Asheville October Events


Here are a few events happening this October in Asheville to enjoy during your visit.


Saturday, October 7, 1-5PM

CiderFest NC

Taste a variety of hard ciders while sampling local cuisine, listening to music, arts strolling through arts and crafts booths. Ciderfest is outside by the river at the Salvage Station.

Music & Vendors


Saturday, October 7, 14th, and 21st.  10-4 PM

Asheville Art in the Park, downtown in Pack Square.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

At Pack Square, located in the heart of downtown, this festival features pottery artists, jewelry artists, sculptors, and two-dimensional artists.

Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15. 9AM-5PM

The Bonsai Expo at NC Arboretum is a must-see for bonsai tree enthusiasts. Building on the normally extensive bonsai collection of the Arboretum, this Expo features juried displays, opportunities to purchase bonsai, and free demonstrations. While you’re there, the Arboretum is a beautiful place to walk through gardens, and is right next door to the Southern entrance of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Carolina Bonsai Expo 2017

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 19-22

The Fall LEAF festival. Stay with us and stop by the popular Fall LEAF festival with day and evening tickets. A family friendly festival with camping, great food, and internationally recognized musicians playing on multiple stages. Enjoy healing arts activities, dancing, and visiting arts and crafts booths. In Black Mountain, by the beautiful Lake Eden.

Friday, October 20, Saturday October 21, and Sunday, October 22

Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands

200 craftspeople of the Southern Highland craft will sell their crafts in downtown Asheville, with live local music performances, and craft demonstrations. At the US Cellular Center.

Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands




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