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High Country Fall Things to Do Bucket List 2021


High Country Fall Things to Do Bucket List 2021
Looking for a list of ways to celebrate fall only in the NC High Country? We have it here! See if you can complete all the items on the bucket list for Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, Beech Mountain, Sugar Mountain, West Jefferson, Wilkesboro and Sparta:

GO APPLE PICKING

 JUMP IN THE LEAVES

  • Price Park Picnic Area (Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 297, near Blowing Rock) is the perfect location to make a leaf pile!  Don't forget to bring a rake and a picnic to enjoy. *Tip: head over after 11 so the leaves have time to dry

  VISIT A CORN MAZE & PUMPKIN PATCH

 DO SOME LEAF-LOOKIN’

 

  EAT TOO MUCH CANDY

  • Mast General Store Candy Barrel (in Boone or Mast General Store Annex in Valle Crucis) has all the retro favorites
  • Ashe County Cheese Kandy Korner (in West Jefferson) has old fashioned candy and fudge
  • Kilwins (in Blowing Rock) has homemade fudge, candies and ice cream
  • Sweet Smiles (in Wilkesboro) has jars of candy and lots of ice cream

  WATCH THE HAWK MIGRATION

  • Mahogany Rock (Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 235) is a great overlook with a steady wind current
  • Grandfather Mountain hosts a Hawk Watch, with educational staff on hand, every September-October

 

  TAKE A SCENIC LIFT RIDE

 

2021 FALL FESTIVALS
View a full list of Events HERE

September 4-5
BEECH MOUNTAIN ANNUAL MILE HIGH KITE FESTIVAL
Kite club demonstrations, free kites to the 1st 200 kids. beechmtn.com

September 10-26 *Friday-Sunday weekly
AUTUMN AT OZ
Skip down the yellow brick road and meet your favorite characters from the classic story. Purchase tickets @Landofoznc.com

September 11
MOUNTAIN HERITAGE FESTIVAL
Enjoy live music, food vendors and arts & crafts booths. Click HERE

September 11-12
ART IN THE PARK WEEKEND
Art show featuring 90 artists Saturday. Free concert in the park Sunday. blowingrock.com

September 16-19
MERLEFEST
An American-roots-based musical experience. Purchase tickets @merlefest.org

September 17-18
WEST JEFFERSON OLDE TIME ANTIQUES FAIR
Outdoor antique vendors, live music & food vendors.  Visitwestjefferson.org

September 17- October 29
WEST JEFFERSON SCARECROW CONTEST
Take a stroll through downtown West Jefferson and view the scarecrows.  Vote for your favorites! Visitwestjefferson.org

September 25
ART ON THE MOUNTAIN
Fine arts & crafts, demos, food & more! ashecountyarts.org

September 25
TODD NEW RIVER FESTIVAL
Enjoy live music, storytelling, arts & crafts, a checkers playoff, special children's activities and much more! Click HERE

October 2
BRUSHY MOUNTAIN APPLE FESTIVAL
One of the largest one-day festivals in the southeast! Music, dancing, arts & crafts, food & apples. applefestival.net

October 9-10
OKTOBERFEST
Festive Bavarian atmosphere at Sugar Mountain Resort with music, kids fun center & German beer. Free.  SeeSugar.com

October 16
VALLE COUNTRY FAIR
Juried fine art & crafts booths, music & food. vallecountryfair.org

October 16-17
44TH ANNUAL WOOLLY WORM FESTIVAL
Woolly Worm wace, crafts, food & kids activities. woollyworm.com

November 13- December 24
CHOOSE & CUT CHRISTMAS TREE SEASON
Find the perfect Christmas tree and enjoy amenities such as hot cocoa, hayrides & more! highcountryholiday.com

For more fall fun, join the Fall Lovers League of the High Country Facebook group HERE!