Enjoy some photos and videos of the fabulous fall color near Asheville, North Carolina, including many scenes along the Blue Ridge Parkway. We update this page regularly during October. For more about the fall color show and complete guide for when and where to see the best color, see our Fall Color Forecast & Guide.
Watch the fall color evolve. Below photos taken October 2011 and updated weekly.
October 5, 2011: Swinging Bridge atop Grandfather Mountain.
October 6: See the giant pumpkin "patch" at the Western NC Farmers' Market in Asheville. It's open every day, conveniently located just off I-40. This huge market features bounty from many local farms. Free admission.
Buy mums at the Farmer's Market, or see thousands of mums in the Walled Garden at Biltmore Estate, or go to the Annual Chrysanthemum Show at the NC Arboretum.
Watch a video of fall color on October 5!
October 5, 2011: Looking down at color from atop Grandfather Mountain.
Is he flying? No, he's "planking!"
Stop by roadside stands for local jams, honey, apples and more! This is Floyd's stand on Highway 221, between the Blue Ridge Parkway and the entrance to Grandfather Mountain.
October 5, 2011: Remember to look down at the color too!
October 5, 2011: The amazing Linn Cove Viaduct on the Blue Ridge Parkway - peak color is a week away.
October 5, 2011: Berries of Mountain Ash on Rough Ridge with Grandfather in the background.
October 5, 2011: Stop at the Orchard at Altapass on the Blue Ridge Parkway for the freshest apples, along with plenty of mountain jam, jellies, hayrides, music and even some dancing! Peak color in this area is about two weeks away.
October 5, 2011: View of Mt. Mitchell from the Blue Ridge Parkway
October 5, 2011: Fall color from an overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Mt. Mitchell
October 5, 2011: The berries of the Mountain Ash cover the balds at Craggy Gardens.