2016 Sponsors

We'd like to thank all of our sponsors. We couldn't put this festival on without you! Find out all the ways we need money, and how much we'd appreciate you giving it to us - sponsor or donate.

Nine Mile Restaurant

233 Montford Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
751 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 505-3121,
(828) 575-9903
Sponsorship Level: Builder

Nine Mile is a casual full-service vegetarian friendly restaurant and bar with two locations in Asheville, NC. The original location is in the heart of Historic Montford. The newest location is in Downtown West Asheville on Haywood Rd. Our Cuisine consists of Caribbean inspired pasta dishes, rice dishes, a handful of traditional pasta dishes, daily specials, and an array of locally made desserts. We carry a variety of local and micro brews, wine and the West Asheville locations serves an array of Caribbean Cocktails. It is our pleasure to provide everyone from our nearby neighbors to our visitors from afar with great food and a pleasurable dining experience. We invite you to come by and look forward to seeing you!

Chinese Acupuncture & Herbology

369 Montford Ave., Asheville, NC 28801
206 Chadwick Ave., Hendersonville, NC 28792
442 Walnut St. Waynesville, NC 28786
(828) 258-9016,
(828) 698-3335,
(828) 452-9699
Sponsorship Level: Friend

We recognize the uniqueness of your healing journey and are honored to walk this path with you. It is our intention to always demonstrate faith in your ability to heal physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Three millennia of Chinese Acupuncture. Three decades of healthier Asheville patients.

Grove Arcade

One Page Avenue, Asheville
(828) 252-7799
Sponsorship Level: Friend

Our mission is to effectively operate a premier destination in downtown Asheville, filled with successful businesses and educational programs, that reflect our mountain heritage and cosmopolitan taste.

Bionic Man Painting Company

(828) 215-7772

Sponsorship Level: Friend

Our mission is to provide safe, consistent, and somewhat interesting work for our employees/ workers to build their present and future upon. And to do what we say, when we say, the way we say we are going to do it.

Sid Border, ERA Sunburst Realty

111 Central Avenue, Asheville
(828) 258-1284,
(828) 258-5384 (fax)
Sponsorship Level: Neighbor

Montford resident Sid Border of ERA Sunburst Realty, and his family, are long-time supporters of the Montford neighborhood. Learn more about Sid's interest in and experience with selling historic homes in the Asheville area.

The Brite Agency

29 Montford Ave., Suite 200
Asheville, NC 28801
Sponsorship Level: Neighbor

Founded in 2001, The Brite Agency is a full-service Asheville advertising agency that delivers strategic planning, branding, marketing and creative campaigns to a broad range of clients and industries.

LaZoom Tour Company

90 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville NC 28801

(828) 225-6932
Sponsorship Level: Neighbor

"A City Tour with a Twist"

Hop on LaZoom's iconic purple bus and find the funny side of Asheville. Our city-wide afternoon and evening tours are historical and hysterical, featuring outlandish comedy skits, entertaining tour guides, and much more. You have never taken a tour like this before - it's a show on wheels! So grab your favorite beverage (or a local Asheville brew) and do what the locals do . . . Get on the Big Purple Bus!!! LaZoom also offers Haunted Comedy tours.

Envision Eyecare

181 Charlotte Street Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 254-6757
Sponsorship Level: Neighbor

Envision Eyecare is an optometric practice dedicated to excellence in eye care, quality, and our community. At Envision Eyecare, we enhance, protect, and preserve our patient's precious sense of sight for a lifetime. From complete comprehensive eye care, to stylish eyewear, we've got you covered in Asheville.

Tod's Tasties

102 Montford Ave. Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 505-3701
Sponsorship Level: Neighbor

Tod's is Montford's neighborhood cafe, serving up classic homemade breakfast, lunch, and dinner 7 days a week. We conscientiously source ingredients locally and regionally, and adventurous specials change daily. Come find us on instagram @todtasty and facebook.

Hands of Sean Perry

250 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806

(828) 258-7272
Sponsorship Level: Helper

We specialize in renovations and additions to Asheville homes and commercial properties in historic areas including Montford, Grove Park, and Kenilworth, as well as surrounding areas. Our clients choose us because of our vast experience in renovating historic properties, craftsmanship, and attention to detail. Our clients can rest assured our projects are well planned, professionally managed, and properly completed - we provide a concise, stress-free experience. Let's collaborate!

