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The 14th Annual Asheville Mountain Sports Festival

April 30th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

2014 Asheville Mountain Sports Festival

The 2014 Asheville Mountain Sports Festival is a weekend music and sports extravaganza that celebrates athletics, outdoors, and community that you will not want to miss!

Back for its fourteenth year and bigger than ever, the Asheville Mountain Sports Festival has a lineup of athletic events and entertainments designed to challenge and delight both spectator and contestant, pro or amateur.

Competitions, exhibitions, and music occur throughout the 3 days of the festival. The Rock-2-Rock Trail Run in Black Mountain and the Disc Golf Challenge at Festival Village will kick things off on Friday, followed by the Asheville Cyclocross.

Saturday’s full schedule includes Girls on the Run Rise & Shine 5k, the Mountain Disc Golf Experience, the French Broad Challenge Triathlon, a Dodgeball Tournament and Complimentary Yoga with OM Asheville.

Sunday events feature a continuation of the Mountain Disc Golf Experience, plus the Sand Volleyball Tournament, and an Ultimate Frisbee Clinic.

A new feature this year is the Outdoor Gear Builders Village, with some of the area’s best outdoor gear manufacturers demonstrating and displaying all the latest in equipment and techniques.

Kids are welcome, too, with the Kids Village open on Saturday and Sunday.  Games and activities like rock climbing, bad mitten, hula hoops, disc golf, cornhole, frisbee, gymnastics, and t-ball are just some of the fun. Plus shade tents and snacks are on hand so you can take a break, if need be.

And music!

This year’s Asheville Mountain Sports Festival is once again hosting a broad mix of live local and national acts. Headlining this year is Robert Walter’s 20th Congress. Other acts include:
Honey Island Swamp Band
Earphunk
Zansa
Get Right Band
Pierce Edens & The Dirty Work
Blood Gypsies
Raising Caine
fRITZ bEER and the Crooked Beat
Corey Bullman
Pamela Jones
Plankeye Peggy

The 3 day, Asheville Mountain Sports Festival grows in popularity and attendance every year due to the efforts of the festival’s volunteers and organizers, the musicians, exhibitors, the lush terrain of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and, of course, the unique and welcoming culture of Asheville, NC. This year’s festival is expected to bring over 15,000 visitors.

2014 Asheville Mountain Sports Festival

May 23-25, 2014
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Lodging for the The Asheville Mountain Sports Festival
Asheville attracts visitors all year long with and we’re proud to be part of that draw. When you’re in town, consider staying with us here at the North Lodge on Oakland Bed and Breakfast Inn to get a real taste of Asheville hospitality. See you at the festival!

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