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Fall in the Best Little Beer Town

There’s nothing like autumn in these mountains with the changing colors, falling leaves, and crisp air. Fall has always been a little extra magical here in Black Mountain – the combination of nature’s beauty with our quaint town just can’t be beat. September 22 marks the first day of fall, and there is lots going on in Black Mountain to soak up the season and enjoy all our Best Little Beer Town has to offer.

Black Mountain Ale Trail takes you on a deep dive into the town’s beer scene via guided brewery tours in a mini-bus, allowing visitors to learn about each brewery’s brewing process – complete with beer tastings at each stop. Meetup point is at Black Mountain Brewing, 131 Broadway Avenue, 828-708-0229.

Black Mountain Tailgate Market is every Saturday, 9 to noon through November. Stock up on all the local food goodness of the season while supporting the local economy and reducing your plastic use. 130 Montreat Road.

WNC Outdoor Collective at 110 Black Mountain Avenue has all the gear you need to get outside for your fall hike, trail run, or bike ride … plus live music and cold beer, hard cider and kombucha on tap! And after a day on the trails, check out BAD Craft at 128 Cherry Street — Beer, Art and Dessert — a finely curated collection showcasing some of the region’s finest talent and creativity in the heart of downtown Black Mountain. The sister outdoor location to BAD Craft, The Lowdown, is inside the fence of  Mellie Mac’s Garden Shack, and is a unique partnership combining beverages, music, and a “horticultural extravaganza” with a monthly Black Mountain Poetry Jam along with weekly live music offerings. 

For leaf peeping, drive up into Montreat or hit the Blue Ridge Parkway with a grab-and-go picnic from Red Radish & Little Sprout Carryout. 404 E State Street.

Downtown Black Mountain is always a fun place to be for Halloween. The houses on and around Church Street get all decked out for the holiday as families of trick-or-treaters fill the streets in their best costumes.   

Folks come from near and far to attend LEAF Festival, and this October marks the 50th festival! Connecting cultures and creating community through world music, arts education, preservation and experiences. What could be better than music and arts in the mountains?

And, here’s some inside scoop for a few new-on-the-scene hotspots opening this fall in Black Mountain:

The Railyard Black Mountain – a 1.2-acre downtown, open-air multiplex scheduled to open mid-September with food trucks, shipping containers, a huge outdoor stage, event space for over 1,000, and one of the three largest bars in Buncombe County. Coming soon!

The Grange – the newest Black Mountain eatery and bar by Foothills Meats. The Grange’s expansive outdoor space features seating for 250 people with covered picnic tables, a large patio with seating off the main building, a kids’ play space with dirt piles and Tonka trucks, and a permanent food truck that will serve Foothills’ classics menu of house ground hamburgers, secret recipe hot dogs, specialty sandwiches and famous tallow fries. The main building has an airy indoor bar with 16 taps, a large bottle and can selection, and slushies for kids and adults. Parking is available along Broadway and adjoining streets. 120 Broadway.

Taco Billy is a popular cozy taco joint in Asheville serving market-fresh bites in a bright, casual space — and Black Mountain is the lucky home to their second location. Folks go wild over their tacos made with local, organic ingredients, and we just know this restaurant is going to fit right in with Best Little Beer Town! Coming soon!

We hope you have a blast exploring our little town this fall. If we can help with anything along the way, feel free to email us at hello@bestlittlebeertown.com. Happy travels!