NC Apple Festival: September
The North Carolina Apple Festival
takes place every year in our apple epicenter, Hendersonville, NC. Over Labor Day Weekend, hundreds of locals and visitors alike gather in the Historic Downtown to celebrate all things apple and all things Autumn. This four day celebration has community at its core, and local live music can be heard from every corner of the small mountain town. Be sure to have at least one apple cider doughnut - you won't be sorry!
NC Mountain State Fair: September
The North Carolina Mountain State Fair
is a 10 day event that sees at least 180,000 attendees every year! It takes place in the middle of September - widely believed to be one of the finest months to spend in the mountains - and it celebrates the people of Appalachia, agriculture, fun, food, and local tradition. The fair is held in Asheville, not far from the Asheville Regional Airport, making this event accessible for all!
Brewgrass Festival: September
The Brewgrass Festival
is Western North Carolina's celebration of our thriving craft beer scene. It's been a staple of WNC life for over 20 years and it offers its attendees an opportunity to sample some of the very best brews from some of the very best breweries in the area. Over 55 breweries will be represented. Bluegrass and other Appalachian sounds will serenade you as you explore the deep, whirling well of local flavor. Trust us, you won't want to miss this event!
is a super fun event in October when Asheville transforms into a Little Germany - complete with Bavarian food and traditions! This is a celebration of German culture at its heart, but it's also an opportunity for beer aficionados to celebrate the strong traditional German brews that many of our local breweries make. This is an outdoor event in Pack Square Park; attendees can expect to play lively traditional German games, dance to traditional German music, and sip on traditional German beverages!
is an event put on by the WNC Green Building Council and it is a celebration of America's oldest brewing traditions. The event location changes with every year, but the fun of tasting local concoctions and listening to local bands always stays the same. Over 1,000 visitors and locals gather together to celebrate local agriculture and business, and every year this event gets more and more exciting!
LEAF Festival: October LEAF Festival
is an annual event that takes place in Black Mountain, NC. A wildly popular festival, LEAF promotes global and community togetherness, art, and music. Spontaneity is at the heart of this event - festival goers often create their own micro-events within the confines of the larger festival, and there is always a strong sense of togetherness tying it all together.