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Broker Asheville’s Autumn Bucket List

Hello ghouls and goblins! As you get ready to begin scoping out the perfect fall activities to take in beautiful western North Carolina, or maybe find the prime trick-or-treating in the area, don’t forget that we are in prime time to show off our beautiful mountain community! Connect with Broker Asheville’s certified listing specialist Dave Cash for a free market valuation of your home!

For those with young children, enjoy the community favorite Eliada Corn Maze, or learn about indigenous animals while putting your best paw forward at WNC Nature Center’s annual ‘Howl-O-Ween’ costume contest. A favorite family tradition for many in the community is apple picking at Skytop Orchard– what’s better than an apple pie with apples you picked!

Not ready to give up summer fun? Combine beautiful leaf looking with a paddle down the French Broad or rent a pontoon at the beautiful Lake Lure. Hiking during this time of year can reap huge benefits with unparalleled views, brilliant blue skies, and glorious fall foliage.  Some of our favorite hikes are Max Patch in Madison County, Catawba Falls in Old Fort, or Black Balsam off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Post Black Balsam, continue along the Parkway to continue taking in the spectacular fall color. Another exciting outdoor option is trout fishing along the Davidson River, one of the most sought after locations by avid fisherman. While taking a break from all the outdoor activities, try one of the seasonal craft brews like the Ninjabread Man Porter from Asheville Brewing, Xibalba Pumpkin Ale from Wicked Weed, or the Cold Mountain ale from Highland Brewing.

Some of us prefer to take in western NC, but in a different setting! LEAF in Black Mountain is local festival that celebrates diverse cultures through art and music. Come for the day, or camp for the weekend! The Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands offers a range of pieces from diverse artisans ranging from folk to contemporary, but are a part of this acclaimed Guild. Fans of Oktoberfest don’t have to travel all the way to Munich to partake in the festivities, simply go to Asheville’s or Sierra Nevada and try your hand at the stein holding contest. Non-beer drinkers (they do exist in Asheville), should visit one of our incredible local cideries like Noble Cider, Black Mountain Ciderworks, or Bold Rock.

For Halloween lovers, Asheville’s history offers plenty of opportunity for frights! Try spotting the Pink Lady at the Grove Park Inn while sipping Hot Toddys near the grand fireplaces, or walk along the eerie Haunted Trail at Pisgah Brewing. Pre- Halloween stop by Hickory Nut Gap farm to choose your perfect pumpkin. Like ‘Broker Asheville’ on Facebook and share a picture of your carving for a chance to win a surprise! For a tamer Halloween with children, try trick-or-treating in the historic Montford neighborhood or funky Vermont Avenue in west Asheville, but try not to steal too much of their candy!

In one of the most magical times of year, western North Carolina has so much to offer to locals in the community. Not a local? Not a problem. Contact us at 828-210-1642 or visit to learn more about our highly trained team to help you sell or buy your home. We look forward to hearing from you and grabbing a Ninjabread Porter!

Check out Broker Asheville’s Autumn Bucket List and tell us what you complete!