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Events for Oct 25, 2014

Oktoberfest

October 25 2014, All Day Event (View All Dates) | Ober Gatlinburg

Ober Gatlinburg is celebrating Autumn with a fantastic festival featuring Bavarian-style food, drink, music,and shows daily! 865-436-5423 or obergatlinburg.com for more information.

Beary Scary Halloween

October 25 2014, All Day Event | Grandfather Mountain

Celebrate Halloween at Grandfather Mountain with a full day of crafts, nature programs, trick-or-treating in the animal habitats and a costume contest. Participate in an interactive program titled “Going Batty for Bats.” Children in costume enter park for half-price. Events included with park admission. Call 800-468-7325 or visit grandfather.com/events/beary-scary-halloween/ for more information.

Music in the Mountains Concert Series

October 25 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm (View All Dates) | Bryson City Train Depot

Free musical performances every Saturday from June - October. Click on event title for details.

Black Mountain Tailgate Market

October 25 2014, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (View All Dates) | Farmer's Market Lot

Blue Ridge Folklife Festival

October 25 2014, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm | FFerrum College Blue Ridge Institute & Museum

For 40 years on the fourth Saturday of October, the Blue Ridge Folklife Festival has brought together a host of musicians, moonshiners, craftspeople, cooks, motorheads, mule jumpers, horse pullers, coon dog racers, antique tractor buffs, and old-time gamers for a celebration of the rich heritage and traditions of the region. Our festival participants are the real thing, sharing folk traditions that have been a part of their families and/or communities for years. Covering much of the Ferrum College campus and Ferrum's 1800 living history farm museum, the Blue Ridge Folklife Festival is handicap accessible. It is a rain or shine event. Parking is free, and ticket sales go toward offsetting the costs of staging the festival and other Blue Ridge Institute programs. Cost To Attend: $10 Adults, $5 children (6-15) and senior citizens (65+) 540-365-4416 or www.blueridgefolklifefestival.org.

Peanuts™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express

October 25 2014, 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm (View All Dates) | Great Smoky Mountain Railroad

Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang entertain kids during this seasonal train ride event. Click on event title for details.

Big Lick Oktoberfest

October 25 2014, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Wells Fargo Plaza

Featuring German inspired beers by the award winning Devil's Backbone Brewery, incredible food by multiple local vendors including brats, sauerkraut, pretzels, live music, community seating, great vibes and fun for the entire family! $5 per ticket at the door - benefiting the City Market Building Foundation. Kids 12 and younger free; Oktoberfest Stein and First Fill Up: $15 to purchase your Oktoberfest 22oz stein and first fill up. 540-354-6952 or www.biglickentertainment.com.

Fall Colors Canoe Excursion

October 25 2014, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Lake James State Park

Fall colors around the lake will be at their peak for this tour of the Paddy's Creek cove by canoe. Park Superintendent Nora Coffey will lead this special tour that includes instruction on proper paddling techniques and entering and exiting a canoe. Pre-registration is required for the limited number of vessels available. Bring binoculars, a camera and footwear that can get wet. We'll meet in the breezeway at the Paddy's Creek Area bathhouse at 2 p.m. To register, call the park office at 828-584-7728.

Legends of the Land

October 25 2014, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm | Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest

This guided, lantern-lit evening walk traverses the plantation from the kitchen to the slave quarters with stops along the way to meet and learn about the lives of the more than 94 enslaved men, women and children who kept Poplar Forest running. Experience the magic of African American storytellers as they bring period folktales and myths to life; listen to the soulful sounds of traditional black spirituals; and more. Legends of the Land tours are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are required. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for children ages 6-16 and free for children under 5 and younger. In the case of rain, the event will be rescheduled for the following Saturday, November 1. 434.534.8120 or www.poplarforest.org.

Legends and Lanterns Halloween tours

October 25 2014, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (View All Dates) | Old Salem

A costumed guide will light the way by lantern through Salem's nighttime streets. Visit several haunting stops in the historic district where you will hear tales of a local ghostly legends, or interact with a person from the past. You might even catch a glimpse of a ghost or two among our historic buildings! Tours are scheduled every 15 minutes and last 45 minutes to one hour. Participation is limited, reservations for tour times recommended. Open spaces will be filled each night on a first come, first serve basis. Cost To Attend: $18.00 to $25.00. www.oldsalem.org/halloween-tours

The Legend of Tommy Hodges: An Outdoor Drama

October 25 2014, 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm (View All Dates) | Cradle of Forestry Historic Site

