Great News! We are not moving this year!

Due to anticipated construction on the MHU Campus, we thought that we would need to move the Madison Heritage Arts Festival to a new location for this year. But due to a delay in the start of construction, we will still be on College Street for the Festival in 2022.

We anticipate that we may need to move in 2023, but we won’t know until constructions starts on the Upper Quad and College Street.

October 8, 2022

Traditional Crafts

The arts have long been an important part of the Madison County culture. The Appalachian Mountains inspire art that takes many forms, come and see the work of our many talented artists!

Delicious Local Food

Be sure to come hungry! Our local vendors have you covered with an assortment of Appalachian favorites from BBQ to sweets. You won’t want to miss this!

Mountain Music

Madison County has a rich musical heritage and is an epicenter for traditional mountain music. Musicians come from all over the Appalachian region to perform at the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Festival which is on the Mars Hill University Quad next to College Street.

Fun for the whole family!

The Madison County Heritage Arts Festival has been a fun event for over 25 years!

Just 20 minutes north of Asheville, come see why the Madison County Heritage Arts Festival is one of WNC’s favorite Fall festivals.