Mountain Sports Festival Returns to Asheville May 22nd - 24th

The Mountain Sports Festival

The Mountain Sports Festival marks its 15th year in Asheville NC next weekend, May 22nd – the 24th! The Carolina Mornings Team loves this festival because it so aptly represents the landscape, environment, and culture of our dear city. So to ring in the festival and to better acquaint those of you who are visiting with the event, we got together to create this short list of frequently asked questions.

What is the Mountain Sports Festival?

The MSF is a free festival that showcases and celebrates the unique culture of Asheville. Organized by a group of community oriented Ashevilleans, the Festival dedicates itself to its original intention of bringing together outdoor enthusiasts, outdoor gear creators, and outdoor adventure companies. Over the years the festival has evolved into a full spectrum celebration of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the lifestyle that our beautiful landscape encourages, and the local businesses that keep us thriving.

When is it?

The festival will take place next weekend, May 22nd– May 24th, at Carrier Park. Each day of the event will be jam packed with community events including (but not limited to) awesome live music, local food vendors, and brews by Pisgah Brewing Company.

What Should I Expect?

You can expect to have fun! As with any Asheville event, the Mountain Sports Festival will have an air of excitement to it. The participants of the festival all share a common love of the mountains, area sports, music, and local goods so festival goers will find representatives from Legacy Paddlesports, Second Gear, Navitat, Asheville Greenworks, and so many more. You can also expect a vast array of delicious food and beverages to sample. The HopMama Dukes, Pisgah Brewing, Naked Apple – they’ll all be there to serve you their best edibles and drinkables.

Can I Bring My Dog?

Unfortunately, Carrier Park does not allow dogs. We’re really bummed about it too! But trust us, this event is one that you won’t want to miss and there will be ample opportunities to make it up to the pup after the weekend.

Can I Stay Nearby?

Storybrooke PlaceYes! Carolina Mornings has dozens of available rentals in the Asheville area, each one as beautiful as the next! Larger groups will fall in love with Storybrooke Place – a 4 bedroom home located in a South Asheville neighborhood that boasts custom woodwork and one-of-a-kind details throughout the home. The fully equipped kitchen, the recreation room with pool table, the beautiful landscaped estate – these aspects and so many more will leave you feeling breathless.

To begin planning your weekend getaway, contact Carolina Mornings at 877-902-9441. A professional Vacation Planner will help line up your vacation rental accommodations, Biltmore Estate tickets, and outdoor adventures such as ziplining and whitewater rafting (included with every Carolina Mornings Rental!)


By: Dana Carrico

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