Raise your hand if fall is your favorite season. That makes two of us. I’ve lived in Asheville for eight years now, and every year, I *fall* in love with fall a little more…. pun intended. I love finally being able to pull out my sweaters and plan when I’m going to go to haunted cornmazes or apple picking with my friends. 

Fortunately, the rest of Asheville loves fall as much as I do! There’s a ton happening this month, from local harvest festivals celebrating apples, garlic, and more, to costume parties as we get closer to Halloween. Below, you can find some of my top picks for what to do this month. Plan your weekend, and keep an eye out for the Rouleau Real Estate Group team at some of these events! We love staying busy and going out on the town. 

 

WNC Garlic Fest 
Oct 5, 12-6
Sow True Seed 

Get educated on all things garlic! 

 

Oktoberfest 
October 5,1-6
Downtown Asheville 

Beer, parades, and more beer. 

 

CiderFest 2019 
October 12, 1-5 
Carrier Park 

All the proceeds of CiderFest 2019 will go to Green Built Alliance, a local nonprofit that advances sustainability in the building industry.

 

Wizard Pub Crawl 
October 12, 3-10 p.m. 
Downtown Asheville 

Calling all Harry Potter fans that are 21+… now is your time to shine. 

 

107th Cherokee Indian Fair 
October 8-12 
Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds 

A carnival, agricultural show, and historical event all rolled into one. 

 

Oktoberfest 
October 12, 1 p.m.
The Grey Eagle 

If you missed Oktoberfest earlier in the month, Sierra Nevada will host another one at the Grey Eagle with food, drink specials, live music and more. 

 

Cowork at the Center for Craft Open House 
October 16, 5-7 p.m. 
Center For Craft 

The Center For Craft has slowly expanded their facilities over the last year to include a variety of new resources including a coworking space. Find out how to join. 

 

WNC Fall Harvest Days 
October 17-19 
WNC Ag Center 

Three full days of more than 250 vendors/exhibitors, parts, tools, antiques, crafts, food collectibles, toys & odd stuff!


Apple Harvest Festival 

October 19, 10-5 p.m. 
Haywood County Chamber of Commerce 

Hailed as one of the “10 Best Fall Harvest Festivals in the Nation”, the 30th Annual Apple Festival is a celebration of the autumn harvest and Haywood County’s agricultural heritage.

 

Bears Bees and Brews 
October 19, 12-5 
New Belgium Brewing 

Enjoy family-friendly entertainment, learn and mingle with wildlife organizations and sip on beer and snack on food… all in one place! 


Appalachian Folk Festival 

October 19, 10-5 
Vance Historic Site 

Celebrate the traditions and cultures of the people who call the North Carolina mountains home with demonstrations of local craft and art, folklore, and more. 


Blue Ghost Halloween Party for Kids and Pets 

October 25, 6-9 p.m. 
Blue Ghost Brewing Company 

Good old fashioned family friendly fun, plus prizes for the most creative costumes. 

 

Fall Community Cookout 
October 26, 1-4 
West Asheville Park 

Welcome fall with your West Asheville neighbors. Bring a side dish to share. 

 

Into the Abyss Halloween and 6th Anniversary Party 
October 26-27
Urban Orchard South Slope 

The theme for Halloween costumes is “underwater,” and Urban Orchard will be slinging their infamous spicy fire flights and hosting Asheville FM DJs for live music all weekend.