Dear Traveler,

Darkness falls on Transylvania County. It is time to prepare for my nightly ride. I have gathered my cape, filled my water bottle and sent out an advance party of my (ghostly) white squirrel minions to scout the landscape for a potential bite. I’m thinking barbecue but maybe burgers. For though it may be the very witching hour, the next Taco Tuesday is just around the corner and I have miles of single-track to cover before I crawl into my coffin to sleep.

Autumn is upon us. It is the best season: one of ghosts, ghouls, tricks, treats, devious plots, and very lovely fall leaf color. There are so many fun things do up here in Transylvania County, you’ll feel young again, no matter whether you are a child, a child at heart, or a child of darkness. I look forward to celebrating together. Perhaps on a lonely night, when the moon is out, we might meet for a drink, just the two of us. IPA? Local Lager? Maybe O Negative? Your call. 

Until then.

Immortally yours,

Count Adventurist

 

 

 

The Good Ole Days

 

Rosman’s Heritage Day
Main Street, Rosman
Saturday, October 5
10am – 4pm

 

For a small town, Rosman sure knows how to throw a big party. This year’s event will celebrate the town and its communities by offering up historical reenactments, military memorials, informative displays, but also plenty of live music, great food, train rides, face-painting, vendors, car show and a bounce house (among other things) for those looking to attain new heights. 

 

 

 

 

Fun on the Vine

 

Pumpkinfest at Silvermont Park
Silvermont Park
Fridays & Saturdays, October 11-25
7-9pm
October 26
5pm – 9pm

 

Headless Horsemen and Jack-O-Lantern fans of all ages will grin at the sight of artistically carved pumpkins lighting the trails around Silvermont Park. Also, this family-friendly event features scavenger hunts, face-painting, story-telling, games, live music, food, tours of the historic mansion, and much, much more. 

 

 

 

 

Ride On

 

White Squirrel Cycling Classic
Oskar Blues Brewery
Saturday, October 12

 

Even the squirrels get psyched about this classic fall spinner. It begins and ends in the tasting room at Oskar Blues where cyclists can relax after a gorgeous ride down winding valley roads. This is a fully supported race with chip timing, rest stops with medical assistance available, and SAG wagons.

 

 

 

 

Dark Shadows

 

Hunter Subaru Trick Or Trail 5K & Spooky Sprint
DuPont State Recreational Forest Guion Farms Entrance
Saturday, October 19
7:30 – 10:30pm

 

Even in a place with woods as friendly as Transylvania County’s, the forests at night could cause anyone to pick up the pace. Especially if there are ghouls, ghosts, and runners in costume. This thrilling, family-friendly event sends you out armed with a headlamp to conquer the twisty turns of DuPont’s famed trails at this creeptastic event.  

 

 

 

 

Creature Feature

 

“Mythological Creatures”
TC Arts
349 S Caldwell St, Brevard
October 25-November 15

Opening Friday October 25, 5pm – 8pm

 

Fancy a touch of the fanciful in your artwork? Local Artists Christine Kosiba, Shannon Whitworth and Margaret Kimble have worked in collaboration with TC Arts Council to create an invitation art event based around mythological creatures of all stripes. The exhibit kicks off with an opening on October 25, as part of the 4th Friday Gallery Walk. Transylvania Community Arts Council is open Monday - Friday, 9:30am - 5pm

 

 

 

 

Here Be Monsters

 

Halloweenfest 2019
Downtown Brevard
Saturday, October 26
10am – 5pm

 

It’s not a surprise that a place with “Transylvania” in the title would do Halloween right, with tricks, treats, costumes, parades, food, and live music. But there’s also a Flight of the Vampire 5K (capes optional) to get the blood flowing, pumpkin carving, pet costume contests, crafts and so much more. It’s enough to give the mope-iest ghoul a jack-o-lantern grin and probably a little candy to boot. 

 

 

 

Also of note in September:

 

 

Garden Room Tour
Southern Highlands Reserve
Tuesday, October 15
10am-11am

 

 

 

Colors of Fall Guided Paddle
Headwaters Outfitters

Saturday, October 5
9am-1:30pm

 

 

 

Nature Nuts: Squirrels
Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education
October 7 & 21
9-11am

 

Fly Fishing Academy
Davidson River Outfitters
October 5-6
9am-5am

 

 

 

Hike with Llama
Earthshine Lodge
Saturday, October 5
10am-11:30am

 

 

 

Art in the Park
Brevard Elementary School
Saturday, October 19
10am-3pm

 

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