Fall is right around the corner, and with it comes one of Asheville’s busiest seasons for tourists!
Whether you’re returning to the mountains or a first time visitor, we’ve put together a guide to making the most of fall here in Western North Carolina.
One of the best reasons to visit Asheville in the fall months is the abundance of festivals and special events. From a brand new Culinary Festival to our very own Oktoberfest, there is something for everyone.
|6th – 15th September||NC Mountain State Fair|
|12th – 15th September||ChowChow Culinary Festival|
|Late September||Greek Festival|
|12th October||Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest|
|13th October||Hardlox Jewish Festival|
|18th – 20th October||Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands|
|18th – 20th October||Fall LEAF Fest|
|31st October||Trick-or-treat in Historic Montford|
Leaf Watch 101
Asheville’s elevation and the wide variety of tree species means that fall foliage here in the mountains is a sight to behold! Explore Asheville has all the information on the best ways to get out in nature and even how to track the changing leaves as you plan your trip.
Where To Eat
When you come to Asheville, you’ll want to come hungry: the city’s culinary options are not to be missed. There is a lot to choose from, so here are some of our top recommendations for dining in Asheville.
- Jargon (West Asheville)
- Chiesa (Montford)
- Cucina 24 (Downtown)
- Bone and Broth (North Asheville)
- Glass Onion (Weaverville)
- Bouchon (Downtown)
- Bull & Beggar (River Arts District)
For those wanting an adult spin on apple cider (a classic fall beverage), check out Asheville’s Noble Cider and Urban Orchard Cider Co., and Black Mountain’s Ciderworks and Meadery, for delicious hard cider. Noble Cider recently opened The Greenhouse downtown, a bar and bistro serving specialty cider cocktails and plates for sharing.
What To Do
When the weather is nice, take a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway to admire the changing leaves, visit Riverside Cemetery (a short walk from the Black Walnut!) in Asheville’s Historic Montford neighborhood, or or spend a day enjoying the splendor of the Biltmore Estate. Guests staying at the Black Walnut can purchase Biltmore tickets through us: these tickets are good for two consecutive days, giving you more time to enjoy Biltmore’s gardens, grounds, and winery! If you’re caught in the rain, visit The Grove Arcade for Art Deco architecture and shopping, Grail Moviehouse or the Fine Arts Theatre to catch a movie, or check out the newly re-designed Asheville Art Museum.
Fall is our busiest season here at the Black Walnut (rooms are going fast!), so if you’re interested in staying with us, visit our Luxury Rooms page to learn more about our luxury rooms and book your stay: we can’t wait to welcome you!