Frugal Framer

Montford location: 95 Cherry Street North, Asheville, NC 28801
Arden location: 2145 Hendersonville Road, Arden, NC 28704
Montford: (828) 258-2435
Arden: (828) 687-8533
Sponsorship Level: Neighbor

Frugal Framer has been framing art, memorabilia and customers' unique artifacts since 1975. Forty years as a local Asheville business have taught Frugal Framer many things including a sincere sensitivity to customers' aesthetic ideas, the ability to respond with creative solutions and a respect for each customer's budget and ultimate goal for the finished product. With over four hundred moulding options in stock, Frugal Framer can offer a standard one week turn around (or faster if requested by the customer) and the most competitive prices in the region. Satisfied customers have come to depend on Frugal Framer's tradition of excellence for all their framing needs.

98.1 The River

1190 Patton Avenue, Asheville, 28806

(828) 259-9695
Sponsorship Level: Restorer

98.1 the River is about the album, the artist and the music, playing 30 years of tracks from established superstars like Dave Matthews Band, Natalie Merchant, Van Morrison, Jackson Brown, plus the best newer artists like Mumford and Sons, The Avett Brothers, Jack Johnson and Michael Franti & Spearhead. The RIVER's never-ending mission is to serve Asheville's musically adventurous adults that live independently of the masses. The River - Where Different Is Good.

Mountain Song Guitars

Candler NC

(828) 318-2853
Sponsorship Level: Neighbor

We specialize in the construction of hand-crafted, built-to-order, steel string guitars of the finest quality. Luthier and owner, Ken Jones, also performs repair and restoration of modern and vintage instruments with a keen eye toward archival integrity. Ken also provides instruction on any or all of the many aspects of modern steel string construction.

Nathan Snider, CPA, PC

Asheville NC

(828) 337-8188,
(828) 505-8318
Sponsorship Level: Neighbor

Providing personalized, proactive accounting and tax services to individuals and small businesses in the Asheville area. Our belief is that our clients deserve the kind of assistance in their business and personal financial decision-making process, which results from in-depth knowledge of the client's situation, and prompt responses to the client's questions. Our ultimate goal is the development of a comprehensive strategy to maximize tax-planning opportunities and minimize the costs of tax compliance.

Henco Reprographics

54 Broadway St, Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 253-0449
Sponsorship Level: Friend

We strive to provide the best customer service; it's what differentiates us from our competition. Henco has grown into a complete digital print shop capable of producing the largest volume of plans and specs in WNC. Additional capabilities: an extensive graphics department producing marketing materials, including banners, posters, brochures, and flyers. With our hands-on approach, we work hard to ensure that each job is done the same, no matter what size or how detailed.

Starks Financial Group

440 Montford Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 285-8777
Sponsorship Level: Friend

We look and feel like a small, independent, personalized financial planning and investment management company, because we are. Yet, we have the backing of a leading international financial firm offering our clients research, support and service that have been recognized industrywide. We look and feel like a small, independent, personalized financial planning and investment management company, because we are. Yet, we have the backing of a leading international financial firm offering our clients research, support and service that have been recognized industrywide. Starks Financial Group provides comprehensive financial planning and investment management for retirees and pre-retirees. We offer a complimentary first appointment to discuss your financial and retirement goals.

The Eye Center

1 Page Ave, Suite 118, Asheville NC 28801

(828) 253-3533
Sponsorship Level: Neighbor

Situated on the exterior of the historic Grove Arcade, on O. Henry Street facing Montford, THE EYE CENTER and Dr. Paul Endry provide comprehensive eye care for all ages. We accept most insurance plans and can provide 1 day turn-around on eyeglasses and contact lenses. Expert Eyecare, fashionable beautiful frames and contact lenses, specializing in sports eyewear, hi-tech retinal imaging and much more.

History at Hand

Asheville NC

(828) 777-1014
Sponsorship Level: Friend

History@Hand offers five unique walking tour experiences: Montford Historic District, Biltmore Village, Riverside Cemetery, Downtown architecture and history and The Family Store which focuses on the history of Asheville's Jewish community and downtown businesses. A history revealed through stories and sites. "Comprehensive and Entertaining". Visit our website or call to schedule a tour.

Wake the Foot Sanctuary & Shop

1 Page Avenue Suite 115, Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 575-9799
Sponsorship Level: Neighbor

The concept, although unusual, is really quite simple & familiar. Come in, cozy up on a couch or chair, and slip your feet into a luxurious warm soak of your choosing. Sink deeper into relaxation and well-being by selecting one of our signature add-on massages (like a foot and lower leg, or a head, neck, and shoulder massage) to enjoy during your visit.
Choose from a variety of our unique teas to sip during your treatment, snuggle up with a good book, or just come by and escape the day. It is a day spa experience for your feet that will also awaken your mind AND soul.

