Fall is a beautiful season anywhere, but fall is especially gorgeous in our mountain home of Asheville, North Carolina. Since the leaves change so magnificently in Asheville, there are a lot of activities that celebrate the amazing change in scenery and season! Here are some of my favorite events and activities to do this time of year.
9/1 Apple Orchards Open
North Carolina is surrounded by apple orchards, and is the biggest apple producing state of the East. Lots of orchards are located in Hendersonville, which is only 25 miles from downtown Asheville. You can pick your own apples at the orchards, and many of the orchards are open everyday. Some of the closest ones to Asheville are: Lyda farms (open daily from 9am-6pm). Lyda farms also has farm tours and barnyard animals. Lyda farms is located in Chimney rock road in Hendersonville.(lyda farms) Another orchard near us is Grandad’s Orchard. Grandad’s orchard is located 5.5 miles from Asheville, and it is also located on chimney rock road in Hendersonville and is open from 9am-5pm.
9/22 Asheville High Homecoming Football Game Asheville high school football games are always a good time, but the homecoming game is especially fun. All the homecoming queen candidates line up and walk on the field with an escort. It is always fun to see how they dressed up and watch the game!
The mountain heritage day is located on the Western Carolina University campus. The WCU campus is an hour away from Asheville. The festival includes lots of activities including salt making, folk dance, corn shuck crafts, Cherokee stickball, free wagon and hayrides, and an antique auto show. This festival will give you a taste of old Appalachian culture.
Bake Fall Desserts
If you took my first recommendation of going apple picking then you’ll need something to do with all those apples, so… bake a delicious fall apple pie! Apple pies are just one of so many delicious desserts with amazing fall ingredients. Some of my favorites are pumpkin pie, pumpkin macarons, caramel apple sheet cake, and poached pears
The Elida Corn Maze is an annual event that is hosted at Eliada home in asheville. It is open on september 30th until October 31st and is open on weekdays from 9am-3pm, Saturday from 10am to 8pm and sunday from 10am-8pm. The corn maze isn’t just a corn maze though, it has corn cannons, a corn pit, a slide, a giant jumping pillow and hay rides. This event is not only a fun thing to do this fall but it also gives all proceeds to the Eliada home.