Good Times at Montford Music and Art Festival


Montford Festival Stage

For the past 12 years, the Montford community has banded together and put on a memorable Asheville festival experience in the heart of Montford Historic District.  The 13th Annual Montford Music and Arts Festival is almost here!  The festivities will take place Saturday, May 21st from 10 am-7pm on the gorgeous and tree-lined Montford Avenue.  As a bonus incentive to go, all proceeds from the festival go to fund the projects of the Montford Neighborhood Association.  


Festival Performers


As of the publication of this blog post, the performance schedule for Montford Festival has yet to be announced.  Past performers have been mostly locally rooted and of diverse genres.  They have spanned classifications such as bluegrass traditionalists, Buncombe Turnpike to Evergreen Charter School’s EMBE Marimba Band to One Tribe reggae to the Bandana Klezmer Band.  Whatever the festival production staff has planned for us, it is sure to inspire dancing in the streets.


Montford Festival Performer


Art of Asheville

Montford Music and Art festival is a premier opportunity to experience the wealth of artistic talent from a variety of media found in this community.  The festival-goer will be able to peruse the finery of potters, textile artists, jewelers, woodworkers, sculptors, craftsmen, fine artists and even face paint artists.


Other Vendors


Outside of the realm of art, there are opportunities to check out other local businesses.  There will be health and wellness vendors such as essential oil advocates, and chiropractic and massage practitioners.  You can even find craft brewing and gardening vendors.  The festival provides a casual atmosphere to take in the talents of Asheville area craftsmen and practitioners.


Food Truck Heaven


Consistent with a growing trend in the Asheville foodie cosmos, there will be many of the city’s beloved food truck vendors representing at Montford Festival this year.  Doc Brown’s Barbeque and Gypsy Queen Cuisine are among them.  Organic lemonade and sweet treats, festival staples, will also be available.


Historical Architecture


The festivities are not the only reason to come to this celebration.  The setting is magical!  Montford Avenue is lined with spectacular homes largely built around the turn of the 20th century.  You will find a dreamy melange of architectural wonders. Go on an expedition to locate stellar examples of Victorian, Queen Anne, Arts and Crafts, Neoclassical, Colonial Revival and more.  Take a moment to stroll away from the buzz of the festival and take in the eye candy that the Montford neighborhood has to offer.


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Suggested Reading and Sources


Montford Festival website


Montford Area Historic District website



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Get Outside At These Asheville Parks

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Asheville Parks

With a new year, many strive to make a commitment to get outside more often to be active. Asheville's surrounding mountains offer great escapes from the everyday, however some its parks are the perfect place to clear your head during a lunch or evening break away from the office. With smart phones increasing the constant noise around us, we wanted to share some of our top favorite afternoon parks to escape the daily grind.


Beaver Lake: Take a stroll through the bird sanctuary or if you are a runner it's a great place to run around this small lake located in North Asheville. It's picturesque and quaint, and is the perfect place to get a few minutes of fresh air. 


Carrier Park: Known as one of Asheville's top park locations, this park offers volleyball, a playground, roller-hockey rink, basketball court, track, a paved trail, a multi-use field, great for baseball or soccer, and a picnic pavillion. Connected by a 2.8 mile bicycle and pedestrian trail known as the French Broad River Greenway, Carrier Park is connected to Hominy Creek Park, a popular spot for Asheville tubers to get in the river. 


Richmond Hill Park: This large wooded park is great for trail running, mountain biking, and paying disc golf. Dogs are often seen on the trails with their owners, and it is a beautiful place to take in serenity within Asheville city limits. 


Azalea Park: Well known in the soccer community, Azalea Park is located along Swannanoa River and has soccer fields, picnic pavilions, and a running/walking trail. It is home to competitive soccer HFC, as well as an adult league. Also home to the Azalea Dog Park. To reserve a field, go to the Asheville Parks web site


Montford Park: With tennis courts, a playground, and green space, this park has much to offer. Located in the Asheville neighborhood of Montford, it has convenient access to/from the highway. 'Shakespeare in the Park' by the Montford Park Players during the spring, summer, and fall adds a magical charm to this park. 


See The Historic Montford Asheville North Carolina Video

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Historic Montford in Asheville, North Carolina


The charming neighborhood of Montford, located within walking distance to Downtown, Asheville is filled with beautiful historic homes, parks, and history. Montford's established restaurants such as Nine Mile, Tod's Tasties, and Chiesa are soothing to the palate.  With it's quaint bed & breakfasts and historical elegance, Montford has become a prominent neighborhood in Asheville. Single family homes adorn the brick-sidewalk streets, convenient access to Reed Creek Greenway, and location to the Interstate, make it a desirable area to live. 


View Mosaic Realty's Historic Montford Neighborhood Video here:

Historic Montford Neighborhood Tour from Mosaic Realty on Vimeo.