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High Country NC Mountain Fall Festivals 2020


The High Country NC Mountains are known for spectacular fall leaf color, so it only makes sense that the outdoor fall festivals are just as popular!  Here is a list of festivals and events happening 2020 near Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, Beech Mountain, Sugar Mountain, West Jefferson and Wilkesboro:

  • THE WEST JEFFERSON HAUNTED FACTORY
    9/25-10/31: Every Friday & Saturday, Dark-11
    The only haunted house attraction in West Jefferson featuring actors. 

 

  • TERROR BY THE RIVER & WONDERLAND ESCAPE ROOM
    9/25-10/31: Every Friday & Saturday, 5-11
    Wahoo's New River Outpost, Todd
    Fun for everyone including: bonfire's, s'more's, cornhole, music, pumpkin carving, picture prop's, indoor snack and gift shop and much more. Wonderland Escape Room: Like Alice you followed the white rabbit and fell into a rabbit hole, finding yourself stuck in a place called wonderland.


  • Hillside Horror
    9/25-11/14, 8-10pm
    Roaring River (Near Wilkesboro)
    Take a hayride into the darkness and escape at Hillside Horror if you dare.  For more information, click HERE

  • FALL COLOR HIKES
    Every October Wed & Fri @ 10am
    Buckeye Recreation Center, Beech Mountain
    Learn the science behind leaf color and what local fauna are up to in the fall. Call 828-387-3003

  • AUTUMN ART IN THE PARK
    10/03, 10-5
    Park Ave, Blowing Rock
    Some of the best local and regional artists and craftspeople showcase their handcrafted jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass, photography, painting and more.

 

  • FALL COLOR RAMBLE
    10/03, 2pm
    Grandfather Mountain, Linville Mystery Hill, Blowing Rock
    Guests can enjoy 20-minute guided walks that highlight Grandfather Mountain’s fall colors

 

  • STORYTELLING SATURDAY
    10/03- 10/11, 1pm
    Mystery Hill, Blowing Rock
    Enjoy Jack Tales and traditional Appalachian stories passed down from generations told by storytellers. Admission is included in the price of your Mystery Hill ticket

 

  • FALL FESTIVAL
    October 17 @ 12-2pm, $5
    Buckeye Recreation Center, Beech Mountain
    Guided hikes, fall crafts and fun!

 

  • OKTOBERFEST
    10/10- 10/11, 10-5
    Sugar Mountain Resort
    Features live music, arts & crafts, bavarian food, a children's area, and fall color scenic lift rides! 

 

  • CANDLELIGHT GHOST TOURS
    10/24, 7:30 & 8pm
    Wilkes Heritage Museum
    Enjoy legends of the past and stories of ghosts in the present.  Tours are $10. To reserve, call 336-667-3171

  • HALLOWEEN PARTY & TRAIL or TREAT
    October 30 @ 6pm, $5
    Buckeye Recreation Center, Beech Mountain
    Zombies are everywhere! Stock up on candy from our trail or treat and then head out on the haunted trail.

  • West Park After Dark
    10/31, 7pm
    West Park, North Wilkesboro
    Drive-in movies: "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" and "COCO" Advanced registration required via FB @WilkesNC Tourism
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