Fall Events

Pumpkin Patches, Hay Rides, and Corn Mazes

It's not just the fall colors that bring leaf peepers to Bryson City. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly adventure such as a hayride to a pumpkin patch at Darnell Farms, a Fall Foliage train ride on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, or a fall hike to 3 waterfalls, celebrate the harvest season in Bryson City.

Use the calendar below left to select your vacation dates and find out what special events are happening during your stay.

Fall Events

Aquarium Open Select Dates - Free Admission!

Visit the Appalachian Rivers Aquarium on select dates with free admission! Located on the Tuckasegee River, the Appalachian Rivers Aquarium exhibits as many regional species of non-game and game fish as possible among its fourteen tanks…

Smoky Mountain Farmers and Artisans Market

Local farmers and authentic artisans Picnic tables Live music Pet-friendly (must be leashed) Rain or shine event Tuckasegee riverfront location with fishing pier and put-in. Last two days, October 28th and 29th are our Vintage Market days…

NOCtober Fest

NOCtoberfest, NOC’s annual fall family fun event returns! Enjoy leaf season in the Smoky Mountains at Nantahala Outdoor Center’s annual NOCtoberfest event on October 22nd, 2022. This free, family favorite celebration offers activities, kid…

Plow Day & Harvest Festival

Come out to Darnell Farms for this spectacular 2 day event with plow demonstrations, activities for all ages, corn mazes, and plenty of fall vibes such as butter beer and apple cider floats! Bring the family down for a great day full of fun…

Smoky Mountain Vintage Market

Local farmers and authentic artisans on the last market weekend of the year with the special addition of vintage and antique items to browse and buy! Pet-friendly (must be leashed) Rain or shine event Visit the Appalachian Rivers Aquarium…