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A Guide to Asheville Festivals
Montford Music & Arts Festival
Come, experience and enjoy Asheville’s largest, longest running, single day neighborhood street festival on Saturday in May from 10 am – 7 pm. Located on the main street of the Historic Montford neighborhood (just steps from Pinecrest B&B!), the festival has a new look with entertainment stages, artist and vendor booths, and central food court all now on one street, Montford Avenue. While visiting the neighborhood, you will walk the tree-lined street, where trolley’s used to travel, marvel at the unique architecture, from the turn of the century “Victorian” to Arts and Craft designs and observe the diversity mix of its proud neighbors, who yearly volunteer to be your hosts for the festival.
The concert series is the 3rd Friday of the month May through September on North Lexington Avenue in downtown Asheville. Music starts at 5:15 pm and goes until 9 pm.
Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands
73rdd Anniversary in 2029 held July 16-19 and October 15-18 Thursday through Saturday, 10:00 to 6:00 pm + Sunday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm US Cellular Center, 87 Haywood Street | Downtown Asheville, NC
The variety of craft that will be on display ranges from contemporary to traditional in works of clay, wood, metal, glass, fiber, natural materials, paper, leather, mixed media, and jewelry.
General Admission, $8-12 and Children under 12 free
Biltmore Village Art & Craft Fair
The 47th annual Village Art and Craft Fair, August 1-2, 2020, continues a long tradition of bringing high-quality crafts to Biltmore Village. Presented by New Morning Gallery and Bellagio Art-to-Wear, the outdoor art festival is on the grounds of the Cathedral of All Souls in Biltmore Village. (Take a look inside the beautiful church while you are there.)
The fair hosts 125 exhibitors from 20 states, representing the full spectrum of craft media – jewelry, ceramic, wood, fiber, metals, two-dimensional art and more. The craft fair is a great opportunity to encounter new artists and to talk with crafters one-on-one. Most exhibitors are not represented at New Morning Gallery, so visitors are sure to find new treasures along with a few old favorites.
Held outdoors at Pack Square Park in the heart of downtown Asheville, Shindig on the Green is FREE and was voted the #1 Local Outdoor Concert in the Mountain Xpress “Best of WNC” survey for four years. Bring your instruments, your lawn chair or blanket, family, and friends and join the fun for these eight summer Saturdays.
The nation’s longest running folk festival, the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival showcases the top talent in traditional mountain music and dance during a three-evening festival in August at the wonderfully intimate Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place. Tickets on sale by visiting Diana Wortham Theatre’s website.
Each year in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina, we gather over 30 American breweries to showcase more than 100 different beers. We add a great lineup of national and regional bluegrass musicians. We also feature a variety of area food vendors and plenty of water. Put all these things together and you have the ingredients for the perfect beer