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Fall Festivals in the High Country

Fall Festivals in the High Country

Fall events make the season extra festive! If you have missed a festival, note the timing of individual events to plan ahead for the following year. Dates change, but in general, each festival is held the same weekend in each year (ex: Woolly Worm Festival is the...

Fall Color Update: September 25, 2019

Price Lake on the Blue Ridge Parkway- Milepost 297, elevation 3410 feet. Fall has officially begun, and we’re on color watch! This week, there are lots of goldenrod and aster flowers in bloom, adding color in the fields and along High Country roadsides....

Fall Photo: October 28, 2016

Drives along local roads and highways are still spectacularly colorful. This shot was snapped from the passenger seat, the perfect place to enjoy the late-season color show. Old Highway 421 near Deep Gap elevation 3325 This weekend is still a good time to enjoy fall...

Fall Photo: October 3, 2016

Fall foliage is on the way, but it will still be a few days before we see consistent color displays near Blowing Rock. As an example, here’s a view from Price Lake on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Today was a still day that offered a glass-like surface on the water,...

Fall Photo: October 2, 2016

A walk around Bass Lake is recommended any time of year, but it’s a particular favorite in fall. When you go, you’ll want to carpool if possible, as parking at the lake can be very limited on autumn days. Today was busy, too, as the crisp air and blue...