Enjoy the whole day, or the entire weekend, during North Carolina fall festival season. Have fun!
Watch jousting matches and craft
or eat like royalty at
the Carolina Renaissance Fair.
Weekends from September 30 - November 19, 2023 -- Carolina Renaissance Festival Huntersville -- Escape to the Renaissance with a stroll through the Village of Fairhaven for jousting matches, music, dance and comedy shows, plus Artisan Market demonstrations and food and drink fit for royalty!
October 13 - October 15, 2023 -- Autumn Leaves Festival Mount Airy -- Check out one of the Southeast's premiere fall events with live music, delicious food, local artisans, along with a kids' zone, a corn hole tournament, and a Best Autumn Leaves Festival photo contest.
October 21, 2023 -- Apple Harvest Festival Waynesville -- There are apples, pumpkins and good food galore at this very popular fall fest that also features artisan crafts and pottery, or try your hand at ice cream hand-cranking and cider making!
October 28, 2023 -- Smoky Mountains Bluegrass Festival Waynesville -- Enjoy award-winning bluegrass bands at the peak of NC fall foliage season along with artist demonstrations and artwork, local food vendors and a playground for the kids.
More about North Carolina fall color around the Web:
Color Reports for the Asheville Area - A complete guide to the region's fall foliage with weekly peak reports, seasonal events
calendar, driving directions & itineraries for Hickory Nut Gorge, Pacolet River Scenic Byway & Aboretum, plus photo tips,
picture gallery and visitor favorites.
Fall Foliage & Leaf Color in the Mountains - Fall color guide to Western North Carolina with leaf reports, tips & facts, fall color leaf guide, directions for scenic drives around Grandfather Mountain, Mount Mitchell and more.
NCNatural - October - General info on why leaves change color in autumn, plus regional identification guides to North Carolina trees, suggested reading, and related resources