Located 45 minutes from the Inn, Ashe County Cheese is North Carolina’s oldest cheese plant. The viewing room is open year round at no charge and you can visit from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday-Saturday. They also offer other fine cheeses, locally made wines, gifts, and old fashioned snacks and candies
Dave Allen a world-renowned award-winning nature and landscape photographer, as well as a respected photography instructor, based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina
For nearly a decade, the festival has been named one of the ”Top Twenty Events in the Southeast” by the Southeast Tourism Society.
Blue Ridge Country is an international award-winning bimonthly regional magazine with a readership of 425,000, covering travel, history, food, festivals, outdoors and the environment in the mountains of nine southern states.