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High Country Events Calendar: This Week 2024


High Country Events Calendar: This Week 2024 - events and festivals for Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, Beech Mountain, West Jefferson and Wilkesboro
This events calendar is updated weekly every Monday by the NC High Country Regional Visitor Center staff.  The newest print version is also available for pick up every Monday in the visitor center located between Boone & Blowing Rock.  Download to your phone for easy reference!

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FORUM MUSIC SERIES
June 17, 5 & 7:30pm, Hayes Auditorium, Lees McRae College, Banner Elk
June 17: Shake Baby Shake (50's & 60's piano)

PRIVATE GOAT FEEDING
Daily, Land of Milk & Honey Farm, Boone
30-minute, private experience, where you will bottle feed our 5 baby goat kids. Enjoy holding them and watching them jump around with glee after their tummies are full. Book online.

KING STREET FARMERS MARKET
June 18, 3:30-6:30pm, 126 Poplar Grove Rd, Boone
Offering fresh produce, eggs, meats, goat cheese, baked goods and value added foods from local farms, many of which, you won't see anywhere else in Watauga county. Local artists, crafts, live music, special events, and food trucks too!

FARM TOUR + CATTLE CHECK & FEEDING TOURS
Wednesdays & Saturdays, Farm tour @ 11, Cattle Check @ 4:30, Shipley Farms, Boone
Get an intimate at a local working farm! Cattle Checks & Feeding are perfect for families and children! - Reservations required

DOWNTOWN GETDOWN DRUM CIRCLE
June 19, 5:30-7:30pm, Jones House, Downtown Boone
"BYOD" - Bring Your Own Drum - or other instruments you can dance and groove with. The circle starts promptly at 5:30. Potential to continue at Jimmy Smith or Durham Park for those interested in continuing beyond 7:30.

GRILLIN & CHILLIN
June 19, 6pm, Caddyshack Café, Sugar Mountain
Listen and dance to live music on the deck of the Caddyshack Cafe at the Sugar Mountain Public Golf Club. Top regional bands perform 6-9 PM. Free admission. Dinner and drinks are available to purchase beginning at 5:30. Lawn setting is also available so bring your own chair! Enjoy sunset panoramic mountain views.

BLOWING ROCK FARMERS MARKET
June 20, 2-6pm, Blowing Rock Antiques, Sunset Dr, Blowing Rock
Join us in Downtown Blowing Rock for the finest in fresh fruits, veggies, whole foods, eggs, honey, flowers, plants and meats from local farmers

MUSIC IN THE PARK
June 20, 6:30pm, Tate Evans Park, Banner Elk
Concerts are a tradition and each year friends, neighbors and visitors meet weekly in the park for a great selection of bands, and lots of dancing. Local food, wine and beer vendors will be on site. Bring a chair or blanket to sit.  This week: Bantam Rooster

BOONE BIGFOOTS
June 21, 6:30pm, Smith Stadium, Boone
Cheer on the Boone Bigfoots as they play summer baseball as a part of the Coastal Plains League at Appalachian State University's beautiful Beaver Field at Jim and Bettie Smith Stadium. This week: vs Forest City

OLD TIME JAM
June 20, 7pm, Jones House, Downtown Boone
Bring an acoustic instrument to play along or just enjoy the music as local musicians play old-time fiddle and folk songs until the "last call for tunes" at 9:45pm.

WOODEN FLUTE DEMONSTRATION
June 21-23, 10-4pm, Moses Cone Manor, Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock
Lee Entrekin will be demonstrating the making and playing of Native American style wooden flutes. Visitors are encouraged to watch and ask questions while the demonstrators work and talk about their creative process!

JONES HOUSE SUMMER CONCERTS
June 21, 5pm, Jones House Lawn, Downtown Boone
This week: Evie Laden & The Wilder Flower.  Concerts are free and open to the public, and they are held rain or shine. Guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets to enjoy the music from the lawn. Alcoholic beverages are permitted if patrons are of legal age, but no open containers are allowed beyond the Jones House property. Parking is free in downtown Boone metered spaces and lots after 5 PM.

