Event Cancellations Due to Coronavirus

Several upcoming events have been canceled or postponed due to concerns about the new coronavirus (COVID-19). Events listed on this page may be outdated, so please visit the event website or contact the event organizer for the latest information.
Event organizers can contact us to update their event’s information.

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Friday, October 23, 2020
KidsZone Drop-In Hourly Childcare ‎Parents Night Out
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 24 @ 12:00 pm
KidsZone

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Parents Night Out is every Friday and Saturday
From 6pm to Midnight
There will be Free Pizza, Snacks, and Special Treats
It’s one flat fee for 6 hours of childcare
Every weekend we have a different theme with crafts, games, fun activities, pizza, and special treats. Plus, the kids love to play on our indoor play structure, in our tiny town, and with all our toys!
We are a DSS licensed childcare center and our staff are highly qualified teachers, professionally trained in CPR and First Aid, and they are background checked. Providing the best care for your child is our number one priority!
Saturday, October 24, 2020
5 Factor 5K Fundraiser to Prevent Child Abuse
Oct 24 – Oct 31 all-day
Online

Welcome to Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina’s first-ever 5 Factors (virtual) 5k! Because we cannot safely gather in-person this year, we are expanding our annual, one-day event to AN ENTIRE RACE WEEK (Oct. 24-31), packed with all the family-friendly activities we typically host on race day. That means you get to choose when and where you complete your 5k, AND you will have access to an entire week of fun, virtual activities designed for all ages!

When you register below, you will have access to our race week calendar of activities that will run October 24th through October 31st. We are so excited to feature mini events focused on mental and physical health, education, and family entertainment scheduled at different times throughout the week.

Your VIP Race Week includes:

  1. Access to more than 20 family-friendly virtual activities (live and pre-recorded) focused on exercise, entertainment, and education
  1. Pop-up drawings for free swag
  1. Discounts on featured merchandise
  1. Printable customized bib
  1. Printable customized certificate of completion – there is an option for you to submit your time!

VIP Race Week is jam-packed with family fun, all for the low price of $35. We may be physically distant, but we are TOGETHER in preventing child abuse and neglect.

The Water Cycle for Kids
Oct 24 all-day
Online

Water Cyle for Kids

Learn about the water cycle: beginners, intermediate and advanced lessons.

Compliments USGS.

Wide World of Music: Guide to 100 Instruments
Oct 24 all-day
Online w/ Brevard Music Center

Staff Picks From Around the Web Brevard Music Center

Wide World of Music:
Guide to 100 Instruments

Discover the sounds, sights, and clefs of 100 instruments from around the world. Fun for the whole family!

Grandad’s Orchard Family Fun!
Oct 24 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
GRANDADS APPLES N SUCH

Weekend Fun!

Grandad’s has several family fun activities to enjoy on the WEEKENDS, beginning Labor Day weekend, throughout the fall. Including

 

  • Cow Train ($4 per person, and you will need to arrive before 4 PM to enjoy this activity)
  • Jump Pillow (due to COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, we will not open jump pillow this year)
  • Corn Maze ($4 per person, and you will need to arrive before 4 PM to enjoy this activity)
  • Apple Cannon ($4 per person, and you will need to arrive before 4 PM to enjoy this activity)
  • You- Pick Apples varies through the season.  Please call us at (828)-685-1685 to updated information. (You will need to arrive before 4 PM to enjoy this activity Monday – Friday and 5 PM on Saturdays and Sundays)
Justus Orchard Pick Your Own!
Oct 24 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Justus Orchard

Looking forward to the first cool weekend of the year!!
Apples available for UPick are Golden’s, Red Jonagolds, Mutsu, Ambrosia and Asian Pears!!
Apples Available already picked are Golden’s, Gala’s, Early Fuji, Red Jonagold, Stayman Winesap,Mutsu, Ambrosia, Granny Smith, Red Romes and a very few Piñatas!
The Bakery will open in full force all day but remember we stop cooking at 5 pm so don’t wait too long to place your order,
The playground is open every day and the jumping pillow is open Friday’s Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting. The cow train, apple cannons and barn tours are open Saturdays and Sundays weather permitting until 5pm
Hoping to see you soon!!
The Justus Family!
Animal Habitats VIP Tours
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain

See where the cougars and otters sleep overnight, meet black bears that are not commonly on display, learn the ins and outs of what it takes to care for the animals year-round, observe a training session and find out why the animals call Grandfather Mountain home.

