The 10th Annual Montford Music & Arts Festival
The Montford Music and Arts Festival is the largest one day music and arts festival in Western North Carolina and will be in its 10th year of continuous operation in 2013.
The festival has grown to encompass two tree lined streets in the historic Montford community. Most of the homes in Montford were built between 1890 and 1920, and include a variety of architectural influences reflecting the cosmopolitan character of Asheville during the turn of the 20th century. Victorian, Queen Anne and Arts and Crafts styles combined with Neoclassical, Colonial Revival and castle-like motifs.
Over 100 vendors of art, crafts, plants, food and children’s activities will be located on Montford Avenue and Soco Streets just down from the Asheville Visitors Center. Two stages, one on each street, will offer the perfect setting for non-stop entertainment and over 20 bands and musical acts. The festival is an exciting way to experience the warmth and friendly atmosphere of one of Asheville’s most intriguing neighborhoods. A special bike corral will be set up again for our many bikers. Parking is throughout the neighborhood. While it is unlawful in Asheville to have pets on the street during a festival, we offer a Doggy Daycare so you can still enjoy the festival in case you forget to leave your pet at home. The officers do enforce the ordinance.
We invite you to join us, rain or shine on Saturday May 18, 2013. Beginning at 10:00am and running till 7pm. The festival is free to the public and handicap accessible. Mark your calendar now, for next year’s Fantastic Montford Music and Arts Festival!
Want to be a part of the festival?
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.
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 attended last year’s festival. Become a supporting sponsor. Contact Daphne C. Young 828.254.0690 Mgm1013@charter.net.
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). Artist booth space is full for 2013.
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. Food vendor space is full for 2013.
Other Vendors and Non-Profit Vendors
We are fully booked for this year's festival. If you are interested in performing at next year's festival, see the Performers Application Information.