42nd Annual Sourwood Festival

  • Downtown Black Mountain

  • Address: 201 East State Street, Black Mountain, NC 28711
  • Times: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Contact: Black Moutnain Swannanoa Chamber of Commerce
  • Phone: (828) 669-2300

The 42nd Annual Southwood Festival fills downtown Black Mountain with wholesome entertainment for both adults and children in August 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!

Saturday, August 10th, 9am - 8pm    

Sunday, August 11th, 9am - 5pm


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.

                                                       Friday Sourwood Idol - August 9th, 7-10 pm