2017 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.

Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau

36 Montford Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801



Sponsorship Level: Builder

The Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority (BCTDA) is funded through the Buncombe County room tax. The BCTDA, through its staff at the Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB), works with tourism partners to increase room nights in Buncombe County, thus increasing the economic impact of visitors to the area. The BCTDA and the staff of the CVB work to promote the area as an attractive tourism destination to visitors, meeting and convention planners, tour operators and incentive groups. They work to carry out the BCTDA's mission, "To be a leader in the economic development of Buncombe County by attracting and servicing visitors, generating income, jobs and tax revenues which make the community a better place to live and visit." They maintain the website ExploreAsheville.com and this year launched the Festivals and Cultural Events grant program of which the Montford Festival was one of the inaugural recipients.

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!

Envision Eyecare

181 Charlotte Street Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 254-6757


Sponsorship Level: Builder

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.

Harmony Motors

621 Brevard Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806

(888) 623-3887


Sponsorship Level: Builder

Harmony Motors in Asheville, NC treats the needs of each individual customer with paramount concern. We know that you have high expectations, and as a car dealer we enjoy the challenge of meeting and exceeding those standards each and every time. Allow us to demonstrate our commitment to excellence!

Our experienced sales staff is eager to share its knowledge and enthusiasm with you. We encourage you to browse our online inventory, schedule a test drive and investigate financing options. You can also request more information about a vehicle using our online form or by calling (888) 623-3887.

LaZoom Tour Company

90 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville NC 28801

(828) 225-6932


Sponsorship Level: Friend

"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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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: Neighbor

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.

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: Neighbor

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.

Montford Family Law

89 Montford Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801



Sponsorship Level: Neighbor

Montford Family Law is the law office of Jacob Ehrmann and Alex Gomes. We are NC Board Certified Specialists in Family Law. Jacob and Alex represent clients throughout Western North Carolina in all aspects of family law including divorce, child custody and support, property settlement, alimony, and adoption. We welcome all types of families.

Samsel Architects, P.A.

60 Biltmore Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 253-1124


Sponsorship Level: Neighbor

Samsel Architects is a full-service firm that provides a broad scope of architectural services to our clients. This includes new construction, commercial projects, residential and commercial renovation, master planning and historic preservation. We believe in designing enduring projects that reflect the unique character of our mountain region landscape. Over thirty years of experience has given us the technical expertise, creative vision and competency to deliver an exemplary project.

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.

Pinecrest B & B

249 Cumberland Ave
Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 281-4275


Sponsorship Level: Helper

Pinecrest Bed & Breakfast is a beautifully restored inn, located in the Montford Historic District. One mile to the heart of vibrant downtown Asheville, our Inn is on a quiet street and surrounded by more than an acre of lush grounds and secluded woods. Inside, you will find a casual elegance, uniquely decorated rooms, bountiful breakfasts, decadent afternoon desserts, 24 hour complimentary beverages and much more. Pinecrest Innkeepers, Dan & Diane Rogers, take great pride in providing our guests with warm hospitality and excellent service. Our mission is to make your Asheville experience all that it can be.


160 Broadway
Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 251-0090


Sponsorship Level: Helper

Moog Music synthesizers and other electronic musical instruments are designed and lovingly handcrafted in the Moog factory in downtown Asheville, N.C. Moog Music and its customers carry on the legacy of Dr. Robert Moog, inventor of the Moog synthesizer and Founder of Moog Music Inc. To schedule a tour of the factory call 828-239-0123 (Paul) or email paul.g@moogmusic.com