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Madison Heritage Arts Festival

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Mars Hill – For more than twenty-five years the Town of Mars Hill has sponsored the annual Madison Heritage Arts Festival, an event Madison County residents and people from surrounding counties and outside the region look forward to coming to every year. Starting in 2020, the Rotary Club of Madison County assumed the responsibility of producing the Festival.

The Madison Heritage Arts Festival is presented in tandem with the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Mountain Music Festival which began in 1968. The 2023 Festival will be held on the Lunsford Commons/Upper Quad of Mars Hill University’s campus adjacent to the Madison Heritage Arts Festival’s vendors’ site on College Street. The free Festival showcases the region’s finest musicians and ballad singers. For more information, contact Leila Weinstein, 828-689-1115,

To alleviate parking concerns, a free shuttle service will operate all day between the Festival sites and the Ingles parking lot on 225 Carl Eller Rd, Mars Hill, NC. 

Rotary Club of Madison County

The Rotary Club of Madison County is proud to serve its local and international community. The Club works to empower youth, promote peace, enhance health, alleviate poverty, support quality education, protect the environment and improve lives in Madison County. Weekly meetings are typically held at the Bentley Fellowship Hall on Mars Hill University’s campus.

Proceeds from 2023 Madison Heritage Arts Festival vendor registration and sponsorships will support the Rotary Club of Madison County’s community-based programs.


Sponsors: Madison County Tourism Development Authority, Town of Mars Hill,
Amp’d Designs.

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