It’s finally fall and starting to FEEL like fall! After a hot summer with record highs and little rain, we are looking forward to cooler temperatures and the fun family activities that fall brings. In Asheville, there’s no shortage of events to celebrate the change of seasons. With food festivals, pumpkin patches, apple picking, and Halloween and Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s going to be an exciting season!
Here are a few events to consider attending this month and next month.
Music Events in Asheville This Fall
Asheville’s eclectic style means lots of musical artists representing many genres of music – which means there are lots of different concerts to choose from! On Sunday, October 20th, Ray LaMontagne and Kacy & Clayton will be performing at the US Cellular Center in Asheville. Ray LaMontagne is a folk singer-songwriter known for his raspy voice and songs about life experiences. He’s sure to put on a simple yet entertaining show.
At the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium on November 23rd, Toby Mac will be performing on his “TOBYMAC The Theatre Tour”. Toby Mac is a Christian band whose worship music is a modern-day pop and rap style. His shows are often sold out so if you want to see him in concert, get your tickets soon!
If you’re into pop-punk and indie rock, then check out the Turnover & Men I Trust coming to The Orange Peel venue in Asheville on Wednesday, November 13th.
Arts and Crafts Festivals in Asheville
Each year Lake Luke holds an Arts and Crafts Festival that features products like jewelry, soaps, candles, pottery, paintings food and more to support local artists. This year’s festival is October 19-20 at Lake Lure Park. There will be almost 100 artisans and over 10 food vendors along with kids’ activities and entertainment. It’s FREE, so don’t miss this fun event!
This weekend in downtown Asheville, the Southern Highland Craft Guild will host it’s 72nd Fall Edition Craft Fair. Thursday through Sunday the Craft Fair will feature artisans exhibiting and selling their contemporary and traditional works of clay, wood, metal, glass and mixed media art and jewelry so you can find that one of a kind piece for yourself or a gift for someone else. Admission cost is $8 for this one, so don’t forget to bring your cash!
There’s also a Vintage Market Days of Asheville market coming to the WNC Ag Center in Fletcher on November 1-3. This market will feature an upscale vintage-inspired array of handmade jewelry, clothing, home décor, antiques, seasonal plants and more! There will also be food vendors and entertainment throughout the market. Admission is $10 on Friday and Saturday and $5 on Sunday.
Asheville Food and Drink Events
Can’t forget about the yummy food and drink events Asheville has to offer!
The 3rd Annual Sausage Festival – that’s right, a festival to celebrate sausage – will be held at Hickory Nut Gap Farm in Fairview, NC. From 5-9 pm on November 2nd, you can get a sausage dinner with sides and a beer while enjoying music, contests with prizes and the kids play in the bouncy house. Tickets start at just $5.
If sausage isn’t your favorite, then consider going to the 3rd Annual Asheville Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival at the Asheville Outlets. Here you can try lots of different foods and craft beer and even pop into one of the outlet stores for some shopping! There will also be some local artists showcasing their work at the festival and fun activities to keep the kiddos happy.
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