Asheville Herb Festival
570 Brevard Road Asheville, NC 28806
Distance from hotel: 1.9 mi
The mountains of western North Carolina around Asheville have become one of the leading areas in the United States for organically grown herbs, produce, and heirloom vegetables. Every spring, farmers and growers in the area gather in Asheville, N.C., to sell their herbs and educate the public about their use in food, medicines, and personal care products such as shampoo, soaps, and lotions.
Exhibitors offer for sale one of the largest selections of herbs in the U.S. for use in food, medicines, teas, crafts, and just about every other type of use. Farmers and herbalists from western North Carolina and Tennessee also offer free programs on how to grow herbs from seed, creatively cook with them, and even turn them into useful products.
The Festival, sponsored by the Western North Carolina Chapter of the North Carolina Herb Association, takes place in early May at the Western North Carolina Farmers Market, in Asheville on Brevard Road at the intersection of interstates I-26 and I-40. The festival is open from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. There are no admissions, program, or parking fees.
This festival has taken place each year since 1989, the Festival has grown to become one of the largest herbal festivals in the United States, attracting over 25,000 visitors from throughout the world annually and making it one of the major tourist attractions in the Asheville area.