Sourwood Festival kicks off in Black Mountain

The 34th annual Sourwood Festival takes over downtown Black Mountain this weekend with a family-friendly afternoon of music, dancing and games.  More than 30,000 people are expected to attend this year’s celebration, which runs through Sunday evening.

In addition to music every half hour, the alcohol-free festival will include numerous children’s activities like face painting, rides and inflatables. And if music and dancing aren’t what you seek, more than 200 vendors will be on hand with custom jewelry, local soap, fine art, clothing, arts and crafts, food and more. Attendees can also watch artists at work during interactive demonstrations on honey-making, bee handling and more.

All that browsing is sure to work up an appetite, and Sourwood food vendors are prepared to cure even the most ravenous appetite. Edible offerings will include homemade ice cream, funnel cakes, jellies, fresh vegetables, BBQ and vegetarian cuisine.

Whatever you like, The Sourwood Festival is sure to have it, so don’t let your weekend go to waste. Pack up the family and head to Black Mountain for a diverse and entertaining afternoon of free, wholesome fun.


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