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Autumn at Oz
“THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ”
Autumn at Oz
Celebrate Its 25th Anniversary This Year
Autumn at Oz will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year, Sept. 7-9, 2018 at Beech Mountain. Autumn at Oz is a special two-day event that is great fun for the entire family.
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. From Friday to Sunday, Sept. 7-9, travel back in time to 1939 to the magical world of Oz, high atop Beech Mountain at the Land of Oz park. The 25th 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.
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.
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.
Tickets can currently be purchased online for $40 per person. Children 2 years and younger are admitted free. Gate tickets have limited availability and are cash only. Group rates are offered for Sunday, Sept. 9 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.