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 North Carolina High Country Calendar of Events
Category Sub-Category Venue Sub-Venue
Start of Sugar Mountain's Weekend Scenic Lift Rides
 Start of Sugar Mountain's Weekend Scenic Lift Rides
7/4/2014 10:00 AM - 9/3/2014 10:00 PM
Banner Elk, NC
Chairlift rides run every Saturday and Sunday from 10 am until 5:30 pm. Bring the whole family, a picnic lunch, your mountain bike, or just a friend and enjoy a breathtaking 45 minute round trip lift-ride on Summit #2 to Sugars 5,300 foot peak. The scenery is remarkable.For bike riders, mounted hooks on the backs of the chairs carry your bike to the top. Hand your bike to the lift attendant at the bottom of the Summit #2 lift, jump on the chair and enjoy the ride. The lift attendant will unload ...
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Concerts on the Jones House Lawn
Concerts on the Jones House Lawn
9/5/2014 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Boone, NC
Downtown Boone celebrates Fridays, June through September, with a free Concert on the Lawn at the Jones House at 5:00. Location: Jones House Community Center - 604 W. King Street in downtown Boone. Arrive early to find a spot for your lawn chair or blanket, and perhaps bring a picnic! See www.joneshousecommunitycenter.org for information on who's playing tonight!
For more info: 828-262-4576
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Watauga County Farmers Market
Watauga County Farmers Market
9/6/2014 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Boone, NC
Farm fresh produce, meat and whole foods at Watauga County Farmers Market in Boone. Each Saturday, May 3 - October 25. 591 Horn in the West Drive.
http://www.wataugacountyfarmersmarket.org
Visit Hickory Ridge Living History Museum
while you are at the Horn in the West site.

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Hickory Ridge Living History Museum
Hickory Ridge Living History Museum
9/6/2014 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Boone, NC
Hickory Ridge Living History Museum, located on the grounds of "Horn in the West," is an eighteenth-century living history museum highlighting the daily lives of our mountain ancestors. See live demonstrations of a various pioneer skills, such as hearthside cooking, flintlock rifle, blacksmithing, spinning and weaving, etc. Open Saturday mornings, May - October, and evenings before "Horn in the West," Tues. - Sun., mid-June through mid-August. Admission to the museum is by donation. www.hickoryr...
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Grandfather Mountain Kidsfest
Grandfather Mountain Kidsfest
9/6/2014 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Linville, NC
A day designed to get kids excited about the nature and culture of the North Carolina Mountains through fun and entertaining activities. Guided hikes, games, storytellers, music and fun. Included with park admission.
For more information about Kidsfest, please visit www.grandfathermountain.com.
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Art in the Park - Blowing Rock
Art in the Park - Blowing Rock
9/6/2014 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Blowing Rock, NC

Art in the Park

10 am - 5 pm

Location: Downtown Blowing Rock

828-295-7851

 A juried art and craft show held in downtown Blowing Rock.  For more info:www.blowingrock.com

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Celebrating Strong Mountain Women
Celebrating Strong Mountain Women
9/6/2014 10:00 AM - 1/3/2015 5:00 PM
Blowing Rock, NC
Highlighting numerous women who made a significant impact to life in the High Country, this exhibit will celebrate and showcase their unique contributions to our region. (Dr. Mary Martin Sloop of Crossnore, pictured)Blowing Rock Art and History Museum | 159 Chestnut Street | Blowing Rock, NC | 828.295.9099Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.Thursday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. (admission between 4 and 7 p.m. is free)Closed Sundays (during winter months)* and Mondays and most major holid...
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Railroad Heritage Weekend - Tweetsie Railroad
Railroad Heritage Weekend - Tweetsie Railroad
9/6/2014 5:00 PM - 9/7/2014 6:00 PM
A once-a-year event for railroad enthusiasts of all ages! Celebrate the golden age of steam locomotives behind Tweetsie's historic coal-fired steam locomotives. It's the only time Tweetsie features a double-header with BOTH of their locomotives pulling the passenger cars.Special attractions for rail fans, plus Cherokee dancers and crafts from the Tsa-La-Gi Touring Program will offer a glimpse into the area's heritage.All Railroad Heritage Weekend activities are included in Tweetsie's regular d...
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ASU Football vs. Campbell
ASU Football vs. Campbell
9/6/2014 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Boone, NC

App State Mountaineers  at Kidd Brewer Stadium in Boone, NC

Kickoff at 6:00pm

For tix and more info: www.goasu.com

For downtown gameday parking info:  http://www.downtownboonenc.com/default/?LinkServID=F042FA4D-F7D4-B40D-85252EC921EAAA52

