There is nothing more exciting than a bamboo festival to bring the peaceful essence of Japan to your mountain vacation in Asheville. From July 9th to July 10th, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., be sure to stop by the NC Arboretum for the 5th annual Bamboo Festival. With hands-on workshops and presentations, regional bamboo nurseries, and plenty of bamboo for sale, you’ll learn everything you need to know about this marvelous plant. Organized by the American Bamboo Society, it’s a treat for all bamboo aficionados and an adventure for those who love exploring the NC Arboretum. You can’t miss it!