Well, a lot depends on the fall weather. Cool nights and warm days help to really bloom those colors. Those cool temps settle in at the highest elevations so that is where we will head first.
From 5,000 feet and above, the colors will peak sometime around the middle of October. The colors will then start to creep down the mountains and into the foothills.
The second half of October will see those colors working their way closer to the Triad. They really start to peak in that area as we wrap October and head into November
Around our area, our trees peak the first to second week of November and then... we head into the season of the brown.
If you'd like to track the colors, not just around here, but across the country, I found a great site here.
Fall is my favorite season, and even though the colors won't last, I LOVE to see them around.