Dear Traveler,
There’s a certain sweetness to September in Brevard and Transylvania County. As summer winds down, it’s possible to catch the first faint signs of fall in the air. A cool breeze ruffles the forest leaves. A brilliant blue sky on a sunny morning. A little bit of color on the edge of the leaves at the highest elevations. The hint of autumn spice and the promise of firesides in the weeks ahead.

September brings some of Brevard and Transylvania County’s most beloved annual events for lovers of art, music, and adventure, and plenty of opportunities to explore the beautiful scenery at a truly spectacular time of year.
Catch you on the trail,

-The Adventurist

Pitch Perfect
Mountain Song Festival

Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium
Brevard Music Center
September 8-9
When it comes to live music, Brevard’s Mountain Song Festival has long been one of the southeast’s best music festivals. Curated by local superstars, the Steep Canyon Rangers, the festival brings some of the best bluegrass, Americana, roots, folk, rock and roll, and more to the stage at Brevard Music Center at this unmissable event. This year’s stellar line-up includes Sam Bush, AJ Lee & Blues Summit, Big Richard, Larry & Joe, Shannon Whitworth & Woody Platt, the Steep Canyon Rangers, and more.
Tune in here for more details

Fair Play
NC Mountain State Fair

WNC Agricultural Center
Sept 8-17
Whether you’re in it for the livestock competitions, the thrills of the midway, or the (also thrilling) carnival food options, the Mountain State Fair offers a whole world of excitement for its two week run at the WNC Agricultural Center. See prize-winning animals, take a spin on the Ferris Wheel, and maybe try out a fried pickle or two (they’re delicious). 

Step right up for more information here

Just Plain Beautiful
Art is in the Air: 3rd Annual En Plein Air Festival

Downtown Brevard
Saturday, September 16
For its third year, this multi-faceted, interactive art event presented by Lucy Clark Gallery and Studio combines some of the regions best artists working in Plein Air, a Wet Paint Art Show and Sale, an artisan market, food vendors, and a lot of talented creators making the most of the beautiful weather in downtown Brevard. 

Brush up on details here

Also of note in September:

Kick Up Your Heels
Old Time Street Dance

Cedar Mountain Moonshine
Tuesday, September 5
Grab a partner and dosey-do into one of Transylvania’s favorite local traditions at this Old Time Street Dance sponsored by Explore Brevard.

Fill your dance card here.

Blast Off
Evening at PARI

Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute
September 22-23
Enjoy a celestial adventure while astronomers talk you through the constellations  and stunning mountain views at PARI, followed up by an overnight stay in a private cabin (optional). Tickets are to be purchased below. 

Beam up here for more.

Discover More

Find all our current events and happenings at the Explore Brevard links below:


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