Things to do

With plenty of places to see and things to do, you’ll be amazed by how much fun is possible at Mama Gertie’s!

For outdoor activates, get in touch with nature by taking advantage of hiking trails, rock climbing, or horseback riding. There are also numerous waterfalls to view, cold and fast running streams, or, in the cooler months, grab a couple skis and hit the slopes! You can also hop into the water with canoeing and whitewater rafting or fishing!The town itself has plenty of events and sightseeing opportunities. Antique and specialty shops, galleries, arts and culture, a farmer’s market, and tasty restaurants are all part of what makes Asheville great. Plan your trip around a festival or event to really see the town come alive!

The Historic Biltmore Estate

Be sure to check out the historic Biltmore Estate for epic views, tours of the expansive property, and special events. Mama Gertie’s highly recommends purchasing advance tickets to the Biltmore Estate by visiting the camp office. Mama Gertie’s offers discounted preferred 2-day passes for registered camp visitors. Once you have purchased your tickets, please contact the Biltmore to make a reservation for your preferred dates, as they often sell out. Just let them know you’ve already purchased your tickets through Mama Gertie’s! The Bilmore reservations line phone number is: 1.800.411.3812

Upcoming Asheville Events
  • Fused Silver Earrings
    on August 8, 2020 at 3:59 am

    07/03/2020 to 09/25/2020 - Join me in the studio as we use hammers, saws, files and fire to transform silver wire into a beautiful pair of silver drop earrings. Class price includes all materials. 

  • Enamel a Bird Charm
    on August 8, 2020 at 3:59 am

    07/31/2020 to 09/25/2020 - You will make an adorable all sterling silver and enamel bird charm in this 1 hour workshop. We will start with a brief introduction of what enamel is and it's properties, then it's time to get to

  • Look Back in Anger
    on August 8, 2020 at 3:59 am

    08/07/2020 to 08/23/2020 - LOOK BACK IN ANGER By John Osborne; Produced by Rarely Theatre; Directed by Scott Keel August 7-23, 2020 in 35below Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 2:30 pm Set in the mid-twentieth

  • Lawn Concert: Chuck Brodsky with Chris Rosser
    on August 8, 2020 at 3:59 am

    08/07/2020 to 08/07/2020 - Chuck Brodsky is a storytelling, songwriting, modern-day troubadour whose genuine warmth and quirky, finely-crafted songs touches hearts, funny bones, and a nerve or two. With irony and wit, he

  • Marcus Anderson's Jazz and Coffee Escape
    on August 8, 2020 at 3:59 am

    08/07/2020 to 08/08/2020 - Marcus Anderson presents the Inaugural Jazz AND Coffee Escape. The world’s jazz and musical legends invite you to escape for an electric 2-day weekend to the beautiful landscape of Asheville, NC. The

  • PATIO SHOW: Reverend Finster
    on August 8, 2020 at 3:59 am

    08/07/2020 to 08/07/2020 - Reverend Finster: Acoustic R.E.M. Tribute hits the patio stage at The Grey Eagle in Asheville, NC. Buy tickets here! PATIO SHOW 7PM SHOW ALL AGES RESERVED SEATING Reverend Finster: Acoustic R.E.M.

  • Silver Stacking Rings
    on August 8, 2020 at 3:59 am

    07/31/2020 to 08/21/2020 - Spend 2 hours as a jeweler! We will work with silver wire to create a set of three textured stacking rings. Learn the techniques you need to fuse the silver, hammer, and polish the rings to a nice

  • VIRTUAL: Slow Art Friday: Art with an Attitude
    on August 8, 2020 at 3:59 am

    08/07/2020 to 08/07/2020 - VIRTUAL: SLOW ART FRIDAYSEach Friday at 12pm while the Museum is closed, docents lead virtual, in-depth conversations about a few artworks in our Collection or special exhibitions. The goal is simple:

  • ArborEvenings
    on August 7, 2020 at 3:59 am

    07/03/2020 to 09/26/2020 - The Arboretum's popular ArborEvenings summer after hours series will return this season with a special LEGO twist. Held every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July through September, from 8 to 11 p.m.,

  • Eleanor Underhill & Friends Album Release Show
    on August 7, 2020 at 3:59 am

    08/06/2020 to 08/06/2020 - Eleanor Underhill & Friends celebrate the release of their fantastic new album at The Grey Eagle on Thursday August 6!- ALL AGES- 8PM SHOW / 7PM DOORS- FULLY SEATED SHOWELEANOR UNDERHILL & FRIENDSYou

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