North Carolina Apple Festival - Hendersonville, NC - Aug 30 to Sep 2, 2019
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.
Goombay Street Festival - Asheville, NC - Sep 6 to Sep 8, 2019
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.
Mountain Song Festival - Brevard, NC - Sep 6 to Sep 8, 2019
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.
Brewgrass Festival - Asheville, NC - Oct 5 to Oct 5, 2019
21+. An annual event held at Memorial Stadium in downtown Ashville. Experience include over 200 brewery/brewpup tastings, food court, great music and arts. Since 1996.
Cashiers Leaf Festival - Cashiers, NC - Oct 11 to Oct 13, 2019
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 17 to Oct 20, 2019
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.
Stecoah Harvest Festival - Robbinsville, NC - Oct 18 to Oct 19, 2019
Two day harvest festival with free Friday evening campfire and music jam. Sarurday activities include live music, demonstrations of blaksmithing, butter churning, and corn-grinding; arts & crafts, country fair, quilt show, and more. Saturday admission is only $3 for adults, kids and parking are free. Held at Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center
Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair - Fletcher, NC - Oct 25 to Oct 27, 2019
Fleece show, workshops, demonstrations, shopping, contests and more. Held at the WNC Agricultural Center. Children under 13 are free.
WNC Pottery Festival - Dillsboro, NC - Nov 2 to Nov 2, 2019
15th annual event has moved to Sylva NC due to construction near Dillsboro. 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!