Nestled in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, and on the Crooked Road, Virginia's Heritage Music Trail, Wise is “the place to be” during the second weekend each October. The festival is held downtown in Wise and on the lawn of the historic courthouse while fall color is at its peak. The event features over 150 vendors selling crafts, food, jewelry, and more. Live traditional music ranging from banjos to bagpipes is played at Big Glades Square on Main Street. The Fall Fling also features essay, photo and art contests, a 5K race, a great Kids Korner, and a new event, Anything Apples Contest.