asheville herb festival

Festival Info

Nick of thymeThe 27th Annual Asheville Spring Herb Festival

Festival Dates 2016: April 29 - May 1

What:                  The 27th Annual Asheville Herb Festival
When:                  Friday, April 29, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, April 30, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 1, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. (closeout sale 3 - 4 p.m.)

Where:                  WNC Farmers Market, Asheville, North Carolina
Who:                  60+ herb businesses from WNC (even a few from Tennessee).

Products: Largest selection of herb plants and products anywhere: herbs for cooking, gardening, and medicinal use; herbal soaps, lotions, tinctures, teas, & herbal baked goods, dried herbs & flowers, and herb-related crafts, gifts & books.
Special Event: Center for Honeybee Research information and demonstrations.
Information booth:  Staffed by Buncombe County Master Gardeners
Food:  Some vendors sell herbal lunches, herbal baked goods
Fees:  None – no admission, program or parking fees
Parking: A free shuttle service will transport you between all parking areas and the festival grounds throughout the day

herb festival home pageContact: Farmers Market – 828-253-1691
Herb Festival – A. D. Reed, 828-301-8968.

How to find us
The WNC Farmers Market is conveniently located at the intersection of Interstates I-26 and I-40 at Asheville.  It is located on Brevard Road. Refer to the map below. There is ample parking and no fees for parking, programs, or admission to the Festival, which is sponsored by the North Carolina Herb Association and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture.

From the South:  Follow I-26 West to Exit 33, take ramp to light, turn left and follow Brevard Road (NC 191) two miles north to second light, turn right into Farmers Market

From the West:  Follow I-40 E. to Exit 47, take ramp to light, turn left onto Brevard Road (NC 191), turn left at next light into Farmers Market

From the East:  Follow I-40 W. to Exit 47, follow ramp to light, turn left onto Brevard Road (NC 191), go to second light, turn left into Farmers Market

From the North:  Follow U.S. 19/23 S. (future I-26 E.) to Asheville, head west on I-240 (following signs towards airport), take Exit 1-B to light, turn left onto Brevard Road (NC 191 N.), continue one mile, turn left into Farmers Market at fourth light.


The WNC FARMERS MARKET at 570 Brevard Road, in Asheville, North Carolina, is adjacent to I-40, Exit 47, and convenient to I-26. This beautiful setting in the mountains of North Carolina gives our visitors a true taste of local culture, food, and southern hospitality.

The WNC FARMERS MARKET is a popular tourist attraction with ample parking and turning space for tour buses. We welcome all tourists and touring groups. If you are flying in, the Asheville Regional Airport is only eight miles from the Farmers Market, at Exit 40 on Interstate 26. Transportation is available.

For more information, contact the Farmers Market at 828-253-1691.

Asheville Herb Festival
A. D. Reed
PO Box 1427
Candler, NC 28715