The French Broad
Brew Festival

Sept 24th, 2016

Tickets will be available at the gate!
Come on out for a great day of music, art, and great regional brews!

A Weekend of Craft Brews, Family, Art, Music & Adventure

French Broad Brew Fest takes place every Fall during September, in beautiful Hot Springs, North Carolina. The festival, a benefit for Hot Springs Community Learning Center, is located just 35 minutes north of Asheville at the beautiful Hot Springs Campground and Spa. Come spend the weekend with family and friends listening to great regional and national recording artists and trying out great regional craft brews. We will also have many regional art & craft vendors onsite, so you can enjoy shopping AND tasty brew.

Festival Info


We are all about keeping things simple. The entire campground, with the exception of River Sites 445 thru 469, is on a first-come, first-served basis and is included with festival admission. The few sites that we have reserved are for special guests, VIP's and Sponsors. To become a sponsor and qualify for one of these select sites, please contact us thru this website.

The Hot Springs Campground is located along the banks of the French Broad River, a short stroll from the Hot Springs Spa and Natural Mineral Baths. This facility is a favorite stopping point for travelers of all types from hikers coming off the Appalachian Trail to vacationers and health seekers. Our campground is family friendly and shrouded amongst trees offering shade and beautiful settings, even on the hottest day. There is a camp store located at the entrance to the campground that includes a full line of supplies and a small eatery.

If you don't feel like camping there are some great places to stay right in Hot Springs! Check out the Hot Springs Tourism Website for information on lodging and other activities while your in Hot Springs!


Festival Rules


  • Absolutely no drinking & driving within the campground (or out!).

  • Security will be throughout the campground. If you have an emergency call 828-230-4054 or 828-231-1252.

  • See also the First Aid tent in the stage area.

  • Trash, recycling and cigarette butt dispensers are located around the stage area and throughout the campground.

  • PLEASE THROW AWAY YOUR CIGARETTE BUTTS in the proper container

  • No Dogs allowed . . . sorry no exceptions

  • Once Again...$250 Fine for being on railroad tracks.

Thanks & Have Fun!

Sampling Beer

The French Broad Brew Fest is a ticketed event, and there is an admission charge to enter the festival grounds. In order to consume beer, we provide a 2016 souvenir 16-ounce clear plastic mug with ticket price. Beer is purchased with wooden tokens, which cost $1 apiece. It costs four tokens for a full mug or one token for a 4 ounce taste. The purchase of tokens is made on-site in one location as well as through our ticketweb site. The mug/token sales booth is CASH ONLY at the festival. The festival will have an ATM machine on premise.

Festival Performance Schedule

Main Stage

10:00 - 11:00am
Yoga and Tunes with Shelby Means of Sally and George
12:00 - 1:30pm
The Pond Brothers
2:00 - 3:30pm
4:00 - 5:30pm
Billy Cardine & North of Too Far Downs w/Bryon McMurry
6:00 - 7:30pm
Jonathan Scales Fourchestra
8:00 - 9:30pm
The Fritz
10:00 - Midnight
George Porter & His Runnin’ Pardners

Brew Tent

1:30 - 2:00pm
Mary and William
aka Mary Lucey & Billy Cardine
3:30 - 4:00pm
Sally and George
aka Joel Timmons & Shelby Means
5:30 - 6:00pm
Sally and George
aka Joel Timmons & Shelby Means
7:30 - 8:00pm
Brushfire Stankgrass
9:30 - 10:00pm
Brushfire Stankgrass

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