As the sun sets over the forests of Transylvania County, a shadow falls. In that creeping darkness, what unknown perils may lurk between the dusk and the moon rise? In a word? Me. My mountain bike is freshly serviced, my cape newly starched, and one of my favorite creatures of the night invited me to share his hotel room (the Wolfman is an avid fly fisherman, by the way). What could I say, but yes? It’s my favorite month in my favorite Transylvania. And I, for one, am thrilled to be here.
Where else but Brevard can you find great adventure amidst the most spooktacular seasonal splendors -- from pumpkins, pottery, and pale ales to tricks, treats, and trails. It’s the kind of excitement that really gets the blood pumping. And I look forward to being there for every drop of. . . fun. In the meantime, night is coming. I must summon my familiars to run out for new gear so I can hit the trail for a little evening ride and maybe a bite for dinner. Takeout, perhaps.
Until we meet again . . .
-Count Adventurist (bwah-ah-ahhhh)
Grin and Beer It
Brevard’s First Oktoberfest
Saturday, October 2
As the leaves begin to turn and cool breezes start to blow, why not raise a cold one to the change of the season at this delicious new event? $20 gets you a stein and a flight from Brevard Brewing, Ecusta, Noblebräu, Oskar Blues, and Upcountry Brewing, as well as a variety of games, snacks, and opportunities to show off your most fashionable lederhosen.
Ein, zwei, look here for more information.
Born to Be Vild
Luft Wasser Porsches in Brevard
Saturday, October 2
When it comes to taking curvy mountain roads in style, there’s nothing quite like a sports car. Gearheads and Grand Prix wannabes alike can take in all the thrills of seeing over 150 Porches as they cruise into downtown Brevard for a few hours of display.
Accelerate this way for more.
Take A Bow
BMC Opening Night at Parker Concert Hall with
the Jasper String Quartet
Parker Concert Hall
Brevard Music Center
Tuesday, October 5
Brevard Music Center’s elegant, brand new, state-of-the-art lakeside venue, Parker Concert Hall, officially opens its doors with one of America’s leading string quartets. Celebrating its fifteenth anniversary, the Jasper String Quartet has been described by Gramophone as "flawless in ensemble and intonation, expressively assured and beautifully balanced."
Move On Up
Women’s Rock 101
Pisgah Climbing School
Pisgah Climbing School’s first ever Rock 101 class, specifically geared toward women, gives participants the opportunity to get the hang of the ins and outs of climbing at scenic locations in Pisgah National Forest.
Get your belay on here.
Tales from the Dark Side
The Legend of Tommy Hodges
6:30 and 8pm
Tommy Hodges, a young student at The Biltmore Forest School, mysteriously disappeared on Halloween night in 1906 . . . never to be seen again. This interactive outdoor drama invites audiences to experience the legend at the Cradle of Forestry as costumed performers tell the frightening tale as they lead folks on a one-mile walk . . .
in the woods . . . in the dark!!! Come dressed in period-appropriate clothing for a
Scare up more information here.
Oh What A Boo-tiful Day!
Flight of the Vampire 5K
Depot Park, Brevard
Saturday, October 30
Saturday, October 30
Magic is in the air this time of year. You can always tell by the number of witches, skeletons, ghosts, ghouls, and creepy crawlies of all ages that appear on the streets of Brevard during Halloweenfest. The year’s highly anticipated return event will offer up delicious, weird, and wonderful treats for tricksters (and treaters) of all ages, including a costume parade, a pet costume contest, live music, virtual pumpkin carving and, of course, candy.
Early birds and other creatures of darkness may opt to arrive a bit early for the always fang-tastic Flight of the Vampire 5K, which gives costumed competitors a chance to get in a bit of a jog before hitting the candy corn.
Carve out your Halloweenfest schedule here. And run for your life — monsters are everywhere! Register here.