Autumn in Asheville - County Fare

Autumn in Asheville

2017 Autumn in Asheville!

October 19, 2017

5:30p.m. - 8:30p.m.

Tickets Purchases Have Closed

For more tickets and information, contact Susan Haldane at 828-398-7567 or

Brumit Center for Culinary Arts and Hospitality


Come join us for this year's "County Fare" A Blue Ribbon Event! Enjoy all the delicious treats and games of a country fair created by the A-B Tech Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry Arts, and the Hospitality Management Departments. This annual event is a fundraiser to support the students of A-B Tech through our scholarship programs, as well as the work of the Culinary, Baking and Pastry Arts, and Hospitality departments.


Live Music   ◊◊◊◊   Special Live Auction

For more information, please contact or 828-398-7567.

This year's Live Auction Packages will include:


  • Chef’s Table for 8 at the Omni Grove Park InnEnjoy an exclusive Chef's Table four-course dinner with wine pairings for 8 people in one of the Omni Grove Park Inn’s wonderful restaurants. Sponsored by the Omni Grove Park Inn

  • Build-A-Bar: Enjoy a curated collection of cocktail components – liquors, fixin’s, and gadgetry. Also includes a case of carefully selected wines from the wine cellar of Tom Ruff, President of the Attraction Division of Biltmore. Sponsored by the Foundation's Board of Directors and Tom Ruff

  • Chef Anthony Cerrato's Chef Table and Bourbon Tasting for 6: Enjoy a four course meal with bourbon pairings prepared by Strada's owner and executive chef (and A-B Tech Culinary Arts alumnus). Dinner will be held in the Social Lounge. Sponsored by Strada and Chef Anthony Cerrato

  • Fun Day at A-B Tech for 4: Enjoy one of the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Students' lunches, then spend the afternoon in the department of your choice for a hands on experience. This is your chance to try welding, building, automobile technology, cosmetology, and more! Sponsored by A-B Tech and its Office of College Advancement

We will end the evening with a very special "Fund the Need" to raise funds for our student emergency fund.


If you are interested in partnering with us as a sponsor, contact Susan Haldane at 828-398-7567 or for more information.


Click here to view photos from past Autumn in Ashevilles on the College's Facebook page.


We would like to thank our 2017 sponsors:

Music Sponsor

BB&T Wealth


Photo Booth Sponsors

Aloft Hotels
AC Hotels


Yellow Ribbon Sponsors

Arbys Logo
Biltmore Farms Commercial
Biltmore Farms Communities
Biltmore Farms Hotels
First Citizens Bank
Mission Health
Pisgah Investments
Renaissance Hotel
TD Bank

Ann Skoglund, Broker with Beverly-Hanks & Assoc.

McMillan Pazdan


White Ribbon Sponsors

Clean Environments
Budd Group Logo
White Oak Financial
Home Trust Bank
Johnson Price and Sprinkle


Friends of A-B Tech

Shelia Elingburg

Pierce Group
Campbell Shatley, PLLC




In-Kind Sponsors

Hi Wire Brewing LOGO
Southern Foods
Biltmore Wines


Auction Sponsors

A-B Tech's Office of College Advancement

Omni Grove Park Inn

Strada Italiano