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benefit_forFrench 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 Mountain Area Child & Family Center 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.

2017 Performers

See the entire line-up for this years festival!

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2017 Line-Up Announcement!

The time has come! We’ve got nearly our entire line up finalized for this year! It’s exciting too! This year’s headliner is none other than (drumroll please)… Keller Williams! Keller will be headlining Saturday night, May 6, 2017 at our 20th Annual French Broad River Festival. In addition, Keller will also be joined by none other than our good friends, […]



Finally, all the waiting is over and it’s time to FESTIVATE!!!  A couple of things to remember: Single day tickets for Saturday will be available at the gate. Cost will be $60 There is a secret theme for the fest! This years theme is Heroes & Villians, so grab your mask and cape and have some fun! Please remember the […]

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2016 Schedule is now up.

Time to start planning where and when your gonna be during this years festival!  Lots of great acts all day on 2 stages! Not to mention the great stuff that will be going on over in the Dynamic Art Gallerie!  Time to start working on that cloning machine, because you are gonna want to be in 3 places at once! […]

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Voted One of the Best of WNC!

Voted one of the top camping festivals in Western North Carolina three years straight!