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Choose and Cut Christmas Tree Season
Choose and Cut Christmas Tree Season
9/8/2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Farm Fresh Christmas Trees from Blowing Rock and Boone North Carolina, in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Watauga County, North Carolina.
To find the perfect tree, please visit www.christmastrees.org or call the Watauga County Christmas Tree Association in Boone, North Carolina at 828-264-3061.
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Los Lobos at the Schaefer Center for Performing Arts
Los Lobos at the Schaefer Center for Performing Arts
9/8/2014 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Boone, NC
Event date: Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 8:00pmLocation: Schaefer Center for the Performing ArtsLos Lobos now celebrates 40 years of making uniquely iconic tunes comprised of Tex-Mex, folk, country, R&B and classic rock themes.Los Lobos, Spanish for “The Wolves,” have produced chart-topping songs such as “Come On, Let’s Go” and “We Belong Together.” Rolling Stones wrote, “This is what happens when five guys create a magical sound, then stick together for [more than] 30 years to see how far it ca...
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Music Fest at Blue Bear Mountain
Music Fest at Blue Bear Mountain
9/11/2014 9:00 AM - 9/13/2014 4:00 PM
Thursday, September 11, Friday, September 12th and Sat. Sept 13th
Blue Bear Mtn. Camp
196 Blue Bear Mountain Rd
Todd, NC 28684
828-406-4226
http://musicfestatbluebearmountain.com/
Featuring Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band; The Jeff Little Band with Steve Lewis & Josh Scott; The Carter Brothers Band, Melissa Reaves, Dr. Bacon, The Harris Brothers, Charlyhorse, & Lost Ridge Band; and more!
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Author Tom Robbins at Appalachian State University's Rosen Concert Hall
Author Tom Robbins at Appalachian State University's Rosen Concert Hall
9/11/2014 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Boone, NC
Appalachian State University Libraries are very excited to bring acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Tom Robbins to the Appalachian State University campus during the Fall 2014 semester. Robbins has just released his memoir, Tibetan Peach Pie: A True Account of an Imaginative Life, and for the first time in more than 70 years he will return to Watauga County, the place of his childhood.Mark your calendars for his visit, Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 7:00 PM, at Rosen Concert Hall, an ...
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Concerts on the Jones House Lawn
Concerts on the Jones House Lawn
9/12/2014 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Boone, NC
Downtown Boone celebrates Fridays, June through September, with a free Concert on the Lawn at the Jones House at 5:00. Location: Jones House Community Center - 604 W. King Street in downtown Boone. Arrive early to find a spot for your lawn chair or blanket, and perhaps bring a picnic! See www.joneshousecommunitycenter.org for information on who's playing tonight!
For more info: 828-262-4576
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Watauga County Farmers Market
Watauga County Farmers Market
9/13/2014 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Boone, NC
Farm fresh produce, meat and whole foods at Watauga County Farmers Market in Boone. Each Saturday, May 3 - October 25. 591 Horn in the West Drive.
http://www.wataugacountyfarmersmarket.org
Visit Hickory Ridge Living History Museum
while you are at the Horn in the West site.

