The Autumn Leaves Festival from October 11-13 in downtown Mount Airy, North Carolina marks the 47th anniversary of one of North Carolina’s longest running and most successful events.
This three-day festival showcases its rich musical heritage, such as Old-time, Bluegrass and Gospel performed by local musicians on the downtown stage.
The roster of artisans and craftsman covers such media as pottery, paintings, textiles and jewelry. The unique arts and crafts of more than 200 craftsmen line the streets with many demonstrating their talents and skills passed down through the generations.
Then, there is “Food for the Soul”, ham biscuits, collard and cornbread sandwiches, barbeque, ground steak and more served with hospitality by local civic and service organizations. It’s a walker’s paradise with visual delights and mouthwatering treats at every stop.
The festival began as a celebration of the end of the tobacco and apple harvesting season. Now Mount Airy celebrates its breathtaking fall season. Through the years, hundreds of thousands of visitors have enjoyed the true flavor of rural America and its distinctive character, rich heritage and scenic beauty.
Mount Airy radiates with the spectacular scenery of the entire mountainside bathed in autumn reds and luminous golds set against the scenic backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
The area is particularly beautiful at this time of year when there’s still a chance to catch some warm sunshine and the leaves start taking on their brilliant colors. Where shadows last a little longer, doors open a little wider, conversation lasts a little longer and the spirit of the community has a captivating quality on everyone who visits.
Visit www.autumnleavesfestival.com for more information or visit the festival Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/Autumnleavesfestival
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