A mystery over time becomes a legend, and a legend grows in the telling. It was Halloween night in 1906 when one of the students from the Biltmore Forest School disappeared. His name was Tommy Hodges. The Cradle of Forestry will present this outdoor drama along the paved, one-mile Biltmore Campus Trail. As the audience walks the trail from scene to scene it meets characters from the historic Pink Beds community and hears stories, some based on the diaries of students who attended the Biltmore Forest School from 1903-1907. Warm clothing, walking shoes and flashlights are recommended. Check the website or call for show times. Show times will be 6:30pm, 7:45pm, and 9:00pm each night. Admission to the show is $6.00 for ages 16 and up, $3.00 for ages 5-15, Federal Recreation Pass holders and Golden Age Passport holders. Hot cider and cookies are provided. (828) 877-3130 or www.cradleofforestry.org. Cost To Attend: $6.00 for ages 16 and up, $3.00 for ages 5-15, Federal Recreation Pass holders and Golden Age Passport holders.

Tweetsie Railroad's Ghost Train

October 25 2014, 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm | Tweetsie Railroad

Oct. 3-4; 10-11; 17-18; 24-25; 31 and Nov. 1. Enjoy a night of thrills and spooky chills for the entire family! Visit the creepy carnival, haunted house, ride the ghost train and much more! Ticketed event. Advance reservations recommended. 800-526-5740 or www.tweetsie.com/special-events/ghost-train.

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"

October 25 2014, 8:00 pm (View All Dates) | Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage

Performances will be Wednesday through Saturday at 8:00pm; matinees Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2:00 pm. All tickets are $40 and can be purchased by calling the Playhouse box office at 828-693-0731, toll-free at 866-732-8008 or online at www.flatrockplayhouse.org.

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Oktoberfest

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 6:00 pm

Beary Scary Halloween

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Music in the Mountains Concert Series

Saturday, June 7, 2014, 6:30 pm

Black Mountain Tailgate Market

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 9:00 am

Blue Ridge Folklife Festival

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10:00 am

Peanuts™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 12:00 pm

Big Lick Oktoberfest

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 12:00 pm

Fall Colors Canoe Excursion

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 2:00 pm

Legends of the Land

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 5:30 pm

Legends and Lanterns Halloween tours

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 6:00 pm

The Legend of Tommy Hodges: An Outdoor Drama

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 6:30 pm

Tweetsie Railroad's Ghost Train

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 7:30 pm

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 8:00 pm
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Oktoberfest

Sunday, October 26, 2014, 6:00 pm

Exploring Old Home Sites

Sunday, October 26, 2014, 10:00 am

Peanuts™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express

Sunday, October 26, 2014, 12:00 pm

Sunday Sounds at Chateau Morrisette

Sunday, October 26, 2014, 1:00 pm

Informal Jam on the Porch

Sunday, October 26, 2014, 2:00 pm

Trick-or-Treat at Old Salem

Sunday, October 26, 2014, 6:00 pm

Legends and Lanterns Halloween tours

Sunday, October 26, 2014, 6:00 pm

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"

Sunday, October 26, 2014, 8:00 pm
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Oktoberfest

Monday, October 27, 2014, 6:00 pm

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Monday, October 27, 2014, 10:00 am

Legends and Lanterns Halloween tours

Monday, October 27, 2014, 6:00 pm
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Oktoberfest

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 6:00 pm

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 10:00 am

Historic Marian Tailgate Market

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 3:00 pm

Fall Festival Downtown Trick or Treat

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 3:30 pm

Legends and Lanterns Halloween tours

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 6:00 pm
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Oktoberfest

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 6:00 pm

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 10:00 am

Legends and Lanterns Halloween tours

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 6:00 pm
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Marion Mountain Music

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:00 pm

Oktoberfest

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 10:00 am

Hotel Floyd Concert Series

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:00 pm

Legends and Lanterns Halloween tours

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:00 pm
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Oktoberfest

Friday, October 31, 2014, 6:00 pm

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Friday, October 31, 2014, 10:00 am

Free Guided Walking Tours of Historic Lexington

Friday, October 31, 2014, 3:00 pm

Downtown Trick or Treat

Friday, October 31, 2014, 3:30 pm

Halloween Eve Fish, Fry, Wine & Costume Party

Friday, October 31, 2014, 5:30 pm

Old Fort Mountain Music

Friday, October 31, 2014, 7:00 pm

Woody's Original Mountain Music

Friday, October 31, 2014, 7:00 pm

Tweetsie Railroad's Ghost Train

Friday, October 31, 2014, 7:30 pm
 
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