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Brevard, NC is the place to be for this year’s Halloween Fest, a day-long street festival that takes place on October 29.

The day’s events include an apple/pumpkin bake-off, a Flight of the Vampire 5k run and a scarecrow display with Scarecrows on the Lawn at Transylvania Heritage Museum as well as traditional family favorites like a costume parade, a spooky hay maze, a pumpkin carving competition and a downtown trick or treat walk.

Included in the Halloween Fest is the 16th Annual Old Time Music Competition, where contemporary artists honor the mountain music traditions of old. Performers will entertain you with traditional string intruments such as the fiddle, banjo, dulcimer, guitar, and mandolin.

Halloween in Transylvania County is bound to be special so plan to join in the fun of Halloween Fest in Brevard.

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Brevard, NC offers some of the best mountain biking trails in America . In fact, Bike Magazine uses the trails around this area of the Blue Ridge Mountains as a test area to evaluate various mountain bikes.  You’ll find classic single-track trails with lots of big climbs and fast descents along with sand, slickrock and even waterfall routes.

Two of the more popular spots for riding are Dupont State Forest and Pisgah National Forest. Enjoy the awesome views along the 100 miles of trails throughout Dupont State Forest while enjoying some slickrock sections and where connecting trails lead through dense forests to four spectacular waterfalls. Pisgah National Forest has hundreds of miles of rockier and steeper single track for the more advanced rider and offers rock gardens and steep climbs.

Brevard, NC is a great place to for any level of rider to experience whatever type of mountain biking trails suits you- the terrain here provides for everything from gentle and rolling to rugged descent. The spectacular fall foliage of the Western North Carolina mountains is an added bonus to a visit this time of year, but anytime of year here in Brevard has its own beauty.

Brevard, NC is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts, let us, Jay and Jewell Kaiser, help you find a home here in the Western North Carolina mountains. Through honesty, integrity, and responsiveness to your needs, we will make your Brevard, North Carolina real estate experience productive and successful.

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The falling leaves and cooler temperatures remind Brevard homeowners that fall is here and winter is fast approaching – by taking a few steps now, you can have your North Carolina home and yard ready. Here are some home maintenance ideas that will get your home in peak condition for the coming winter.

Rake up leaves or finely mulch with a lawnmower: A layer of fallen leaves on your lawn deprives your lawn of critical sunlight and can lead to mold growth.

Clean out gutters: Clean out all debris and flush with water to avoid winter ice dams.

Check and replace air filters: To insure good air quality and air flow, Fall is the perfect time to check and replace HVAC filters.

Check the weather stripping around doors and windows: Be sure you are keeping the warm air in and the cold air out.

Have your heating system checked: Regularly servicing your heating system means better fuel efficiency.

Get your woodstove and fireplace in working order: Make sure the door gasket has a tight seal and chimney has been cleaned.

Store outdoor furniture: To extend the life of your patio furniture and grills, clean and then store these items in a shed or cover them with a waterproof tarp.

Inspect smoke and carbon monoxide alarms: Dust and test them to make sure both of these life savers are working properly and replace batteries in battery operated alarms.

Following a routine maintenance schedule will certainly benefit you in the fall and winter seasons.

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