The 16th Annual Montford Music & Arts Festival

Come, experience and enjoy Asheville’s largest, longest running, single day neighborhood street festival. See for yourself why so many visitors return each year to hear the music, dine on local cuisine, and shop from some of the finest artisans in the area.

Located on the main street of the Historic Montford neighborhood, the festival has a new look with an entertainment stage, 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 unique architecture, from 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.

This same neighborhood boosts a connection to many great entertainers in the area which is where we draw the flavor of the festival. You will discover an extraordinary mix of music for all tastes, both young and old that begins at 10:00 AM and continues till 7:00 PM.

The Montford Music and Arts Festival is known for its many quality craft persons and artists who return every year to offer their wares. Our special Juried Artists section exemplifies the degree of excellence you will find at the festival as those artists vie for ranking.

The festival also offers a chance to shop from local specialty vendors offering everything from neighborhood Chiropractic to Real Estate services and our special landscaping area features locally grown plants and shrubs.

Last but definitely not least is a taste of Asheville. Food trucks have become the rage as moving restaurants and we bring you an entire area devoted to them and every taste pallet. In addition, we have specialty foods perfect for snacking while enjoying the music or visiting the booths.

Put the 2019 Montford Music and Arts Festival on your list of To Do events and join us on Saturday, May 18 from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM on the main street of Montford Avenue just down from the Asheville Visitor’s Center in Historic Montford Neighborhood.

Want to be a part of the festival?

Festival Sponsor

Here is a way to keep your name in front of the public and help the Montford Music and Art Festival stay free to the public. Over 7,000 persons per year have attended previous Montford festivals. Become a supporting sponsor! Contact our sponsorship coordinator.

Art & Crafts

We are always looking for quality crafts and juried art. For more information, please see the Artist Booth Application (Juried and Non-Jurlied).


Commercial Vendors and Non-Profit Vendors

If you have other products or are a non-profit organization, see the Commercial Vendor Booth Application or the Non-Profit Booth Application.


Food Vendors

We support area restaurants and food establishments and therefore do not allow vendors outside of Asheville. If you are in Asheville or Buncombe County and would like to participate, please see the Refreshment Vendor Booth Application or the Food Truck Application.



If you are interested in performing on one the music stage, see the Performers Application Information.



We need 100 neighbors, friends of neighbors, and friends of friends of neighbors even if they don’t live in Montford, relatives you like or even don’t like, you get the picture. For more information, please see the Volunteer tab.

© Photographs courtesy of Joan Miller, Taylor Kennedy, J. Parker Johnson, Dana Irwin, Rebecca Banner, and Ross Terry.