For general information about Asheville, call the North Carolina Division of Travel and Tourism (1-800-847-4862). For a schedule of local activities, contact the Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 1010, Asheville, NC 28802 (704-258-3858). This year Biltmore’s Festival of Flowers runs from April 11 to May 10 (1-800-543-2961). The Thomas Wolfe Festival, which includes lectures and readings, is held every October 3, the author’s birthday. For fanciers of folk art, the city hosts Guild Fairs in the summer and fall, and music lovers may enjoy the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival in August.