Marking its 35th year, Autumnfest at Seven Springs Mountain Resort will once again celebrate the season with special activities, great food and musical performances against a dramatic background of fall foliage.

Autumnfest is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays Sept. 28 to Oct. 20.

“Autumnfest is one of the most authentic and long-running fall festivals in the region,” Laura Argenbright, marketing and festivals manager, said in a release. “Every year, families come to Autumnfest to make lasting memories, enjoy the dazzling colors of the mountain landscape and simply have fun together.’’

The festival includes artisans and crafters, face painting, a pumpkin patch and carving demonstrations, haybale maze, petting zoo, pony rides and axe throwing.

Specialty events include goat yoga, Foggy Brews Oktoberfest, a mixology class, Plein Air Painting Workshop, Beauty to the Beast Halloween makeover and a not-so-scary puppet show.

Each weekend has a theme and unique events. Schedule includes:

Sept. 29-30 and Oct. 5-6 is Oktoberfest with Bavarian games and German-inspired food. Sample craft beers during Foggy Brews at 7 p.m. Sept. 28. Goat yoga classes are offered Sept. 29 and Oct. 5.

Oct. 12-13 is Chili Weekend, featuring creations from the resort’s culinary professionals. Hot Metal Happenings Aluminum Pour Demonstrations are given by Rivers of Steel. Air painting is a two-day workshop that recreates a fall landscape. Mixology class participants can make five classic cocktails.

Oct. 19-20 is Kids’ Halloween Weekend with a kids’ costume parade, pumpkin swim, Mac and Cheese tent, Kids’ Bavarian Games and puppet show. Family magic show is 6 p.m. Oct. 19.

Some events are ticketed and some are for 21 and older. For more information, visit

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