Fall Treats & Changing Leaves

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”

Anne of Green Gables

There is something special about the changing of each season here in the High Country, but fall has to be the most beautiful. The Blue Ridge Mountains have been repeatedly named one of the greatest locations for fall scenery. We may be biased, but we agree! If you are headed here for some leaf peeping, we encourage you to take in all the High Country has to offer in the fall.

Fall Color
The 2022 Fall Foliage Prediction Map predicts the High Country will see color changes earlier this year, with the best colors peaking around October 7-14. We recommend taking a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway to get some great pictures at some of the overlooks.

Pumpkin Patches & Corn Mazes
Harvest Farm Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch in Valle Crucis
New River Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch in Deep Gap
Ashe County Corn Maze in West Jefferson
Norway’s Corn Maze in Boone
C&J Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze in Boone

Festivals and Fairs
Brushy Mountain Apple Festival in North Wilkesboro
Oktoberfest in Sugar Mountain
Valle Country Fair in Valle Crucis
Woolly Worm Festival in Banner Elk

Halloween Fun
Ghost Train at Tweetsie Railroad
Haunted Harvest & Trail or Treat in Beech Mountain
Beary Scary Halloween at Grandfather Mountain
Blowing Rock Halloween Festival in Blowing Rock
Trunk or Treat at Watauga Rec Center in Boone
Boone Boo! in Boone

Swiss Mountain Village’s Fall Bucket List
For even more fun ways to celebrate fall, here are some favorite ideas from our staff:

  • go apple picking
  • jump in the leaves
  • pick a pumpkin to carve
  • toast s’mores over a bonfire
  • take a scenic drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway
  • eat way too much candy
  • enjoy hot apple cider

What’s your favorite way to celebrate fall?!

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