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Fall color and this white barn and fence set a picturesque scene in Valle Crucis.  Thousands of people will flock to the small town this weekend for crafts, food and mountain music at Saturday’s Valle Country Fair.  (Photo by Skip Sickler)

The weather looks great for the weekend’s events.  Grandfather Mountain will offer the last of the seasonal “Colors of Grandfather” guided walks on Saturday and Sunday, the 35th Annual Woolly Worm Festival takes place in Banner Elk all weekend and many other festivals and concerts are occurring throughout the region.  Visit for area information.