Stir Crazy, a fundraiser for Blue Ridge Food Ventures

Stir Crazy: A Fundraiser for Blue Ridge Food Ventures


The Boathouse (next to the new Smoky Park Supper Club, beneath the Smoky Park Bridge overpass)


318 Riverside Drive in the River Arts District, Asheville NC

Thank you for supporting & attending this event!

The Stir Crazy party to benefit Blue Ridge Food Ventures was enormously successful and we thank everyone who contributed, supported, and attended this event. Our next event to benefit Blue Ridge Food Ventures is BaconFest 2014 on August 30. Learn more here.


Join friends & colleagues for the hottest after-work party in town!

Stir Crazy will be one of the top parties of the summer season!

Presented by the Asheville Affiliates to benefit Blue Ridge Food Ventures, the event will feature food, fun, craft beer, wine, and signature cocktails, and a vibrant mixture of upbeat gypsy jazz, Latin, swing and original jazz compositions from the band One Leg Up ─ plus, fantastic silent auction items and plenty of surprises. See a current list of our sponsors and contributors here.

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Pay at the door for $25, assuming space available!

Things to know about Stir Crazy

  • Parking is limited. Carpooling is strongly encouraged.
  • The event will happen rain or shine (The Boathouse is a covered pavilion).
  • If you pre-register, your name will on a list at the front gate (there are no physical tickets).
  • IDs will be checked at the door.
  • For the silent auction, we welcome payment by cash, check or credit card.
  • Read our latest press release here.
  • If you have questions, email Kathi Petersen or call 828-712-1286.

Learn how Blue Ridge Food Ventures helps small businesses in WNC

View our 5-minute video, produced by BClip Productions, and find out how your attendance and contributions to Stir Crazy will benefit Blue Ridge Food Ventures.

Stir Crazy poster - event benefiting Blue Ridge Food  VenturesA Delicious Good Time: Recipe for a Hot Summer Soiree


Chilled craft beverages
Splash of spirits
Cool raffle prizes
Hot tunes from a sizzling band
Hundreds of zesty movers 'n' shakers


Take a midsummers evening at a riverside pavilion. Pour in a liberal helping of chilled craft beverages and a splash of spirits.

Add a smorgasbord of tasty local delicacies, including fare fresh from the farm.

Fold in some cool raffle and auction items, and spice it up with a dash of hot tunes from a sizzling band.

STIR like CRAZY, blending in hundreds of zesty movers 'n' shakers.

Toss in a generous quantity of community goodwill and let marinate for at least 3 hours. Garnish with seasonal flora and a handful of fireflies, then serve immediately with a mix of joy and laughter.

Note: This hearty creation is best enjoyed with friends and colleagues, especially those who are hungry for a party with a purpose.

Yield: A memorable evening of fun and frolic, with lasting benefits for North Carolina’s first kitchen incubator, resulting in substantial assistance to scores of startups and small businesses crafting artisan foods and natural products.

Substitutions: Those who are unable to partake in this sweet Asheville Affiliates culinary celebration can substitute a direct donation to Blue Ridge Food Ventures, a job creation initiative of AdvantageWest, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit economic development organization serving the citizens of Western North Carolina.

The delicious result is guaranteed to be equally as satisfying and fulfilling.

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