Events Calendar

Oct
1
Sat
Forest Festival Day & Intercollegiate Woodsmen’s Meet @ Cradle of Forestry in America
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Forest Festival Day & Intercollegiate Woodsmen's Meet @ Cradle of Forestry in America | Pisgah Forest | North Carolina | United States

The John G. Palmer Intercollegiate Woodsmen’s Meet hosts its 21st annual lumberjack competition organized by Haywood Community College. This year also holds a special celebration for the 100th anniversary of Pisgah National Forest.

*More than 100 traditional craftsmen, exhibitors, forestry students, and entertainers gather at the Cradle of Forestry to celebrate our forests, forest heritage, and Pisgah National Forest’s centennial.

*In addition, Forest Festival Day includes fun activities for children like crafts, wagon rides and falconry programs.

2016 Hilltop Fall Festival @ Downtown Rutherfordton
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
2016 Hilltop Fall Festival @ Downtown Rutherfordton | Rutherfordton | North Carolina | United States

Friday, September 30th 6:30-8:30
Saturday, October 1st 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Downtown Rutherfordton, Main Street

The 45th annual Hilltop Festival will have for the public to enjoy- Live bands, local arts and crafts, kids activities, food and beverage vendors, and amusement rides.
Friday night “Race for the Gold” Soapbox Derby (7:00 pm)
Saturday morning is the annual Overmountain Victory Trail 5K (8:00 am) http://bit.ly/2b6CMoX and the 11th annual Tour De Pumpkin (takes off after the 5K). http://rutherfordoutdoor.org/outdoor-activities/biking/pumpkin

Art on Main Fine Art / Fine Craft Festival @ Historic Downtown Hendersonville, NC
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – Oct 2 @ 5:00 pm
Art on Main Fine Art / Fine Craft Festival @ Historic Downtown Hendersonville, NC | Hendersonville | North Carolina | United States

The Arts Council of Henderson County presents the 57th annual Art on Main, a fine art / fine craft festival, on October 1 and 2, 10am-5pm both days. The festival takes place in historic downtown Hendersonville, NC, about 30 miles south of Asheville.

Forest Festival Day Scarecrow Contest @ Cradle of Forestry in America
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Forest Festival Day Scarecrow Contest @ Cradle of Forestry in America | Pisgah Forest | North Carolina | United States

A new addition to our 21st annual Forest Festival Day, this family-friendly contest invites all groups to create a fun and unique theme surrounding your scarecrow.

*Registration is FREE, but participants must pay the Cradle of Forestry entrance fee to the Forest Festival Day on arrival.

*Deadline for registration is extended thru September 27th.

*Registrants will be given one straw bale and one t-post.

*Scarecrows and a display that fits within an 8’x8′ area can be preassembled or assembled between 10:00am-2:00pm on Oct.1, voting lasts until 4:00pm

*Scarecrows will be moved and displayed in the Heritage Garden until October 21-22 for the Tommy Hodges Outdoor Drama.

Oct
8
Sat
Fall Festival @ Fall Festival at Tryon Arts and Crafts School
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – Oct 9 @ 5:00 pm
Fall Festival @ Fall Festival at Tryon Arts and Crafts School | Tryon | North Carolina | United States

This annual arts and crafts exhibit is located in picturesque Harmon Field only a mile form historic downtown Tryon. The event is free to the public and features artisans and their wares, demonstrations of crafts taught at the school, food and children’s activities.

Oct
20
Thu
43rd LEAF Festival @ Lake Eden
Oct 20 – Oct 23 all-day
43rd LEAF Festival @ Lake Eden | Black Mountain | North Carolina | United States

Celebrating 21 Years!  LEAF Festival, featuring Carnival of Wonder
October 20-23, 2016

Music, art, and culture has the power to inspire our minds, enliven our hearts, and awaken our souls. In this powerful time of transformation, may we never forget the importance of living our creative dreams and sharing what we love with the world. For the 43rd LEAF Festival, we dare you to come experience the magic, the mystery, and the magnificence of a Carnival of Wonder! Be prepared for sights that astound, performances that ignite your imagination, and a family adventure that you will remember – forever.