Fall in West Jefferson North Carolina is really going to be something special this year, with endless ways to explore the area and experience the comfort the holiday season brings to Ashe County. As venues begin to reopen and we seek a safe yet interactive environment, there are plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy. From scenic Blue Ridge Mountain views, to weekly corn mazes, to a Hot Rod cruise with the Blue Ridge Midnight Runners, West Jefferson has so much to offer. If you are looking for ways to be more active in the area or are looking for a new place to call home, make sure you read about all of the fun and festivities West Jefferson has planned for you this fall!
Take A Drive Down The Scenic Blue Ridge Parkway
Autumn in North Carolina is filled with gorgeous views like no other. “The Blue Ridge Parkway is America’s most visited National Park unit and is known as “America’s favorite drive.” The fall leaves begin to change color in early October, and by the end of the month the foliage of the Parkway will be fully covered with striking shades of yellow, orange, red, purple, and brown. During your time in Ashe County, viewing the fall scenery of the Blue Ridge Parkway is a must. More info: here
Corn Maze & Pumpkin Festival
Every weekend in October, experience the entertainment of West Jefferson’s Pumpkin Festival and Corn Maze. You won’t want to miss out on activities like pumpkin bowling, corn hole, face painting, hay rides, and so much more, not to mention the mouth-watering variety of food to offer. If you have the pleasure of going on a Saturday, there will even be live music! Who doesn’t love live music? This is a great way to bring your family and friends together, and encounter Ashe County in a different and unique way that will be memorable for everyone. More info: here
Ashe County Farmers Market
In the heart of Downtown West Jefferson, along with more than a dozen shops, art galleries, and restaurants, the Ashe County Farmers Market brings our community together every Saturday. This Market holds over 50 local vendors, locally grown and 100% organic produce, local featured artisans selling handmade art, and so much more. By attending the farmer’s market, you will get to support the lovely West Jefferson community and get a taste of the “Coolest Corner” of North Carolina while you’re at it! More info: here
Kool Nites & Hot Rods
If you have a passion for “hot rods” and are in the West Jefferson area on October 16th, make sure to meet up at the last cruise of the season for the Blue Ridge Midnight Runners. Like we mentioned earlier, this will be the perfect time of the year to cruise down the Blue Ridge Parkway because the fall foliage on the mountains will be at its peak. This event will bring a different feel to Ashe County — it’s right around sunset, from 4pm – 7pm, and will be a moment to remember. If you have a passion for hot rods, make sure to check out this exciting event happening soon! More info: here
Trick-or-Treat Downtown West Jefferson, North Carolina
On October 30th, 2021, celebrate Halloween with Ashe County during their annual trick-or-treating event in Downtown West Jefferson! Make sure to dress to the occasion in your most creative costume! This is a family-friendly event taking place from 1pm – 3pm. More info: here
Fall in West Jefferson is going to be memorable whether you are on a quick getaway, looking to move long-term, or have lived here for quite some time. There are opportunities for everyone to enjoy the community in new and exciting ways, some in ways they may have never expected. Some of the most amazing aspects of Ashe County are the outdoors and the way of life, and the local community does an incredible job at highlighting just that by making it feel like home. Whether you get involved in the “Pumpkin Princess Pageant,” enjoy the Corn Maze and Pumpkin Festival, or cruise through West Jefferson with “Kool Nites & Hot Rods,” we hope you appreciate the small-town feel of Ashe County as much as we do.
Looking for a great place to stay while you explore Ashe County North Carolina? Stay in the middle of it all at The Feathered Nest downtown West Jefferson, NC. Walk to our beautiful restaurants, galleries, shopping, the West Jefferson farmers market and more. Check here for availability!