Offered on weekends, April – October.

Autumn at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Gatlinburg SkyLift Park

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Experience the best views of the Fall colors this Autumn at the SkyLift Park and SkyBridge. Numerous photo opportunities, unique Smoky Mountain experiences, hot seasonal drinks, and perfect fall mountain vistas are all waiting for you after conquering the Gatlinburg SkyBridge this Fall. Live music on the SkyDeck will be scheduled for Fridays and Saturdays from 6pm-9pm. Whether you are riding the iconic yellow SkyLift chair, relaxing on the SkyDeck, fueling up in the SkyCenter, conquering the SkyBridge, or exploring the SkyTrail, there will no shortages of family-fun memories for you to cherish after your visit is complete. Autumn is the most beautiful time of year in Gatlinburg, so make sure to take it all in while “above it all” at the the SkyLift Park.

Fall at Biltmore
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – Nov 5 @ 6:00 pm
Biltmore

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Immerse yourself in a kaleidoscope of color as George Vanderbilt’s magnificent estate and the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains are beautifully transformed by autumn’s touch. The arrival of cool weather, an abundance of outdoor activities, plus special harvest-themed dining and Winery offerings make for a truly unique and exceptional fall getaway.

Sky Top Orchard Fall is Here!
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sky Top Orchard

It's Fall Y'all

Welcome to Sky Top Orchard!

We are asking guests to visit on weekdays whenever possible. We offer the same items you love on those days as we do on weekends plus it helps keep crowds down on weekends. Thank you!

The mountains of western North Carolina are full of pick your own u-pick orchards. We offer more. In addition to a long list of apple varieties, visit Sky Top Orchard and you’ll enjoy panoramic mountain views, orchard ponds with ducks and geese, a barnyard area with sheep, goats, chickens, turkeys, peacocks and more, a bamboo forest to explore, lots of picnic areas and, of course, a mountaintop of fragrant apple and fruit trees. View our downloadable map to see all that we have to offer and visit our picking schedule to find out what’s available now.

When you purchase a bushel of apples, a wagon load of pumpkins or a cooler full of apple cider you’ll take home more than the makings for delicious fall recipes, you’ll take home a mountain of memories too. And don’t forget our famous apple cider doughnuts. They’re an autumn tradition. We bet you can’t eat just one.

Ready to join us on top of our mountain? Plan Your Visit Today!

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To keep guests and our staff safe, we require face masks (covering both nose and mouth) by employees and guests in any area where social distancing is difficult so plan to wear them in the fruit stand, in line for doughnuts, in any areas that are not out in the orchard where you are picking. You must also maintain a distance of 6 feet in all lines and areas where you encounter others.

The Historic Orchard at Altapass
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Orchard at Altapass
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Still not certain what’s ripe at the O? Call 828-765-9531 and get a recording that will give you the latest information for the weekend’s apple picking and purchasing.
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How ’bout them Apples?

We post each Thursday morning any ripening updates in the orchard. Remember we are an heirloom apple orchard. Our mission is to save the good stuff…including apple varieties. In addition to trees that fruit during the normal late September/October season in greater quantity, also we plant small batch numbers of heirloom apple trees. Some ripen earlier (an unexpected gift); all have their uses from apple sauce, to butters, to juice and ciders, and just fresh eating off the trees. They won’t all be available all the time. But, when they are, we’ll let you know. Please come and see for yourself.

Jonathan Auxier, Kirsten Miller, and Beth Ferry for Kids
Oct 24 @ 11:00 am
Online

We are thrilled to bring you a FREE virtual kids’ event with Jonathan Auxier, Kirsten Miller, and Beth Ferry on Saturday, October 24th at 11am Eastern to celebrate their latest early chapter books. This event is best suited for ages 6-9. Admission to the event is FREE, but donations are greatly appreciated!