Brian C. Hunter, CPA, P.A.

125 Cherry Street, Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 232-1130
Sponsorship Level: Neighbor

Brian C. Hunter, CPA, P.A. is a firm of Certified Public Accountants and consultants located here in the Montford neighborhood of Asheville, NC. Since 1995, we have provided personalized attention to tax, accounting and financial planning matters for business and personal clients throughout the eastern United States. Our services include special emphasis on rehabilitation tax credits, conservation easements and services for creative professionals.

Keely Carlisle, MD, French Broad Ped.

40 N. Merrimon Ave., Suite 117, Asheville, NC
(828) 348-8232
Sponsorship Level: Neighbor

Together, our team is proud to provide nurturing pediatric care to children and families from all over Asheville, Buncombe County, and Madison County. We pride ourselves on being a thorough and complete medical home.

Chiesa Restaurant

152 Montford Ave. Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 552-3110
Sponsorship Level: Neighbor

Chiesa, church in Italian, is a new venture by Robert and Melissa Willingham, seasoned restaurant owners from Baltimore who are in their third year living in Asheville. They were drawn to relocate to Asheville by the vibrant food and restaurant scene, along with the strong sense of community here. They felt that Asheville was the perfect setting for their opening a home-made pasta-centered, neighborhood -style Italian restaurant.
Chiesa (pronounced kee-ay-sa) will feature recipes that Melissa learned from her family - what she calls honest food - fresh, simple and using the best local ingredients from their farm neighbors. The restaurant will have a menu that changes frequently.


32 Broadway, Suite 120, Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 254-9200
Sponsorship Level: Helper

828:design is a full-service graphic design studio creating for both interactive media and print. Were about building relationships and delivering results. Passion for innovation and creativity, strong work ethic, professionalism, and diverse experiences with a reputation for results is what sets us apart.

Hickory Nut Gap Farm

57 Sugar Hollow Rd, Fairview NC 28730

Sponsorship Level:

Hickory Nut Gap Farm is tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains just 20 minutes away from Asheville. Open year round from 9am-6pm, Hickory Nut Gap Farm offers 100% grassfed and finished beef, as well as pastured pork and chicken, all raised without the use of hormones and antibiotics. Come visit year round for family fun at the Farm! Hickory Nut Gap Farm is a great place for family and friends to experience and take part in sustainable agriculture. Shop the Farm Store, visit the animals, and enjoy a locally-sourced lunch!

Great Beginnings Pediatric Dentistry

10 Yorkshire St, Suite B, Asheville, NC 28803
50 Bowman Dr, Suite C, Waynesville, NC 28785
(828) 552-5353
(828) 564-1333
Sponsorship Level: Helper

Whether you just need a regular check-up, or more sophisticated dental treatment, our Board Certified Dentists at Great Beginnings Pediatric & Orthodontic Dental Specialists will strive to understand your needs and surpass your expectations. We look forward to brightening your smile with the same attentive care, gentle technique, and conscientious service that we've given to thousands of satisfied visitors.

Avenue M

791 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville.
(828) 350-8181
Sponsorship Level: Neighbor

Avenue M is a neighborhood restaurant and bar in the heart of North Asheville where the locals EAT.DRINK.GATHER. Our diverse menu has something for everyone. 14 taps, great wine list, and tasty cocktails. Our porch is dog friendly. Open for dinner Tuesday - Saturday 5pm. Open Sunday for brunch 10-2 and dinner 5-9pm. 350-8181,
Closed Mondays.

Grayline Trolley Tours of Asheville

PO Box 2115, Asheville, NC
(828) 251-TOUR (8687)
Sponsorship Level: Helper

There is no better way to discover what Asheville has to offer than on a Gray Line Trolley Tour. Hop on board one of Gray Line"s nostalgic RED trolleys for a fully narrated journey, highlighting the history, homes, and hot-spots of this city of surprises.

The Montford Challenge

Sponsorship Level: Challenger

This year Montford residents offered "matching donation challenges" to the neighborhood to increase total funds raised for the Festival. Below are the "Challengers" and those who met the challenge. Many thanks to all who donated!

The Challengers:

Hernan & Lou Ann Navarro

Brian May & Scott Merrill

The Donors:

circa 1893

William Eakins

Bill Jacobs & Susan Posey

Lewis & Susan Rothlein

Carol Stangler

Lawrence & Kaola Smallwood

Jodi Schwab

Bonnie Gilbert

Allen Proctor

Barbara & David Driscoll

David & Ellen Nutter

Susanne Devane

David & Debra Patterson

Alison Gibbons