The hills are alive with the sound of music. The Blue Ridge is home to hundreds of festivals. Which ones top the list? We’ve selected the five best regional fests in ten categories. Our fifty favorites include the best bluegrass bashes, adventure games, river ragers, underground jams, cultural carnivals, sonic overloads, best in brew, best new fests, downtown parties, and mountain throwdowns.

Best Fests:

 

Festival Bands to Watch

Gear for a Good Time

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And don’t forget to check out our Southern Brew Guide and sign up to win our Festival Prize Pack!