Social Events

Drupal Camp Asheville 2019 - July 12th-14th at Wilma M. Sherrill Center & Kimmel Arena

Thursday Game Night

This year we're kicking off the Drupal Camp Asheville weekend with a game night! We'll provide family friendly drinks & snacks.

Where & When

Thursday, July 11th, 2019 from 7:00pm-11:00pm at Crowne Plaza Resort Asheville. The Crowne Plaza was nice enough to give us the conference room for free!

Crowne Plaza Resort Details


We will have board games, but you're encouraged to bring your favorite! We recommend games that are easy to learn and short to play for maximum enjoyment.

In addition to board games, there will be a Magic the Gathering draft.

Magic Draft - Conspiracy: Take the Crown

Through dubious means we have acquired an unopened box of Conspiracy: Take the Crown and we want to draft it with our Drupal friends!

If you're unfamiliar with drafting, it is a way to play Magic where you build your deck by opening packs. It's a great way to play, and doesn't require you own any cards. Note: Magic is a complicated game and we highly recommend be familiar with the basic rules to play in the draft. If you are interested in learning how to play, we recommend playing the tutorials in the computer version Magic Arena.

To participate in the draft, you must signup using the linked form below. It's important that you're at the Crowne Plaza at 7:00pm, we'll start drafting at 7:30pm sharp!

Sign Up for Game Night

board games
box of magic cards

Friday Night Kick-off Party - TBD


Stay tuned for location and details. We are in planning mode.

Friday, July 12th, 2019, 6:00pm

Saturday After Party- TBD


Stay tuned for location and details. We are in planning mode.

Saturday, July 13th, 2019, 6:00pm

Sunday Community Retreat - Hike at Catawba Falls

Come join your new Drupal friends on a hike to Catawba Falls. This awesome 3-mile out-and-back hiking adventure features old dams, creek crossings, newly built footbridges, and waterfalls. Detailed description, photos, and historical info

Sunday, July 14th, 2019

How hard is this hike?

Super easy! This is a beautiful, gently sloped trail that is very accessible, and perfect for kids and family! The major water crossings have bridges, and you won't need waterproof boots to traverse the minor creeks that flow across a couple spots on the trail.

For the hard-core seasoned hiking vets, there is another waterfall further up the river, but that trail is extremely technical and can be very dangerous. Attempt at your own risk.

Who's going?

Attendees of DCAVL 2019 and their friends and family!

How do I get there?

We will meet at The Dripolator Coffeehouse in Black Mountain between 10 - 10:30 am to get caffeinated and convoy over to the trailhead.

The Dripolator Coffeehouse's address is: 221 W State St, Black Mountain, NC 28711
-- The Dripolator Coffeehouse Google Maps

If you don't want coffee, wake up late, or would prefer to go directly to the trailhead and meet us there at 11am.

The Trailhead's address is: 3074 Catawba River Rd, Old Fort, NC 28762
-- Trailhead Google Maps

Here are some alternative directions in case the interwebs fail you.

  • Head East on I-40 to Exit 73 for Old Fort.
  • Immediately after exiting the interstate, hang a hard right onto Catabwa River Road.
  • It is a 2-lane road that ends at the parking area for the hike, so drive until you can't drive anymore.

Link to GPS Map of the trail

What should I bring?

A great attitude, a Drupal shirt (if you have one) for a photo, a camera, some water and any snacks or lunch you want to eat. If you want to go swimming, bring a swimming suit and a towel!

A quick note for pet owners: This is a pet-friendly area, but local laws require your pet be on a leash. This hike can get busy sometimes, so keep that in mind when considering bringing your animals!

Sign Up Hiking

another catawba trails waterfall photo

Hiking Details Summary

Between 10-10:30 am

The Dripolator Coffeehouse

221 W State St
Black Mountain, NC 28711
11:00 am


3074 Catawba River Rd
Old Fort, NC 28762
catawba trails bridge photo

catawba trails waterfall photo