IMG_5950-EditOctober is the time of color.

Reds, cinnamon, dark olive greens, orange, brilliant yellows – all around us. And then there is also leaf blowing,… leaf gathering… leaf disposal, mulching, prepping the garden.

In between all of that work those of us who live in Black Mountain, North Carolina besides loving the vast array of color and the cool crisp air , we love the fall festivities!  October with traditional Octoberfest’s, is traditionally the time to gather around the first fires telling stories and drinking a tall ale or hot cider.

Asheville which is just a hop and skip away from our wonderful town is the nations largest craft Beer capital of America  some even calling it “Brewtopia”. There is even a  website devoted to local Brewery’s called NC Brewers Guild.

Of course we have our own set of craft brewers in our town. Pisgah Brewing Company Burial Beer Company and , Lookout Brewing Company are all located right here in Black Mountain.  Now if you do go out and have a few, remember two things… 1. Do have a designated driver or just take a stroll home and come work out for a few hours at Cheshire Fitness Club before taking in those calories. Balance is the key in life and not over doing anything.

Besides visiting one of our local brewery’s we have local music.

Check out these local music halls.

White Horse

Pisgah Brewing Company

The Trailhead has an open jam every Thursday night

The Straightaway Cafe

For more info on The Black Mountain Music Scene like this facebook page:

IMG_6108Fall is in the air and what a wonderful time to stroll through a festival or hear music.

The largest festival in the area in the fall is LEAF (Lake Eden Arts Festival), October 18-20. Leaf offers all of the fun that you could stand in a weekend, music, great food, arts & crafts, camping, yoga, a kiddie area that is loaded with fun things to do and more.

Others are:

Black Mountain Center for the Arts, Art of Jazz, October 4

Black Mountain Fall Festival, October 12

Fall by the Tracks Festival – October 12

Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade & Festivities, October 26. Contact for more information

The Madison Inn Fall Art Series through October 31

Of course that is not all. Check out the Black Mountain Chamber of Commerce Calendar for more.


Credits: Black Mountain Chamber of Commerce, Explore Asheville, Photo & Blog: Gina Palermo MacFarland





2016-11-12T10:52:40+00:00 September 30th, 2013|Categories: Events, Festivals, Health News, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |