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Attend the 2016 Montford Music and Arts Festival!

April 4th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

2016 Montford Music and Arts Festival

The Montford Music and Arts Festival, held the third Saturday of every May, is a free, annual, neighborhood block party held in the historic Montford neighborhood, near downtown Asheville, featuring music, art and food.

Asheville’s largest, longest running, single day neighborhood street festival, the Montford Music and Arts Festival has been a local favorite for 13 years. The festival’s reputation and scope have grown over the years and it now draws crowds of 7,000 people or more, from both inside and outside Asheville – and who can wonder why?

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The 2014 Mountain Dance and Folk Festival

July 19th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

2014 Mountain Dance and Folk FestivalLast time around, we told you about Asheville’s 48th Annual Shindig On The Green. Now it’s time to talk about the 2014 Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, from whence Shindig On The Green sprang from.

Asheville’s 87th annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival is scheduled for July 31st through August 2nd and promises to bring a host of mountain fiddlers, banjo pickers, dulcimer sweepers, cloggers, and balladeers to the area once again.

A world famous event, the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival – the first folk festival! – was started in 1928 by Bascom Lamar Lunsford who wanted to share the beauty and dignity he saw in the Southern Appalachian music and dance traditions that have been handed down, generation after generation, in western North Carolina.

The 2014 Mountain Dance and Folk Festival is set to take place at the Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place in downtown Asheville beginning each evening of the festival at 7pm – below is the full list of the scheduled performances.

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Trolley Tours of Asheville

February 28th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Trolley Tours of AshevilleAsheville, North Carolina is such a diverse and fascinating place that it can be difficult to get around to see it all – but Trolley Tours of Asheville can help!

Asheville is known for its trolleys, being the second city in the US (Richmond was the first) to have an all electric, overhead trolley system installed in the 1880’s. Though the electric, overhead system was dismantled in the 1930’s, the trolley’s are still here and ready to tour – are you?

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Bele Chere Festival

July 10th, 2013 by Katie Pate

Bele Chere is the largest free outdoor street festival in the Southeast. The three-day festival encompasses the streets of Downtown Asheville with live, original music all day and night for more than 200,000 festival-goers. Bele Chere means “beautiful living” and indeed, this festival offers the unique opportunity to see, taste and hear why North Carolina and Asheville in particular is one of the greatest places in America. Experience our region’s finest art, cuisine and music at Bele Chere, taking place this year from July 26-28, 2013.

Bele Chere Festival Hours and Locations

Friday: 12 -10 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday: 12 – 6 p.m.

Map of Bele Chere Festival.

Map of Bele Chere Festival.


Admission is Free!

The Festival takes place in downtown Asheville, with Pritchard Park as the epicenter of activity and road closures occurring several blocks out in each direction. There are five live music stages, as well as two different food courts and the Arts Park. Since downtown Asheville is less than two miles from our Inn, consider biking to the festival. There will be a bike corral where you can safely and securely store your bike on Patton Ave. between Asheland and Coxe Aves.

If riding isn’t your thing, be prepared: parking will be difficult downtown during the festival.

Arts at Bele Chere

The Arts Park features some of the best artists of Bele Chere. See handmade (and purchase) jewelry, photography, pottery, woodwork, paintings, and metalwork. The Arts Park is located at the corner of Patton Ave. and Church St.

Artists not featured in the Arts Park exhibit throughout the festival grounds. Although artists come from around the country, local exhibitors are encouraged, especially artists from Western North Carolina. Handmade arts and crafts exhibitors include metalwork, fabric, paint, ceramics, woodwork and a variety of other mediums.

Lodging for Bele Chere – Asheville’s Signature Arts & Music Festival

Since our bed and breakfast is less than two miles from the venue, we are a perfect choice for any festival-goer coming from out of town! Enjoy a hearty and satisfying breakfast each morning, preparing you for a full day of music, art and more delicious food and drinks.