Children and adults alike will be enchanted by the recreation of Dorothy’s journey from her home in Kansas, through the twister and down the yellow brick road. Along the way, you will meet the full cast of characters including Dorothy, Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion and much more! Photo by Ken Ketchie
On Saturday and Sunday, Oct 4 and 5, travel back in time down the Yellow Brick Road to the magical and of Oz atop Beech Mountain at the Land of Oz Park. Photo by Ken Ketchie
As you make your way through the magical land of Oz, be sure to watch out for villains like the Wicked Witch of the West as you continue your adventure down the Yellow Brick Road. Photo by Ken Ketchie
On your journey, you will meet familiar friends like Dorothy, her dog Toto, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and of course, the Cowardly Lion. Photo by Ken Ketchie
Dress up as your favorite Wizard of Oz character and be sure to make time along your adventure to stop and meet your favorite characters like Glinda, the Good Witch. Photo by Ken Ketchie
Along the way, you will even get an exciting chance to meet the elusive Wizard of Oz himself on this recreation of Dorothy Gale’s journey from her home in Kansas. Photo by Ken Ketchie
Spend some time in Munchkin Land, where you will get to meet all the little Munchins in the flesh! Afterwards, spend some time in The Village at Beech Mountain Resort for live music, dancing, refreshments, crafts, hay rides and much more! Photo by Ken Ketchie

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Autumn at Oz

“THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ”

Website: www.AutumnAtOz.com


Autumn at Oz

Celebrate Its 22nd Anniversary This Year
Autumn at Oz will celebrate its 22nd anniversary this year, Oct. 3 & 4, 2015 at Beech Mountain. Autumn at Oz is a special two-day event that is great fun for the entire family.


History

In 1970, a small piece of magic opened on Beech Mountain that celebrates the miracle that is the Land of Oz. This is a classic adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s book “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” on which the beloved film was based. The Beech Mountain Chamber of Commerce is proud to present “Autumn at Oz” once again, now bigger and better than ever. On Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 3 & 4, travel back in time to 1939 to the magical world of Oz, high atop Beech Mountain at the Land of Oz park. The 22nd anniversary will be celebrated this year with an expanded venue, more activities, more food, drink and sights to behold while maintaining the same nostalgia that the event has come to be known for.


The Park

Children and adults alike will be enchanted by the recreation of Dorothy’s journey from her home in Kansas, through the twister and down the yellow brick road. Along the way, you will meet the full cast of characters including Dorothy, Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion and much more!

Spend some time in The Village, located at Beech Mountain Resort after you visit the land of Oz for live music, dancing, food an drink, crafts, merchandise, hay rides, a petting zoo, bonfire and a full day of great entertainment.


Ticket Information

The expanded venue for the Autumn at Oz celebration provides safe and ample parking for guests. Transportation to and from the Land of Oz is included in ticket price. Go by bus or scenic ski lift (weather permitting) to more than 5,000 feet above sea level to the top of Beech Mountain where fantasies come to life.

This year, theme park entrance times are also expanded. The purchase of your ticket designates the time that you will be sent to the Land of Oz from the resort. The park opens at 9:30am and tickets are available for entrance every hour until 5:30pm. The last bus leaves at 4:30pm.

The price of online advanced tickets is $20 per person or $25 per person at the gate. Children 2 years and younger are admitted free. Also, this year a special limited VIP ticket for $40 offers guests special amenities such as VIP parking, reception area and no-line entrance to the Resort. Gate tickets have limited availability and are cash only. Group rates are offered for Sunday, Oct. 5 at $15 per person with groups of 15 or more. Please call the Beech Mountain Chamber of Commerce to inquire about purchasing group tickets.

Tickets are nonrefundable, no exceptions. Autumn at Oz will be held rain or shine, snow and twisters too! Identification required with your printed ticket confirmation.


Important Guest Information

The Oz property has uneven paths, ramps and stairs and therefore is not wheelchair or stroller friendly. The weather on Beech Mountain can be cold and blustery, so be prepared for the weather by dressing in layers and wearing comfortable shoes. It is also suggested that guests bring a jacket and an umbrella just in case.