Festivals and Events. For exact festival dates, contact the local visitors bureaus here

Map Call Festival/Event City Founded Rate Range Festival Month
Cherokee Gourd Artists Gathering Asheville & Mountains Cherokee 2002 $ Jun
Spring Herb Festival Asheville & Mountains Asheville 1989 Free May
WNC History Alive Festival Asheville & Mountains Asheville 2005 Free May
Montford Music & Arts Festival Asheville & Mountains Asheville 2004 $ May
Cherokee Bluegrass Festival Asheville & Mountains Cherokee $$$ Jun
Biltmore Estate Festival of Flowers Asheville & Mountains Asheville 1985 $$$ Apr-May
Polar Plunge New Years Day Asheville & Mountains Lake Lure 2008 Free Jan
Lake Lure Dragon Boat Racing Asheville & Mountains Lake Lure 2007 Free May
City of Asheville Outdoor Special Events Asheville & Mountains Asheville 1792 Varies Jan-Dec IFEA
Garden Jubilee Asheville & Mountains Hendersonville 1994 $$$ May
Horn in the West Outdoor Drama Asheville & Mountains Boone 1952 $-$$ Jun-Aug
Village Art & Craft Fair Asheville & Mountains Asheville 1973 Free Aug
Rhododendron Festival Asheville & Mountains Bakersville 1946 Free Jun
An Appalachian Summer Festival Asheville & Mountains Boone 1984 $$ Jun-Jul
Grandfather Mountain Highland Games & Gathering of the Scottish Clans Asheville & Mountains Linville 1956 $ Jul
Mountain Dance & Folk Festival Asheville & Mountains Asheville 1928 $-$$$ Aug
North Carolina Apple Festival Asheville & Mountains Hendersonville 1947 Free Aug-Sep
Cherokee PowWow Asheville & Mountains Cherokee 1975 $ Jul
Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival Asheville & Mountains Highlands 1981 $$$ Jul-Aug
Music on Main Street Asheville & Mountains Hendersonville 1999 Free Jun-Aug
Mountain High BBQ Festival & Car Show Asheville & Mountains Franklin 2009 $ Aug
Fine Art & Master Crafts Festival Asheville & Mountains Banner Elk 1992 Free Jul-Aug
Graham County Heritage Festival Asheville & Mountains Robbinsville 2003 Free Jul
Waldensian Festival Asheville & Mountains Valdese 1975 Free Aug
Singing on the Mountain Asheville & Mountains Linville 1924 Free Jun
Qualla Arts & Crafts Open Air Indian Art Market Asheville & Mountains Cherokee Free Aug-Sep
Talking Trees Children's Trout Derby Asheville & Mountains Cherokee 2002 $ Aug
Roasting of the Hog Celebration Asheville & Mountains Beech Mountain 1973 $ Jul
Summer Evening Concerts at the Biltmore House Asheville & Mountains Asheville 1996 $$$ Aug-Sep
Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands - Summer Edition Asheville & Mountains Asheville 1947 $ Jul
Hot Nights & Cool Rides Car Show Asheville & Mountains Lake Lure 1991 Free Aug
Cherokee Unto These Hills Asheville & Mountains Cherokee 1950 Free-$$$ Jun
Maggie Valley Summer Arts & Craft Show Asheville & Mountains Maggie Valley 1986 Free Jul
Carolina Mountains Literary Festival Asheville & Mountains Burnsville 1956 Free Sep
North Carolina State Bluegrass Festival Asheville & Mountains Marion 1974 $$$ Aug
Woolly Worm Festival Asheville & Mountains Banner Elk 1977 $ Oct
Christmas at the Biltmore Estate Asheville & Mountains Asheville 1976 $$$ Nov-Jan
Cherokee Indian Fair Asheville & Mountains Cherokee 1912 $ Oct
Lake Lure Arts & Crafts Autumn Festival Asheville & Mountains Lake Lure 2008 Free Oct
Tweetsie Railroad Ghost Train Asheville & Mountains Blowing Rock $$ Sep-Oct
Brewgrass Festival Asheville & Mountains Asheville 1997 $$$ Oct
Show, Shine, Shag & Dine Asheville & Mountains Henderson 2001 Free Oct
Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands - Fall Edition Asheville & Mountains Asheville 1947 $ Oct
Cherokee Oconaluftee Indian Village Asheville & Mountains Cherokee 1952 $$ May-Oct
Independence Day Weekend Celebration Asheville & Mountains Henderson 1992 Free Jul
Explore Boone Asheville & Mountains Boone 1872 Varies Jan-Dec PLAN
Art in the Park Asheville & Mountains Beech Mountain 1962 Free Jul
Saluda Arts Festival Asheville & Mountains Saluda 2003 Free May
Shindig in the Valley Asheville & Mountains Maggie Valley 2010 $-$$ Jun
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