Asheville is home to breathtaking outdoor backdrops and experiences. From yoga to hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway, our outdoor events calendar has it all.

Friday, October 30, 2020
Grace Episcopal Church Pumpkin Patch – Consider Haiti
Oct 30 all-day
Grace Episcopal Church

Beginning Sunday, September 27, and continuing throughout the month of October, the front lawn of Grace Church will once again be filled with pumpkins! And as in years past, proceeds from pumpkin sales will benefit our friends with Consider Haiti.

Annually, the Pumpkin Patch is Consider Haiti’s biggest fundraiser. A year ago, we netted $10,000 that supported programs in community health, sustainable nutrition, clean water and medical care. Consider Haiti’s single most urgent goal is promoting the health and welfare of Haitian children. This year, they will impact the lives of more than 2,000 children and their families. Through the Pumpkin Patch, Grace Church has an opportunity to raise both funds and awareness for the work Consider Haiti is doing, even in the midst of a pandemic. We hope we have made participating as safe and risk-free as possible for you. And we thank you in advance for your on-going support.

For the safety of our volunteer sellers, we have developed a method of no-touch electronic payment that will hopefully eliminate a lot of cash transactions that involved handling money. Wheelbarrows will be on hand for shoppers to load their own pumpkin selections. The idea is to handle money and pumpkins as little as possible. Wipes, masks and disinfectant will be available for use as needed within the Patch

Grandad’s Orchard Family Fun!
Oct 30 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
GRANDADS APPLES N SUCH

Weekend Fun!

Grandad’s has several family fun activities to enjoy on the WEEKENDS, beginning Labor Day weekend, throughout the fall. Including

 

  • Cow Train ($4 per person, and you will need to arrive before 4 PM to enjoy this activity)
  • Jump Pillow (due to COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, we will not open jump pillow this year)
  • Corn Maze ($4 per person, and you will need to arrive before 4 PM to enjoy this activity)
  • Apple Cannon ($4 per person, and you will need to arrive before 4 PM to enjoy this activity)
  • You- Pick Apples varies through the season.  Please call us at (828)-685-1685 to updated information. (You will need to arrive before 4 PM to enjoy this activity Monday – Friday and 5 PM on Saturdays and Sundays)
“Find Your Color” Photo Contest Chimney Rock
Oct 30 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Chimney Rock Park

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15 – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15

Fall “Find Your Color” Photo Contest

Time: Park hours
Cost: No additional cost to enter.

It’s during this time of year that the mountains explode with color. Capture photos of the fall season and enter them into our “Find Your Color” Photo Contest. We’ll use the winning entries on our website and Facebook album, and you’ll win some fun prizes. Photos must be taken within the Chimney Rock section of the Park.

GREAT PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED TO 3 WINNING ENTRIES

Winners will be notified and announced on Chimney Rock’s social media channels. F

Justus Orchard Pick Your Own!
Oct 30 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Justus Orchard

Looking forward to the first cool weekend of the year!!
Apples available for UPick are Golden’s, Red Jonagolds, Mutsu, Ambrosia and Asian Pears!!
Apples Available already picked are Golden’s, Gala’s, Early Fuji, Red Jonagold, Stayman Winesap,Mutsu, Ambrosia, Granny Smith, Red Romes and a very few Piñatas!
The Bakery will open in full force all day but remember we stop cooking at 5 pm so don’t wait too long to place your order,
The playground is open every day and the jumping pillow is open Friday’s Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting. The cow train, apple cannons and barn tours are open Saturdays and Sundays weather permitting until 5pm
Hoping to see you soon!!
The Justus Family!
Autumn at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park
Oct 30 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Gatlinburg SkyLift Park

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Experience the best views of the Fall colors this Autumn at the SkyLift Park and SkyBridge. Numerous photo opportunities, unique Smoky Mountain experiences, hot seasonal drinks, and perfect fall mountain vistas are all waiting for you after conquering the Gatlinburg SkyBridge this Fall. Live music on the SkyDeck will be scheduled for Fridays and Saturdays from 6pm-9pm. Whether you are riding the iconic yellow SkyLift chair, relaxing on the SkyDeck, fueling up in the SkyCenter, conquering the SkyBridge, or exploring the SkyTrail, there will no shortages of family-fun memories for you to cherish after your visit is complete. Autumn is the most beautiful time of year in Gatlinburg, so make sure to take it all in while “above it all” at the the SkyLift Park.

