And with that comes the Fall Festivals and Happenings!
This is a great time to get out and enjoy the wonderful change of weather along with music, arts and entertainment.
One of the largest festivals in Black Mountain to look forward to is LEAF.
LEAF: The 2013 Fall LEAF (Lake Eden Arts Festival) will be held October 17-20. For more information and tickets, click here.
Here are some more of our favorites:
Sept. 01 to Sept. 30 – Still Life – In and Out of the Box Gallery Show
At Red House Studios and Gallery, 310 W. State St. beside Monte Vista Hotel, Mon-Sat 11am-5pm and Sundays noon-4pm
Sept. 07 to Oct. 26 – Saturday Story Time
Free 10:30am (1hr.) at the Swannanoa Valley Museum. Grades 1-5. Hear the story of Rascal by Sterling North, participate in activities, meet Rascal.
Sept. 10 to Oct. 31 – Madison Inn Fall Art Series
Exhibit by Susan Shaw, local artist and Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League President. View during restaurant hours: Mon-Sat (closed Wed.) 5-9pm and Sun. 11am-8pm.
Sept. 17 – WWC Constitution Day
Celebrate U.S. Constitution day with a lecture on democracy by Warren Wilson College President Steven L. Solnick. Free & open to public at 7pm in Canon Lounge of Gladfelter Student Center.
Sept. 17 – Light Room at the Light Center
Meditate with music while surrounded by high-intensity LED lights to help balance your energy centers.
Sept. 17 – Labyrinth
The Labyrinth is located behind the Light Center Dome. While you are here, please enjoy the Light Room and our trails to meditation destinations, too.
Sept. 19 – Local Plates – Local Pints
4-7pm at Pisgah Brewing. $20 advance $25 at gate (under 12 yrs. free.) Blk. Mtn. chefs, delicious food, local farms, pisgah beer & music by Crooked Pine Band. Fundraiser for Blk. Mtn. Tailgate Market. Get tickets at the Tailgate Market Saturday mornings,Merry Wine Market,or http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/451533
Sept. 19 – Third Thursday – Readings by Three Authors
Free. 6:30pm at Monte Vista Hotel. Nancy Poling “Had Eve Come First and Jonah Been a Woman”, Bill Forstchen “One Second After”, and Jerald Pope “Hold on a Second”.
Contact: Black Mountain Autors Guild
Sept. 21 – Rock the Quarry 5K Trail Challenge
9:30am at Grove Stone & Sand. Registration required. Cost determined by date of registration. Benefit for Blak Mountain Home for Children
Sept. 21 – Mill Around the Village Festival
Music, Vendors, Food, Games and more.
Sept. 21 – Throw Back to the Classics event
3pm at Lake Tomahawk Park. Classic cars, music of the 50’s-70’s, Food vendors Duke’s Hot Dogs and Norton’s Ice Cream, talent show, ending with outdoor film screening of “American Graffiti”
Contact: Black Mountain Recreation & Parks
Sept. 21 – Howl In
Tour begins at 3pm at Full Moon Farm Wolfdog Sancturary. Optional potluck dinner for $5 per plate – you bring sidedish. Call or email for details and directions.
Sept. 25 – McCall
Montreat College Center for Adult Lifelong Learning orientation reception 2pm at Highland Farms, Brookside Center.
Contact: Bob Shaw
Sept. 26 – Friends of the Black Mountain Library Benefit
4:30-6pm at Phil’s Bar-B-Que Pit. $10 for Friends members in advance, $15 for non-members or members at the door. Hors d’oeuvres and a glass of beer or wine, 10% off dinner, bring 5 or more used/new books for a raffle ticket. Get tickets at the library or reserve by emailing –
Sept. 27 – Jazz Cabaret Dinner Concert
Paris to New York with Peggy Ratusz-vocals, Gypxy Jazz ledegns One Leg up & other regional jazz vocalists and instrumentalists. Optional dinner by Blk. Mtn. Bistro 6:30, show at 8pm. Reservations required.
Sept. 28 – Third Annual Car & Bike Show
9am-5pm at Harley Davidson of Asheville, 20 Patton Cove Rd, Swannanoa. Raffles, food, vendors, door prizes, and dash plaques. Proceeds benefit the Swannanoa Fire Dept.
Sept. 28 to Nov. 02 – Scare Island Haunted Trail & Maze
Fridays & Saturdays. 7:30-9:30pm. $6 trail, $5 maze, $10 both. At SkyIsland Campground, 88 Flatlander Dr. Old Fort.
Credit: Black Mountain Calendar