Every July the Christmas in July Festival takes place in historic West Jefferson, NC! The Festival started in 1987 as a celebration of the Christmas Tree Industry that Ashe County, NC is known for. It is one of the best, old-fashioned summer festivals in the South drawing thousands each year.
The Festival is a free event held in Downtown West Jefferson and features the best of traditional mountain music, handmade arts & crafts vendors throughout the region while still celebrating the Christmas Tree industry.
There will be numerous food vendors featuring a variety of delicious festival foods and more. Civil War re-enactments will take place throughout the day of the festival at the West Jefferson Municipal Park.
Children’s activities, roving performers, competitions, non-profits and the Farmers’ Market are all a part of the festival as well.
Local community groups and individuals include dancing, clogging, singing and music will perform both Friday starting at 3 p.m. and Saturday starting at 9 a.m. on the Main Stage and Saturday starting at 9 a.m. on the Community Stage.
Be sure to vote on the “Best of the Best” Christmas tree competition. Voting takes place Saturday, July 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The winner of the competition will be announced at 4 p.m. Voting will enter you in the contest to win a free Choose ‘n Cut Christmas Tree this holiday season!
Parking is available in lots located in close proximity to the festival as well as throughout the downtown area. Some parking areas/lots are used for fundraising opportunities by local organizations the day of the festival and parking fees may be charged.