Coming Soon in May

french broad 2014 bike raceMay has a lot of awesome events to put on your calendar! To kick off the month is the 17th Annual Spring French Broad Fest.This festival is family friendly and is always a good time! It’sMay 2nd-May 4th, 2014 in beautiful Hot Springs, North Carolina! There’s a mountain bike race and river race and these are friendly to all levels of outdoor enthusiasts. Even I would do the bike race because it’s fun and, unlike Gabriel (founder of Oowee) who is a great mnt. biker, I am a total novice! There’s family activities, arts and crafts, and good tunes so get your tickets and get out to Hot Springs!

The next week is LEAF in Black Mountain, NC. This is May 8th -11th. If you haven’t been to LEAF yet, you gotta check it out! It’s super family friendly and has tons of activities for all ages. There is camping for those who want to hunker down and check out of normal life to enjoy a celebration of Spring and the eccentricities of LEAF. The festival will be carrying Oowee Products will have our newest product available with the new LEAF logo branded on our leather koozies with stainless cups and s-biners.

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If you can’t make it to LEAF, no worries, there are plenty of other options. On May 10th, The Best Firkin Beer Fest will be going on at Pisgah Brewery in Black Mountain. Thisfestival celebrates artisan, small batch, barrel aged brews from some of the country’s top rated microbreweries. This is a fantastic place to sample some delicious craft beers! Beer enthusiasts welcome. Come and get your drink on next to brewers and other connoisseurs in the fresh open air of the Blue Ridge Mountains in our lovely state of North Carolina.

On the weekend of the 16th Asheville starts up “Downtown after 5”. This is a free event downtown and has good tunes, craft beers, yummy local food and excellent people watching. Budget and family friendly!

If your into the Spring flowers, the Biltmore has a “Biltmore Blooms” festival that happens May 20th-23rd. After you check out the beautiful gardens stop into the winery or Cedric’s Tavern for a tasty beverage.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

To close out the month of May is Asheville Beer Week! This is a week long event celebrating all things beer from May 23rd-31st. The last day of the month is Beer City Festival at Packs Square Park in Asheville, NC complete with craft beers and tunes. This is a super fun festival and a great time of year to visit Asheville!