The Black Mountain Sourwood Festival is 40 years old this year! Presented by the Black Mountain-Swannanoa Chamber of Commerce, this annual free festival features hundreds of art and craft vendors, festival food, live local music, kids’ activities and more. The dates for this year’s festival are August 12 and August 13, 2017.
The Sourwood Festival gets its name from the Sourwood tree, which is native to the North Carolina mountains and is used to produce our delicious local honey, sourwood honey. There are several places where you can pick up Sourwood Honey in Black Mountain, including Roots & Fruits Market and the Dancing Dragonfly at 100 Broadway. In addition, local honey producers are usually set up at the Black Mountain Tailgate Market every Saturday from May through October on Montreat Road just north of downtown (9:00 am to noon).