Ashe County’s Christmas In July Festival Receives Statewide Honor

Ella Mae Eldreth Eller
November 7, 2022
Tuesday, November 8th
November 7, 2022

Ashe County’s Christmas In July Festival Receives Statewide Honor

Ashe County’s Christmas In July Festival Receives Statewide Honor

West Jefferson, NC – Carolina Country magazine published by North Carolina’s Electric
Cooperatives who provide electricity to one million homes and businesses across North
Carolina named the 2022 Carolina Finest Awards. Ashe County’s Christmas In July
Festival received the honor of “Finest Festival.”

The awards selected by the readers of Carolina Country magazine who nominated
their favorites for the Carolina’s Finest awards. Carolina Country said in their November
issue, ‘Our readers were not shy about nominating their favorites for this year’s
Carolina’s Finest Awards, and the winners won’t disappoint.” The categories include
everything from finest BBQ to Finest Sports Mascot, Finest Doughnut, Finest Food Truck
which Ashe County’s Hooked on Smoke won, and Finest Festival won by the Christmas
In July Festival which has a 34 year history.

“We were honored to be named by Country Country as the Finest Festival,’
commented Judy Current marketing coordinator for the festival. “There is no greater
test than your audience whether it’s the loyal festival goer, the newcomer who came
for the first time, or a vendor who puts us on their calendar every year. We appreciate
all the support and look forward to seeing everyone in 2023. We are already busy
making plans and will soon announce our entertainment line-up.”

The Christmas in July Festival introduced a whole new look in 2022 which included
festival craft vendor tents and non-profit vendors located on Jefferson Avenue, a food
court and a new professional entertainment stage featuring local and regional
musicians throughout the festival.

Christmas In July Christmas Festival is a non-profit organization and its board of directors
and committee members are unpaid volunteers who work tirelessly throughout the year
to host a fun, safe, family-friendly event for the entire community and those visiting Ashe

For more information and updates on the festival, follow us on Facebook at Christmas in
July Festival or visit to learn more about the music
lineup, food vendors, fun, and festivities planned. Make plans to visit Downtown West
Jefferson June 30 & July 1, 2023.