May 25-27, 2018
The Mountain Sports Festival returns with an impressive lineup to entice any pro or amateur athlete to test themselves in mountain sports. The 3-day festival brings in over 15,000 visitors and competitors in Asheville, the center of the East Coast outdoor life. Along with the competition, athletes and spectators alike will find plenty of action at the Festival Village at Carrier Park, located along the French Broad River in Asheville.
Located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountain region of the Appalachians, Asheville is the venue for a long list of competitive events coupled with entertainment, demos and exhibitors. Many sports festivals offer competition, but few add the mountainous terrain to take it up a notch for serious challenge and endurance.
The Village will be packed with outdoor adventure gear manufacturers and exhibitors showing off their wares, while demonstrating all the latest equipment with tips and techniques for enjoying the outdoors.
Races and competitions will take place throughout the weekend, starting with the Cyclocross and Ultimate Frisbee at the Festival Village. Things will heat up early on Saturday with a full schedule of high-energy competition highlighted by the Mountain Disc Golf Challenge, French Broad Challenge Triathlon, and SUP race. Dodgeball, beach volleyball, inline hockey, climbing, bellyak and more compete all weekend.
For more details, go to their web site.
- From I-40: Exit 50 – north on Biltmore Avenue – cross railroad tracks – turn left on Meadow Road at red light across from Wendy’s on the right – turn left on Amboy Road – go approximately 2 miles – see Carrier Park on left.
- From 1-26: Take I-240 East – follow the Amboy Road exit – travel approximately ¼ mile – see Carrier Park on right
- From Downtown Asheville: South on Biltmore Avenue for approximately 2 miles – turn right on Meadow Road – turn left at the second light on Amboy Road – go approximately 1½ miles – see Carrier Park on left