It’s hard to believe that summer is almost over and cool weather is just around the corner. Before the freeze, Asheville’s autumn brings great wholesome activities for the whole family. These are just a few of what’s going down this fall in Asheville.
Apples to apples
Beginning September 1st, head over to an apple orchard for some apple picking. Take a day trip to Hendersonville and visit some of the most bustling and beautiful apple orchards in the region. Drive along “Apple Alley” and choose from tons of different orchards.
Grandad’s Apples is 70 acres full of fun, where you can pick the freshest picked apples of the day — or go ahead and pluck your favorites from a tree. Grandad’s Barn and Country Store has everything you can imagine for your apple needs. From peelers and pie plates, to apple butters, breads, pies, ciders, and caramel apples, you surely will have your apple fill by day’s end.
Run, Asheville, run
Participate in the Asheville Running Experience, before it gets too cold out. From September 4th to 6th, any person, at any level, can join and run in one (or more) of six events. Show up on Friday to pick up your registration packet and bib at New Mountain. Then on Saturday get your running shoes on for the ARX Half Marathon, starting on Coxe Avenue. If major and long distance running isn’t for you, later that day at 4:30 you can participate in the Funktastic Fun Run. On Sunday, runners can take part in the Chasing Trails 6K at 9:30am or the Incredible Asheville Urban Odyssey. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or someone who just wants to be a part of the action, one thing’s for sure: all participants will be getting a great tour of Asheville and get some awesome views as they complete their courses.
Culture at the park
Don’t forget to check out Goombay Festival, an awesome celebration of African-Caribbean heritage. Head over to the ever busy Pack Square Park in Downtown Asheville and enjoy sounds from local artists. This is the festival’s 35th year and will have a large offering of local eats and crafts. Be one of the 10,000 visitors that participate in the festival on September 11th to the 13th.