Eliada’s 2020 Annual Corn Maze
Oct 30 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Eliada Homes

Each day, you can pre-purchase tickets during for a specific time slot, allowing us to maintain safety and limit the number of people at the maze at once.

Time slots to choose from:

  • 9-11am
  • 11:30am-1:30pm
  • 2-4pm
  • 4:30-6:30pm
  • General Safety Guidelines

    • Masks must be worn at all times, except for children under the age of four years old.
    • Maintain social distancing with those outside your family.
    • There will be a maximum number of attendees at the event at a time. Attendees will register and pre-purchase tickets. You will be able to select the 2-hour block of time you want to attend with your family. Time slots will automatically close once the max limit is reached.
    • Please promptly leave the corn maze when your 2 hour time slot is up, so we can do a cleaning before the next group arrives.
    • Minimize time indoors. You may use the indoor restrooms, and check-in indoors. We will give you a map for the maze and offer pumpkins, t-shirts, and other fun merchandise. But we won’t let you linger! Time to get outside, stay safe, and have fun!
    • Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the event.

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Fall at Biltmore
Oct 30 @ 9:00 am – Nov 5 @ 6:00 pm
Biltmore

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Immerse yourself in a kaleidoscope of color as George Vanderbilt’s magnificent estate and the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains are beautifully transformed by autumn’s touch. The arrival of cool weather, an abundance of outdoor activities, plus special harvest-themed dining and Winery offerings make for a truly unique and exceptional fall getaway.

Sky Top Orchard Fall is Here!
Oct 30 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sky Top Orchard

It's Fall Y'all

Welcome to Sky Top Orchard!

We are asking guests to visit on weekdays whenever possible. We offer the same items you love on those days as we do on weekends plus it helps keep crowds down on weekends. Thank you!

The mountains of western North Carolina are full of pick your own u-pick orchards. We offer more. In addition to a long list of apple varieties, visit Sky Top Orchard and you’ll enjoy panoramic mountain views, orchard ponds with ducks and geese, a barnyard area with sheep, goats, chickens, turkeys, peacocks and more, a bamboo forest to explore, lots of picnic areas and, of course, a mountaintop of fragrant apple and fruit trees. View our downloadable map to see all that we have to offer and visit our picking schedule to find out what’s available now.

When you purchase a bushel of apples, a wagon load of pumpkins or a cooler full of apple cider you’ll take home more than the makings for delicious fall recipes, you’ll take home a mountain of memories too. And don’t forget our famous apple cider doughnuts. They’re an autumn tradition. We bet you can’t eat just one.

Ready to join us on top of our mountain? Plan Your Visit Today!

mask required inside fruit stand

To keep guests and our staff safe, we require face masks (covering both nose and mouth) by employees and guests in any area where social distancing is difficult so plan to wear them in the fruit stand, in line for doughnuts, in any areas that are not out in the orchard where you are picking. You must also maintain a distance of 6 feet in all lines and areas where you encounter others.

The Historic Orchard at Altapass
Oct 30 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Orchard at Altapass
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Still not certain what’s ripe at the O? Call 828-765-9531 and get a recording that will give you the latest information for the weekend’s apple picking and purchasing.
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How ’bout them Apples?

We post each Thursday morning any ripening updates in the orchard. Remember we are an heirloom apple orchard. Our mission is to save the good stuff…including apple varieties. In addition to trees that fruit during the normal late September/October season in greater quantity, also we plant small batch numbers of heirloom apple trees. Some ripen earlier (an unexpected gift); all have their uses from apple sauce, to butters, to juice and ciders, and just fresh eating off the trees. They won’t all be available all the time. But, when they are, we’ll let you know. Please come and see for yourself.

 Guess Who: A Costume Quest In-person Outdoor
Oct 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Asheville Community Theatre

We’re flipping the script on trick or treating this year! Guess Who: A Costume Quest is an outdoor walking tour and interactive game that features costumed actors from past ACT plays and musicals. Guess who’s who, and after you do, there’s a take-home bag of candy and treats for you! This family-friendly night of fun will be held in the parking lots and surrounding grounds of Asheville Community Theatre and the Thomas Wolfe House. Tours will begin at 6:00 pm and start times will be staggered to maintain social distancing.

