Fall Festivals – Asheville, NC

fall festivals asheville nc The calendar says Fall is on the way, and we are super excited for campfires, changing leaves, and cider. Speaking of calendars, our is filling up with all the fun Fall festivals and events that are fast approaching. Here’s an idea – come ziplining with us AND visit some of the other awesome attractions Asheville and Western North Carolina have to offer.

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Fall Festivals – Asheville, NC (and WNC)

Art on the Island Fest in Marshall
Saturday, September 29, 2018
10 AM – 5 PM
Art booths, food, live music, and fun on Blannahassett Island in downtown Marshall.

Asheville Art in the Park
Saturdays – October 6th, 13th, and 20th, 201810 AM – 5 PM
Find the finest in handcrafted art that Asheville Area Artists have to offer. Skilled workers of glass, ceramics, wood, jewelry, and metal make their shops open to display to the public at every market.

Oktoberfest, Asheville
Saturday, October 6, 2018
1 PM -6 PM
A great celebration of the local beer scene, mixing Bavarian traditions with Asheville’s eclectic vibe. Downtown. Tickets required if you are tasting!

Forest Festival Day at Cradle of Forestry
Saturday, October 6, 2018
8 AM – 5 PM
Meet traditional craftsmen, exhibitors, forestry students, and entertainers as they gather at the Cradle of Forestry to celebrate our forests and forest heritage.

Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival
Saturday, October 6, 2018
12 PM – 5 PM
Featuring some of the area’s most popular food trucks, dishing out fan favorites along with dozens of regional and national craft breweries.

Bonsai Expo at NC Arboretum
Saturday, October 13, 2018 to Sunday, October 14, 2018
9 AM – 5 PM
This nationally known event features juried displays by bonsai enthusiasts hailing from a seven-state region, including N.C., S.C., G.a., Ala., Tenn., Va. and Pa. Visitors will have the opportunity to participate in bonsai workshops, watch free demonstrations and purchase bonsai plants and supplies.

Mountain Glory Festival
Saturday, October 13, 2018
9 AM – 6 PM
Celebrate small-town life in the mountains. Visitors looking for original handicrafts will find plenty of choices shopping with three jam-packed blocks, featuring 150 craft, food, non-profit and sponsor booths of locally made arts and crafts; festival foods and local wines and beers in the Beer and Wine Garden. Plus two stages presenting Marion’s finest musicians.

Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest
Saturday, October 13, 2018
5 PM – 10 PM
A fanciful evening of Sierra Nevada festbier, feasting, costumes, dancing, raucous music, and more! Dress your best and brush up on your Chicken Dance skills!

LEAF Festival
Thursday, October 18, 2018 to Sunday, October 21, 2018
Each festival LEAF scours the globe for artists, musicians, performers and facilitators that are not only masters of their craft, but who also care deeply for the power of arts education and community impact.

Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands
Friday, October 19, 2018 to Sunday, October 21, 2018
In its 71st year, the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands returns to downtown Asheville’s U.S. Cellular Center. Filling both the concourse and arena levels of the venue, makers exhibit a variety of craft ranging from contemporary to traditional in works of clay, wood, metal, glass, fiber, natural materials, paper, leather, mixed media, and jewelry.

Apple Harvest Festival
Saturday, October 20, 2018
10 AM – 5 PM
The one-day festival has grown into the region’s premier juried arts and crafts event and celebration of all things apple. Waynesville NC, nestled in the Smoky Mountains, is the perfect spot to enjoy a glorious fall day filled with fun. This year’s festival will feature exhibitors, live entertainment and great food. Come and be among the crowd of festival goers strolling the street.

Lake Lure Arts and Crafts Festival
Saturday, October 20, 2018 to Sunday, October 21, 2018
Artwork by more than 90 vendors from many different disciplines. Live music, entertainment, and food along with the beauty of Lake Lure.

Asheville Fine Art Show
Saturday, October 27, 2018 to Sunday, October 28, 2018
Up to 150 renowned Juried Artists. Come join us and see for yourself why the Asheville Fine Art Show is voted as one of the Top 100 art shows in America!

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