Annual Sourwood Festival - 2 Days of FUN!

  • Black Mountain Visitor Center

  • Address: 102-108 Black Mountain Avenue , Black Mountain, NC 28711
  • Times: 9:00 AM
  • Dates: August 12, 2023 - August 13, 2023
  • Recurrence: 8/12/2023, 8/13/2023
  • Admission: Free

Come join us at the Sourwood Festival! The 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 12, 2023
**Black Mountain Avenue Stage: 

11:00am Emigre (Celtic Band)
1:00pm Seth & Sara (Modern western duo)
3:00pm The Jazz Disciples (Keyboard & brass)
5:00pm Randall Marks & Friends (Blues rock)

**Cheery Street Square 

12:00pm Upbeat Ukulele Band
2:00pm The White Water Bluegrass Company (5 piece swing band)

Sunday August 13, 2023
**Black Mountain Avenue Stage:

12:00pm Dark City Kings (Indie rock fusion bank with a touch of country)
4:00pm The ShooBees (60’s tunes & blues standards)

**Cheery Street Square

1:00pm Jane DeCuir (Americana blues-guitar & vocal)
3:00pm Greg & Colleen (Original songs in Americana style & well known covers)


  • Saturday, August 12th from 9am till 7pm. 
  • Sunday, August 13th from 10am till 5pm.


  • Saturday and Sunday: Ingles Garden Center, 550 NC-9.  Shuttle provided 10am-4pm. 
  • Saturday and Sunday, former Bi-Lo’s, 205 NC-9  Shuttle provided 10am-4pm
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