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Hickory Ridge Living History Museum
Hickory Ridge Living History Museum
9/13/2014 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Boone, NC
Hickory Ridge Living History Museum, located on the grounds of "Horn in the West," is an eighteenth-century living history museum highlighting the daily lives of our mountain ancestors. See live demonstrations of a various pioneer skills, such as hearthside cooking, flintlock rifle, blacksmithing, spinning and weaving, etc. Open Saturday mornings, May - October, and evenings before "Horn in the West," Tues. - Sun., mid-June through mid-August. Admission to the museum is by donation. www.hickoryr...
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Second Saturday Studio and Gallery Hop
Second Saturday Studio and Gallery Hop
9/13/2014 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Boone, NC
How to Participate in Second Saturday: ()Second Saturday has two components: the Studio Hop which you can undertake throughout the county, using a map; and, the 5:30 - 7:30 Gallery exhibits at the Blue Ridge ArtSpace in Boone.For the Studio Hop:Download a map from the WCAC website or come pick one up at the Blue Ridge ArtSpace | 377 Shadowline Drive | Boone, NC | 828-264-1789.Check out and enjoy several of the participating studios and galleries at your leisure during the day…get a signature or ...
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Beach Blast on the Blue Ridge
Beach Blast on the Blue Ridge
9/13/2014 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
3rd Annual Beach Blast on the Blue Ridge featuring beach music favorites, The Catalinas and the Band of Oz.
Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the Blue Ridge Mountain Club. Tickets are $28 in advance or $35 at the gate. Children under 12 are $10.
Gates open at 5:30pm. The Catalinas at 6:30pm. Band of Oz at 8pm.
For more info: 800-295-7851 Buy tickets online at www.BlowingRock.com/music
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30th Annual Boone UMC Fall Bazaar
30th Annual Boone UMC Fall Bazaar
9/19/2014 7:30 AM - 9/20/2014 11:00 AM
Boone, NC
30th Annual Boone UMC Fall Bazaar,
471 New Market Blvd,
Boone, NC.
Friday, September 19th 7:30am - 6:00pm, and
Saturday, September 20th, 7:30am - 11:00am.
A Silent Auction will accept bids on Friday until 6:00pm.
Proceeds will benefit the church building fund and missions.
www.booneumc.org
828-264-6090
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Concerts on the Jones House Lawn
Concerts on the Jones House Lawn
9/19/2014 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Boone, NC
Downtown Boone celebrates Fridays, June through September, with a free Concert on the Lawn at the Jones House at 5:00. Location: Jones House Community Center - 604 W. King Street in downtown Boone. Arrive early to find a spot for your lawn chair or blanket, and perhaps bring a picnic! See www.joneshousecommunitycenter.org for information on who's playing tonight!
For more info: 828-262-4576
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Twilight Hike
Twilight Hike
9/19/2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Banner Elk, NC
Twilight Hike
Friday, September 19, 2014
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Join a Park Ranger for an evening stroll through the Southern Appalachian Forest and see the woods come to life after the sun sets.
Participants must bring flashlights or headlamps and are encouraged to wear hiking boots. The hike will go approximately 1.5 miles. Dress appropriately for the weather. Please no pets.
For more information, please contact Luke Appling at 828-963-9522 or luke.appling@ncparks.gov.
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Goodnight, Texas to Perform at Appalachian Mountain Brewery
Goodnight, Texas to Perform at Appalachian Mountain Brewery
9/19/2014 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Boone, NC
Appalachian Mountain Brewery will host Goodnight, Texas and special guest The Bones of J.R. Jones for a concert raising funds for New River Organic Growers, a nonprofit cooperative of High Country farmers that the brewery and its partner food truck Farm to Flame work closely with.Goodnight, Texas is currently on a cross-country tour promoting their second album “Uncle John Farquhar.”For more information about the band, visit hiwearegoodnighttexashowareyou.com.For more information about Farm to F...
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Inaugural Rocky Knob Triathlon
Inaugural Rocky Knob Triathlon
9/20/2014
8 MILE RUN | 4 MILE KAYAK | 19 MILE BIKE
THE 1ST ANNUAL ROCKY KNOB TRIATHLON - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2014.
First you run eight miles over hill and down dale to the New River. Then you paddle your kayak furiously four miles downstream to Todd Island, after which you bicycle twelves miles up winding country roads to a devilishly difficult mountain. You ascend to 4,071 feet, then descend at breakneck speed for seven more miles to the finish. http://rockyknobtriathlon.com/
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Watauga County Farmers Market
Watauga County Farmers Market
9/20/2014 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Boone, NC
Farm fresh produce, meat and whole foods at Watauga County Farmers Market in Boone. Each Saturday, May 3 - October 25. 591 Horn in the West Drive.
http://www.wataugacountyfarmersmarket.org
Visit Hickory Ridge Living History Museum
while you are at the Horn in the West site.

