North Carolina Mountain State Fair and the Asheville Goombay Festival starts September 7th

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As we get closer to Fall The events in Asheville pick up and this weekend is a biggie for the area. With the North Carolina Mountain State Fair and the Asheville Goombay Festival starting  September 7th.  Remember to book for your Fall and Winter stay with us and this >LINK<

From the NC State Fair website.

“The NC Mountain State Fair celebrates our people, agriculture, art and tradition that make our region great. Our mission is to create unique experiences at an exceptional value in a safe, clean environment that is accessible to all.”

North Carolina Mountain State Fair

Starting September 7th through the 16th

Friday: Gates open at 9:00am; Rides open at 10:00am, close at 1:00am
Saturdays: Gates open at 9:00 am; Rides open at 10:00 am, close at midnight
1st Sunday: Gates open at 9:00 am; Rides open at 10:00 am, close at 11:00 pm
2nd Sunday: Gates open at 9:00 am; Closing night; Rides, buildings, and all exhibits close at 9:00 p.m.
Monday –Thurs: Gates open at 3:00 pm; Rides open at 4:00 pm, close at 11:00 pm
Friday Night Frenzy: Sept. 7 & Sept. 14 9:00 pm till 1:00 am


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The Asheville Goombay Festival is just minutes from our Inn in the heart of Downtown Asheville!


Asheville Goombay Festival 

Friday through Sunday (Sept. 7-9)

Goombay Hours
Friday: 6-10 PM
Saturday: 11 AM-10 PM
Sunday: 12-6 PM
Pack Square Park, Downtown Asheville

From the Goombay website:

“The City of Asheville ranks Goombay Festival as one of four local anchor events where families, businesses, and communities from across the Western North Carolina region gather. Goombay Festival was created to celebrate the richness and diversity of the African Diaspora and Asheville’s African American community. The festival attracts over 10,000 people throughout the weekend, and garners national media coverage. Goombay Festival lives up to its West African name meaning of “rhythm or drum” with eclectic sounds, vibrant, multicolored sights and the tantalizing aroma of exotic foods reflecting a multiplicity of cultures and traditions.”

For the best source of information on the Goombay Festival, please visit Romantic Asheville at this LINK.






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