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Festival of the Frescoes Glendale Springs 2023

Festival of the Frescoes Glendale Springs 2023 - Saturday, October 14


The Festival of the Frescoes is held rain or shine in the quaint community of Glendale Springs. The festival features crafts by regional artisans, delicious food, children’s activities, yummy bakery goods, silent auction, an incredible indoor yard sale called Granny’s Attic and raffles. Visit the famous frescoes painted by Ben Long and his students in Holy Trinity Church.


  • The Blue Ridge Parkway is located within a minute of the festival! Hop on for a drive to view the fall color to and from the festival.  To learn more about this section of the parkway, click HERE
  • Make is a frescoe themed weekend and take the High Country Frescoe Trail.  The trail is a great way to see the mountains in the fall and explore small towns and communities.  View the trail HERE
  • The closest town to the Festival of the Frescoes is West Jefferson NC.  This is a great artist community with a downtown mural trail, amazing restaurants, a national award-winning breweries, chain hotels and cabins.  Learn more about West Jefferson HERE