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Mountain Sports Festival


The Mountain Sports Festival is a weekend music and sports festival that celebrates community, athletics and local business.

The free festival showcases the terrain, environment and unique culture of Asheville, NC and the surrounding mountains. The Mountain Sports Festival is organized by a volunteer group of community oriented citizens dedicated to the presenting of a well balanced series of events that encourages participation on all levels.

Held annually on Memorial Day Weekend, 2017 marks the 17th Annual Mountain Sports Festival. This year promises build on previous years and bring a wide variety of events in the mountains, throughout town, and on the river, an array of musical talent will perform each day, and local beer and food vendors will be available to fill your belly.

Thanks to our amazing sponsors and our hardworking and dedicated volunteer Board of Directors, the festival continues to remain free to the thousands of attendees each year! We look forward to seeing you Carrier Park this Memorial Day Weekend to celebrate 17 years of Mountain Sports Festival.

The MSF Festival Village is located at Carrier Park on Amboy Road along the scenic French Broad River in west Asheville offering wide open spaces and plenty of parking and room to spread out and enjoy all the great MSF activities. To find MSF at Carrier Park, follow any of the driving directions listed.

Parking at Carrier Park is limited, so carpooling or alternate transportation is recommended. Better yet biking with friends or family is encouraged, it is an outdoor sports festival after all! There will be bike racks available, but please bring your own lock as Mountain Sports Festival and Carrier Park are not responsible for any lost or stolen property.

From I-40
Exit 50 – north on Biltmore Avenue – cross railroad tracks – turn left on Meadow Road at red light across from Wendy’s on the right – turn left on Amboy Road – go approximately 2 miles – see Carrier Park on left.

From I-26
Take I-240 East – follow the Amboy Road exit – travel approximately ¼ mile – see Carrier Park on right.

From Downtown Asheville
South on Biltmore Avenue for approximately 2 miles – turn right on Meadow Road – turn left at the second light on Amboy Road – go approximately 1½ miles – see Carrier Park on left accomplished professional athletes.