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jonathan-auxier-kirsten-miller-and-beth-ferry-virtual-kids-event-tickets-119640942279?ref=enivtefor001&invite=MTk5NTk4MDMvaW5mb0BncmVlbnZpbGxlLmNvbS8w%0A&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=inviteformalv2&utm_term=attend

Kiddo Pumpkin Art Class
Oct 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Wine & Design Greenville SC

Kiddo Pumpkin

Art Buzz Kids Classes will be lead step by step by our talented artists. All children in the studio must have a paid seat, and must be 7 years of age or older. No exceptions and no infants. Parents are welcome to accompany their children, but without the purchase of an additional ticket, we cannot guarantee you a seat. The canvases will be pre-sketched to assure the best possible experience and outcome! Classes last approximately 1.5 hours.

Rocky Cove Railroad Exhibit
Oct 24 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
NC Arboretum

On exhibit Saturdays and Sundays from 12 – 4 p.m., Rocky Cove Railroad is a G-Scale (garden scale) model train that demonstrates the coming of trains to western North Carolina at the turn of the 20th century. The exhibit is located below the Grand Promenade. Please note, Rocky Cove Railroad will not operate in rainy or wet conditions.

Oktoberfest Pop Up Shop and Family Fun
Oct 24 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Hilton Greenville

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FREE ADMISSION!!!! 👻Oktoberfest Pop Up Shop is a family fun event.

Come Out and Support Local Small Business

🍬 Free Candy & Free Games
🤤Free Funnel Cake and/or Fried Oreos for the first 25 Kids
🧛‍♂️Best Costume Contest🏆 (Kids Only)

🎧 Live Entertainment :DJ
🧁Bake Sale
💰Free Giveaways & Door Prizes

We do ask that everyone practice social distancing and wear masks inside of the ballroom. WE ARE EXCITED TO SEE YOU ALL!!

Boo in the Zoo
Oct 24 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Greenville Zoo

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The family-friendly event is scheduled to take place on select days from October 15 – November 1 and will be modified with enhanced health and safety measures, including limited capacity and date-specific, timed entries to ensure a safe Halloween event. This year’s Boo in the Zoo will feature 15 trick-or-treat stations, spooky decorations and Halloween-themed areas, including Dragon Alley, a princess castle and an extinct species graveyard. Attendees are asked to bring reusable Halloween bags for trick-or-treating.

With safety being a priority, the zoo has added hand-sanitizing stations for guests and signage that outlines best social distancing practices. The zoo will also limit gatherings at entrances, exits, exhibits and along pathways. All guests over the age of 2 are required to wear face coverings while at the zoo.

KidsZone Drop-In Hourly Childcare ‎Parents Night Out
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 25 @ 12:00 pm
KidsZone

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Parents Night Out is every Friday and Saturday
From 6pm to Midnight
There will be Free Pizza, Snacks, and Special Treats
It’s one flat fee for 6 hours of childcare
Every weekend we have a different theme with crafts, games, fun activities, pizza, and special treats. Plus, the kids love to play on our indoor play structure, in our tiny town, and with all our toys!
We are a DSS licensed childcare center and our staff are highly qualified teachers, professionally trained in CPR and First Aid, and they are background checked. Providing the best care for your child is our number one priority!
Waves Express Car Wash Haunted Tunnel
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Waves Express Car Wash

Waves Express Car Wash will be hosting a HAUNTED TUNNEL this year at our Woodruff Road location! Enjoy a car wash while getting spooked – all while staying inside your vehicle! $20 per vehicle or FREE if you are in a Wash Club Membership vehicle. Come join us for a lot of fun on four different nights!

Sunday, October 25, 2020
The Water Cycle for Kids
Oct 25 all-day
Online

Water Cyle for Kids

Learn about the water cycle: beginners, intermediate and advanced lessons.

Compliments USGS.

Wide World of Music: Guide to 100 Instruments
Oct 25 all-day
Online w/ Brevard Music Center

Staff Picks From Around the Web Brevard Music Center

Wide World of Music:
Guide to 100 Instruments

Discover the sounds, sights, and clefs of 100 instruments from around the world. Fun for the whole family!