The sun has set over the distant horizon. The sky has faded into night. The moon has risen over the mountains filling the forests with an otherworldly light. I have fastened my cape, unlocked the bicycle, and taken to the old winding trails to hunt out the very latest in Brevard and Transylvania County. It is the spooky season! And as a creature of the dark with an abiding thirst for pumpkin spiced beverages, it’s truly my time to shine (though perhaps not in direct sunlight). This month has more heart-pounding excitement in store than the Wolfman has gray hairs. And while we’re all getting pretty excited, you’ll have plenty of chances for tricks and treats before night falls at Halloweenfest. As for now, I must bid you farewell as I embark down the mountain to taste from the flowing taps of Transylvania County. Perhaps we shall meet by moonlight? I do so love it when a friend turns up for a drink.
Into the Hills
Appalachian Folk Festival
Saturday, October 8
Set your toes to tapping at this day-long celebration of Appalachian culture, art, music, and history at the oldest frame house west of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Allison-Deaver House, built in 1815, provides the venue where you and your whole family can enjoy tours, crafts, children’s activities, and more.
Prepare to explore the past here.
Arts for Everyone
White Squirrel Artisans Market
Brevard Lumber Arts District
Saturday, October 22
The 2nd annual White Squirrel Artisans Market makes its exciting return on Saturday, October 22nd. Peruse a wonderful array of handcrafted jewelry, home décor, plants, health and wellness products, clothing, ceramics, painting/prints, organic products, homemade goods and so much more! Make sure you bring a chair and sit back and listen to some of
the best musicians around. UpCountry Brewery and Distillery along with a food truck will keep your thirst and hunger at bay.
Your afternoon of fun begins here.
A Boo!tiful Day in the Neighborhood
Saturday, October 29
We’re not saying downtown Brevard’s Halloweenfest is the best, but this IS Transylvania County. Who knows who or what might lurk up in the forest? Dracula? Wolfmen?
Witches? Maybe even our old friend, the Mummy? Whatever the case, you’re likely to see more spooky, scary, creepy, crawly, mystical, magical, and all around fantastical friends gathered on the streets of Brevard for this free, family-friendly event. In between the costume competitions and parade and pumpkin-carving contest, your favorite ghouls may also enjoy a bounce house, hula hoop dance party, a very special “Smart Start Sesame Street Party” (with visiting Muppets) and of course, plenty of trick-or-treating at the
Spooky Stroll Open House. Grown-ups can even blow off a litlle steam with some
satisfying axe throwing.
Treat yourself here.
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Rosman Rumble 5K
Community Park, Rosman
Saturday, October 1
Billed as “the flattest 5K” in the county, this fun race gives runners and walkers a chance to
get out and enjoy an October day in
Lace up your running shoes here.
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4th Friday Art Walk
Friday, October 28
Enjoy the autumn twilight, grab a bite to eat and perhaps find a one-of-a-kind masterpiece
to take home with you at this beloved
Sketch out a plan here.