Family-Friendly Fall Activities in the Asheville Area

Are you looking for a local guide to all things fall in Asheville, NC?

Fall is one of the most fun and beautiful seasons in Asheville, especially for families, as it’s bursting with outdoor scenic hiking trails, family festivals, and seasonal activities. Be sure to experience all that Asheville has to offer.

Here are a few ideas from the HomeSource Realty team to help you start planning your Asheville fall festivities:
  • Eliada Fall Festival and Corn Maze (September 29 – October 29, 2023: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays) – Find your way through the corn maze, go on hayrides and slides, jump on the bouncy pillow, buy pumpkins, shoot a corn cannon, and more! All proceeds from this festival supports the children who receive services through Eliada. Find more information at
  • Haunted Trail at Adventure Center of Asheville (Weekends in October) – Geared toward ages 3-12, the Haunted Trail features 15 outdoor live-action scenes that portray renditions of classic Halloween themes. Climb on the Treetops Adventure Park Aerial Glow Trail illuminated by thousands of colorful twinkle and laser lights. Test your wits at the pirate ship escape room, meet and take a picture with a mermaid, and walk the plank or feed a shark at the obstacle course. Find more information at
  • LEAF Festival (October 19-22, 2023) – Celebrate and explore indigenous culture through music, performing and visual arts, dance, camp and outdoor adventures, kids workshops, and more! Find more information at
  • Hickory Nut Gap Farm – (Weekends from September 16 – November 13, 2023) Visit Hickory Nut Gap Farm to enjoy local apples, pumpkins, and freshly-pressed cider for sale, hayrides, pony rides, and kids play areas. Find more information at
  • Fall-Flavored Desserts – Visit The Hop for fall-flavored ice cream like Purple Sweet Potato, Apples & Honey, and Apple Butter and pumpkin, or Sugar & Snow Gelato for pumpkin cheesecake or apple crumble flavored gelato. Find more information at and

Asheville is full of fun all year long! Whether you are considering a permanent move to the Asheville area or are looking to relocate locally, call our team at HomeSource Realty today at (828) 944-4429 to get started, or contact us right here.