2019 Fall Festivals in Western North Carolina

Saturday Nights Lights

Saturday, September 7, 2019
Repeats every week until Sat Oct 26, 2019
Watch horse competitions with the best riders in the country at the impressive Tryon International Equestrian Center with an exciting atmosphere featuring entertainment, food, kids’ fun, and Venetian carousel rides. The activities start at 5 PM. Arena action 7 PM. Free admission.

Dirty Dancing Festival

Friday, September 13 – Saturday, September 14, 2019
Fans of the cult-classic Dirty Dancing will relive memories of Baby’s first dance in the film’s original, breathtaking backdrop of Lake Lure.

Flock to Rock Birding Day

Saturday, September 14, 2019
Led by birding experts, events at Chimney Rock Park include bird walks, workshops ranging from bird photography to hummingbirds, hawk watches and family nature walks.

WNC Bigfoot Festival

Saturday, September 14, 2019
A quirky festival that celebrates the legendary Sasquatch, held in downtown Marion 36 miles east of Asheville. In addition to Bigfoot-themed items and local crafts, talk with sighters from across the country with evidence that it exists. Calling contest too!

Fiesta Hendersonville

Sunday, September 22, 2019
Experience the best of Latin American on Main Street in downtown Hendersonville. Journey through more than 20 countries with their people, music, art, food, and culture. Free admission. 12 – 6 PM!

Autumn in the Mountains Car Show

Saturday, September 28, 2019
Go to the British Car Club of Western NC annual show to see 120+ British and European classic cars, race cars, racing motorcycles, rareexotic sports cars, and antique motorcycles. Held at Asheville Outlets. Free admission. 9 AM – 4 PM.

Hilltop Fall Festival

Friday, October 4 – Saturday, October 5, 2019
Much fun in downtown Rutherfordton: Friday night Soapbox Derby for big kids, Saturday morning Overmountain 5K and Tour de Pumpkin 50K & 100K bike rides and festival 9 – 5 with crafts, music, scarecrow contest.

Tryon Block House Steeplechase

Saturday, October 5, 2019
A festive day with picnics, sundresses, elegant hats, tailgating and the sights & sounds of thoroughbreds thundering past in Tryon, at the longest-running steeplechase in North Carolina. The National Steeplechase Association sanctions four of the races.

Lake Lure Autumn Arts Festival

Saturday, October 19 – Sunday, October 20, 2019
See and buy craft and art by 90+ artists from many different disciplines. Also enjoy live music and entertainment, many food vendors, and the beauty of the lake. Free admission. 119 Arcade St, Lake Lure.

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