Who doesn’t love a bit shopping? The wonderful items under halogen lights, each begging to be taken home and made yours. Malls sprout up like seedlings, pushing nature aside to make room for our need to buy. However, in North Carolina, the Asheville Outlets don’t feel that the two need to be mutually exclusive. Why not take the love of nature and shopping, and combine them into one glorious event? Partnering with the North Carolina Arboretum, Asheville outlets is hosting an event that’s equal parts nature and shopping.

In celebration of the great outdoors, these two organizations have brought their considerable influence together to launch the first North Carolina Arboretum Outdoor Fitness and Fun Fest at Asheville Outlets. Promoting healthy outdoor activity and nature preservation, this festival is designedAmanda Starbuck around family fun. With booths promoting fitness and physical activity, along with nature facts and ways to protect your environment, the fusion of education and shopping has picked up plenty of attention.

Along with their educational offerings, music and entertainment will number among the exciting offerings at Fun Fest. With author appearances and a laundry list of activities, what isn’t there to enjoy about this fun experiment? The Arboretum draws thousands of attendees every year to their gardens, trails, exhibits, and presentations.

The proceeds set to be donated directly to the North Carolina Arboretum, this will be a home run for the community and organization. Bringing families together for some education and fun with a touch of outlet shopping seems to be the perfect formula for a strong showing. Ensuring that the North Carolina Arboretum remains open and operational for years to come, this Fun Fest will surely not be the last time we go shopping in the woods for a good cause.