People love to visit our area to seek out all the local farms, many of which are stocked up on various varieties of apples and pumpkins this time of year. In fact Stepp's Hillcrest Orchard, nominated as one of the 10 best apple orchards in the US, is opening their pumpkin patch today! (Sept 21, 2018) You can click here to see what apples they currenly have, hours, events, and more.
There are also many roadside stands with local jams, jellies, ciders and more. Click here to learn more about local farms.
One of your favorite traditions is coming to the Western North Carolina mountains to see the fall color. Have you booked your room yet? Check out this fall color forecast that includes tips and also ideas of things to do in the area during the autumn season.
We can't wait to see you here as the weather gets cooler and the trees transition.
"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is
a flower." — Albert Camus
If you like to attend Oktoberfest events, this one can't be missed. Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest 2018 in Mills River (WNC's 2nd largest tourist attraction behind Biltmore House and Gardens) pulls out all the stops for a Saturday of fun. The brewery and its amazing beer garden is closed to everyone except 2018 Oktoberfest ticket holders. Your ticket includes all of the day's events including a shuttle ride, live bands, an Oktoberfest feast and of course, beer! Feel free to don your lederhosen and hoist a stein in celebration. Saturday, October 13th, 2018, 5pm-10pm. Tickets must be purchased in advance, and they go fast. And of course this 2018 Oktoberfest will be right around the peak of our leaf season, so book your long weekend early at the Mill House and enjoy all that fall has to offer in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Its the perfect way to take advantage of our current specials and packages.
The Rhythm & Brews concerts in Downtown Hendersonville are the perfect combination of free, live music, food, beer, wine and cider from local companies. We have a children’s area with games and activities as well! The concerts begin at 5pm with the singer-songwriter showcase, followed by the Opening Act at 6pm and the Headliners from 7pm -9pm. The concerts are held from 5pm to 9pm on the third Thursday of the month May – September on Main Street between Allen & Caswell Streets.
The next concert is Thursday September 20th's concert features the following:
Headliner: Los Colognes, Opener: Hustle Souls and Singer-Songwriter: Laura Laughter & Tim Levene
For more info, visit: DowntownHendersonville.com
Wine a Little Package
We've picked our three favorite vineyards to give you three days of beautiful views, fantastic wines and knowlegible Sommeliers! Spend a day visiting Burntshirt Vineyards (local hint, the tastings on Sunday - Thursday are much less crowded). After your tasting, enjoy your favorite wine on their veranda overlooking the vineyards. Stroll along the walking trails and discover lush gardens and savor picnics surrounded by an apple orchard and vineyard. Check out the first commercial vineyard in Henderson County, Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards, on your next day. Saint Paul's tasting room includes both indoor and outdoor seating with spectacular views of the vineyards. Don't miss the Family's Cidery across the street: Appalachian Ridge Artisan Cider. On day three, head just down the mountain to Horse Country and visit the tasting room and vineyard at Overmountain Vineyards. Here you will taste the cultivars more suited to the thermabelt area of Tryon as your Sommelier shares more about the grapes and wine making philosophies of the region. Need a little extra incentive? Your third night is 20% off our weekend rate!