How will this work? Chanda Calentine explains: “You’ll walk on a path around our building and will encounter 12 different characters along the way. They’ll each share a clue or two about themselves, and you’ll try to guess who they are and which show they’re from. These are recognizable characters from our family friendly shows, and even if you haven’t seen these shows at ACT, we think you’ll still be able to make a good guess! And, at the end of the tour, we’ll have treats for you to take home.

3 Nights Greensky Bluegrass
Oct 30 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
LE PARC

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Asheville Music Hall Presents 3 nights of Greensky Bluegrass. Attend all three shows or choose one. Visit: https://ashevillemusichall.com/greenskyhalloween/ for full details!

Happy Halloween!!

Brushfire Stankgrass‎ Stankoween 7
Oct 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
One World Brewing West

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Asheville jamgrass innovators Brushfire Stankgrass bring their traditional Stankoween show to West Asheville’es favorite outdoor stage & brewery. Bring your costumes, and let’s get weird

Sunset Mountaintop Yoga Hike
Oct 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Asheville NC

Sunset Mountaintop Yoga Hike

Take a moment away from the busyness of life to breathe in breathtaking vistas as the sun sets before you. Enjoy a 2 mile round trip hike to a mountaintop and sink into a lovely all levels yoga practice on the summit while soaking up the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. A unique way to practice self care and social distancing ;)

Need a different date? Sunset hikes are available daily for private groups of 1-20. Message me with your desired date and group size or visit the website at https://ashevillewellnesstours.com/tour/yoga-hikes/ to browse options.

Covid Considerations: for a detailed rundown of the precautions we’re taking, visit our website at https://ashevillewellnesstours.com/tour/yoga-hikes/

Andrew Scotchie + the River Rats
Oct 30 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Salvage Station

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Asheville family!! It has been too long! We cannot wait for this special, socially distanced outdoor show at Salvage Station Friday, October 30th! We will be serving up a hearty dose of Rock & Roll from our original catalog AND sprinkling in some “Rats Sabbath” and “Rolling Experience” flavorings which are sure to make one hell of a Halloween weekend music experience. Costumes encouraged. Costume contest/prizes TBA. Rain or Shine. No reservations. Masks required unless at your table.
Social distancing required while standing in line for drinks/food. Ages 21+. $5 at the door. Doors open at 5pm. Music from 6:30-9:30pm

Lawn Concert: Fireside Collective
Oct 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Isis Music Hall

A quintet who cheerfully disregard every kind of one-dimensional label that might be attached to their music, Fireside Collective has been on a roll since emerging in 2014 from the fertile roots music scene of Asheville, North Carolina. 
Debuting at #3 on the Billboard Bluegrass Charts, their 2020 release “Elements” (Mountain Home Music Co.), blends the characteristic interplay of bluegrass instrumentation and harmonies with strong original material and exuberant energy, creating music that is part bluegrass and part roots rock with a dose of funk-influenced danceable rhythms. 
Produced by Travis Book of The Infamous Stringdusters , “Elements” is distinctive, continuing to use a wide influence of sounds to create a body of work that belongs to Fireside Collective alone.

Come enjoy an evening of live music, food and drinks at the Isis patio and lawn. Reservations are highly recommended.

 

The Haunted Trail at the Adventure Center of Asheville
Oct 30 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Adventure Center of Asheville

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The Adventure Center of Asheville is excited to be the 2020 venue for the 8th Annual The Haunted Trail presented by Mellow Mushroom. The no-touch no-contact outdoor Haunted Trail is the only Halloween event in Asheville that is ideal for children ages 3-12 years old. Experience a family-friendly heart pumping walk with live actors (at a distance), spooky sounds, and spectacular props. The younger ghouls can enjoy the (actor-free) “Sweet Peek Tour” of the Trail at 6:30pm before it gets dark.
This year The Treetops Adventure Park Aerial Glow Trail will also be available for ages 4 and over. Climb on one family-friendly aerial trail while it is illuminated with thousands of colored twinkle and laser lights.
In addition to the Trails, there will also be spooky live entertainment, no touch activities while in line, and food and beverages available including hot chocolate. It is a perfect way to celebrate the Halloween season with the family.
As the Haunted Trail and the Adventure Center are committed to safety, Social Distancing and Wearing Face Masks (for ages 4 years old and over) are required. The Haunted Trail Scenes will have barriers and at least a 10-foot space between guests and the performers. Guests lining up for both activities will be separated into Family Groups.

