19 August 2011

Bele Chere July 29, 2011.

 I am still playing catch up with my posts here.
We went to Asheville, NC for Bele Chere on July 29th.
Bele Chere is a free street festival featuring music, art, crafts, music, dance and lots of great food.
The town of Asheville itself is one of our favorite places to visit, Bele Chere just makes it even more so.
The first picture, above, is inside one of my favorite bookstores, Malaprop's.
 Don't you just love the sign up on the shelf?
I think it is a great idea, bet it works too.
Would you leave a small child unattended here?
 One of our favorite stops!
The Chocolate Fetish Shop.
The truffles are HEAVENLY, and the shop is full of fun things made from chocolate.
The beach scene above is an example, even the sand is edible.
 Another favorite stop is Kilwin's.
They make lovely fudge and ice cream.
The waffle bowls are very good and they hold lots of ice cream.
My Sweet Husband went for Triple chocolate and a scoop of cherry, 
I had Triple chocolate and a scoop of Key Lime (great combination).
 We did eat some healthy things while we were there.
My Sweet Husband found us some very good fresh organic tomatoes to go with our lunch
and dinner was from an Indian Food Vendor in the food court (it smelled so good, I forgot to take a picture).
 Daniel C. Williams and Son
Playing their Woodrow Stringed Instruments.
Small, portable, handmade, sounds great and looks easy to play.
Check them out.
 A selection of their instruments.
 WNCW is our favorite radio station. They play a good variety including everything from Grateful Dead, to Bob Marley with Blue Grass, Jazz, old Rock and Celtic mixed in.
If you are too far away to pick up the station, you can listen to them on line too.
 Lots of people,
Crowds everywhere.
They all seemed to be smiling and laughing.
We were too.
 One of four outdoor stages set up around town for the festival.
There were Buskers of every type too. 
 Found me a new hat!
At the end of the day, even the squirrels looked worn out.
This guy found a cool spot to catch his breath.
We had a lovely day.


  1. I've always heard that Bele Chere was cool. Thanks for showing us!

  2. very cool. bet it was fun to listen to the instruments...lots to take in there...nice hat too..smiles.

  3. What a great street festival!! And best of all are the chocolates, ice cream and those amazing musicians with their even more amazing instruments! Wonderful!!!

    Hello to the squirrel!! Thanks for sharing these beautiful shots!! Take care

  4. Festival time for you too it seems.

    Great photos. Looks like you had a great time.{and that's a great hat!}

    Awrra best!

  5. You had me at Key Lime ice cream! Yummy!

    What a fun looking festival with all sorts of interesting things to see and do and eat. Love the new hat, too!

  6. Haha ~ I love that sign on the shelf ~ perfect!

    Looks like you did and saw so many things ~ very fun!

    xo Catherine


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