The Title Sponsor of the Autumn Leaves Festival...
The Autumn Leaves Festival™ 2014 from October 10-12 marks the 48th anniversary of one of North Carolina's longest running and most successful events.
The Autumn Leaves Festival™ has been consistently ranked as one of the Top 20 events in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society.
We are sorry but NO PETS are allowed during the Autumn Leaves Festival due to the rules of the Health and Police Departments.
The roster of artisans and craftspeople covers such media as pottery, paintings, textiles and jewelry. The unique arts and crafts of more than 200 craftsmen line the streets (click here for list of vendors) with many demonstrating their talents and skills passed down through the generations.
Then, there is "Food for the Soul", ham biscuits, collards and cornbread, barbeque, ground steak and more served with hospitality by our local civic and service organizations. It's a walker's paradise with visual delights and mouthwatering treats at every stop. (Click here for a list of Food Vendors).
The festival showcases our rich musical heritage, such as Old-time, Bluegrass and Gospel performed by local musicians on the downtown stage. It's a toe tapping, foot stomping, hand-clapping kind of weekend where old friendships are renewed and new friendships are made. The Autumn Leaves Festival™ is a homecoming where guests become neighbors.
The festival began as a celebration of the end of the tobacco and apple harvesting season over 45 years ago. Now, we celebrate the breathtaking fall season that is upon us. Through the years, hundreds of thousands of visitors (nearly 200,000 people will frequent the streets of Mount Airy over the three day weekend) have enjoyed the true flavor of rural America and its distinctive character, rich heritage and scenic beauty. Our hometown radiates with the spectacular scenery of the entire mountainside bathed in autumn reds and luminous gold's 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 our community has a captivating quality on everyone who visits. 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.
ALL PETS are strictly prohibited inside of the festival boundaries. (Admission is FREE). Hours are 9-9 Friday and Saturday and 12-6 on Sunday.
AUTUMN LEAVES FESTIVAL -COMPLIMENTARY SHUTTLE
(Coming by every 40-45 Minutes) Click on Flyer below for All Information
PICK UP AND DROP OFF LOCATIONS
The Hampton Inn-Mount Airy
The Holiday Inn Express-Mount Airy
The Quality Inn-Mount Airy
The Comfort Inn-Mount Airy
The Mayberry Motor Inn-Mount Airy
The Knights Inn-Mount Airy
South Main Street Entrance/Exit for the Festival
North Main Street Entrance/Exit for the Festival