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Ticket packages for the 2022 Ingles Southern Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships will go on sale Monday, November 1, 2021. In partnership with the Asheville Buncombe Regional Sports Commission, the city of Asheville and Buncombe County, the tournaments will be played March 3-7, 2022, at the Harrah’s Cherokee Center – Asheville in Asheville, North Carolina.
All 10 SoCon men’s teams and all eight SoCon women’s teams will compete in the single-elimination tournament with the two tournament champions earning automatic bids to the NCAA tournament. First-round games will be played on Thursday, March 3, for the women and Friday, March 4, for the men. The women’s championship game is scheduled for Sunday, March 6, and the men’s championship game is scheduled for Monday, March 7.
All session and single session tickets are available through the Harrah’s Cherokee Center – Asheville Box Office or through Ticketmaster.
A variety of individual and group ticket packages are available.
For VIP and courtside ticket options, please contact the Asheville-Buncombe Regional Sports Commission at 828-398-0295 or email [email protected].
UNC Greensboro won the 2021 SoCon men’s basketball championship, while Mercer captured the 2021 SoCon women’s title.
We are pleased to announce that we are now taking applications for our first ever Operations Manager.
Deadline Dec. 10th
Immerse yourself in our new exhibition series, Legends of Art & Innovation at Biltmore—featuring three different large-scale, multi-sensory experiences—created and produced by Grande Experiences using the very latest in immersive technology to illuminate the remarkable lives of Van Gogh, Monet, and Da Vinci and their timeless masterpieces of art and design.
Each individual component of this year-long series offers fascinating ties to George Vanderbilt’s collection of treasures for his magnificent home on the grounds of Biltmore.
November 5, 2021 – January 8, 2022: 38th Annual Candlelight Evenings at Biltmore Estate
Candlelight, firelight and live music bring holiday warmth to Biltmore House’s extravagant holiday décor during these nighttime tours. Candlelight Christmas Evenings include a self-guided candlelight tour of Biltmore House, next-day visit to the gardens, Antler Hill Village and Biltmore Winery. Evening guests can also take advantage of Antler Hill Village & Winery to enjoy free wine tastings.
November 5, 2021 – January 9, 2022: 47th Annual Christmas at Biltmore
Holidays arrive at America’s largest home in style. More than a century ago, George Vanderbilt chose the holiday season as the time to unveil his new home to family and friends. This year’s Christmas at Biltmore promises another extravagant celebration, complete with dozens of Christmas trees, miles of ribbon, garland and lights. Festive menus in estate restaurants and holiday wine tastings make for a memorable visit.
a city-wide public art project
Go Figure is a public art project featuring our region’s best contemporary visual artists, inspired by current events and the desire to connect safely with each other again—without COVID-19, without racial injustices, and without exclusion.
In 2020, we as a culture were radically altered, as our collective narrative of who we are as a community was and continues to be strengthened, inspired, and encouraged to embrace all experiences, stories, and figures.
Our goal for Go Figure is to create a public art project that expresses how we want to re-emerge together as a community, united.
The City of Spartanburg Parks and Recreation department is taking geocaching to an exciting new level. Launching on May 3rd, 2014 is the Hub City Geotrail. This Geotrail will take you around the City of Spartanburg on a high tech adventure and scavenger hunt. Get your GPS ready for the kick off at this year’s Spring Fling. There will be a limited edition, trackable geocoin for participants that complete the trail passport.
To redeem your Geocoin you can hand deliver your completed passport to our Park, Recreation and Special Events office located at 100 North Liberty Street in Spratnaburg. (Our office is above the Sparta Passenger Center) PLease keep in mind that our office is open Monday – Friday and closed on holidays.
You can also mail your complete passport to:
Parks, Recreation & Special Events PO Box 1749 Spartanburg, SC 29304
Please make sure if you mail your passport in that you include your complete mailing address!
To learn more about geochaching follow the link below.
We are excited to announce that all of our 2022 adventures are open to book! Grab your calendar, find the perfect whitewater, zip line, or biking adventure, and book the trip before the perfect day slips by you.
