Every August the Black Mountain / Swannanoa Chamber of Commerce, presents the SOURWOOD FESTIVAL.

What You'll Find

  • About 200 Vendors
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Children's Area
  • Specialty Items
  • Great Food
  • Wonderful Music
  • Dancing
  • FREE Admission

 2019 Vendor Location Map

2019 Vendor Space Assignments

2019 Music & Entertainment Schedule


40th Annual Sourwood Festival


 Want to Vend
at the Sourwood Festival?

Many vendors have been with us for years and years. We invite you to join them. Visit our Become a Vendor page.
2019 applications are online NOW!


The Sourwood Festival fills downtown Black Mountain with wholesome entertainment for both adults and children in August each year.

Over 30,000 people from all over America will be in attendance at the festival which grows in popularity each year.

Music, dancing, arts & crafts, super food, kid's rides and games, face painting and more in a no alcohol environment make it the perfect event for you and your entire family.

With about 200 vendors you will discover lots of local and unique arts and crafts and there will be something to please every palate with BBQ and vegetarian faire, custom-crafted ice cream and funnel cakes and jellies.  Summertime favorites include the sausages and corn on the cob.

Add to that the honey and bee demos as well as the gourmet sourwood honey - you don't want to miss this event!




 Sour Wood Idol Contest 

Got Talent?

The Sourwood Idol Contest is an amateur singing competition that was added to the festivities in 2005. It opens the annual festival on Friday each August at 7:00 p.m. The contest is free to enter and offers cash prizes.

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