Fiesta Hendersonville @ Hendersonville Visitor Center Tickets
Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Fiesta Hendersonville @ Hendersonville Visitor Center

Fiesta Hendersonville gives Hendersonville a unique opportunity to experience the best of Latin American countries in their own backyard. Patrons can journey through over 20 represented countries and experience their people, live music, art, food and culture. Located between Allen & Caswell Streets in Hendersonville, NC.

5th Annual Footcandle Film Festival @ Drendel Auditorium at the SALT Block Tickets
Sep 27 – Sep 29 all-day
5th Annual Footcandle Film Festival @ Drendel Auditorium at the SALT Block

The Footcandle Film Festival is designed to bring unique, challenging and entertaining films to Western North Carolina. The 2019 Footcandle Film Festival will screen films during the course of the festival weekend. There are 10 feature-length films and between 15-20 short films, all in a competitive field and eligible for awards determined by both judges and the audience. The list of films as well as show dates, times and cost can be found on the website. Tickets can be purchased individually or a weekend pass for all shows is available.

Old Timey Fall Festival @ Burnsville Town Square Tickets
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Old Timey Fall Festival @ Burnsville Town Square

Celebrate the traditions of yesteryear on Burnsville’s historic Town Square. Festivities kick off with the antique car, tractor and truck parade. Heritage crafters demonstrate their skills with old-timey traditions, such as basket weaving, candle making, yarn spinning, corn shelling and more. Local old-time and bluegrass musicians and cloggers provide entertainment. Southern specialties, such as soup beans, cornbread, barbecue, sweet tea and lemonade, will be available.

Art in the Park @ Downtown Blowing Rock Tickets
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Art in the Park @ Downtown Blowing Rock

Outdoor arts & crafts show featuring 90+ juried artisans in a wide variety of mediums. Meet artists and buy art at series of 6 shows throughout summer. Free parking shuttle and free admission. Rain or shine!

High County Quilt Show @ First Baptist Church of Maggie Valley Tickets
Oct 10 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 12 @ 4:00 pm
High County Quilt Show @ First Baptist Church of Maggie Valley

High Country Quilt Guild’s annual Quilt Show is being held this October once again in Maggie Valley North Carolina.

First Baptist Church of Maggie Valley located at 3634 Soco Road, Maggie Valley, NC

Thursday Oct. 10, noon to 4 pm

Friday and Saturday Oct. 11-12 from 10 am to 4 pm.

Entry is $3 and there is loads of free parking.

The event showcases about 100 quilts made by the members of the Guild. The quilts range from the traditional to modern and from king-sized to wall hangings. Craft boutiques feature a variety of articles made by members for sale to visitors.

Fall and Christmas articles are always favorites at the show, and the Bake Shop always sells out of yummy munchies.

35th Annual Church Street Art and Craft Show @ Downtown Waynesville Tickets
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
35th Annual Church Street Art and Craft Show @ Downtown Waynesville

Main Street is transformed into an art & craft marketplace for this one day event.
Celebrating over 30 years, this event began on Church Street but has since grown to fill Main Street and become one of the finest juried art shows in the region. You will discover a variety of art & craft including pottery, jewelry, woodworking, watercolors, photography, fiber art, candles, quilts, and more. Numerous artists demonstrate their work throughout the day.

Downtown shops and restaurants are open and numerous festival food vendors offer a variety of eats and treats. No animals allowed at downtown events.

Fall Festival at Massanutten @ Massanutten Resort Tickets
Oct 12 @ 11:30 am – 5:30 pm
Fall Festival at Massanutten @ Massanutten Resort

The Massanutten Fall Festival is the perfect reason to get outdoors and take in the foliage from one of the world’s most scenic mountain resorts. For more than 20 years, Massanutten has welcomed over 5,000 annual attendees for a celebration of all things fall, which includes three talented bands on the main stage, beer garden, wine & cider sampling, food trucks, and scenic chairlift rides. Plus, this year’s Fall Festival is serving up tons of activities to keep the little ones busy. Bring the whole family and discover (or re-discover) the Massanutten Fall Festival!

Advance Tickets | $5 (On sale June 1)
At Gate Tickets | $15
Chairlift Ride | $5
Kids under 7 are free! (Kids admission includes chairlift ride.)
Adult admission ticket does not include chairlift ride voucher.

All proceeds benefit the McGaheysville & Elkton Fire & Rescue Squads.

Scare Quest at Explore Park October 17-20, 2019 @ Explore Park Tickets
Oct 17 – Oct 20 all-day
Scare Quest at Explore Park October 17-20, 2019 @ Explore Park

Roanoke County’s Explore Park, located at MP 115 off the Blue Ridge Parkway, will be the place to Explore your fears on select nights in October! Treetop Quest will be transformed into a night zip-line and challenge course adventure for ages four and up. Experience Scare Quest beginning October 17-20,2019 at Explore Park.

