An Annual Family Festival at Beech Mountain, NC

Tips for Making Your Journey to Autumn At OZ More Enjoyable:

  • Follow the signs for parking as you approach Beech Mountain.
  • Visitors may arrive any time during the time/session shown on your ticket. You don't have to arrive there at the beginning. Example: for the time session from 9:30AM-10:30AM, you may arrive any time between 9:30AM and 10:30AM. This will be your loading time for your trip by bus or ski lift ride (weather permitting) to OZ. It is much better to stagger loading times. Transportation to OZ is included in your ticket price.
  • After parking, proceed to the white check in tents. You will receive your wristband (color coded) for your session.  Ticket check-in tables are arranged alphabetically by last name of the person who purchased the ticket.
  • The Oz property has uneven paths, ramps and stairs and therefore is not wheel chair or stroller friendly (late afternoon sessions work better for folks needing assistance and small strollers or backpacks work best for children). The weather on Beech can be cold and blustery, so please be prepared by dressing in layers and wearing comfy shoes. Bring a jacket and an umbrella, just in case.
  • When your transportation drops your group off in "OZ", one person from your group needs to "take a ticket" from the dispenser at the entrance to Oz. This ticket corresponds to the time your group will be allowed to enter Dorothy's house. An electronic monitor will be placed near the food vendors and another will be in the yard at Dorothy's house. This ticket/system will allow your group to shop, picnic, visit the museum, etc. until your ticket and appropriate time is called.
  • Bring extra money as food treats and treasures are for sale. Our face painters are among the best and there is additional charge for painting and props too.
  • VIP Ticket amenities include VIP parking (closest to the venue), reception area , no line entrance. Upon arrival follow signs to reception area.
  • As so many people want to take photos, please be respectful of others. We ask that guests and characters stand back, off the paths, and make room for others to pass on by. A full cast of characters will be near the end of the yellow brick road for family photos as well.
  • Children 2 years of age and under are admitted free and do not require a ticket.
  • Can I arrive early before my loading session time? Yes, you can come early and check in to receive your wrist band for loading. 

We're looking forward to your visit to Oz and we very much appreciate your helping to make this event fun and smooth flowing.