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!
Beer, parades, and more beer.
October 12, 1-5
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.
Calling all Harry Potter fans that are 21+… now is your time to shine.
107th Cherokee Indian Fair
Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds
A carnival, agricultural show, and historical event all rolled into one.
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
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
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.