Autumn at Oz on Beech Mountain, NC

Cozy Sugar Mountain vacation rentals invite travelers everywhere to enjoy the all-season escape of North Carolina’s Appalachian Mountains. 

It is a place for all kinds of adventurers, from thrill-seekers, to nature-lovers, to those who just want to get away from it all, enjoying skiing, snowshoeing, skating, rafting, hiking, biking, kayaking and wilderness exploration.

And, if you plan your travel right, you could also land right in the middle of Oz. On Beech Mountain, just about 10 miles from Sugar Mountain, is a rewarding and illuminating escape with Dorothy, Toto, and her heart, brain, and courage-craving companions.

This is the Autumn of Oz Festival, and it cannot be missed.

Only 10 Miles from our Sugar Mountain Accommodations, the Land of Oz is a one-of-a-kind experience only open during the Autumn Season. Photo provided by Land of Oz NC.

Spiraling Into Oz

Autumn of Oz truly stands out amidst all of the Sugar Mountain events in September. It is both a celebration and an homage to the World of Oz, pulled straight from the epic tales of L. Frank Baum and the classic film seen all over the world and through the generations.

It is located at a family-owned and operated ranch property on nearby Beech Mountain. The family has crafted a whimsical escape in the foothills of North Carolina.

Join Dorothy and her many eccentric friends for the Annual Autumn of Oz Festival. It features various activities and backdrops that are recreated from the stories involving the Land of Oz.

This includes a museum featuring memorabilia and goodies from the lore, a petting zoo, and a display of Emerald City that you can walk through. You can stop by a wonderful shop which sells collectibles, affordable toys for the kids, and all sorts of iconic Oz-themed gifts.

The Land of Oz even features an activity-filled yellow brick road. Travel down the road to find treats, decorations and backdrops.

Though Autumn of Oz is a big festival celebrating the world of Oz, the event’s showcase is a staggering live stage performance.

With the tap of her heels and a basket in tow, Dorothy is bound for a big and bold adventure. Now, you can join her. Delight your heart and experience a true new look at The Wizard of Oz in the mountains of North Carolina.

The show lets everyone see all the characters from the legacy-defining film on the stage and is sure to captivate your entire group. The show follows Dorothy (Toto included) as she travels to see the magic leader she hears so much about who can send her back home to Kansas.

Meet Glenda the Good Witch! Photo provided by Land of Oz NC.


Tickets must be purchased prior to visiting. They can be found at Tickets are $40 per person, giving you entrance to the Autumn of Oz Festival. The ticket price includes the show performance as well as entrance to all attractions.

Due to the rural nature of the Land of Oz, you should visit the website for location details.

We advise you to plan ahead to avoid any issues in getting to the festival.

You will be directed to a nearby shuttle pick-up area at the Beech Mountain Resort. Don’t hesitate to contact us for area details around the time of the event, such as best routes, weather expectations, nearby lodging, and more.

Meet the whole cast of characters and enjoy live performances and plenty of family-friendly activities. Photo provided by Land of Oz NC.

When is the Event?

Autumn of Oz is September 7th, 8th, and 9th. You will receive a time of arrival for your entrance. You should arrive to the Beech Mountain Resort at least one hour prior to your schedule tour time.

You can also arrive early and explore the many vendors and activities in the loading area. All transportation is included in the price of the ticket from the loading area to the premises.

Visit the Autumn of Oz from the comfort of a spacious, amenity loaded local vacation rental in nearby Sugar Mountain. Don’t worry about traveling far. Stay in Sugar Mountain and experience the rural magic of the region.

Take in some of the most memorable events near Boone, NC with your family or group, and soak in the sights of the Land of Oz. It is the kind of captivating vacation escape you won’t forget anytime soon, with a fantastic world that has captivated audiences for generations.

It simply can’t be missed for any true fans of the Wizard of Oz who are looking for something incredible to treat their family and friends to.

Enjoy all of it amidst one of the most pristine mountain backdrops you can imagine, where you will also find gem mines, hiking, biking, caverns, amazing local restaurants, and so much more to explore.

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