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French Broad Fall Fest

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

ASHEVILLE NC – After 15 successful years hosting the French Broad River Festival in the spring, last year’s inaugural Fall Fest was a success and the 2nd annual will be held in the same incredible setting that features a few of the area’s best resources:  craft brew, great music and beautiful scenery.  Just north of Asheville, Hot Springs is a destination for outdoor enthusiasts seeking whitewater, fishing, hiking, biking and more.  With the festival grounds being located on the banks of the French Broad River and it’s intersection with the Appalachian Trail, festival-goers can enjoy all the outdoors has to offer, but while the spring festival features a whitewater raft race, mountain bike race and other activities, the fall festival will be all about the music, craft beers, and food on one glorious afternoon, camping included.

Beer:  14+ breweries will be onsite and festival-goers will receive a commemorative souvenir glass for sampling from noon to 10 pm on Sat. Sept 22.

Entertainment:  Todd Snider, Shannon Whitworth, Lil Malcolm & The House Rockers, Big Daddy Love, Sanctum Sully, Eyes of the Elders and more live music from noon to midnight adjacent to the brew tent.  Hiking, biking, paddling, fishing, soaking in hot tubs, and spa appointments are optional.

Environment:  Where the French Broad River intersects with the Appalachian Trail . . . beautiful campsites included (see Relax).

Relax:  No worries about driving, because camping is included with private campsites, rv sites and cabins available on the festival grounds.  Lodging is also available within walking distance at one of the hotels or B&B’s in town.  In addition to the festivities, festival-goers can also enjoy the 100 acre resort & spa’s modern Jacuzzi style hot tubs, positioned outside along the river and supplied with a continuous flow of Natural Hot Mineral Water and a staff of massage therapists on hand to compliment your soaks.  If you’d like to reserve a soak in the mineral springs or a stay in the campground in advance of the festival, go to www.nchotsprings.com or call 828-622-7676.


French Broad Fall Fest 2012

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

ASHEVILLE NC – Got plans to celebrate the Fall Equinox?

What if you could do so in one of the most beautiful campgrounds in Western NC, on the banks of the historic French Broad?

What if you could do so while enjoying 12 hours of live music from Todd Snider, Shannon Whitworth and more?

What if you could sample craft brews from over 12 breweries including Asheville Brewing, Highland, French Broad, Sweetwater, New Belgium, Sierra Nevada, Abita, Boulder Beer, Natty Greene’s, Holy City, Shock Top, Widmer Brothers and more?

The French Broad Fall Fest will be held Sept 22 and a limited number of tickets go on sale July 1 at www.FrenchBroadFallFest.com

Camp onsite or stay in a Hot Springs B&B . . . outdoor gear is optional, cab fare not necessary.

See details at www.FrenchBroadFallFest.com and make plans to buy tickets on July 1!

Riverfest August 13, and Update for The 1st Annual Fall Fest

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

ASHEVILLE, NC – Join French Broad Fall Fest near Asheville, NC in supporting Riverlink and the French Broad River at Rockin’ Riverfest on Saturday August 13.

Come float down the river with us at the Riverlink “Anything That Floats Parade” on Saturday 8/13 as part of the “Rockin Riverfest”.  Blind Boy Chocolate & The Milk Sheiks will be joining us on our “stage raft” and we would love for you to float along as a fan.  Afterwards we’ll be enjoying Josh Phillips Folk Festival and other entertainment (see www.riverlink.org).  Space is limited, but if interested send email to [email protected] for more details about joining us on the river.


The 1st Annual Fall Fest Update: Purchase tickets online by 8/24/11 for chance to enjoy the festival in comfort in this sweet onsite cabin!  (sleeps up to 5).