October is probably one of the most wonderful months in Black Mountain and Western North Carolina. The leaves start to turn into brilliant colors, festivals abound, the weather is perfect for outdoor activities. You can hike along the many trails or just around Lake Tomahawk. Enjoy the crops of local apples and of course the October festivals.
Of course there is also a lot going at Cheshire Fitness Club too!
Listed here are a few highlights of fun things to do in Black Mountain in October.
Each weekend in October – Creative Mountain Food Tours
Ultimate Foodie Tour – 2pm. Call or go on-line for information and registration.
Oct. 03 – First Friday at Monte Vista
6-9pm. Art, Artists, Music, cash bar, dinner specials and more.
Contact: Red House at the Monte Vista.
Oct. 04 – 2014 Rocking Chair Silent Auction
Over 30 chairs featuring photography. 10am-4pm at Fall By The Tracks Festival, Sutton Ave. Bid sheets on chairs. Winners pick up chairs at 4pm.
Contact: Black Mountain Swannanoa Chamber of Commerce
Oct. 04 – Fall By The Tracks Festival
10am-4pm. Family fun day on Sutton Ave. Activities include face painting, pumpkin painting, cake walk, beanbag toss, storytelling. Model train display, Caboose open, Craft demonstrations. Bake Sale. Hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks for sale.
Contact: The Old Depot Association
Oct. 04 – Folk & New Orleans Jazz Concert
Performers Liza and A.J. from Kerea, Ky. $12, 7:30pm at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of The Swannanoa Valley, 500 Montreat Rd.
Oct. 05 – Puppet Show
Madiso J. Cripps of Cripps Puppets. Inspired show called “In Search of the Early of Grey” 3-5pm on green at Dobra Tea.
Oct. 10 – Artists Reception
6-8pm for SVFAL Juried Show.
Oct. 10 to Nov. 21 – Swannanoa Valley Fine Art League Juried Show
At Black Mountain Center for the Arts -Upper Gallery. Gallery open Mon-Fri 10-5pm
Oct. 10 – Spooky Opening Night – “Turn of the Screw”
9pm $15. Performed by The Front Porch Theatre.
Contact: Black Mountain Center for the Arts
Oct. 11 – 2nd Saturday Studio Show & Sale
Featured Artists, Art Demo, Refreshments. 10% sales. 11-5pm at Red House Studios & Gallery, 310 West State St.
Oct. 11 – Art – Tea Event
Free – Noon to 6pm on green by Dobra Tea Room, 120 Broadway St. Working artists showcasing their work, African Music by C. Calvio, other entertainment, Dobra serving teas from all over the world.
Oct. 11 – Mission Auction Saturday
Live Auction – 11am-2pm. At Blk. Mtn. United Methodist Church, corner of State & Church St. Lots of great items including a Boat. BBQ meal w/drink & dessert $10/each. Benefits for SVCM & Ministry of Hope.
Oct. 25 – Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade & Costume Contest
Great Family Event. Free Parade at 3pm followed by contest.Small fee to be in contest. Registration for the contest begins at 1pm next to Gingko Tree Gallery on Broadway St. Prizes for 3 best costumes in pet and human categories plus grand prizes. Benefits local animal rescue organizations. Info – June at Visions of Creation – 828-669-0065 or Contact: Bone-A-Fide Pet Boutique (828)669-0706
Credits: Black Mountain Chamber of Commerce
Photo and Post: Gina MacFarland/Pro Motion Online