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    • RedHat_jpg Boone Heritage Festival- October 12

      The Southern Appalachian Historical Association and the town of Boone present the Boone Heritage Festival the second Saturday every October. The festival is held outdoors in the beautiful wooded setting of the Hickory Ridge Living History Museum. Staffed with interpreters in period clothing, the 18th century homestead gives visitors a glimpse into the past and a feeling for the daily

    • Grandfather Mountain State Park Activities June 2013

      Grandfather Mountain State Park is the newest North Carolina State park.  Created in 2008, the state park service acquired the 2,456 acres along the crest of Grandfather Mountain, located off the Blue Ridge Parkway in Linville.  The park offers 13 backcountry camping locations and more than 12 miles of hiking trails.  Most of the trails are steep and challending, featuring

    • hayride Oct 25-27: Haunted Hayride at Beech Mtn

      This full scale production put on by the Town of Beech Mountain and the Lees McRae Equestrian Club serves as a fundraiser.  Come and enjoy the thrills and chills of the hayride for a good cause!  Early ride on Saturday is family friendly, later events may not be appropriate for children of all ages, or may require parental guidance. Tickets are $5

    • headless Oct 26: Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow

      A live radio play! An imaginative adaptation of Washington Irving’s famous short-story, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, complete with the Van Tassel household, the country damsels, the townsfolk’s ghost stories, singing master Ichabod’s terrible church choir, the quilting frolic, and the climatic chase by the Headless Horseman.  Done in the style of 1940s radio dramas with even the sound effects

    • band-perry-new-800 An Appalachian Summer Festival: July

      Named one of the “Top Twenty Events in the Southeast” by the Southeast Tourism Society, An Appalachian Summer Festival has become one of the nation’s largest regional multi-arts festivals.  Each July over 26,000 people attend performances featuring a mix of music, dance, theatre, visual arts and film.  To purchase tickets, CLICK HEREHere is a list of the 2013 events that


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