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The VLF is a juried event featuring artists, makers, service providers and collectors based in the WNC Region.



The Venture Local Street Fair is FREE for all to attend.

For vendors, 10×10 maker booth spaces are available for an exhibition fee of $95 and shared booths are $120. The fee for food trucks is $150.

Hours & Location

The Venture Local Street Fair will take place Saturday September 26th, 2015 from noon – 6pm in the South Slope of downtown Asheville. Banks Street, Buxton Avenue and Collier will be closed to traffic.

For vendors load-in starts at 8am. Booths will flank both sides of both Buxton and Banks.


More questions? Visit our FAQ’s page to find out more.

What to expect?

 The Venture Local Street Fair cultivates a community of localists. By closing off both Buxton and Banks Ave. in the South Slope of downtown Asheville, we come together to create a supportive environment where small businesses grow. Watch as makers, artists, collectors, musicians, chefs, brewers, entertainers and inventors magically transform the streets into a bustling, family-friendly, mini-city of discovery. Engage with your ingenious neighbors and support our local economy. Regional small business resources will be showcased for those inspired to embark on or expand their own ideas.

You will also find delectable eats and drinks & some of our best food trucks. Throughout the fair discover interactive DIY booths, curiosities and kid’s activities. Businesses in the area will provide festive programming including Sow True Seed’s Garlic Fest, Empyrean Arts trapeze classes, French Broad Chocolate Factory tours, local music and a myriad of tastings and workshops.

Roam the streets of the South Slope, some of our region’s finest talent awaits you.

Entertainment & Events

On Buxton and Banks Ave. in the South Slope of Downtown Asheville Saturday Sept. 26th

Green Man/Eagle’s Nest Stage

Live Music Noon - 6pm  Green Man Brewing / Eagle's Nest Outfitters Park 12 noon -3:00 pm Mrs. Dubfire (rockin' dub reggae) 3:00 pm -6:00 pm Hank West and the Smokin' Hots​ (indie/future jazz) Swing in an Eagle's Nest hammock, made right across the street, while...

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WNC Garlic Trail

WNC Garlic Fest celebrates garlic in conjunction with Venture Local Fair. Garlic enthusiasts can follow The Garlic Trail throughout Saturday's festivities on Buxton and Banks Ave. Select participating vendors will be offering authentic local garlic experiences. Follow...

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French Broad Chocolate Factory Tours

FREE tours on Saturday every half hour Noon - 5:30 Our Factory & Tasting Room half hour tours will give you a glimpse into the entire process from cacao harvest and fermentation to chocolate bar, as well as backstage access of our facility, and an in depth tasting of...

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Asheville Buskers Collective

Asheville loves our buskers! Immerse yourself in their talent. Peek around the corner another one is sure to entertain and delight you... and don’t forget to tip! Brought to you by Busker Broadcast Radio on WPVM in conjunction with the Asheville Buskers...

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Asheville Flyer for Kids

Asheville Flyer for Kids will feature a Kids' Zone with 5 interactive stations with games, activities, crafts and challenges. Our young readers relate to and are excited by our recurring characters -- from the AFK Mascot, Banjo the Whistlepig, to our Fashion Reporter,...

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Empyrean Arts Trapeze Classes

GRAND OPENING Take a class from a team that has decades of experience in studying, training, performing, and instructing movement arts including: aerial arts, pole fitness, ballet, partner acrobatics, theater, yoga, pilates, and much more. This diversity of expertise...

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Check out the Full List of Vendors

Follow the Garlic Trail, discover more Kid’s Activities, see which vendors honor the Go Local Card and relax with the Healing Arts.




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