It’s the most wonderful time of the year in Asheville! Fall! The leaves, the cooler air, the last of cider, the addition of pumpkin in recipes and drinks. We’ve got your list of “what to do in Asheville” this fall!
OOH LA LA’S HOLIDAY BAZAAR
Location: Pritchard Park
Address: 67 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
Ooh La La’s Holiday Bazaar is a continuation of the Curiosity Market that took place this Summer in Pritchard Park, located in the center of beautiful downtown Asheville. The Holiday Bazaar will showcase the work of more than a dozen local artists. Taking place over four Saturdays this Fall. Ooh La La’s Holiday Bazaar will feature works by local painters, clothing designers, jewelry makers, potters, up-cycled crafters, and other curious delights, all beneath the colored canopies of large market …
Location: Downtown Asheville
There’s nothing like a street festival in crisp autumn air. Add a mug of local beer, and you have the epitome of Asheville in autumn. Oktoberfest, which now takes place on Woodfin Street,offers plenty of Bavarian-style, boisterous fun, with oom-pah music, food and beer, beer, beer. Tickets are $45 and include a commemorative sample mug. More atashevilledowntown.org. Advance tickets are recommended, as this event sells out.
SINGING IN THE PARK WITH ASHEVILLE LYRIC OPERA
Asheville Lyric Opera
Location: Pack Square Park
Address: 121 College St, Asheville, NC 28801
Come out and enjoy Asheville Lyric Opera’s Singing in the Park concert series! This will be a fun, family-friendly, and interactive concert that will entertain music lovers of all ages.The concert, held at Pack Square Park, and will feature lead talent from our upcoming production, Barber of Seville. ALO is also proudly collaborating with Academy of the Arts and Buncombe County schools to bring the Asheville Youth Choir to the stage. Refreshments will be sold by our vendor, Scott’s Knots.
LEAF – LAKE EDEN ARTS FESTIVAL
Location: Camp Rockmont, Black Mountain
LEAF is one of the treasured traditions for families and friends across the Southeast and beyond. A weekend at LEAF is the equivalent of going on a year-long, multi-cultural music, arts, dance and outdoor-adventures journey, which “recharges our batteries.” A few aspects that make LEAF “one of the best fests in the country” [re: Johnny Irion] is the FAMILY-friendly atmosphere, the diverse sampling of arts and music, the setting and the intimate size.
APPLE HARVEST FESTIVAL
Location: Downtown Waynesville
The 27th annual event features local apples galore, food, arts, crafts and entertainment. Visitwww.haywoodapplefest.com.
JEWISH FOOD AND HERITAGE FESTIVAL
Location: Pack Square
The lively fest is awash with traditional Jewish food, plus Israeli dancing, crafts, klezmer music and more. Extra info at www.hardloxjewishfestival.org.
WNC FALL HARVEST DAYS
Oct 22-24 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m)
Location: WNC Agriculture Center
Vendors, farm tools, 29th Antique Engine and Tractor Show, more. Tractor parade daily at 3 p.m., weather permitting. $8 per day or $20 for 3 days, children under 12 free with paid adult. Visit www.applecountry.org.
WEAVERVILLE ART SAFARI – LEO MONAHAN
Location: Leo Monahan and Associates
Address: 135 Horseshoe Trail, Barnardsville, NC 28709
Visit Leo Monahan in his gallery to see his latest series, including “Summer Bundles.” You will also see animals and insects with tattoos, including an Egyptian Scarab Beetle with “Mummy.” Put this visit on your calendar now to experience Art in the Heart of the Blue Ridge! Framed white-on-white paper sculpture “Sketches” will be available for $100.
Oct 23-26 (6:30 – 9p.m.)
Location: Pisgah Brewing
Family-friendly event transforms Pisgah Brewing Co. into a trail with frights and delights. After the trail, enjoy the Festival Field, complete with great crafts and activities, local food and drink. Tickets in advance, $10 ages 10 and older, $8 ages 4-9, free for 3 and younger. Prices $2 higher day of event. Visit www.facebook.com/hauntedtrailwnc.
Location: WNC Farmers Market
Showcasing over 20 hard cider makers, this family friendly event will have local buskers, hard cider tastings, cheese samples from the WNC Cheese Trail and more. To get tickets or more information, visit www.ciderfest.com.