Ghosted: Comedy Walking Tour w/ LaZoom
Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
LaZoom Room

GHOSTED: COMEDY WALKING TOUR

COVID has postponed our bus tours, but it won’t stop us from laughing! Our brand new experience is an up tempo theatrical walking tour of haunted Asheville. You and 13 others will depart from the LaZoom Room and follow an undead guide through Asheville’s creepy streets in search of window into the past. Along the way, we’ll encounter real ghosts that will have you jumping out of your skin. Not really! Or really? Take the tour and find out!

Saturday, October 31, 2020
Grace Episcopal Church Pumpkin Patch – Consider Haiti
Oct 31 all-day
Grace Episcopal Church

Beginning Sunday, September 27, and continuing throughout the month of October, the front lawn of Grace Church will once again be filled with pumpkins! And as in years past, proceeds from pumpkin sales will benefit our friends with Consider Haiti.

Annually, the Pumpkin Patch is Consider Haiti’s biggest fundraiser. A year ago, we netted $10,000 that supported programs in community health, sustainable nutrition, clean water and medical care. Consider Haiti’s single most urgent goal is promoting the health and welfare of Haitian children. This year, they will impact the lives of more than 2,000 children and their families. Through the Pumpkin Patch, Grace Church has an opportunity to raise both funds and awareness for the work Consider Haiti is doing, even in the midst of a pandemic. We hope we have made participating as safe and risk-free as possible for you. And we thank you in advance for your on-going support.

For the safety of our volunteer sellers, we have developed a method of no-touch electronic payment that will hopefully eliminate a lot of cash transactions that involved handling money. Wheelbarrows will be on hand for shoppers to load their own pumpkin selections. The idea is to handle money and pumpkins as little as possible. Wipes, masks and disinfectant will be available for use as needed within the Patch

Guided Hikes: Grandfather Mountain
Oct 31 all-day
Grandfather Mountain

Interpretive Rangers are available to lead guided hikes, bird walks and wildflower walks for families and groups that visit Grandfather Mountain. To see the mountain in this whole new way, you can schedule an appointment by calling the interpretive ranger office at (828) 737-0833 or emailing [email protected].

Please note that walks and hikes are available for all ability levels, but hikes that take you into Grandfather Mountain’s backcountry require careful footwork, proper footwear and the ability to handle heights. All backcountry hikes require participants to traverse ladders and use cables to navigate steep sections of the trail.

Interpretive Rangers are available year-round (weather permitting) to lead guided hikes to:

MacRae Peak ($15 + park admission)
Attic Window ($25 + park admission)
Calloway Peak ($35 + park admission)

Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance, and a minimum of two participants per hike are required. For more information, please call (828) 737-0833.

Inclusion Matters: Wheelchair Swings at Parks
Oct 31 all-day
Buncombe CountyParks

Buncombe County is diverse. Playgrounds should be, too. The spirit of inclusion is straightforward in a recent partnership that has brought swing access for persons of all abilities to the three largest parks in the County’s Recreation Services system.

With support from Dogwood Health TrustSand Hill Lions Club, and the citizens of Buncombe County, wheelchair swings can be found at Buncombe County Sports ParkCharles D. Owen Park, and Lake Julian Park that adhere to Americans with Disability Act (ADA) Standards for Accessible Design. Front and rear ramps allow easy access onto and off a 32 inch wide platform (the same as standard doorway entries). Wheelchairs can easily navigate on specially engineered mulch that also acts as a safety feature in case a user should fall.

Grandad’s Orchard Family Fun!
Oct 31 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
GRANDADS APPLES N SUCH

Weekend Fun!

Grandad’s has several family fun activities to enjoy on the WEEKENDS, beginning Labor Day weekend, throughout the fall. Including

 

  • Cow Train ($4 per person, and you will need to arrive before 4 PM to enjoy this activity)
  • Jump Pillow (due to COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, we will not open jump pillow this year)
  • Corn Maze ($4 per person, and you will need to arrive before 4 PM to enjoy this activity)
  • Apple Cannon ($4 per person, and you will need to arrive before 4 PM to enjoy this activity)
  • You- Pick Apples varies through the season.  Please call us at (828)-685-1685 to updated information. (You will need to arrive before 4 PM to enjoy this activity Monday – Friday and 5 PM on Saturdays and Sundays)
Tails in Town
Oct 31 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Maple Street, Historic Depot Area

Tails in Town is the ultimate day for dog lovers of all ages and a once a year opportunity to celebrate the companionship, joy and unconditional love that our furry friends bring to our lives. The free event features 40 pet friendly vendors, Strut Your Mutt 5k fun walk/run and new 1 mile Scurry, pet costume pageant, food trucks and Pints for Pups Rescue Fundraiser. For information call 828-692-1600. Rescheduled from May 2nd. Tails in Town is a joint venture between WTZQ radio 95.3 FM, Blue Ridge Humane Society and Historic Downtown Hendersonville.

