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The 12th 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 May 16th of 2015 will be its 12th year of continuous operation.

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 are combined with Neoclassical, Colonial Revival and castle-like motifs.

Over 100 vendors of art, crafts, plants, food and children’s activities are located on Montford Avenue and Soco Streets just down from the Asheville Visitors Center. Two stages, one on each street, 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 is available 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 for the 12th festival, rain or shine, on Saturday May 16, 2015 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.

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 David Baker, 828-279-3160

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).

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.

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


If you are interested in performing on one of the music stages next year, see the Performers Application Information.

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

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