Autumn Leaves Festival
The Autumn Leaves Festival always the second weekend in October offers rich musical heritage, such as Old-Time, Blue Grass and Gospel, unique arts & crafts of more than 170 vendors line the streets with pottery, paintings, textiles and jewelry. Many of the vendors demonstrate their talents and skills passed down through the generations. If your hungry for a cause try the “Food for the Soul”, ham biscuits, collards & cornbread, barbeque, hamburgers, ground steak and more served with hospitality by our local civic and other community groups.
Chosen as one of the Top Twenty Events for October 2012 by the Southeast Tourism Society, the Autumn Leaves Festival™ marks the 46th anniversary of one of North Carolina’s longest running and most successful events in the state.
The festival began as a celebration of the end of the tobacco and apple harvesting season over 40 years ago and has turned into the celebration of fall colors as the leaves turn. Over two hundred thousands visitors will fill the streets of Mount Airy over the three day festival weekend. During the festival Mount Airy North Carolina radiates with the picturesque scenery of the entire mountainside bathed in autumn reds and luminous gold’s set against the scenic backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This great community once again puts out the “WELCOME” mat and invites one and all to come and experience the true spirit of America’s Hometown.
NO PETS ALLOWED DURING THE AUTUMN LEAVES FESTIVAL™ ON MAIN STREET OR THE SURROUNDING AREAS WHERE THE FESTIVAL IS GOING ON. (Admission is FREE). Hours are 9-9 Friday and Saturday and 12-6 on Sunday.