Presenting Sponsors

Madison County Chamber of Commerce – The mission of the Madison County Chamber of Commerce is to provide excellent service to all members and residents through volunteer leadership that maintains and enhances the quality of life and the economic vitality of Madison County as well as the rich heritage and natural beauty of the region.

Mars Hill University – Mars Hill University is a private, four-year liberal arts institution located in the mountains of western North Carolina. Founded in 1856 by Baptist families of the region, it is the oldest institution of higher learning in western North Carolina on its original si

Madison County Economic Development – Feel the difference, flourish with the difference: Just 15 minutes from downtown Asheville, in the verdant heart of the Appalachian Mountains, Madison County, NC offers an extraordinary combination of human and natural resources. Come discover fertile ground for business opportunity and a place like no other for personal rewards.

Platinum Sponsors

French Broad Adventures – Whitewater rafting, zipline canopy tours, calm water float trips – we’ve got it all! Raft & Zipline with us & experience two of Asheville’s natural wonders; the French Broad River & the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains. 

PrintPack Medical – Printpack Medical, manufactures a broad line of packaging products, including bags, forming films, laminations and pouches, compatible with EtO gas, radiation, and e-beam sterilization for medical devices, hospital supplies, and labware.

Asheville Savings BankAlthough you won’t see the branches and signs change just yet, Asheville Savings Bank is now First Bank, an independent community bank headquartered right here in North Carolina. What can you expect from your new community bank: friendly and familiar faces; a deep dedication to the success of local organizations, families, and businesses; and the same serious commitment to helping you pursue your dreams. You’ll also have access to sophisticated financial products personalized to your individual needs, great rates, and exceptional service—every time, for everyone.

Advanced SuperabrasivesAdvanced Superabrasives, Inc. (ASI) is a privately owned U S based manufacturer of premium high performance Diamond and CBN Wheels, and related equipment. Founded in 1993, and initially specializing in wheels for the saw grinding market, ASI is customer driven and has rapidly expanded into other Superabrasive application areas. Today ASI supplies a broad line of high performance Superabrasive products for metal working, wood working, automotive, ceramics, aerospace, and even outer space.

Gold Sponsors

RiverDance/The Lodge at Bear River RiverDance is a captivating blend of the best in a traditional Vacation Rental and an upscale Bed and Breakfast, The Lodge at Bear River offers a wedding/event venue featuring “Mountain Elegance with a Dash of Appalachian Style”.

Fermenti At Fermenti. We Focus on Preserving Tradition. *We Specialize in Hand Crafting Gourmet Living Probiotic Rich Fermented Foods, Beverages and Seasonings!

Davis Roasters For the love of coffee and community. Small batch micro-roasters located in Madison County , NC
Home of the High Country Blend & the Butter Honey Latte


Montreat Montreat College is a private, Christian, liberal arts college founded in 1916 and offering associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degree programs for traditional and adult students. Montreat College’s main campus for four-year traditional students is located in Montreat, North Carolina, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains just outside Asheville. The college’s School of Adult and Graduate Studies also has locations in Asheville, Charlotte, Morganton, and online.

Fabulous Finds and Collectables – A fabulous place where artist’s & collector’s, come together to create , refurbish, re-purpose and find that fabulous something you have been looking for !

Madison County Community Learning Centers is a nonprofit that offers alternative experiential learning opportunities to the children and families of Madison County (and beyond!) with Preschool – 8th grade full curriculum and part time options.  We are a nature-based farm, art, and forest school with 30 amazing acres to host our hands-ON indoor / outdoor experiences in math, science, horticulture, agriculture, theater arts, forestry, handwork, physical education, history, humanities, conflict resolution, financial management, and English language arts. To view our projects:  https://www. woodsonbranchnatureschool/