Top Fall Events and Festivals in Asheville, NC
By Jason Tarr
Truly one of the great things about Asheville is that no matter what time of year you visit, there’s a good chance you’ll find a festival taking place either in the streets of downtown, by the banks of the French Broad River, or tucked away in a mountain meadow. That’s just our nature here in the Blue Ridge Mountains!
In the fall, the Asheville events schedule features celebrations of crafts, harvest and music. Check out this at-a-glance look at Asheville’s best fall events to help find the fests that suit your style.
Fall Festivals and Events in Asheville, North Carolina
October 1-October 31, 2021 (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only)
Eliada Home, Asheville
Enjoy family fun and make memories all while helping local children! One hundred percent of the proceeds from the Eliada Corn Maze go to helping the children at Eliada Home. In addition to the Maze, take a spin on the giant jumping pillow, fire the corn canons or go for a tractor ride.
October 3, 2021
Pack Square Park, Downtown Asheville
Asheville is known as one of the nation's best cities for vegans, with plentiful options at local restaurants and strong culture. This outdoor festival celebrates the vegan lifestyle with food trucks, clothing and artisan booths showcasing the best there is on the vegan market.
October 2, 9 & 16, 2021
Pack Square, Downtown Asheville
Explore and purchase work by some of the finest artists in the region. Asheville Art in the Park takes place on three consecutive Saturdays in downtown Asheville. Some of the local artists who exhibit at these events are nationally-known. Not only can you take home a one-of-a-kind piece, when you make a purchase you'll also be helping to support a local art non-profit organization.
October 9, 2021
Sow True Seed, Asheville
A celebration of all things garlic! The festival brings together local garlic-inspired vendors to create a family-friendly farmers market. There's a big emphasis on education, so you'll have plenty of opportunities to learn about growing great garlic.
October 14-17, 2021
Lake Eden, Black Mountain
Travel the word -- through music and the arts! At LEAF, you'll celebrate the best of life and world culture. A robust lineup of musicians and bands will take the stage throughout the weekend.
October 23, 2021
Pack Square, Downtown Asheville
Take a spin at ceramics at this arts celebration. Ceramic artists from across the country gather to explore all genres of ceramics including tilework, sculpture, jewelry, and pottery. The festival includes more than 40 national ceramic art vendors, food trucks and raku demonstrations.
October 30-31, 2021
Beaverdam Community, North Asheville
In north Asheville's Beaverdam Valley, there's an artist enclave just waiting to be explored! Nearly 30 artists will open their studios and homes for you to see their work, hear their stories and purchase their handmade art and craft. Media include ceramics, painting, jewelry, sculpture, textiles, paper art and photography.
November 20, 2021
Wortham Center for Performing Arts, Asheville
What began as small-scale drag competition in 2008 has grown into a celebration of culture and inclusion. The competition places an emphasis on Hispanic heritage and culture.