2018 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pinecrest Bed and Breakfast

249 Cumberland Ave
Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 281-4275


Sponsorship Level: Helper

Welcome to Our Asheville Bed & Breakfast
Pinecrest, a beautifully restored 5 bedroom inn built in 1905, is conveniently located in Montford, an easy one mile walk to downtown Asheville and just minutes from the Biltmore Estate. Plan your day's adventure over a sumptuous breakfast served at 9am and upon your return, enjoy a freshly baked dessert and beverage. Innkeepers Dan & Diane invite you to experience relaxation, privacy and pampering at our premier Asheville bed and breakfast.

We encourage you to book online through our secure website
or phone the inn at (828) 281-4275 for the best booking experience.

2018 Montford Challenge

Sponsorship Level: Builder

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:

Brian May & Scott Merrill

The Donors:

Bill Jacobs & Susan Posey

Kim Romano

Amy Willis

Helen Conley

Jenny Gordon

David Boyles

Metro Wines

169 Charlotte Street
Asheville, NC 28801

828 575-9525


Sponsorship Level: Neighbor

Metro Wines, on the way to Grove Park Inn, offers big shop selection with small shop service!

Twice mentioned in Wall Street Journal, and #1 wine shop in the MountainX Best of WNC Poll for the past three years, we offer wines from $5 to $500.

As The Asheville School of Wine, we present classes, dinners and tastings. We are at your service for weddings and event consultations. And, with over 100 members, Metro Wines Case Club offers convenience, value and adventure!

We are committed to community service and we deliver!

Asheville Area Arts Council

207 Coxe Ave
Asheville, NC 28801



Sponsorship Level: Neighbor

Little Jumbo - An Attended Bar

241 Broadway
Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 423-0341


Sponsorship Level: Neighbor

Little Jumbo is a comfortable neighborhood cocktail bar at 241 Broadway on the edge of Montford. With classic cocktails, wine and beer, small plates, and excellent service, Little Jumbo is the perfect place to meet friends, new and old. Open since November 2017, by locals, for locals.

At Cumberland Falls B&B

254 Cumberland Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801

828 253-4085


Sponsorship Level: Helper

Charming Bed & Breakfast for your friends and family when they visit. Great for Family reunions, staycations, or just a place to relax. Small weddings and corporate retreats, too. Located in the historic Montford district just North of downtown Asheville.

Amy Giles - Nest Realty

394 Merrimon Avenue, Suite A
Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 273-1270


Sponsorship Level: Friend

Amy Giles, Principal Broker, your Montford neighbor with 10+ years experience helping clients buy and sell real estate.

Grove Arcade

One Page Avenue, Asheville

(828) 252-7799


Sponsorship Level: Helper

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.

98.1 The River

1190 Patton Avenue, Asheville, 28806

(828) 259-9695


Sponsorship Level: Helper

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.

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.

Hunter Banks

29 Montford Ave
Asheville, NC 28801



Sponsorship Level: Helper

Hunter Banks Fly Fishing is the full service fly fishing retailer of the South. Since opening in 1985, we have become the best resource for fly fishing equipment, fly fishing instruction, and fly fishing travel in the region. Our business is built on providing both the best equipment and the best service to all fly fishing anglers. With our passion for fly fishing, we make Western North Carolina our home for good reason - it's the trout capital of the South.

One Click Fix

438 Montford Ave
Asheville NC



Sponsorship Level: Neighbor

Just knowing that a dependable technician you trust is just a phone call away is the greatest service we offer to our clients. We support all your computer repair and IT-related needs, giving business owners a single contact to resolve any problem.?? We offer computer and networking services to residences and businesses in Asheville and Buncombe County. Service includes help with setup, troubleshooting, maintenance, training, and computer repair across a wide variety of systems. Repair service can be performed onsite, in home, or at your business location.

Merrimon Family Chiropractic

390A S French Broad Ave
Asheville, NC 28801



Sponsorship Level: Helper

We are proud to provide a state-of-the-art facility for the highest quality chiropractic care available. It is one of our top priorities to protect the well-being of our valued patients. We are confident that you will feel right at home in our office as we welcome all patients as if they were family.