Here are some things NCMS employees, members, and YOU are talking about this Weekend and Beyond!

Tomorrow is the first day of fall!  Here is your Fall Foliage Predictions for NC!

October is when North Carolina (especially the mountains) will have peak colors.  October 23 will be the best weekend for fall colors across much of the state, but look for things to start popping in early October.  The western portion of the state will have the best viewing spots.  Here is a look at when you Fall color peaks occur so you can plan your trip!

Fall color along the Blue Ridge Parkway is an event that everyone should see.  The mixture of vibrant colors with some of the most beautiful scenic vistas in the world, is truly magical.

To find out the 22 best stops along the Parkway to see fall color click here.  Make sure you let NCMS know your favorite spots!


It is also time for Grahamtoberfest!

The 3rd Annual Grahamtoberfest is tomorrow!  Enjoy Beer Tents, Food Trucks, Live Music, Vendors, Beer Garden, Crafts and Contests. Click here for all you need know!


Carolina in the Fall Music and Food Festival in Wilkesboro

Food, food, and more food!  The Carolina in the Fall Music and Food Festival brings together a famous lineup of food trucks, paired with some of the hottest performers in the state.  It last all weekend and it is fun for the whole family.  More details on the festival are here. 

Fall means more college football!

  • Florida State vs Clemson at Death Valley, noon
  • Ole Miss vs. Alabama at Bryant–Denny Stadium, 3:30pm
  • Duke vs. Connecticut at UConn, 3:30pm
  • Ohio St. vs. Notre Dame at Notre Dame, 7:30pm
  • UAB vs. Georgia at UGA, 7:30pm
  • UNC vs. Pittsburgh at Acrisure Stadium, 8pm

What A Man Gotta Do? Get out of the Waffle House and be Cool!  The Jo Bros are coming to town!

On Thursday, you will be able to hear the crowd for miles close to the PNC Arena!  Here is what you need to know!

If you have an event you would like added to On The Lighter Side, email Randy Aldridge at [email protected].