Unlike many places in the Southeast, the High Country enjoys four distinct seasons. Many locals and visitors would agree that the most beautiful time to take in the mountains is during the fall.
Autumn is glorious in the High Country, with the peak of the season occurring at different times, depending on your elevation.
A ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway during the height of leaf season is a photographer’s dream with golden, orange and crimson hues bursting out around every curve in the road.
The fall is also when the High Country holds many of its annual festivals and events including the Woolly Worm Festival, the Valle Country Fair, Tweetsie Railroad’s Ghost Train and Halloween Festival, and Autumn at Oz, among others.
And, of course, fall is football season. If you haven’t sat in the bleachers at Kidd Brewer Stadium to root on the Appalachian State Mountaineers on a glorious autumn day, you’ve missed out on a grand fall sporting tradition.