Now in it’s 4th year, the French Broad Brew Fest returns to Hot Springs this weekend to kick off the fall in style.  Full of the area’s best craft brews, music and beautiful scenery, the French Broad Brew Fest is one of the area’s most laid back and relaxing music and beer festivals, giving attendees a rare opportunity to hang out all day AND all night with camping options to combine with a day chocked full of craft brews and more than 12 hours of music. Located just north of Asheville in beautiful Hot Springs NC, the French Broad Brew Festival is a great beer festival to welcome the Fall season, and is an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts seeking whitewater, fishing, hiking, biking, or just relaxing at the Spa by the river.

With the festival grounds being located on the banks of the French Broad River and it’s intersection with the Appalachian Trail, festival-goers can enjoy all the outdoors has to offer. French Broad Fall Fest is all about the music, craft beers, and food on one glorious afternoon. Beer sampling throughout the day and evening is included in ticket price.

More than 15+ breweries will be onsite and festival-goers will receive a commemorative souvenir glass for sampling from noon to 10 pm on Sat. Sept 27. Breweries include Asheville Brewing, New Belgium, One World Brewing, Pisgah Brewing, Catawba, Highland, Oskar Blues, Foothills, Sierra Nevada, R.J. Rockers, Natty Greene’s, Lagunitas, Sweetwater, French Broad Brewing, Holy City Brewing, Widmer Brothers, Shock Top, Abita, and don’t forget about the FBBF Homebrew Invitational organized by “The Godfather”!

Food: Food vendors will be available at the festival or you can dine out in one of Hot Springs’ great local restaurants, and there’s a full day of music planned with a solid line up of great bands:

Jonathan Scales Fourchestra
Tony Trischka & Territory
Hymn for Her
Wick-it the Instigator
Empire Strikes Bass
the Mountain Top Polka Band
and more!

Hiking, biking, paddling, fishing, soaking in hot tubs, and spa appointments are optional.

Relax: No worries about driving, because camping is included with private campsites, rv sites and cabins available on the festival grounds. Lodging is also available within walking distance at one of the hotels or B&B’s in town. In addition to the festivities, festival-goers can also enjoy the 100 acre resort & spa’s modern Jacuzzi style hot tubs, positioned outside along the river and supplied with a continuous flow of Natural Hot Mineral Water and a staff of massage therapists on hand to compliment your soaks. If you’d like to reserve a soak in the mineral springs or a stay in the campground in advance of the festival (to reserve your spot), go to or call 828-622-7676.

Tickets:  Full ticket: $75 ticket includes a 5oz. commemorative souvenir sampling glass, unlimited beer samplings from noon to 10 pm in the Brew Tent, campsite and nearly 12 hours of great music.

Festival only: $60 ticket for music and camping only (no beer sampling).

For more details, check out the website at

What: French Broad Brew Fest
Where: Hot Springs, NC
When: September 27, 1-9pm
Tickets: $75 per person, Available online at their website

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