Fall is a time of celebration in the High Country, harvests are reaped, people ready for the winter, a time when people give thanks for the fruits of the past year.

Framed by the High Country Autumn, there is no better place for a  fall festival. There are plenty to choose from all across the High Country, and one is surely happening during your Autumn Trip!
Avery County Agricultural and Horticultural Fair
Sept 17 -21 in Cranberry, NC

for more information call (800) 438-7500

Cove Creek Farm Heritage Days
Sept 17 -22 in Sugar Grove, NC
for more information call (800) 438-7500

Old Boone Streetfest
Sept 28 in Boone, NC
for more information call (800) 438-7500

Brushy Mountain Apple Festival
Oct 4 -5 Brushy Mtn, NC
A tribute to locally grown Apples, 25th anniversary. 100,000 visitors, 350 Arts & craft booths, 100 food stands, 5 music stages, many demonstrations, and oh yeah, lots of apples and apple products. FREE! visit www.applefestival.net or call (336) 984-3022 for information

Tweetsie Halloween Festival
Oct 4 -5, 11 -12, 18 -19, 25 -26,
Nov 1 -2

Between Boone & Blowing Rock NC
Ghost Train rides, haunted house, black hole, face painting, clogging, spooks, and other such Halloween mischief. Safe Family adventures.  Make sure to get tickets in advance, because space is limited. call (800) 526-5740 or visit www.tweetsie.com

Art in the Park
Oct 5 in Blowing Rock, NC
for more information call (800) 438-7500

Beech Mountain Harvest Festival & Day at Oz
Oct 5 in Beech Mountain, NC
for more information call (800) 438-7500

Wilkes County Agricultural Fair
Oct 8 -12 in North Wilkesboro, NC
for more information call (800) 438-7500

Todd New River Festival
Oct 12 in Todd, NC
Music (some of the best bluegrass in the High Country), crafts, family activities, moonwalk, rubber ducky race on the river, and more in the historic railroad boomtown of Todd.
for more information call (800) 438-7500

Oktoberfest at Sugar Mountain
October 12 in Banner Elk, NC
Part of Bavaria right here in the High Country, Beer, Polka bands, Dancing, and German Feasting.
for more information call (828) 898-4521

Check out these other Oktoberfest happenings in the Area:

Die Rheinlanders Oktoberfest Band: German Music at the Blowing Rock Memorial Park
Oct 6, @ 4:00 pm call (828) 295-7851 for information

Old Fort Oktoberfest -featuring German entertainment & food
Oct 4 -5 for more information call (828) 668-7223

Valle Country Fair
Oct 19 in Valle Crucis, NC
An upbeat festival of arts, crafts, music, dancing,  with over 130 local booths
For more information call (828) 963-4609

25th Annual Woolly Worm Festival
October 19 -20 in Banner Elk, NC
Hairy Black Caterpillars are raced for 2 days to find "the one", The winner possesses the power to predict the upcoming winter weather with its colors. Kids or adults can race their worm, check out vendors, crafts, activities, and even meet a giant woolly worm. There is also a ten mile people race. for more information call (828) 898-5605

Hickory Ridge Apple Festival
Oct 26 in Boone, NC
So many varieties of delicious Apples and activities, at the Hickory Ridge Museum Grounds, where the past comes alive. Features an authentic 18th century mountain village to explore, complete with settlers and pioneers. For more information call 264-2120, or visit www.horninthewest.com

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