Peak Autumn Color is still perhaps a week away! The Woolly Worm Festival is this weekend!

Clemmons Produce in Banner Elk is showing some nice "color" with all sorts of fall offerings including huge pumpkins, wildflowers and more.

The Woolly Worm Festival takes place this weekend in Banner Elk; the Valle Fair is this weekend in Valle Crucis and Appalachian Ski Mountain hosts their annual Preseason Tent Sale.

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Mike Doble
Mike is the Editor and founder of, and Since September 1996 he has posted close to 14,000 posts, articles, photos and videos promoting all of the ski areas of North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland.Mike is the father of four daughters, is an avid skier and enjoys golf, tennis, kayaking and hiking in the mountains. Winter snowsports and Summer boating on Watauga Lake are among his favorite pastimes.