Forecast Expert Sees “best leaf color season in recent memory”

oct15ConeKathy Matthews, an associate professor of biology at Western Carolina University, specializes in plants systematics and makes annual predictions about regional fall color. Recently she was quoted in the Asheville Cirizen-Times, saying, “This fall could be one of the best leaf seasons in Western North Carolina in recent memory. Three words explain it ~ unusually dry weather.”

Whatever the reason, it looks like a great fall color season upcoming, and visitors to Blowing Rock will find almost daily events and activities that will add enjoyment to the scenic beauty of the surroundings and the charm of the town’s picturesque Main Street. For a full listing of events, go to blowingrock.com/eventcalendar. Highlights include:

The last Art in the Park is Saturday, Oct 3.

BRAHM is presenting lectures on ghost movies and ghost shows in Appalachia on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m., along with family-oriented programming all month. blowingrockmuseum.org

Tweetsie Railroad’s monthlong weekly Ghost Train Festival gets underway Sep. 25 and runs Fridays and Saturdays through Oct 31. tweetsie.com

The Blowing Rock Halloween Festival is Saturday, Oct. 31. Free and open to the public. blowingrock.com/eventcalendar.php

Grandfather Mountain will be conducting guided walks showcasing fall colors Oct. 3-18. grandfather.com

For a fall color blog, images, and activities, go to blowingrock.com/fall. Postings for 2015 will start weekly commencing Sep. 23 and daily after Sep. 30. For up-to-the-minute fall color galleries, follow BlowingRockNC on Instagram.

September 2015

For information:          Tracy Brown, Executive Director, Blowing Rock TDA

                                    828.295.4636 tbrown@visitblowingrock.com