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Mountain Sports Festival Offers a Weekend of Family Fun


If you're in Asheville for Memorial Day weekend, Mountain Sports Festival is a sure bet for free, family-oriented entertainment. The main attraction is sporting events, including a triathlon, a paddle challenge, dodgeball, rock climbing, and bicycle racing, but there's also a ton of vendors, local food and beer, and live music all weekend.


Kids Love Mountain Sports Festival

Fun activities for kids
After watching the athletes compete, the kids will want a challenge too. Mountain Sports Festival puts kids' events center stage with family-friendly activities, such as an obstacle course, a bike race, a scavenger hunt, mini golf, and even a costume contest! If your kids excel at sidewalk art, enter them in the chalk drawing competition!

Scenic Carrier Park
Festival Village is located in Carrier Park, a sprawling greenway along the French Broad River in West Asheville. Featuring plenty of parking, paved paths, and picnic areas, Carrier Park was once Asheville Motor Speedway and still boasts a sloped race track that's now used by sports enthusiasts. The park will be filled with food and sports equipment vendors, giving you the opportunity to try out your favorite brands of sporting goods and make a personal connection with the companies.


Fun for the Whole Family

Do a little dance
The music at Mountain Sports Festival varies from bluegrass to rock n' roll, with something for everyone. On Friday night, Josh Phillips Folk Festival takes the stage with good time jams that are sure to have you dancing. Musical entertainment runs all day throughout the weekend, with the undeniably funky George Porter Jr. & the Runnin' Pardners headlining on Saturday night.

Asheville vacation rentals
After a long day of outdoor sports and dancing in the sun, an Asheville vacation rental from Carolina Mornings tops off a perfect weekend. With plenty of room for the whole family (and some vacation rentals are pet friendly too), all of Carolina Mornings' mountain cabin rentals feature fully equipped kitchens, all linens provided, and the luxury of private amenities. Call our Vacation Planners today to book your Blue Ridge getaway!