Photo credit: Laura Ayres
13TH ANNUAL ASHEVILLE BREAD FESTIVAL--
MAY 6 + 7, 2017
BREAD FAIR + WORKSHOPS ON MAY 6
MASTER CLASS ON MAY 7
asheville, north carolina
Celebrating local farmers, millers, and bakers – the first of its kind in the Southeast
Welcome to the 13th year of the Asheville Artisan Bread Bakers' Festival. Thirteen plus years ago, when Steve Bardwell envisioned bringing together all of us bakers-- as a community-- to showcase our breads, we had no idea what would happen... People came. AND LOTS OF THEM. And they continue to come. All lovers of good B R E A D. Today, the festival draws over 1,500 attendees each year and the strength and vibrance of our bakers' community continues to flourish. .
This year we will feature the talents of highly-respected BAKERS: Jim Lahey, Peter Reinhart, Lionel Vatinet, and Tara Jensen, and Kaley Laird.
This two-day event is an opportunity for bread enthusiasts and professional bakers to break bread together, to improve their baking skills, share ideas, and network within the artisan bread community. According to Peter Reinhart, "Asheville and its surrounding area, with a very small population, supports more artisan bakeries than most states, so this really is an ideal setting for this festival. The bakeries are small but truly artisan in the purest sense of the word." Steve Bardwell adds "No doubt about it, this festival showcases many of best bread bakers and most innovative ideas in bread today."