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Western North Carolina Agricultural Center | Asheville, N.C. | April 12-13, 2014

1301 Fanning Bridge Road,
Fletcher, NC 28732
Saturday Fair hours: 9:00 AM-7:00 PM
Sunday Fair hours: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

About the FAIR

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIRS are fun-filled, family-oriented sustainable lifestyle events. The FAIR features practical, hands-on demos and workshops:

  • Renewable energy
  • Small-scale agriculture
  • Gardening
  • Green building and more
We hand-select local and national exhibitors to bring you the best in:
  • Organic food and drink
  • Books and magazines
  • Tools and seeds
  • Clothing and more
Only service animals are permitted on the fairgrounds. No pets, please.

Tickets

Tickets are no longer available online for the North Carolina FAIR. Tickets for the North Carolina FAIR can be purchase at the gate on Satureday, April 12 and Sunday, April 13.

Asheville VIP Food and Beverage Menu

We are pleased to announce our partnership with local Asheville restaurant Cecilia’s Kitchen for the 2014 MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR VIP Lounge! This special menu, featured on both days, will only be available for VIP ticket holders. All meals are included in the ticket price. VIP ticket holders also receive guaranteed front-of-house seating at any workshop, along with a copy of the complete MOTHER EARTH NEWS Archive on DVD (1970-2012).

Saturday Breakfast
  • Crepes – Thin buckwheat pancakes filled with cheese, egg, pesto, leeks, potatoes, tomatoes, greens and crème fraîche
  • Granola
  • Yogurt
  • Toast, Scones and Muffins with homemade butter, jelly and honey
  • Fruits
  • Coffee, Tea and Orange Juice
Saturday Lunch
  • Salads – Green Salad, Beet and Goat Cheese Salad, and Veggie Salad
  • Lasagna – Spinach, Mushrooms and Ricotta
  • Stuffed Chicken Breast with Roasted Veggies
  • Moroccan Stew with Grains
  • Cream Puffs
  • Fruit Tart with Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Snacks, including Hummus, Tapenade, Veggies, Crackers and Cookies
Sunday Breakfast
  • Variety of Quiches
  • Egg Casserole
  • Granola
  • Yogurt
  • Toast, Scones and Muffins with homemade butter, jelly and honey
  • Fruits
  • Coffee, Tea and Orange Juice
Sunday Lunch
  • Empanadas
  • Tamales
  • Pupusas
  • Tacos
  • Rice and Beans
  • Three Bean Salad, Potato Salad and Green Salad
  • Tres Leches Cake and Flan
  • Snacks, including Guacamole, Chips and Salsa, Crackers, and Cookies
If you have any questions, please call our customer care staff
at 1-800-234-3368.

Lodging

Ashevillage Sanctuary
sanctuary@ashevillage.org or 1-828-620-0635

Mountain Inn and Suites Airport
447 Naples Road, Hendersonville, N.C.; 1-800-997-5149

Comfort Inn Asheville 15 Rockwood Road, Fletcher, N.C.; 1-800-230-4134

Fairfield Inn Asheville Airport
31 Airport Park Road, Fletcher, N.C.; 1-800-230-4134

Hampton Inn and Suites
18 Rockwood Road, Fletcher, N.C.; 1-800-997-5149

Camping

Rutledge Lake: 1.5 miles from Fairground
1-828-654-7873

Directions

From Asheville:
Take I-26 East to Exit 40. Make a right turn off the ramp on to Airport Road, 280. Turn left at the first stop light past the Asheville Airport onto Fanning Bridge Road. The main entrance, Gate 1, is on the right.

From Hendersonville:
Take I-26 West to Exit 40. Make a left turn off the ramp on to Airport Road, 280. Turn left at the first stop light past the Asheville Airport onto Fanning Bridge Road. The main entrance, Gate 1, is on the right.



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