Festival Rules & Free Speech

Help us in having a safe and enjoyable festival!

These rules apply to all visitors at the NC Blackberry Festival and do not supercede but work in conjunction with the rules for those who have applied and been granted space within the festival boundaries.

  • No personal coolers
  • No pets (Remember pavement gets HOT!)
  • No smoking
  • No solicitation
  • No weapons of any kind
  • No amplification
  • No distribution of literature of any kind (such as flyers, letters, petitions, raffle tickets, etc.)


We have a designated area set aside for th epurpose of free speech. The designated area will be at the northwest corner of the intersection on Main Street and Ashe Avenue.