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Welcome Fest: Haywood Street

  • Haywood Street Congregation 297 Haywood Street Asheville, NC, 28801 United States (map)
$20 ticket feeds you & a friend in need! ~ CLICK THE PICTURE for tickets ~

$20 ticket feeds you & a friend in need! ~ CLICK THE PICTURE for tickets ~

we’ll enjoy our Welcome Table meal “festival-style.” Seven local food trucks will be on-site serving lunch from 10:30 – 1:30, with live music on stage in our parking lot, a fashion show highlighting our clothing ministry, cooking demos and tastings in the garden.

Lunch tickets will operate on a buy one, give one philosophy, with each $20 ticket feeding a member of our community in need, as well as the purchaser.

Never intending to be a soup kitchen or feeding line, the Downtown Welcome Table is a homemade meal served on abundant plates by an attentive wait staff. Every Wednesday and Sunday during the lunch hour, houseless friends dine with students, retirees, the working poor and privileged professionals. Unlikely friendships are formed over a shared meal, and all are nourished.

Participating food trucks: Appalachian Chic ~ Bun Intended ~ Cecelia's Kitchen ~ Gypsy Queen ~ Mtn View BBQ ~ Out of the Blue ~ and Root Down.


  • Music on the U-Leaf stage by Alex Krug, Ben Phan, Jane Kramer and Headlining act, Josh Blake Organ Trio.

  • Fresco in progress: Watch the artists at work in the Haywood Street sanctuary

  • Fashion show with apparel from the Haywood Street clothing closet, at 11:45.

  • Party in the garden with cooking demonstrations from Bounty & Soul, craft projects and more!

Parking: Available at Isaac Dickson Elementary School, 125 Hill St. (take the footbridge over the highway to get to Haywood St.)

Earlier Event: June 9
Amici Music Concert
Later Event: June 19
AYM Group presents a concert!