Fall is Here in the Blue Ridge Mountains!

This the time of year to visit our beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and enjoy the height of fall color. This past weekend was peak color in the highest elevations (4500+ ft).  At mid-elevation from 2500-4500 feet, the colors are just as brilliant although the individual species change. Prominent trees include tulip poplar (yellow), black birch (yellow), hickory species (red), sourwood (red), flowering dogwood (red), blackgum (scarlet) and numerous oaks (reds, yellow, scarlet). Evergreen trees such as pitch pine, table mountain pine and white pine as well as the abundant great rhododendron provide a green carpet interspersed with the deciduous trees. Prominent flowering species include many aster and goldenrod species, grass-leaved golden-aster, as well as a few sunflowers. Recent Fall Color Photos   | More Fall Photos of Asheville  & Blue Ridge Parkway

Asheville Area Profiled in Top Five Places to See Fall Foliage featured on the Today Show (see video below at 1:58)

Tour de Falls

Tour de Falls, DuPont State Recreational Forest, 9:00am-2:30pm, buses will be available in the parking lot on DuPont/Staton Rd. to take visitors to High Falls, Triple Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and Lake Julia, donation – adults $12, $6 ages 6-17, under 6 free, cash or check, no credit cards; sponsored by Friends of DuPont Forest, Hendersonville, 828-877-6527or 828-692-2929 www.dupontforest.com

Motorama

Motorama, Main Street, automobile dealers display their new 2014 models, antique/classic cars & street rods show; sponsored by the Great Smoky Mountain Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America call 828-891-8299 & the Hendersonville Antique Car Club call 828-696-4168 or 828-388-0671, for information on New Car Show call 828-693-9061, Hendersonville

Hank Williams’ Lost Highway

Flat Rock Playhouse presents Hank Williams: Lost Highway, musical biography of a legendary singer-songwriter, Wed-Sat 8:00pm; Wed, Thurs, Sat & Sun 2:00pm; Regular tickets $40.00; Seniors, AAA, Military $38.00; Students $30.00; Seniors, AAA, Military $33; Students $25; Flat Rock, 828-693-0731, 866-732-8008  www.flatrockplayhouse.org

Donna Summer & the Sounds of the 70s

Rug & Home presents Donna Summer & the Sounds of the 70s at Playhouse Downtown October 16-20 and 23-27. Performances featuring music of the late Donna Summer and the 1970s will be Wednesday through Saturday at 8:00 pm each evening.  All tickets are $24 and can be purchased by calling the Playhouse box office at 828-693-0731, toll-free at 866-732 8008 or online at www.flatrockplayhouse.org.  Playhouse Downtown is located at 125 S. Main Street in Hendersonville NC.

Donna Summer & the Sounds of the 70s

Rug & Home presents Donna Summer & the Sounds of the 70s at Playhouse Downtown October 16-20 and 23-27. Performances will be Wednesday through Saturday at 8:00 pm each evening.  All tickets are $24 and can be purchased by calling the Playhouse box office at 828-693-0731, toll-free at 866-732 8008 or online at www.flatrockplayhouse.org.  Playhouse Downtown is located at 125 S. Main Street in Hendersonville NC.

Music on the Rock Featuring 70s & Donna Summer Music

Stage star Reva Rice will feature in the next ‘Music on the Rock’ series concert: Donna Summer & the Sound of the 70s opening on October 16th. Rice has been a star of shows on Broadway, the West End and Las Vegas.

TICKETS AND SCHEDULE

Rug & Home presents Donna Summer & the Sounds of the 70s at Playhouse Downtown October 16-20 and 23-27. Performances will be Wednesday through Saturday at 8:00 pm each evening.  All tickets are $24 and can be purchased by calling the Playhouse box office at 828-693-0731, toll-free at 866-732 8008 or online at www.flatrockplayhouse.org.  Playhouse Downtown is located at 125 S. Main Street in Hendersonville NC.

Mountain Wine & Music Festival

Saturday, September 28, 2013 – The Mountain Wine & Music Festival is day long event held in Flat Rock, NC. Family friendly, it will feature wineries & vineyards from Henderson and Polk counties, as well as all-day music and local food and retail vendors.  Plan to stay at The Melange Bed & Breakfast for the entire weekend.  Check for Reservations

September is NC Wine & Grape Month!

Whether it’s sipping a favorite N.C. wine or enjoying grapes directly off the vine, there are plenty of ways for people to celebrate N.C. Wine and Grape Month in September.   During NC’s Wine & Grape Celebration during the month of September,  plan a trip to Hendersonville and stay at The Melange Bed & Breakfast.  During your visit, stop by any one of  Hendersonville’s three wineries / vineyards: Burntshirt Vineyards, St. Paul Mountain Vineyards, and the Falderal Winery.

North Carolina is home to the nation’s first cultivated wine grape, the scuppernong, which grew wild on Roanoke Island. Known as the “Mother Vine,” the plant is more than 400 years old and covers half an acre. Today, the state produces a large assortment of both muscadine and vinifera varieties of grapes.  Our state is also the 10th largest producer of wine and grapes in the nation.  

Asheville Quilt Show – Sept. 27-29

Asheville Quilt Show, WNC Agricultural Center Expo Bldg, Fri & Sat, 9:00am-5:00pm & Sun 10:00am-4:30pm, Admission $6, over 250 quilt, vendors, gift shop, silent auction & quilts for sale; free parking and handicap accessible, Fletcher, NC 828-687-1414 or 828-281-3653 www.ashevillequiltguild.org/show.html




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