Register online at or call (540) 427-1800. Pre-registration is required. No walk-ups.

Select your scare level by choosing from three different narratives. A ghostly guide will lead you on an interactive adventure including a ghost story, obstacle/zip-line challenge, and time on our giant black-light spider web.

• Ghostly Heights – $15 (No Scare Challenge for ages 4-6): A friendly ghost needs your help getting home! He’s afraid of heights and asks you to guide him safely to his family waiting in the trees This is a 55-minute experience.

• Flight of the Bat – $22 (Low Scare Challenge for ages 7+): Danger lurks in the haunted woods at Explore Park, where hikers have been reported missing. Strap on your head lamp and search the trees for the mythic vampire bat and fly through the forest to make your escape. This is a 1.5 hour experience.

• Into the Spider’s Lair – $22 (High Scare Challenge for Ages 7+): For nearly 200 years, treasure hunters have searched for the legendary Beale Treasure. Your team of adventurers have found a lost map revealing the location of the loot, but there’s a catch. The gold is buried deep within the haunted woods and guarded by a nest of giant spiders. Navigate a series of booby traps and see if you can escape with untold riches… and your lives! This is a 1.5 hour experience.

Your only way out is through the trees. Clip into our eerieal adventure course and overcome challenging treetop obstacles like spider webs, barrel crawls and zip-lines. It’s dark out there, so let your head lamp guide the way.

Please keep these things in mind prior to your visit:
• No Costumes-Due to the nature of the challenge course, please do not wear Halloween costumes. These could get caught in the equipment and pose a safety risk.

• Arrive Early-Be there at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time with your entire party to guarantee admission.

• Weight Limit-Our course has a maximum limit of 250 pounds. All participants will undergo a confidential weigh-in.

• Secure Shoes-Tightly fitting closed-toe sneakers or hiking shoes are required (No slip-ons, sandals or boat shoes).

For more information, visit us on the web at or to inquire about the exciting sponsorship and volunteer opportunities available for this event.

Valle Country Fair @ Valle Crucis Conference Center Fair Grounds Tickets
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Valle Country Fair @ Valle Crucis Conference Center Fair Grounds

2019 Valle Country Fair Celebrates 41 years in Valle Crucis, NC raising funds to help people in need and with emergency relief – more than $1,000,000 over the years.

Saturday, October 19, 2019 / 9am to 4pm, rain or shine
Valle Crucis Conference Center Fair Grounds
Highway 194S,
Valle Crucis, NC 28691

Come early, stay late and enjoy live music in the big tent from 9 to 4 pm in a beautiful and historic mountain setting.
More than 160 top quality, juried art and craft exhibitors from the Southeast.
Food Galore – Hot Coffee/Tea and breakfast items available early, Brunswick Stew, Chili, BBQ, Sausage Factory, Burgers and Dogs, Sweet Potatoes, Baked Goods, Homemade Jams and Jellies, Apple Butter cooked on site in giant copper kettles, Apple Cider pressed on site, and more! Don’t cook tonight! Take-home quarts of Brunswick Stew, Chili and Barbecue are available.
Fun for the whole family – pumpkin bowling, sample pony rides, face-painting, alpaca corral.

All fair profits donated to local charities. Help those in need and have a great day of music, fine crafts, food, music and fun. Do your Christmas shopping early!

Admission is free!
Parking on site, $10/car beginning 7:30 am
Handicap parking available
No pets allowed

Woolly Worm Festival @ Historic Banner Elk School Tickets
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – Oct 20 @ 4:00 pm
Woolly Worm Festival @ Historic Banner Elk School

For one weekend each fall, the Blue Ridge Mountain town of Banner Elk becomes the woolly worm racing capital. Now in its 42nd year, the Woolly Worm Festival draws cross-country visitors and locals alike to spend two days cheering their woollybear caterpillars to the finish line.

Races take place throughout the day Saturday and Sunday in the heart of downtown. The overall winner of Saturday’s races earns a $1,000 grand prize and gets to predict the winter weather for the North Carolina High Country. While Sunday’s races don’t involve forecasting privileges, participants vie for prestige and a $500 prize.

The quirky tradition was born out of mountain lore that says the 13 segments of a woollybear caterpillar represent the 13 weeks of winter. Black bands mean cold, snowy days, while brown bands indicate warmer conditions. Each caterpillar has a different color pattern, so the festival designates which caterpillar represents the official forecast.

All attendees are welcome to race a woolly worm. They may bring their own or purchase one from the local PTO. The races take place in heats of 25 contestants. The first worm to the finish line moves on to the next round.