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Christmas in July Festival - West Jefferson
9:00 AM09:00

Christmas in July Festival - West Jefferson

About the Festival...

Sharing our Mountain Heritage! The Christmas in July Festival is one of the best, old fashioned summer festivals in the South drawing thousands to historic West Jefferson, NC each July! The Festival began in 1987 as a celebration of the Christmas Tree Industry Ashe County, NC is known for. In 2015, Ashe County, NC was named the #1 Christmas Tree producer in the United States. The Festival is a free-admission event held in Downtown West Jefferson featuring the very best in traditional mountain music, handmade arts & crafts vendors throughout the region while still celebrating the Christmas Tree industry. Numerous food vendors feature a variety of the infamous delicious festival foods & more. Also, you don't want to miss the annual Civil War re-enactments held throughout the day of the festival at the West Jefferson Municipal Park. Children's activities, roving performers, fun competitions, non-profits and the Farmers' Market are also part of the festival each year. A Community Stage representing talent from local community groups & individuals include dancing, clogging, singing and music! Nowhere else will you find such an excellent array of local & regional music, food vendors, fun and festivities for the entire family than at Christmas in July in Downtown West Jefferson! Hope to see you there! 


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Blowing Rock Halloween Festival -
3:00 PM15:00

Blowing Rock Halloween Festival -

All events are free! Join us in Blowing Rock for some family-friendly fun all afternoon!

Prizes Awarded for the Costume Contest

Hayrides through Blowing Rock


Spooky Stories and Creepy Crafts at Blowing Rock Art & History Museum

3:30-4:30pm. For kids of all ages. Drop in anytime during the day to tour the Fall Exhibits with free admission to the Museum from 10am-5pm.

Games & a Fun House in the Recreation Center for the Kids

Monster March on Main Street
5:45 pm (line up at 5:30 at the American Legion)

Trick or Treat Downtown Blowing Rock
6:00pm-until (Look for the black and orange balloons)

Costume Contest

7:00pm (Sign up at the Recreation Center by 6:45p.m.)

Location: Recreation Center (White Building by the Tennis Courts)

Moonlight Scavenger Hunt

For More Information Call 828-295-5222

Or Visit www.townofblowingrocknc.gov

After your Halloween Event - come back to your cabin and tell your own spooky stories around your campfire at your cabin.

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Todd New River Festival
9:00 AM09:00

Todd New River Festival

Plan your fall trip to the NC Mountains and stay at Fall Creek Cabins. 

Todd New River Festival October 13, 2018 in historic Todd NC will take place once again on the banks of the New River at Cook Memorial Park in Todd North Carolina.  The New River is thought to be the second oldest river in the word, second only to the Nile River. The festival features live music, storytelling, arts and crafts booths, a checkers playoff, special children’s activities including face painting, and much more! 

Visit Website for more information: http://toddruritan.org/

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Blowing Rock Music Festival
10:00 AM10:00

Blowing Rock Music Festival

Rent 3 nights, receive the 4th night FREE! Must mention this special. Valid on group size of 4 or less.

The Blowing Rock Music Festival, September 15, 2018 will take place at North Carolina’s oldest attraction, The Blowing Rock!  The festival features over 10 live music performances.  Gates open at 10, with music starting at noon.

Visit: http://www.theblowingrock.com/the-annual-blowing-rock-music-festival/

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West Jefferson Antiques Fair
to Oct 6

West Jefferson Antiques Fair

Stay at Fall Creek Cabins - Rent 3 nights, receive the 4th night FREE! Valid on group size of 4 or less.

West Jefferson Antiques Fair September 14-15 2018 in downtown West Jefferson NC. The West Jefferson Olde Time Antiques Fair will take place in West Jefferson along the beautiful streetscapes. Numerous antique vendors set up during this fair and one can find a variety of items including vintage furniture, coins, glassware, quilts, refurbished antiques, pottery, silver, vintage signage and much more!

Visit: http://www.oldetimeantiquesfair.com/

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Ghost Train - Tweetsie Railroad
to Oct 27

Ghost Train - Tweetsie Railroad

Visit Tweetsie Railroad's Ghost Train - bring the family for a fun filled Halloween weekend. 

September 21–22, 28-29; October 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27


  • Purchase a ticket for a specific night and train ride time
  • Advance tickets required
  • Admission for adults and children: $38 per person
  • Children 2 and under enter FREE
  • A limited number of Guests admitted nightly


  • September 21-22
  • September 28-29
  • October 5-6
  • October 12-13
  • October 19-20
  • October 26-27


  • Ghost Train Ride
  • Haunted House
  • Halloween Shows on Main Street
  • 3-D Maze
  • Black Hole™
  • Trick-or-Treating
  • Freaky Forest
  • Warp Tunnel
  • Tweetsie Palace Spooktacular Black Light Show

Tweetsie's Ghost Train Details and Times: https://tweetsie.com/special-events/ghost-train/

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4th Annual Carolina in the Fall
to Sep 22

4th Annual Carolina in the Fall

Plan and stay at Fall Creek Cabins - Stay 3 nights, receive the 4th night free. Valid on group sizes of 4 or less.

North Carolina in the fall of the year… thinking about it conjures up images of brilliant colors and cooler temperatures. A time when life slows down and nature’s beauty speeds up! With that as a backdrop, Carolina in the Fall™ brings “New Carolina Music” to Wilkesboro, NC, located in the picturesque foothills of North Carolina.

On September 21st and 22nd, in historic downtown Wilkesboro, the Kruger Brothers will host some of North Carolina’s best folk/ roots music bands during the Award Winning Fourth Annual Carolina in the Fall™ Music and Food Festival. They will be joined by a variety of bands from around the world that tip their hats to the rich musical history of Wilkes, the Heart of American Folk Music™.

In its fourth year, Carolina in the Fall™ has become an annual pilgrimage of bluegrass and folk music lovers. In addition to great music, those that attend will be treated to some of North Carolina’s best food as each year trucks from the region will bring their secret recipes to feed the masses and vie for the Carolina in the Fall™ Food Truck Championship trophy. Additionally, local vineyards and regional craft breweries will be onsite to provide a taste of the region’s best beverages.

As a lifestyle festival, CITF offers more than just music and food. Other events include The North Carolina Banjo ChampionshipBobby Martin Songwriting CompetitionThe Chad Lovette Memorial Trail Run and Ride in support of the American Cancer Society and the Silent Auction in support of the Wilkes Music Afterschool Program (12 Note MAP). If you need a little getaway from sitting and listening, Contra and clogging dance classes and Artist Workshops are held both days of the festival. Due to the size of the venues and closeness of the seating, pets are not allowed in any of the music venues.

Make plans now to be in Wilkes County, North Carolina on September 21st and 22nd to enjoy the sights and sounds of the season of Carolina in the Fall™. Visit these links to purchase ticketsmake your hotel reservations, or if you like to camp (Sewerfest will be open!)Visit this link if you would like to purchase VIP tickets which includes entry to the Carolina Jam™ sessions each evening from 11 PM til 1 AM at the Yadkin Valley Event CenterYadkin Valley Event Center.

Carolina in the Fall Music and Food Festival™ welcomes you to Wilkesboro, NC. As Uwe Kruger sings… “in the hills of Carolina folks have opened up the door and for the first time in my life I’m not a stranger anymore”. Come and join our community of music and food lovers. There are no strangers here!

Save the date and make the annual pilgrimage to Wilkes, the Heart of American Folk Music™. Carolina in the Fall Music and Food Festival™.

Visit website for more information, tickets, schedule, etc. http://carolinainthefall.org/


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