“Find Your Color” Photo Contest Chimney Rock
Oct 31 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Chimney Rock Park

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15 – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15

Fall “Find Your Color” Photo Contest

Time: Park hours
Cost: No additional cost to enter.

It’s during this time of year that the mountains explode with color. Capture photos of the fall season and enter them into our “Find Your Color” Photo Contest. We’ll use the winning entries on our website and Facebook album, and you’ll win some fun prizes. Photos must be taken within the Chimney Rock section of the Park.

GREAT PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED TO 3 WINNING ENTRIES

Winners will be notified and announced on Chimney Rock’s social media channels. F

Justus Orchard Pick Your Own!
Oct 31 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Justus Orchard

Looking forward to the first cool weekend of the year!!
Apples available for UPick are Golden’s, Red Jonagolds, Mutsu, Ambrosia and Asian Pears!!
Apples Available already picked are Golden’s, Gala’s, Early Fuji, Red Jonagold, Stayman Winesap,Mutsu, Ambrosia, Granny Smith, Red Romes and a very few Piñatas!
The Bakery will open in full force all day but remember we stop cooking at 5 pm so don’t wait too long to place your order,
The playground is open every day and the jumping pillow is open Friday’s Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting. The cow train, apple cannons and barn tours are open Saturdays and Sundays weather permitting until 5pm
Hoping to see you soon!!
The Justus Family!
Autumn at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park
Oct 31 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Gatlinburg SkyLift Park

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Experience the best views of the Fall colors this Autumn at the SkyLift Park and SkyBridge. Numerous photo opportunities, unique Smoky Mountain experiences, hot seasonal drinks, and perfect fall mountain vistas are all waiting for you after conquering the Gatlinburg SkyBridge this Fall. Live music on the SkyDeck will be scheduled for Fridays and Saturdays from 6pm-9pm. Whether you are riding the iconic yellow SkyLift chair, relaxing on the SkyDeck, fueling up in the SkyCenter, conquering the SkyBridge, or exploring the SkyTrail, there will no shortages of family-fun memories for you to cherish after your visit is complete. Autumn is the most beautiful time of year in Gatlinburg, so make sure to take it all in while “above it all” at the the SkyLift Park.

Eliada’s 2020 Annual Corn Maze
Oct 31 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Eliada Homes

Each day, you can pre-purchase tickets during for a specific time slot, allowing us to maintain safety and limit the number of people at the maze at once.

Time slots to choose from:

  • 9-11am
  • 11:30am-1:30pm
  • 2-4pm
  • 4:30-6:30pm
  • General Safety Guidelines

    • Masks must be worn at all times, except for children under the age of four years old.
    • Maintain social distancing with those outside your family.
    • There will be a maximum number of attendees at the event at a time. Attendees will register and pre-purchase tickets. You will be able to select the 2-hour block of time you want to attend with your family. Time slots will automatically close once the max limit is reached.
    • Please promptly leave the corn maze when your 2 hour time slot is up, so we can do a cleaning before the next group arrives.
    • Minimize time indoors. You may use the indoor restrooms, and check-in indoors. We will give you a map for the maze and offer pumpkins, t-shirts, and other fun merchandise. But we won’t let you linger! Time to get outside, stay safe, and have fun!
    • Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the event.

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Down Dog Yoga Outdoors Scuplt
Oct 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Rabbit Rabbit

Down Dog Yoga Studio will lead a 50 minute all-levels yoga class, alternating between their Sculpt and Power Flow formats at the new outdoor space at Rabbit Rabbit! Classes take place outside at 10am. Rabbit Rabbit opens on Saturdays immediately after class finishes up, so feel free to stick around for a drink or to grab a taco after you work out! Rabbit Rabbit follows strict COVID safety protocols, implements social distancing at all times, including spacing around yoga mats, and requires masks to be worn when not in your personal mat space. Shoes are also required when not at your mat actively practicing during the class. Please remember to bring your mask for the time between entry and the beginning of class, and to put it back on when class ends. Thanks for your cooperation!

