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Fall color is bright and beautiful on the flanks of Grandfather right now.  This image was taken from US 221 looking up at the Linn Cove Viaduct.  (Photo by Skip Sickler)

Autumn hues are at peak above 4,000 feet.   This is an eventful weekend in the High Country with Appalachian State University’s Homecoming, the Boone Heritage Festival on Saturday and Sugar Mountain’s Oktoberfest on Saturday and Sunday.

Tips for visiting Grandfather Mountain this weekend