Autumn Leaves Festival™ Schedule

The Autumn Leaves Festival™ features local attractions throughout the 3-day weekend and hosts the best Old-Time Bluegrass Bandstand! To make sure you don’t miss anything, view the schedules below.

2021 Festival Dates / Hours:
Friday, October 8th, 2021  9am-9pm
Saturday, October 9th, 2021  9am-9pm
Sunday, October 10th, 2021  12pm-6pm

Old-Time / Bluegrass Bandstand Schedule

Located at the intersection of Rawley Ave and N Main Street, between BB&T, Wells Fargo and First Citizens Bank. Bring your camping chairs and get ready to dance!

The 2021 Bandstand Schedule will be available later this year!

Friday, October 11th, 2019

Opening Ceremony 11:30am, Live Music 11:50am-9pm

11:30AM Opening Ceremonies
11:50 – 12:35 Sugarloaf Mountain Band (Bluegrass)
12:35 – 1:20 Crossriver (Gospel)
1:20 – 2:05 Over The Hill Bluegrass Band (Bluegrass)
2:05 – 2:50 Cranford Creek Bluegrass (Bluegrass)
2:50 – 3:35 Shelton Brothers (Bluegrass/Gospel)
3:35 – 4:20 Robert Tilley & The Hard Times Band (Bluegrass)
4:20 – 5:05 Snow Creek Old Tyme Band (Oldtime)
5:05 – 5:50 2 Young 2 Old (Bluegrass)
5:50 – 6:35 Hubert Lawson & The Bluegrass Country Boys (Bluegrass
6:35 – 7:20 Mountain Park Old Time Band (Oldtime)
7:20 – 8:05 Larry Sigmon – The Unique Sound Of The Mtns. (Oldtime) 8:05 – 9:00 The South Carolina Broadcasters (Oldtime)

Saturday, October 12th, 2019

Live Music 9:15am-9pm

9:15 – 10:00 Possum Hollow Old-Time String Band (Oldtime)
10:00 – 10:40 Bill & Maggie Anderson (Variety)
10:40 – 11:20 Chestnut Mountain Ramblers (Old Time)
11:20 – 12:00 Bluegrass & Beyond (Bluegrass)
12:00 – 12:45 Paula Dellenback & Fox River (Bluegrass)
12:45 – 1:30 The Fishers Peak Timber Rattlers (Oldtime)
1:30 – 2:15 The Southern Gentlemen (Bluegrass)
2:15 – 3:00 Stevie Barr Band (Bluegrass)
3:00 – 3:45 Narrow Road (Bluegrass Gospel)
3:45 – 4:30 The Country Boys (Bluegrass)
4:30 – 5:15 The New Smokey Valley Boys (Oldtime)
5:15 – 6:00 Slate Mountain Ramblers (Oldtime)
6:00 – 6:45 The Nunn Brothers (Bluegrass)
6:45 – 7:30 Steve Marshall & Highroad (Bluegrass)
7:30 – 8:15 The Zephyr Lightning Bolts (Old-Time)
8:15 – 9:00 Trish Fore & The Dixie Wildcats (Oldtime)

Sunday, October 13th, 2019

Live Music 1pm-5pm Closing Ceremony TBA

1:00 – 2:00 Gap Civil (Oldtime)
2:00 – 3:00 By Grace (Bluegrass Gospel)
3:00 – 4:00 High Country Grass (Bluegrass)
4:00 – 5:00 Silver Leaf Mountain (Bluegrass)

Local Attractions & Activities

Kid's Zone

Bouncy houses, games and prizes, mini-train rides, face painting, and more! Children must be supervised by a guardian at all times. No pets allowed.

Friday, October 8th, 2021 9am-9pm
Saturday, October 9th, 2021 9am-9pm
Sunday, October 9th, 2021 12pm-6pm

Allegacy Cornhole Tournament

On Main Street between The Mt. Airy Museum of Regional History and Old North State Winery, Allegacy Federal Credit Union creates a place for anyone to come and play cornhole! The tournament will be on Saturday, October 12th, and the over-all winner gets to take home the cornhole boards!

Friday, October 9th, 9am-9pm Open-play (non-competitive)

Saturday, October 10th,
9am-1pm Open-play (non-competitive)
1pm-5pm Tournament – All who play within this time frame will be entered into the tournament. One winner will be recorded for each hour. All winners will return and compete at 5pm.
Following Tournament – 9pm Open-play (non-competitive)

Sunday, October 11th, Open-play (non-competitive)

Carolina Carports Choppers

On the west side of E Independence Blvd in the festival area, Carolina Carports of Dobson, NC displays their one-of-a-kind chopper and trike bikes created by the famous American Chopper and Paul Jr. Designs. This is a must see for anyone of all ages! The display will be showcase throughout the 3-day weekend.

Fleming Family Racing

On the east side of E Independence Blvd in the festival area, you'll find Fleming Family Racing! The coolest race cars are parked on the street along with their giant trailer. While the drivers might not be at the festival throughout the 3-day weekend, the race car display will. Be sure to check out the race cars and meet the drivers!