Asheville’s goal to be a leader in clean energy and environmental sustainability. We work throughout the year to keep our operations green and sustainable as we help Asheville get greener and more sustainable.
If you want to help the festival stay as green as possible, use your mobile device to access the 2012 Street Guide, Festival Map, and schedules!
The official 2013 Bele Chere Festival Guides are available throughout the festival. You may find them at Bele Chere Information Stations and the stand alone Bele Chere kiosks. The guides contain information about Bele Chere events, performance schedules and the Bele Chere Festival Map. You may also click here to download a printable festival map here (2012 Map).
Information booths are located throughout the festival at key intersections. Roving Information attendants can also help with answers to all your Bele Chere festival needs. Look for these volunteers at the information booths or carrying signs.
The first aid tents are located in three areas:
Acceptance of cash, credit, or check varies from vendor to vendor, but if you need to acquire cash while attending the festival, you can find ATMs throughout the Downtown Asheville area, some of which are located within the festival boundaries.
ALL PETS are strictly prohibited inside of the festival boundaries.
Facilitated by the Buncombe County Humane Society, Bele Chere Kennel Service costs $10 per hour per pet. It is located at 70 Court Plaza (in front of City Hall). Outdoor, shaded kennels are available on a first-come, first-served basis. A crate with a towel for bedding, bowl and fresh water will be provided. Pet owners are required to handle their pets and move them in and out of the enclosures. Pet owners may bring food, bedding and toys to make them feel at home. The kennel attendants will supply water and a clean and safe kennel. Pet owners should plan to return periodically to walk their pet.
For information about boarding your animal in the Asheville area, please visit the Asheville Humane Society website here.