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
  • Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM)
    on September 19, 2019 at 3:59 am

    09/04/2019 to 12/11/2019 - The Junior Appalachian Musicians program offers group lesson for students in the third through ninth grades (or ages 8-14) teaching traditional mountain tunes on fiddle, banjo and guitar. Professiona

  • Let Your Spirit Flow
    on September 19, 2019 at 3:59 am

    08/07/2019 to 11/27/2019 - Join us for an Acrylic Pour Painting Class! Create a beautiful painting on a 12 x 16 canvas! Let your Spirit Flow... so many color combinations to choose from! Perfect for all artistic levels. T

  • Karaoke
    on September 19, 2019 at 3:59 am

    06/19/2019 to 09/25/2019 - Join us every Wednesday around 9pm until....for Anything Goes Karaoke!!  Too much fun, we party hard until 2am..   Open and welcome to all. All styles of music are encouraged.

  • Get Weird Wednesdays
    on September 19, 2019 at 3:59 am

    08/21/2019 to 11/27/2019 - Get Weird at Sly Grog every Wed. night! It's an evening of electronic collaboration....or just come listen and be part of the Asheville creative scene! You might get inspired to join in! BRING:

  • Isis Lawn Series with Fwuit!
    on September 19, 2019 at 3:59 am

    09/18/2019 to 09/18/2019 - Music on the Lawn this Wednesday features Fwuit! Fwuit! is an Asheville based, retro soul band. The group consists of members of other local bands, Holy Ghost Tent Revival and Big Sound Harbor and

  • Enamel a Bird Charm
    on September 19, 2019 at 3:59 am

    09/04/2019 to 12/11/2019 - 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

  • An Evening with Brennen Leigh & Noel McKay
    on September 19, 2019 at 3:59 am

    09/18/2019 to 09/18/2019 - Texas via Nashville Songwriting team Brennen Leigh and Noel McKay Return to Asheville for an unforgettable night of songs and stories. Seated Lounge Show:: Limited Tables Available with a Dinner

  • Disclaimer Lounge Comedy Open Mic
    on September 19, 2019 at 3:59 am

    08/14/2019 to 11/27/2019 - Disclaimer Stand-up Lounge is the longest running comedy open mic in Asheville happening every Wednesday night. The show starts at 9:00, and there is no cover. Anyone wanting to perform needs to sign

  • Flor de Toloache in Concert
    on September 19, 2019 at 3:59 am

    09/18/2019 to 09/18/2019 - Flor de Toloache – the New York City-based all-female quartet whose latest album features John Legend – will bring their boundary-breaking update on mariachi music to UNC Asheville for a 7 p.m.

  • Tuesday Bluegrass Sessions hosted by The Darren Nicholson Band
    on September 18, 2019 at 3:59 am

    09/17/2019 to 09/17/2019 - Genre: Bluegrass 5PM Door : Free 7:30 Host Band : The Darren Nicholson Band 9:30PM Sessions : Open Jam Darren Nicholson is a Grammy Award Nominee and a recipient of 5 International Bluegrass Music

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