Your Ultimate Guide to The Best Asheville Fall Festivals

Fall in Asheville, NC, is one of the most beautiful times of the year. The greenery of the towering trees slowly changes to brilliant hues of red and yellow. As the leaves begin to fall, you can see their brilliant colors being carried through the wind, bringing in crisp autumn air. Fall weather means cozy sweaters, bonfires, apple picking, and Asheville fall festivals. When planning an autumn trip to Orchard Inn, check to see when the next fall event is coming up. Celebrate autumn at one of these Ashville fall festivals!

September Asheville Fall Festivals

1. Mountain State Fair

The Mountain State Fair is the perfect way to end the summer and welcome the fall. Spend the day eating around the venue as you try some of the delectable cuisine from more than 50 food vendors, or relax by one of the stages with live music and shows. And of course, don’t forget to shop around at one of the many booths and go on a carnival ride or two!

2. Art in Autumn

Art in Autumn takes place every year in mid-September just outside of Asheville. This outdoor arts and crafts festival brings over 100 artists and crafters together to sell their goods as well as participate in the competition. This is the perfect place to get a head start on holiday shopping or find the perfect souvenir to remember your trip by!

3. Brewgrass Festival

The Brewgrass Festival is every beer lover’s dream! This event takes place every September and features over 40 breweries. Proceeds from the event will go to help the Big Brother Big Sister organization in Asheville.

4. Asheville Greek Festival

Be Greek for the day at the Asheville Greek Festival! On the last weekend of September, the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church throws an incredible event filled with traditional food, live music, and much more.

5. Asheville Barnaroo

This music festival comes every year at the end of September. Festival-goers can enjoy 3 days of live music at Fanny’s Farm. Asheville Barnaroo focuses mainly on folk music, and proceeds from the festival go to benefit the Asheville Music School.

October Asheville Fall Festivals

1. WNC Garlic Fest

The WNC Garlic Fest is held every year at the beginning of October. At this Asheville fall festival, the goal is not only to taste garlic but to learn about it as welll. There are tastings, cooking classes, and you can even learn how to grow your own garlic!

2. Old Depot Art by the Tracks

Old Depot Art by the Tracks takes place at the end of October during prime leaf season. Artists from across the region gather to show and sell their carefully crafted pieces with the hopes of winning the renowned juried art show. Come see the best art in the region and pick up a unique piece for your own home!

Stay at the Orchard Inn during the Asheville Fall Festivals

Asheville fall festivals are the perfect way to celebrate the season. If you are planning on coming to North Carolina to catch one of these fall festivals, stay with us at Orchard Inn. Our relaxing B&B is located in nearby Saluda, close to many area activities, restaurants, and shops. Orchard Inn is the perfect place to take in the beauty of fall. Tucked deep into the forest, you’ll be surrounded by incredible views of the changing trees. We even have a small orchard on the grounds! Choose from any of our cozy rooms or cottages, then don’t forget to start your day off with a gourmet breakfast to get ready for your next adventure. Book your fall stay at Orchard Inn today!