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food & drink • 3 days, 2 nights

Forage & Fiddle in Asheville

North Carolina
Gastro Obscura
food & drink • 3 days, 2 nights

Forage & Fiddle in Asheville

North Carolina
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  • Group Size 10 People Maximum
  • Activity Level
  • Travel Style
    Outdoor Expedition
from $635 USD per person
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Trip Overview

As the sun rises over the Blue Ridge Mountains, a sea of fog sweeps across the treetops, lapping at the base of the mountains. It’s here, in the thick of a misty morning like this one, that you’ll feel the quiet, pulsing magic of western North Carolina—from its blue-tinged peaks to its towering oaks. On this three-day journey, we’ll wander these ancient alpine landscapes, exploring the Blue Ridge Parkway, Haw Creek, and the nearby city of Asheville. Accompanied by local experts, we’ll forage for plants and herbs and prepare traditional Appalachian dishes using our harvested bounty. We’ll learn traditional handicrafts from a local artisan, sample renowned North Carolina BBQ, and listen to the wail of a fiddle from a local bluegrass musician.

Gastro Obscura Trips: inspiring wonder and curiosity about the world through food and drink.

  • Foraging with wild food experts
  • Bluegrass music
  • Appalachian clogging and bluegrass music
  • Basket-weaving workshop


Itineraries and daily schedules are subject to change. We expect to do everything listed in the itinerary, though the order may be rearranged based on weather or other local conditions.

Additional Info


The listed price of this trip is per person.

Traveling Solo?

Traveling solo? You’re in good company. Solo travelers typically make up about half of our small groups. With curiosity at the core of our experiences, there's a natural camaraderie that develops over the course of a trip.


Accommodations are not included in your trip, but there is a variety of wonderful hotel, bed and breakfast, campground, and local lodging options available in Asheville. There are also many Airbnb options in West Asheville.

Arrival & Departure

We recommend you arrive in Asheville by 3 p.m. on Day 1. Our trip concludes after brunch on Day 3, and you can continue on to your next adventure that afternoon.

Activity Level

Travelers should feel comfortable walking two to five miles over the course of each day, spending time in nature, remaining on their feet for long periods of time, and sometimes walking on uneven terrain.

  • All meals as described in the itinerary.
  • Experienced local guides to accompany you for the duration of the trip, as well as special guests throughout.
  • Admission to all proposed activities, locations, and events listed in your itinerary.
  • A great group of fellow Atlas Obscura travelers, excited to explore all that Asheville has to offer!
  • 24/7 emergency assistance during your trip, provided by Global Rescue.
  • Special access to unique places, hidden sites, and extraordinary experiences.
  • Accommodations in Asheville.
  • Transportation to, from, and around Asheville. Transportation during the trip will be by foot and via your own vehicles.
  • Travel insurance (recommended).
  • Additional meals and drinks outside of Atlas Obscura offerings, including most alcoholic beverages.
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Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated, though in most cases ingredients can't be substituted or omitted from particular dishes. If you have a severe allergy, please contact us to find out if this is the right trip for you.

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