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For the best fall foliage viewing in North Carolina, head for the hills!

Places like Asheville and the Blue Ridge Parkway, Mount Mitchell, and Grandfather Mountain are only a few of the more popular places to take in the spectacular colors of fall in North Carolina.

fall in Grandfather Mountain, NCPeak Times : October, November

NC Fall Foliage Hotline : 1-800-VISIT-NC

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2024 North Carolina Fall Festivals

Enjoy the whole day, or the entire weekend, during North Carolina fall festival season. Have fun!

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Watch jousting matches and craft demonstrations,
or eat like royalty at the Carolina Renaissance Fair.

Weekends from October 5 - November 24, 2024 -- 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 11 - October 12, 2024 -- 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 12, 2024 -- 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.

October 19, 2024 -- 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!

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More about North Carolina fall color around the Web:

Fall 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


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