September 5 – GertonFest VII, Pancake Breakfast -8am.  Adult and Kid’s Team Spelling Bee – 3pm.  Barbecue and Music – 5pm. Silent Auction. Upper Hickory Nut Gorge Community Center. Gerton.

September  19 – 7th Annual Flock to the Rock Bird Program – 11am-3pm. Chimney  Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, Chimney Rock.

September 20 – Celebrity Waiter Dinner – fundraiser sponsored by the Lake Lure Community Education Foundation. 6pm. Larkin’s on the Lake. Lake Lure.

September 24 – Music Thursday- 6-8pm. Locals Night with the Hickory Nuts and Friends and other Live Music, Lake Lure Cloggers and More.  Food available. The Gathering Place in Chimney  Rock Village.

September 26 – Take A Child Outside. Family Programs and Hikes geared to Kids during the day. Family Campout that evening. Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park.  Chimney Rock.

October 3 – 19th Annual Vintage Tin Car Show. Rumbling Bald Resort.  Lake Lure.

October  10 –  5th Annual Fall Festival – 11 am – 4 pm.  Pumpkin and Apple Bake-off to benefit Alzheimer’s and Breast Cancer Awareness.  Gardenwoods Home, Garden and Gifts.  Lake Lure.

October 17. Bat Cave Firehouse Barbeque Supper – 5-7:30pm. Bat Cave.

October 17-18 – Lake Lure Arts and Craft Festival. 11am-7pm. Downtown Lake Lure.

October 24 – Park in the Dark. 7:30-10pm. Fundraiser to benefit the Friends of Chimney Rock State Park. Nocturnal Mysteries, Campfire Stories, Night Hike and Creatures of the Night. Advance Reservations Required. Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park. Chimney Rock.

October 31. Trick or Treat in Chimney Rock Village.  Scarecrow Competition Winners Announced.   5-7pm.


To submit any community-wide event in the Gorge, contact Mary Jaeger-Gale at  Deadline the Mountain Breeze November/December holiday print and digital edition is October 10.