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Wednesday, October 21, 2020
The SC State Fair will be a free, drive-thru event this fall
Oct 21 all-day
The SC State Fair
The Water Cycle for Kids
Oct 21 all-day
Online

Water Cyle for Kids

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

Compliments USGS.

Grandad’s Orchard Family Fun!
Oct 21 @ 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)
“Find Your Color” Photo Contest Chimney Rock
Oct 21 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Chimney Rock Park

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15 – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15

Fall “Find Your Color” Photo Contest

Time: Park hours
Cost: No additional cost to enter.

It’s during this time of year that the mountains explode with color. Capture photos of the fall season and enter them into our “Find Your Color” Photo Contest. We’ll use the winning entries on our website and Facebook album, and you’ll win some fun prizes. Photos must be taken within the Chimney Rock section of the Park.

GREAT PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED TO 3 WINNING ENTRIES

Winners will be notified and announced on Chimney Rock’s social media channels. F

Justus Orchard Pick Your Own!
Oct 21 @ 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!
Autumn at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park
Oct 21 @ 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 21 @ 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 21 @ 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!

mask required inside fruit stand

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 21 @ 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.

Thursday, October 22, 2020
The Water Cycle for Kids
Oct 22 all-day
Online

Water Cyle for Kids

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

Compliments USGS.

Grandad’s Orchard Family Fun!
Oct 22 @ 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)
Keeper For A Day at Grandfather Mountain
Oct 22 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Grandfather Mountain

Keeper For A Day

Learn how to interact with the animals, clean up, prepare food and provide enrichments. Observe various training sessions, animal behavior and the inner workings of the animal habitats.

Requirements:

Limited to two persons per day. No pets allowed in habitat area. Keepers for a Day must:

— be 12 years of age or older
— be capable of walking up and down steep, rough terrain
— sign a waiver of liability

Expected Daily Schedule:

Arrive at 8 a.m., meet the keepers, and go to work! Assist as we let out the animals, feed them and clean their habitats. You may be asked to lift and carry animal food, tools or other items. Learn about training and providing enrichments. End your exciting shift at 11 a.m.

What to Wear:

You will get dirty! Please wear appropriate, closed-toe hiking or work boots and no loose jewelry. Coats, jackets, gloves and hats are recommended for cooler weather. Please bring sunscreen.

Weather:

Keeper for a Day will continue on schedule regardless of weather conditions. In the event that weather conditions could affect the opening of the habitats, you will be contacted.

The weather on Grandfather Mountain can change at a moment’s notice. Temperatures are commonly 5 to 10 degrees colder than what they are at the bottom of the mountain in Linville. It is recommended that you dress in layers and be prepared for any weather condition.

2019 Keeper for a Day Dates

Month Days Time Number
April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 8 a.m.-11 a.m. limited to two people per day
May 7, 14, 21, 28 8 a.m.-11 a.m. limited to two people per day
June 4, 11, 18, 25 8 a.m.-11 a.m. limited to two people per day
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 8 a.m.-11 a.m. limited to two people per day
August 6, 13, 20, 27 8 a.m.-11 a.m. limited to two people per day
September 3, 10, 17, 24 8 a.m.-11 a.m. limited to two people per day
October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 8 a.m.-11 a.m. limited to two people per day

Reservations:

Keeper for a Day must be booked at least one week in advance by calling (828) 733-8715. Please allow 24 hours for a response.

Price:

The cost is $75 per participant ($60 each for Bridge Club members). Admission to the park is included.

“Find Your Color” Photo Contest Chimney Rock
Oct 22 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Chimney Rock Park

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15 – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15

Fall “Find Your Color” Photo Contest

Time: Park hours
Cost: No additional cost to enter.

It’s during this time of year that the mountains explode with color. Capture photos of the fall season and enter them into our “Find Your Color” Photo Contest. We’ll use the winning entries on our website and Facebook album, and you’ll win some fun prizes. Photos must be taken within the Chimney Rock section of the Park.

GREAT PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED TO 3 WINNING ENTRIES

Winners will be notified and announced on Chimney Rock’s social media channels. F

Justus Orchard Pick Your Own!
Oct 22 @ 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!
Autumn at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park
Oct 22 @ 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.

Sky Top Orchard Fall is Here!
Oct 22 @ 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!

mask required inside fruit stand

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 22 @ 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.
Image

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.

Boo in the Zoo
Oct 22 @ 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.

Studio 52 Virtual Fall Classes: Musical Theatre 3rd-5th
Oct 22 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Online

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Make ‘em laugh in a musical comedy class combining silliness and song! This virtual class integrates acting, singing, improv, and movement as actors use their voices, bodies, and imaginations to develop hilarious Broadway repertoire. At the end of the semester, students will share their uproarious musical revue in a one-of-a-kind virtual showcase.

Sep. 24 – Nov. 19
3rd – 5th Grades
Weekly Zoom class, one 20-minute private lesson
Instructors: Anna Kimmell, Matthew Glover

Studio 52 Virtual Fall Classes: Musical Theatre 6th-8th
Oct 22 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Online
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Become a star of the silver screen in this class celebrating Hollywood hits. With a combination of weekly Zoom classes and one private coaching, actors will take their singing, acting, and movement skills to the next level. Refine your on-camera performance technique with a combination of solos, small groups, and ensemble singing. Collaborate with like-minded peers, learn about cinema history, and develop a one-of-a-kind movie musical revue, presented in a final virtual screening!

Thursdays  from 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Sep. 24 – Nov. 19
9th – 12th Grades
Weekly Zoom class, one 20-minute private coaching
Instructors: Anna Kimmell, Matthew Glover