Bele Chere is more than just bands and foods-on-a-stick. It’s shopping, too. Think: gifts, apparel, jewelry, accessories and Asheville souvenirs. Find a list of the local vendors with booths at this year’s festival here. And here are some of our top shopping picks for this year:

1. Tom’s wedge sandals at the Tops For Shoes display. (College Street and Lexington Avenue)

2. Ad Lib’s hats. All hats are $20, and all of the money is donated to habitat for Humanity. (Haywood Street)

3. Flying pig hanging sculpture at Art By The Case. (College Street)

4. Spoon and fork rings by New Homestead. (Haywood Street)

5. Sunglasses at the Hip Replacements booth. (College Street and Lexington Avenue)

6. T-shirts at Gaea Gifts. (College Street)

7. Summer dresses at Minx. (Lexington Avenue)

8. Vintage shoes at the Costume Shoppe booth. (Lexington Avenue)

9. Leather flower cuffs from Chevron Bead Company. (Lexington Avenue)

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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