I encourage everyone to consider playing in the Asheville tournament. It's one of my favorites: It's well run, there's plenty of food and drink (very similar to Knoxville), and it's a very welcoming and friendly host club. The format is eight games on Saturday and six on Sunday.
The entry fee is $80; for Div. 1, it's $100. The tournament is at the senior center, but the tourney flyer has links to some local motels. To look at the flyer, go to cross-tables.com, scroll down to Asheville, then click on it.