Hickory Nut Gap Farm: Fun for the Whole Family!

Fun for the Whole Family

Hickory Nut Gap Farm is one of Western North Carolina’s most treasured resources. Located at the intersection of Buncombe County and Henderson County, the farm dates back to 1916 when the McClure family moved in to begin their Appalachian Farm adventure. Five generations later, Hickory Nut Gap provides the communities of Western North Carolina with fresh, responsibly produced goods that nurture both the body and spirit. More than just a source of nutritional goodness, Hickory Nut Gap Farm has become a kind of community center as well, with fun-for-the-whole-family seasonal activities. Read on to learn about the Autumn events that have us giddy with excitement!

October Activities and Rides

The beautiful Fall Foliage season in the Blue Ridge Mountains draws in thousands of visitors each year. What better way to celebrate the changing season than with classic Fall activities like Corn Mazes, Hay Climbs, Cider Pressing, and Leaf Peeping?

Hickory Nut Gap offers it all – with weekend admission set at $7 a person (children 2 and under get in free!), taking advantage of all that the farm has to offer is made easy. The pumpkin patch is officially open, so come ready to pick out your favorite squash for carving or for eating.

Kiddie Cart Rides, Hay Rides, and Horse Rides are offered on the weekend from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Tickets must be purchased in addition to the regular admission tickets, but the fun is well worth it!

Enjoy the Ride

Of course Western North Carolina is famous for the Blue Ridge Parkway, but once you're in the area, you'll realize that almost every single road has its own unique beauty.  The roads at this time of year are best taken slowly, not only because it's the best time of year for a relaxing drive, but because the slower you go, the more you'll notice.  The maples are exploding in vivid color, the tulip poplars are dropping their lovely mottled leaves, the wildflowers are going out with a bang, never a whimper.  Romance and serenity are all around us, just waiting to be enjoyed.  Trust us - the more you slow down and look around, the more you'll enjoy the season!

Staying Local

Staying local is key to enjoying all that the Blue Ridge Mountains have to offer. Carolina Mornings has dozens of vacation rentals available in and around the Asheville Area, each one as lovely as the next! For a stunning home close to Hickory Nut Gap Farm, check out Land of Sky. With three bedrooms, a pet friendly policy, a fully equipped kitchen, and a classic farmhouse feel, you’ll begin to understand why Autumn in the mountains makes for such a splendid vacation! Relax by the fireplace, warm up some cider, carve those pumpkins, and just relax!

To begin planning your October vacation, contact Carolina Mornings at 877-902-9441. A professional Vacation Planner will help line up your vacation rental accommodations, Biltmore Estate tickets, and outdoor adventures such as ziplining and whitewater rafting (included with every Carolina Mornings Rental!)


By: Dana Carrico


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