Asheville Fall Festivals – Fall 2024 NC Events

Asheville Oktoberfest - Asheville, NC - Oct 5 to Oct 5, 2024
This Oktoberfest mixes Bavaria with Asheville. Local breweries, oompah band, Oktoberfest games and food. Tickets are limited and they expect them to sell out. Oktoberfest contests like the stein race and keg-rolling contest will be back, as well as new competitions to keep everyone on their toes. Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville

WNC Pottery Festival - Sylva, NC - Nov 4 to Nov 4, 2023
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!

Stecoah Harvest Festival - Robbinsville, NC - Oct 20 to Oct 21, 2023
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 20 to Oct 22, 2023
Fleece show, workshops, demonstrations, shopping, contests and more. Held at the WNC Agricultural Center. Children under 13 are free.

Lake Eden Arts Festival - Black Mountain, NC - Oct 19 to Oct 22, 2023
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.

Cashiers Leaf Festival - Cashiers, NC - Oct 6 to Oct 8, 2023
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.

Mountain Song Festival - Brevard, NC - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2023
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.

Goombay Street Festival - Asheville, NC - Sep 1 to Sep 3, 2023
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 1 to Sep 4, 2023
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.

Appalachian Winter Celebration - Roan Mountain, TN - Nov 14 to Nov 14, 2020
Roan Mountain State Park is building on the Old Time Yule celebration to tell the story of traditional holiday celebrations and preparations for winter in the Appalachian Mountains. Join us from Noon-3PM at the historic Miller Farmstead to enjoy a true mountain celebration. Enjoy a firepit with snacks, historic home and farmstead tours, Appalachian story-telling, traditional Christmas and mountain music, cookie station and more.

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.