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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.
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2016 Performers

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Get Your Festival Tickets Now and Save!

Now is the time to buy your tickets and save a bundle! $70 until 1/20/16 Parking passes $30 until 1/20 $80 until 2/20/16 $40 Parking Pass until 2/20/16 $90 until 3/20/16 $50 parking passes $100 after 3/20 %50 parking passes $120 gate…no parking passes available at the gate There is always free parking in the lot across the street from […]

New Lineup Additions!

Here it is…the second updated line up announcement for the 19th Annual French Broad River Festival, April 29- May 1, 2016! We are super excited to welcome some new and old friends to Hot Springs, NC! Pigeons Playing Pingpong Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds Sol Driven Train Love Canon Snake Oil Medicine Show Cabinet David Gans Sufi Brothers featuring […]

Here We Go!

Alright! Here it is…the first line up announcement for the 19th Annual French Broad River Festival, April 29- May 1, 2016! We are super excited to welcome some new and old friends to Hot Springs, NC! Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds Sol Driven Train Love Canon Snake Oil Medicine Show Cabinet David Gans Sufi Brothers featuring Aaron “Woody” Wood […]

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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!

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