BACKSTREET CONCERT
June 14, 5:30-7pm, Backstreet Park, West Jefferson
Enjoy a free concert with King Bees: the best of roots music and blues. Bring a chair!

LIVE: CHARLIE ELLIS
June 21-22, 6-9pm, Green Park Inn, Blowing Rock
Free concerts every Friday and Saturday night with local jazz musician Charlie Ellis! The Divide Tavern is open to the public.

FAMILY FUN NIGHT
June 21, 4-7:30pm, Brick Oven Pizzeria, Beech Mountain
Live music with the New River Overlook Band (5:30-8:30) and a bounce house for the kids(4pm-7:30pm). The event is free, and food and beverage are available for purchase. (This is an outdoor event and is weather dependent).

MOON OVER THE BREWERY
June 18, 21 & 22 @ 7:30, 16 @ 2pm, Ensemble Stage, Historic Banner Elk School
Single mom, Miriam, has lived alone with her daughter, Amanda, most of Amanda’s life. Miriam would like some male companionship, but, so far, Amanda (along with the help of her imaginary friend, Randolph) has driven away all of Miriam’s potential suitors. But this time, they may have met their match in Miriam’s new boyfriend.

HORN IN THE WEST OPENING NIGHT
June 21 @ 7:30, Daniel Boone Park, Boone
Get ready for an exciting trip back in time, to the 18th Century North Carolina high country before and during the Revolutionary War when the 13 colonies threw off British rule to establish the United States of America. Since 1952, Horn in the West has offered thrilling outdoor entertainment to generations of Americans.  Runs Tuesdays through Saturdays through August.

PRICE LAKE FULL MOON FLOAT
June 21-22 @ 8:30, Price Lake Boat Rentals, Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 297, Blowing Rock
Ever wanted to paddle Price Lake by moonlight? Now is your chance! Registration is required ahead of time. Moonrise will be at 9:07 PM. This is the night of the full moon.

WILKESBORO FARMERS MARKET
June 22, 7:30-12pm, Yadkin Valley Marketplace, North Wilkesboro
Join us at the Wilkes County Farmers' Market for the Opening Day of the 2024 Season!

BOONE FARMERS MARKET
June 22, 8-12pm, Horn in the West, Boone
Offers local produce, meats, and flowers plus live music, cooking demos and children's activities

ASHE COUNTY FARMERS MARKET
June 22, 8-12pm, Backstreet, West Jefferson
Features fresh seasonal produce grown locally, complemented by juried crafts handmade by Ashe County artisans. Special Activities: Extension 4-H Earth Day Activity, Kid & Youth Corner, Music By Horseplay

SCENIC LIFT RIDES
June 22, 10-6pm, Sugar Mountain Resort, Sugar Mountain
Ride the scenic Summit Express lift to the top or navigate the downhill bike trails. Open 10 AM-6 PM.

TODD SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
June 22, 6-8pm,Cook Memorial Park, Todd
This week: Wayne Henderson & Friends. Please bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Well-behaved dogs on leashed are welcome. Hamburgers, hotdogs and vegie burgers off the grill are available for sale, as well as chips and cookies.

STREET DANCE
June 22, 6-8pm, Town Hall, Beech Mountain
Join us for a live DJ and dancing in the parking area located at Town Hall (403 Beech Moutain Parkway), featuring DJ Steele, playing the 60’s to today. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

BLACK LIGHT MINE TOUR
June 22, 9:30pm, Emerald Village, Little Switzerland
Discover a hidden world of beauty at night in the Bon Ami Mine, one of the few places in the world where you can see this rare phenomenon. Extensive deposits of Hyalite Opal and other rare minerals respond with fantastic colors. This special guided tour lasts about 45 minutes. Bring your camera for some awesome photos! Reservations are required and can be made on our website at www.emeraldvillage.com.

FERN HIKE
June 23, 1-2pm, Wagoner Access, New River State Park, Jefferson
Join, former park ranger, Paul Bailey for a 1-mile hike and learn to identify common ferns of the New River. Don't forget to dress for the weather. Wear sturdy walking shoes and bring water.