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Makoto’s and The Rock Host the First Annual Charity Golf Tournament
Makoto’s and The Rock Host the First Annual Charity Golf Tournament
9/20/2014 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Boone, NC
Makoto’s Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar and The Rock Sports Bar and Grill will host the First Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Boone Golf Club to benefit Blowing Rock C.A.R.E.S. food pantry.C.A.R.E.S. food pantry, whose mission it is to help “provide basic non-perishable food to families and individuals in Watauga County, to supplement other country services and to help fill in the gap of availability parameters.” The charity is a 501 (c)3 organization that is run ...
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Hickory Ridge Living History Museum
Hickory Ridge Living History Museum
9/20/2014 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Boone, NC
Hickory Ridge Living History Museum, located on the grounds of "Horn in the West," is an eighteenth-century living history museum highlighting the daily lives of our mountain ancestors. See live demonstrations of a various pioneer skills, such as hearthside cooking, flintlock rifle, blacksmithing, spinning and weaving, etc. Open Saturday mornings, May - October, and evenings before "Horn in the West," Tues. - Sun., mid-June through mid-August. Admission to the museum is by donation. www.hickoryr...
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Volunteer Trail Work Day
Volunteer Trail Work Day
9/20/2014 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Blowing Rock, NC
Volunteer Trail Work DaySaturday, September 20, 20149:30 a.m -3:00 a.m.Meet at: Boone Fork Parking Area (Just north of the 300 Milepost on Blue Ridge Parkway)Volunteers will learn how to safely and effectively use tools, be shown sustainable trail design techniques and become familiar with trail labor as they join the Park's staff for a day of trail maintenance and get a feel for what goes into managing a highly popular hiking destination. This volunteer day is suitable for adults and children a...
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Blue Ridge Conservancy's Stick Boy MayView Madness 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run
Blue Ridge Conservancy's Stick Boy MayView Madness 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run
9/20/2014
Blowing Rock, NC
The Blue Ridge Conservancy invites you to come participate in their annual Stick Boy MayView Madness 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run.
For more details, please visit http://www.blueridgeconservancy.org or call 828.264.2511.
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The Blowing Rock Music Festival
The Blowing Rock Music Festival
9/20/2014 11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Blowing Rock, NC
This is the inaugural The Blowing Rock Music Festival. Tickets cost $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Advanced reserved seating is $35. Children under $12 are free. Lawn chairs and coolers are welcome, and VIP tents are available. Gates open at 9 a.m. and musical performances take place from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.Outdoor event rain or shine taking place at 434 Rock Road, Blowing Rock, N.C 28606. The Blowing Rock is located at 432 Rock Road off of U.S. 321. Look for the attraction sign across fro...
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Moth Madness
Moth Madness
9/20/2014 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Banner Elk, NC
Moth Madness Saturday, September 20, 2014 8:00 pm.-10:00 p.m. Moths are just as beautiful and varied as their butterfly cousins! Join a Ranger for some Moth Madness as we turn on the lights after dark and lure in some moths for observation and identification. Please bring a flashlight or headlamp. Also dress appropriately for weather and be prepared for walking on uneven ground. Please no pets. Meet at: The Northern Side of Lowe's Foods parking lot; Highway 105 at intersection of Highway 184. Th...
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Ghost Train - Tweetsie Railroad
Ghost Train - Tweetsie Railroad
9/26/2014 7:30 PM - 9/27/2014 11:30 PM

Tweetsie Railroad's annual Ghost Train and Halloween Festival.

Every Friday and Saturday night - Sept. 26 thru Nov. 1

Gates Open at 7:30pm

For more details and information: www.tweetsie.com

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Watauga County Farmers Market
Watauga County Farmers Market
9/27/2014 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Boone, NC
Farm fresh produce, meat and whole foods at Watauga County Farmers Market in Boone. Each Saturday, May 3 - October 25. 591 Horn in the West Drive.
http://www.wataugacountyfarmersmarket.org
Visit Hickory Ridge Living History Museum
while you are at the Horn in the West site.

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Hickory Ridge Living History Museum
Hickory Ridge Living History Museum
9/27/2014 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Boone, NC
Hickory Ridge Living History Museum, located on the grounds of "Horn in the West," is an eighteenth-century living history museum highlighting the daily lives of our mountain ancestors. See live demonstrations of a various pioneer skills, such as hearthside cooking, flintlock rifle, blacksmithing, spinning and weaving, etc. Open Saturday mornings, May - October, and evenings before "Horn in the West," Tues. - Sun., mid-June through mid-August. Admission to the museum is by donation. www.hickoryr...
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National Public Lands Day "Clean Up"
National Public Lands Day
9/27/2014 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
National Public Lands Day "Clean Up"Sat, September 27, 2014Grandfather Mountain State ParkTo celebrate National Public Lands Day we will be cleaning up a section of the Park land. This volunteer day is suitable for adults and children above 12 years of age. All volunteers under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal adult guardian present. Volunteers should be dressed in appropriate clothing for outdoor work, bring work gloves, wear closed toed shoes and bring food and water for refreshment d...
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National Public Lands Day Hike (Nuwati Trail)
National Public Lands Day Hike (Nuwati Trail)
9/27/2014 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Blowing Rock, NC
"National Public Lands Day Hike (Nuwati Trail)"Sat, September 27, 201410:00a.m.-1:00p.m.Join a Ranger for a guided hike on the Nuwati Trail. Please wear appropriate clothing for the weather and proper hiking shoes. Appropriate ages 8 and up (Children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult)Meet at: Meet at: Boone Fork Parking Area (Just north of the 300 Milepost on Blue Ridge Parkway)The hike will be 3 miles round trip. For more information please contact Luke Appling with any questions. 82...
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