Leaf collection is performed in three rounds by city quadrants in a clockwise direction, beginning simultaneously in two different quadrants of Winston-Salem. The collection will then proceed clockwise by quadrants until the leaf trucks have made three passes through each.
North Carolina offers one of the most colorful and long-lasting fall foliage displays in the world from the last week in September through October. The annual show of vibrant reds, oranges, and gold begins in the higher elevations, such as Mount Mitchell and Grandfather Mountain, and works its way down the mountains to the foothills and then the Piedmont. Read our forecast for this year’s fall color and when you should visit different spots to see the best fall color show.