2019 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: Restorer

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: 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

One Click Fix

438 Montford Ave
Asheville NC



Sponsorship Level: Helper

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.

Blackbird Frame & Art

365 Merrimon Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801

828 225-3117


Sponsorship Level: Neighbor

A good frame begins by listening. So we always explore your preferences, the purpose of the frame project, physical constraints, budget and conservation issues. Then, we help you select framing appropriate for the artwork that also fits your tastes and needs. We want to evoke a "Wow" response to the art, not the framing, with designs that enhance your art without overpowering it. Where both budget and perservation are important factors, we will advise you to favor cost-effective conservation measures such as the use of uv-filtering glass over a more elaborate frame design.

All Day Darling

102 Montford Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801

828 505-3701


Sponsorship Level: Friend

We are an Asheville family friendly restaurant located in the Montford neighborhood that serves an all day menu of market-focused foods. We're open seven days a week to serve our community fresh daily baked goods, hearty salads, bowls, toast seasonal dinner specials and snacks. Our beverage menu is driven by Counter Culture coffee, unique house tonics, signature cocktails, smoothies, draft wines, and craft beers. A collaboration between two Asheville culinary staples - Jacob Sessoms of Table, Imperial Life and the old Tod's and Jay Weatherly of High Five Coffee. We love Asheville, we love Montford and we think you'll love this darling, little place. Because here, everyone and everything you love is Darling!

Roost Home Watch

P O Box 8752
Asheville, NC 28814

828 505-1003


Sponsorship Level: Helper

Your home is one of the largest investments you'll make, so why leave it unprotected when you're away? Security alarms, Nest thermostats and cameras all give you a sense of security, but are unable to react to or find a solution when a problem arises. The best answer for complete peace of mind and freedom from worry is Roost Home Watch - the only nationally accredited, certified home watch professionals in Buncombe County. Caring for your home as if it were their own, Roost Home Watch provides a customizable 54-point interior and exterior home watch service with optional 24/7 environmental monitoring and emergency response. Should a problem arise, they will alert you immediately and manage the situation on your behalf. Call today for a free in-person consultation.

Donna Brown and Robert Villegas

828 230-9474

Sponsorship Level: Neighbor

Donna and Robert supporting the Easel Rider at the Montford Music and Arts Festival. Easel Rider is Asheville's Mobile Art Lab and is all about connecting people and art. The city of Asheville's Parks & Recreation has partnered with LEAF Community Arts to operate the Easel Rider, helping boost access to public art. The Easel Rider provides interactive hands-on activities that invites the Asheville community to experience creation on the go!