Fodor's Expert Review Mountain Dance & Folk Festival

Asheville Festival–Sight Fodor's Choice

The oldest folk music festival in the country was established in 1928 by the folk music collector Bascom Lamar Lunsford. It takes place annually "along 'bout sundown" (in fact, 7 to 10 pm) for three nights (Thursday through Saturday) the first weekend of August. You'll see and hear the real thing here—old-timey Appalachian pickers, singers, clog dancers, and more. Tickets can be purchased at the door but it's best to order in advance online.

Festival–Sight Fodor's Choice Family Historical

Quick Facts

340 Victoria Rd.
Asheville, North Carolina  28801, USA

828-257–4530-tickets

www.folkheritage.org

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $20 a night, 3 nights $54, $22 a night, 3-night package $60

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