The Transylvania French Broad Stewards, the Town of Rosman, Conserving Carolina, Headwaters Outfitters, and the Transylvania County Tourism Development Authority are joining up again to put on the eighth annual Upper French Broad Riverfest on June 17, 2023 and invite residents and visitors to come spend a fun day celebrating the river! Join us at Champion Park in Rosman, NC, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for free, family-friendly festival with live local music, hands-on educational activities from many local businesses, interactive displays about the French Broad River, a scavenger hunt with prizes for kids and adults, free tubing for everyone, food trucks (Feta Flav and Baabals Ice Cream and Family Grill), and more (and don’t forget your swimsuit!)! This event also coincides with the annual Hellbender 20-Miler canoe relay!

HRI will have a booth featuring the ever-popular “Hemlock Jeopardy” and will be available to answer questions about your hemlock trees.