Our small town has big offerings. Historic downtown Brevard , just 10 minutes from Ash Grove, features gift shops, antiques, dining, chocolatiers, art galleries and more. For an adult beverage while downtown, try Brevard Brewing Company, Brevard's first craft brewery. Just a few minutes from downtown are Ecusta Brewing at the entrance to Pisgah Forest and Oskar Blues Brewery, the East Coast location of the Colorado brewery. And just down the road in Mills River you can tour the new Sierra Nevada brewery and Bold Rock Cidery
A great downtown spot is Wine Down on Main, a casual wine bar and eatery.
Dining options range from traditional Southern to Japanese to Mexican to Chinese to fresh local fish, beef and produce. Beer, wine and liquor are available in restaurants and local ABC stores.
Be sure to venture to Brevard College or Silvermont to catch a glimpse of Brevard's famous white squirrels.
Transylvania County is world-famous for its mountain biking, with hundreds of miles of singletrack and forest roads in Dupont State Forest and Pisgah National Forest. Challenging road bike routes are marked on area highways and byways. For all of your biking needs, check out Sycamore Cycles and The Hub & Pisgah Tavern. The newest addition to the bike scene is Squatch Bikes and Brews, near downtown in the Lumber Arts District.
Dupont Forest and Pisgah Forest are each less than 15 minutes from Ash Grove and are home to dozens of waterfalls.
In additional to our natural beauty, the beauty of art can be found in our music, theatre and museums. The arts scene in Brevard includes Brevard LIttle Theatre, live performances, music, crafts and fine arts. The Brevard Music Center and The Paul Porter Center showcase nationally known musical entertainment.
The past comes to life at theAllison-Deaver house, a circa 1815 mountain homestead, and at the Transylvania Heritage Museum.
In addition, there are many festivals, street fairs & celebrations. See the current events calendar brought to you by the Transylvania County Tourism Development Authority.
Between downtown and Ash Grove is the Scenic 276 Arts Corridor, a treasure-trove of fine artists & craftsmen, shopping and dining.