Attend a lively musical performance, go dancing at one of the many street festivals planned throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains, explore regional gem mines, sample your way across a food and wine festival, or explore a new art exhibit. There’s no shortage of cool things to do here in Western North Carolina. Here’s a list of some of the best events taking place this month.
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Park in the Dark
October 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm$8 – $20
Fundraiser for the Friends of Chimney Rock State Park
On Saturday, October 12th from 7:30pm – 10pm (weather permitting), come celebrate the autumn season by watching nightfall from the top of Chimney Rock. Your family will enjoy hands-on activities, nature stations, storytelling around the campfire, s’mores and much more during this fundraising event for the Friends of Chimney Rock State Park. This non-profit organization helps support the Park through volunteering and fundraising with a focus on recreational access, education, and protection of the ecological resources within the Hickory Nut Gorge.
“This is our Annual Fundraiser and all proceeds will be used to improve the park for future visitors,” said Ryan Lubbers, Board Member of FCRSP. “We are looking forward to the Park in the Dark event and invite everyone to come out and celebrate a very extraordinary evening at the Rock!”
The elevator and Outcroppings trail will be open for the festivities. Guests can enjoy the evening sky from the top of the Rock, eat some scrumptious s’mores while listening to campfire stories, check out multiple nocturnal animal encounters and participate in some gear demonstrations with Frugal Backpacker. The night will conclude with a spooky campfire story at the base of the Chimney.
The cost is $20 per adult, $8 for children ages 5-15, and free for children ages 4 and under. To purchase tickets, visit ChimneyRockPark.com. Tickets must be pre-purchased by October 10th.