7 Amazing and Popular Asheville September Events
September in Asheville, NC, is teeming with life. Brilliance. FUN! It is the perfect, jewel toned time of year for you to visit us. The weather is gorgeous. Trees burst with golds and oranges and ruby reds. And life dances to a livelier tune than normal. You really must join us for fall in Asheville, NC! Let us show you why.
You can’t find a more quintessential or wholesome family fall activity than apple picking! And Hendersonville does the time honored tradition proud. There are plenty of apple orchards that offer u-pick options as well as have traditional apple stands. Check out this page here to get an overview of your options.
North Carolina Mountain State Fair
Do you remember state fairs as a kid? The sweetness of the multi-colored cotton candy, the siren song of carnival rides, and the wholesome, earthy scent of the vegetables that are competing for first prize. Fall in Asheville, NC, means that the state fair is coming to our beautiful "town”! Beyond carnival rides (which are always delightful fun!) and the produce and livestock competitions, the Asheville state fair celebrates the traditions and culture of the Blue Ridge area. Which makes this event so different from its counterparts. This vibrant state fair runs from September 8-17 this year. Check out this website if you would like more information.
Do you love celebrations steeped in rich, flavorful, colorful culture? Then you will love the Goombay Festival! This festival is free and runs over the weekend of September 8-9 in Pack Square Park. Here you will get to savor the rich music and colorful dancing of a people who endured the unspeakable cruelties of slavery. These traditions can be traced from West Africa through the West Indies and Bermuda before coming to our very own Asheville. This is one vibrant (and delicious!) festival that you will not want to miss!
Historic Morganton Festival
This fall in Asheville, NC, (September 8-9 to be exact) the Historic Morganton Festival will once again be held! Come and visit this charming town, which is just a few minutes away from Asheville, for a whole weekend of music and laughter. On top of a full roster of incredible live music performances there will be a Sunrise Run on the 9th and a meet-and-greet with Peppa the Pig a little later in the day. Check this website out for more information if you are interested.
Are you interested at all in early American history? Then you will delight in the Overmountain Victory Celebration that runs from September 14-17! This celebration consists of a colonial militia encampment circa 1780. You will be able to get a true glimpse into colonial life and many of the activities that they would have engaged in while remembering the colonial Overmountain Men crossing the Blue Ridge Mountains to fight against the British. This is a fabulous living memorial that you absolutely must catch while you are in Asheville!
Immerse yourself in a "My Big Fat Greek Wedding” atmosphere for a day, or two, this fall in Asheville, NC! September 22-24 a fabulous Greek Festival will bring the re-created narrow streets and aromatic coffee of Greece itself to you! Indulge in traditional foods such as spanakopita, gyros, and of course lamb, lamb, and more lamb! There will also be folk dancing, Greek cooking classes, and even imported Greek wine for you to indulge in!
Horses pounding the dirt. Balls flying. And precise decisions made on the fly. You will get all this and more at the Gladiator Polo "Battle for the Carolinas,” taking place on September 1, 9, and 30! This fall series will feature four teams as they battle to claim the championship title. If you enjoy polo, this is something you must check out!
We can’t wait for you to savor September with us in Asheville, NC! Fall is truly one of the most brilliant times you can come to Asheville, NC. You must indulge in the brilliant color and vibrant atmosphere with us this year! Book your vacation with us now. You more than deserve it.