Hello, Community Partners

Thank you for participating in Better Dads Festival in 2018. Please complete the form below. Jon Leidel, Community Partner Coordinator, will contact you by June 1 with more details. Click here to email Jon.

Date: June 16, 2018 (the Saturday before Father’s Day)
Time: 12:30 – 9:30 pm (Community Partners can break down booths between 7 and 8pm)
Location: Roger McGuire Green, Pack Square Park, Asheville, NC

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The festival was a big success in 2017. More than 1,000 members of the Asheville Community visited the park and participated in a variety of activities: drumming circles, father-specific and mixed gender open circles, dancing, creating walking sticks, hula-hooping, face painting, storytelling, speakers, fun booth activities and taking in the sounds of the wonderful bands.

With the participation of Community Partners like you, we are confident this years festival will be an even bigger success.

We’ve created a brochure to share more details about the festival. Take a look (make sure you click the full screen button for the best experience):

We have some amazing bands signed up: grammy award-winning, kid-centric band Secret Agent 23 Skidoo will headline. Asheville favorite Lyric will return, and an exciting band from Nashville, The Willies, round out our musical acts. And all of the fun activities from last year are returning: drumming circles, making walking sticks, booths, face painting, open circles, speakers, and more.

Thanks again for helping make Better Dads Festival a success last year, and being a part of our success this year. Please contact Jon Leidel (828-242-5597 or jonleidelmkp@icloud.com) or Tim Chumley (info in signature) if we can answer any questions. We look forward to seeing you soon.


Tim Chumley
Festival Director
Better Dads Festival