The French Broad River Festival
04 - 06 May 2020
French Broad River Festival takes place every year during the first weekend of May in beautiful Hot Springs, North Carolina. The festival, a benefit for American Whitewater, The Verner Center for Early Learning and 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. Enjoy shopping for new outdoor gear at the Live Auction or with one of our many art and craft vendors. Try participating in the “Paddle with the Pros”, the Annual FBRF Mountain Bike Race, or the Annual French Broad River Raft Race. Come on out for a weekend of fun, family, art, music and adventure.
In packing for your stay at FBRF, bring rain gear, warm clothes, and an extra pair of shoes or sneakers in case it rains. We also recommend bug spray, a blanket for seating, sunscreen, hat for shade, a plastic container (or two!) for water, plastic bags for trash, extra toilet paper (just in case), a lantern or a flashlight with extra batteries, a camera, and prepare to have a great weekend! When To Arrive
Potable water, Medical assistance, Security, Wash stations, Portable toilets with toilet paper will all be provided. We will have hot showers available to our patrons, so please plan accordingly. We have power and water hookups for RV’s but you must reserve them from the French Broad River Festival. Thank you for planning accordingly. For information on camping reservations contact us through the “Camping” form in our contact section.
We cherish your safety and well being at the French Broad River Festival. PLEASE do not drink and drive. If you need assistance at any time while at the Fest, please speak with a French Broad River Festival staff member or volunteer. All vehicles are subject to search. Stay away from the railroad tracks. These are active tracks with regular train traffic. If you have an emergency, please find someone in an orange shirt, security personnel, or go to the festival registration. Festival security provided by Arise Event Services.