What to bring: A mask, your yoga mat. Sorry, no dogs at this event!

10/3 – Sculpt
10/10 – Power Flow
10/17 – Sculpt
10/24 – Power Flow
10/31 – Sculpt

– Sculpt is a low impact, high intensity beat-based class rooted in yoga. Foundational poses are met with strength training moves like jumping jacks and squats to create a full body workout.
– Power Flow offers students a well-rounded mix of vinyasa and power yoga with deepened postures at a faster pace. This class will strengthen, challenge, and cleanse the body and mind.

Note: This particular class is not a dog-friendly event series

About Down Dog Yoga:
Combining two of Asheville’s most popular pastimes, Down Dog is a new yoga studio opening later in 2020 in Asheville. As we plan for our opening, we are offering pop-up collaborations such as this around the community! Once we open, we will offer a hot yoga studio with unique classes open to all levels, and a bar allowing dogs to play and roam off leash while their owners grab a drink. Starting later this fall, Down Dog hopes to give dog owners and yogis alike the opportunity to bring their best friends along to enjoy the activities they love most.

Halloween Ride + Stay
Oct 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:45 pm
Ride Kanuga

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Halloween day
October 31, 2020

Come out to Ride Kanuga this Halloween for a Wicked Good Time. There will be events all day for the entire family! The day will kick off with the 6 Hour Black Cat Relay and end with an adult after party at the Adventure Center. The park is still open to the public during the event, but must be mindful of the race in progress.

Schedule:

10am-4pm: 6 Hour Black Cat Relay // Registration and race information can be found here.

5pm: Race awards and costume contest

5pm: Kid’s Scavenger Hunt // Free to the public // Available to the first 50 kids  // Pick up map at Adventure Center

6pm: Newground Halloween Hop Off // Bunny Hop Contest // At Adventure Center

7:30pm: Movie Showing: Hocus Pocus // Playing in the Adventure Center // Free to first 100 people

9pm-Midnight: A Wicked Good Time adult after party at the Adventure Center // BYOB

We are also collecting pet supplies for Pisgah Paws. Items can be dropped off at the Adventure Center from 10-6 Friday to Sunday.

Accommodations are available through the Kanuga Conference Center. Book a place for the Halloween festivities on their website.

The Historic Orchard at Altapass
Oct 31 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Orchard at Altapass
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Still not certain what’s ripe at the O? Call 828-765-9531 and get a recording that will give you the latest information for the weekend’s apple picking and purchasing.
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How ’bout them Apples?

We post each Thursday morning any ripening updates in the orchard. Remember we are an heirloom apple orchard. Our mission is to save the good stuff…including apple varieties. In addition to trees that fruit during the normal late September/October season in greater quantity, also we plant small batch numbers of heirloom apple trees. Some ripen earlier (an unexpected gift); all have their uses from apple sauce, to butters, to juice and ciders, and just fresh eating off the trees. They won’t all be available all the time. But, when they are, we’ll let you know. Please come and see for yourself.

Volunteer for the Haywood Road Hallow-Clean Up Day
Oct 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Trinity United Methodist Church parking lot

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What is a Haywood Road Clean Up Day?
A morning where volunteers work to pick up litter (trash and recycling) along the Haywood Road corridor with the support of the West Asheville Business Association.

How is this event different from other WABA cleanup days?
Safety is our top priority when working with and in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of restrictions to gatherings and use of public spaces, we will not be providing volunteers breakfast prior to the cleanup. You can review Asheville GreenWorks Communicable Disease Volunteer Guidelines here.

How do I participate?
1-RSVP using this registration form
2-Pick out your costume for the clean up day – you may win a prize!
3-Meet at the Trinity United Methodist Church parking lot on Balm Grove Road on Saturday October 31st at 10am to receive your gear and instructions
4-Head out to pick up of trash and recycling along the Haywood Road corridor and side streets
5-Return your gear to Asheville GreenWorks

Is this a family-friendly event?
Yes, although not recommended for very small children. Haywood Road is a busy street and it is important that you and your children stay alert and safe throughout the clean up.

 

Should I bring anything?
Asheville GreenWorks will provide gloves, safety vests, and trash bags for everyone. WABA will provide trash grabbers. Please bring any personal items, including snacks and water, that you need.