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Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands

The annual Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands returns to the U.S. Cellular Center this fall. Hosted by the Southern Highland Craft Guild, the three-day fine craft event runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, October 19 and 20, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 21.

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Arts Lifestyle

From the Editor

Autumn is, arguably, the most beloved season in our Blue Ridge Mountains. So many who create claim October as their favorite month, and indeed it is a feast for the senses with a frosty chill in the air, leaves crunching underfoot, the smell of wood smoke and the mountains painting themselves with a vibrant and inspiring palette.

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The Laurel of Asheville lifestyle magazineThe Laurel of Asheville lifestyle magazine is available in both print and digital editions

We are delighted you have chosen us to be your gateway—both through our popular print Asheville lifestyle magazine and our website—to the arts, culture, and communities that comprise the remarkable area that is Western North Carolina. In these pages, you will find behind-the-scenes stories about the region’s concerts, theatre and dance productions, festivals, restaurants, artists, and the multitude of locally-based businesses. We also enjoy bringing you features about the people and organizations who are caring for those in need, protecting our historic heritage, preserving our rich and diverse environment, and nurturing our cultural soul.