Welcome to the Asheville Herb Festival
The WNC Chapter of the NC Herb Association represents the wide variety of herbalists and herb businesses in North Carolina: herb growers and vendors, natural gardening and landscaping specialists, and makers of herbal ointments, balms, soaps, teas, medicines, and other herb products. We hope you’ll join us and more than 25,000 other herb lovers in celebrating our 24th annual Asheville Herb Festival May 3, 4, and 5, at the WNC Farmers Market. It’s the greatest festival in the whole southeast!
“If It’s Herbs, It’s Here.”
Whether you’re looking for herbal medicine, holistic treatment, herbal soaps and shampoos, gourmet cooking herbs, cookbooks, or organic gardening information, you’ll find the products and experts you need. The annual festival has become an important annual gathering for herb enthusiasts and professionals from throughout the southeast. “Many visitors return each year to visit with friends, shop for their favorite plants and products, and have a good time surrounded by herbs,” says festival founder Rick Morgan.
Each year, herb lovers from across the Southeast take advantage of the Festival to enjoy some of the best herbs, plants, products, literature, and herb talk in the southeast. Often visitors are excited to learn that many popular herbs, having developed around the Mediterranean, are drought-tolerant. Although the last two years have had normal rainfall, gardeners know that xeriscaping with drought-tolerant herbs and using captured rainwater is always a wise budgetary move as well as ecologically important. Again this year environmentally sensible rain barrels will be available, and Master Gardeners, experts from the Buncombe County Extension Service, will be on hand during the festival to answer gardening questions.
Join us for our 24th year!
Together with the Western North Carolina Farmers Market (operated by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture), the Asheville Herb Festival has increased the public’s knowledge and love of herbs and herbal products for two decades. Our 24th annual festival will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 3, 4, and 5, 2013, at the WNC Farmers Market in Asheville, offering by far the best selection of herb plants in the southeast. Visit the directory page of our website to learn more about this year’s vendors. These dedicated herb specialists can be contacted at any time by consumers who wish to purchase their products.
Asheville Herb Festival
PO Box 1427
Candler, NC 28715
A. D. Reed at 828-301-8968