Visit the Wizard of Oz

The Beech Mountain Chamber of Commerce is proud to present “Autumn at Oz” for 2012, now larger than ever. On Saturday and Sunday, October 6 and 7, travel back in time to 1939 to the enchanted world of the “Oz”, high atop Beech Mountain at the Land of Oz park. This year the 19th annual “Autumn at Oz” Festival is returning with an expanded venue providing visitors with more activities, food, drink, and sights to behold while maintaining the same nostalgic feeling from the Land of Oz.

Children and adults a like will be enchanted as they experience the re-­creation of Dorothy’s trip from her farm home in Kansas through the twister and down the yellow brick road to the “Land of OZ”. Along your journey you will be met by a full cast portraying many of the vibrant characters similar to those of the original movie production.

Spend the day, or better yet spend the weekend, and enjoy all “Autumn at Oz” has to offer. Enjoy the magic of being in “Kansas” now located in the Resort of Ski Beech, before and after you experience the Land of OZ. Stay for live music, dancing, multiple food and beverage options, crafts, merchandise, hay rides, petting zoo, bon fire and a full day of entertainment that will delight your senses as the “Autumn at OZ” festival prepares you for the fantasy journey through the Land of OZ. Take a “hot air balloon” ride (weather permitting) lifting you high above the festival for the ultimate photographic opportunity.

Designed for all ages the new expanded venue provides safe ample parking for visitors. Transportation to and from the Land of OZ is included. Go by bus or scenic ski lift (weather permitting) to an elevation of over 5000 feet above sea level, high atop beautiful Beech Mountain were fantasies come to life.

Theme park entrance times are also expanded for 2012. The purchase of your ticket designates the time that you will be transported to the Land of OZ from the Resort. The park opens at 9:30AM and tickets are available for entrance to the Land of OZ every hour until 5:30PM. The last bus leaves at 4:30PM. Come early and stay late, enjoy the shows and entertainment at the Resort prior to and after leaving the Land of OZ. This is a season you won’t want to miss!!!

The price of online advanced tickets is $20.00 per person, or $25.00 per person at the gate (children 2 years and under are admitted free). Also, this year a special limited $40 VIP ticket offers special amenities such as VIP parking, reception area and no-line entrance to the Resort! And, if you come on Saturday, you get to enjoy an extra day on us at the Resort enjoying the food and entertainment! NOTE: Gate ticket sales have limited availability and are cash only.

Group rates are offered for Sunday October 7th only at $15 per person with groups of 15 or more. Please call the Beech Mountain Chamber of Commerce to inquire about purchasing group tickets at 800-468-5506.

Dining and Lodging Discounts are Available from Participating Beech Mountain Businesses and Grandfather Mountain Attraction with Online Ticket Purchase.

Tickets are Non-Refundable, No Exceptions. Autumn at Oz will be held Rain or Shine, Snow and Twisters Too! Identification required with your printed ticket confirmation.

Com up and join the fun with Dorothy, Toto, Scarecrow, Tinman and Lion.  While visiting the Wizard of Oz, stay in one of Banner Elk’s fine bed and breakfast lodges or Call Greg and Amy for more information (980-329-8101).

Azalea Inn Bed and Breakfast & Banner Haven Bed and Breakfast
The Banner Elk Bed and Breakfast family of inns

Innkeepers – Greg and Amy Gardner
509 Beech Mountain Parkway
Banner Elk, NC 28604

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