The Long Man Fall Fest October 13 , 2012 12 - 8 pm


A Unique Music, Art, and River Fun Festival

Saturday, October 13, 2012- 12 PM - 8 PM

Asheville Outdoor Center Festival Grounds, 521 Amboy Road, Asheville

Parking at 230 Hominy Creek Road, Asheville (shuttle services is free)

One of the names that The Cherokee People called the French Broad River was ‘Agiqua’.  Translated into English, Agiqua (pronounced Ah-geeg-wah) means Long Man. It is the third oldest river on Earth, and has flowed through Asheville and the ancient Appalachian Mountains for centuries. Today, the agricultural heritage, musical genius, glorious landscapes, environmental awareness and unique individuals that thrive on the Long Man are unlike any place else on the Planet.


Peak leaf season weekend!! Celebrate the river that connects us all this Saturday, October 13th from 12 - 8 pm at the Asheville Outdoor Center, with rafting and family-friendly entertainment, local Asheville beer, food trucks, artists and crafters, two music stages, and beautiful autumn foliage on the French Broad. 

At the Asheville Outdoor Center Festival Grounds, local food trucks Gypsy Queen Cuisine, The Lowdown, Avery's Hot Dogs, Beulah's Bavarian Pretzels and Ursa Minor Coffee will be serving delicious drinks, meals and snacks with veggie and organic options. Plus, homemade ice cream from The Hop Ice Cream Cafe! 

The Long Man Fest River Entertainment Tour is a unique Asheville experience with family and friends. These one-hour rafting trips feature musicians and plenty of surprises waiting along the riverbanks! 

The Hop Kids Zone features face painters, performers, gem-mining and plenty more to keep kids of all ages entertained. For the adults, there’s a Highland Brewery sponsored corn-hole tournament with plenty of great prizes for the winners. 

Efforts are in motion to make Long Man Fest an environmentally-friendly event. Long Man Fest will offer local water by Blue Moon Water, organic and vegan options by The Hop Ice Cream Cafe and local food trucks, visual displays on the French Broad River by Western North Carolina Alliance and Asheville Beyond Coal, solar power by Solar Powered Sound, recycling and composting stations provided by Danny's Dumpster, recycling and composting assistance by Warren Wilson College students, recyclable wrist-bands, recycled posters and materials, and 100% recycled T-shirts by Nature Moment Products.