2011 Sourwood Festival in Black Mountain

We can’t wait for August, when Black Mountain’s Sourwood Festival is back in town! If you’ve ever been to a small town local festival and found that kind of irresistible small town charm that puts a smile on your face, then you’ll know why we love this one. The Sourwood Festival, now in its 34th year, pays tribute to the local area in the form of hundreds of arts and crafts booths, awesome food, entertainment, and a singing contest, plus honey and bee demonstrations. And it’s FREE. The festival is named after the sourwood tree and the fabulous honey produced from it {thank you honeybees!} which we use quite often at the Inn.

Here’s what a sourwood tree looks like in the fall with its leaves a-blazin’ in chili pepper red tones, taken near our south lawn last October. Leaf peepers planning a visit here during fall foliage season in the North Carolina mountains, take note, the sourwood tree is one of the first trees to start changing:

This year’s Sourwood Festival, presented by the Black Mountain-Swannanoa Chamber of Commerce, will be held August 13-14, 2011. We hope you’ll join us at the Inn on Mill Creek for the weekend! Find out more about the festival at www.sourwoodfestival.com.

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