farms across Western North Carolina. You create your own schedule, but there’s always someone on hand to give you a tour and answer your questions.