Predicting when the leaves will change color. It's a feat of nature explained by a scientific process, that can be a little tricky. Our range of the Blue Ridge drastically varies when it comes to elevation. That's a good thing!
Why? Because weather conditions also vary and influence when leaves change color. Check the 2018 leaf forecast prepared by Appalachian State University professionals. In a nutshell, to see fall color, visit any time between the last week in September through the second week of November! https://biology.appstate.edu/fall-colors/fall-color-map-north-carolina
Local fall festivals include Marion's annual Mountain Glory Festival, always happening the 2nd Saturday in October. Old Fort's fall celebration takes place on the first Friday and Saturday in October, at Mountain Gateway Museum. In Little Switzerland, the Artisans League of Little Switzerland hosts an annual art sale on the 3rd Saturday in October. This year, Marion has a new event, Marion's Monsters, Mayhem and More. Check our event calendar for specific dates and times.
As always, have questions? Call us at 888-233-6111.