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12th Annual Asheville Bread Festival
BREAD FAIR- Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 10am to 2pm,
Over 15 local artisan bakeries will be sampling and selling their breads at the Magnolia Building on Asheville’s A-B Tech campus.
WORKSHOPS- Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 10am-4pm
Hands-on workshops and lectures by the featured guest artisan bakers will take place from 10am to 4pm at the same location. In addition, one special workshop is being held at the Carolina Ground Mill.
Tickets are required for all workshops and can be purchased here [make this linkable].
THE DINNER- Satruday, April 16, 2016 6pm
Saturday evening, the public part of the festival will conclude with a catered dinner with the bakers. The dinner brings together farmers, millers, bakers, and bread enthusiasts for an evening of bread talk and networking. The $35 ticket for the dinner and drinks can be purchased here [again, linkable]
MASTER CLASS: April 17, 2016
A six-hour "Master Class" for professional bakers will offer intensive instruction and discussion with Miscovich and Peemoeller. Professional bakers can inquire about tickets by emailing email@example.com.
The Asheville Artisan Bread Bakers' Festival has drawn over 1,500 attendees each year. According to Peter Reinhart, "Asheville and its surrounding area, with a very small population, supports more artisan bakeries than most states, so this really is an ideal setting for this festival. The bakeries are small but truly artisan in the purest sense of the word." Steve Bardwell, one of the festival organizers, adds "No doubt about it, this festival showcases many of best bread bakers and most innovative ideas in bread today."