Plan your next adventure with Nantahala Outdoor Center! NOC offers more than 100 itineraries that you can sort by Whitewater Rafting, Zip Lining, Mountain Biking, and more! Filter by location, experience level, or activity type. Mix and match your favorites or book one of our packages for a full-day of fun! Planning your next adventure has never been easier.
BOOK EARLY & WIN!
We love when you plan ahead!
Book by December 31st, 2021 and
be entered to win a sweet limited edition 50th MERCH PRIZE PACK including a t-shirt, insulated mugs, Nalgene, magnets, sticker pack and a $50 Gift Card to use at our stores, on a meal or on an adventure! A $120 Value!
Ride in style on the historic Great Smoky Mountains Railroad aboard your very own restored Caboose. These are great for family reunions, birthday parties, private meetings, corporate field trips or just any time!
Our cabooses accommodate up to 15 people with seating on the main level and in the cupola. (And, remember, babies are people, too!) The cabooses feature heat, private bathrooms, windows that can be opened, and open air vestibules at each end for unobstructed views. Advanced reservations are required and availability of caboose rentals are limited.
A platter of cheese and crackers, and an assortment of 15 bottled Coca-Cola products are included. Plus, the caboose is the only place where you can bring your own food and drink (please, no alcohol) in picnic baskets or coolers.
You can charter the caboose on:
Best value for small groups and private parties up to 15 passengers. Available by phone only. Book now by calling 800-872-4681.
Celebrating our renaming, the Sensational Sigal exhibition presents highlights from the unparalleled musical instrument collection of Marlowe A. Sigal while exploring the life of the man behind this remarkable gift. The exhibition features a broad range of objects and offers one of the most robust displays of keyboard instruments and wind instruments in the world.
His masterworks have been displayed around the world for over a century… but never like this. Described as “an unforgettable multi-sensory experience,” Van Gogh Alive is a powerful and vibrant symphony of light, color, sound, and scent that compels you to leave the world behind and immerse yourself in Van Gogh’s paintings. Simultaneously enchanting, entertaining, and educational, Van Gogh Alive stimulates all the senses and opens the mind.
The Hub City Farmers Market is a producer-only farmers market in order to support local farmers and educate the community on seasonal produce and nutrition. It is the longest running farmers market in the Upstate and open every Saturday April-December and then the third Saturday of January, February, and March. Visit our site to meet our vendors, see who’s playing on Wade’s Community Stage, learn about our variety of kids activities, and more.
All customers, vendors, and staff are required to wear masks.
With the convenience of being open year-round, 7 days a week, the WNC Farmers Market offers a selection of farm-fresh produce at the lowest prices in Western N.C. Our popular retail buildings, providing a selection of non-perishables, fruits, vegetables, crafts and more, are open daily.
Artist Michael Fowler creates evocative abstract landscape paintings by incorporating vibrant colors with subtle, complex details. His semi-large-scale approach invites viewers to step into his work and build a sense of wonder and contemplation surrounding the natural world. Fowler’s artistic response in contemplating nature is to capture something of a landscape’s pleasantness, which is often unexpected harmonies of color and shape. In his latest exhibit, Arbor Huescapes, Fowler highlights the distinctive vegetation – primarily trees – and topography of North and South Carolina’s midlands and piedmont regions.
Fowler received his Bachelor of Arts from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas with a focus in Advertising Design. He then attended the University of Nebraska where he received a Master’s degree in Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing with a minor in Art History. From there, he attended the University of Memphis where he earned a Doctorate in Higher Education. Based in North Augusta, South Carolina, Fowler is currently an associate professor of design and computer graphics and serves as the Mary Durban Toole Chair of Art at the University of South Carolina in Aiken. His paintings are in a number of public and private collections nationally, and he actively exhibits in regional and national shows.
Please note: Arbor Huescapes has been rescheduled due to the COVID-19 crisis and will now open in fall 2021. The exhibit is on display daily September 18, 2021 – January 9, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. inside the Baker Exhibit Center. All works are available for purchase and a portion of sales will be donated to The North Carolina Arboretum Society.
Blood Drive at The Peace Center. Mobile will be at the side in the roundabout.