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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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