Goombay Street Festival - Asheville, NC - Sep 3 to Sep 5, 2021
Enjoy sights and sounds of the African-Caribbean at this free weekend festival, held at Pack Square Park. Lots of live music, drums, gospel, reggae, funk and soul plus kids area, local dance troupes and food and craft vendors.
North Carolina Apple Festival - Hendersonville, NC - Sep 3 to Sep 6, 2021
Labor Day Weekend family festival for over 70 years celebrating the most important agricultural product in Henderson County. Street fair, arts & crafts, King Apple Parade, festival food, free entertainment.
Mountain Song Festival - Brevard, NC - Sep 10 to Sep 11, 2021
Brevard Music Center’s Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium features a covered 1800 seat main stage with additional lawn seats. This event has plenty of food, music, children’s activities, picking sessions, and more for this 3 day event.
Cashiers Leaf Festival - Cashiers, NC - Oct 8 to Oct 10, 2021
More than 10,000 visit this mountain village for the changing leaves and 100 artisans and merchants. Free admission. Plenty of food and drinks and lots of live music choices on various stages.
Lake Eden Arts Festival - Black Mountain, NC - Oct 14 to Oct 17, 2021
For over 20 years LEAF has put on this non profit event, filled with art, crafts, learning experiences, food and lots of local live music concerts. Enjoy two festivals each year, in May and October, on the beautiful grounds of Lake Eden at the site of the Historic Black Mountain College.
Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair - Fletcher, NC - Oct 22 to Oct 24, 2021
Fleece show, workshops, demonstrations, shopping, contests and more. Held at the WNC Agricultural Center. Children under 13 are free.
WNC Pottery Festival - Sylva, NC - Nov 6 to Nov 6, 2021
A juried art event with 40+ master potters plus demonstrations and silent auction. WNC Clay Olympics competition precedes the festival. This is also usually peak leaf-peeping season in the area!