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High Country Events Calendar: This Week 2022


High Country Events Calendar: This Week 2022 - 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!

FALL COLOR RAMBLE
October 1-10, 2pm daily, Grandfather Mountain, Linville
Guests can enjoy short, guided walks that highlight Grandfather Mountain’s fall colors. Included with admission.

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS SCREENING
October 4, 7pm , Appalachian Theatre, Downtown Boone
The historic art deco style Appalachian Theatre of the High Country is showing the 1986 film for only $5!

AFTERNOON ART FOR KIDS
October 4, 3:30pm, Blowing Rock Art & History Museum
Children ages 6 - 12 are invited to join us for creative art-making activities through a variety of media, from watercolor to clay. Each week features a famous artist, book, or theme.  ONLINE REGISTRATION is required.

WILKESBORO FARMERS MARKET
September 27, 3:30pm, Yadkin Valley Marketplace, Wilkesboro
Offering locally grown produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, canned goods, crafts and handmade items.

KING STREET MARKET
October 4, 4pm , 126 Poplar Grove Connector
King Street Market is Boone's newest weekday farmer's market, 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.

RED, WHITE AND BLUEGRASS JAM
October 4, 7pm, American Legion Hall, Blowing Rock
he Best Ole-Time, Bluegrass, Folk & Gospel" Come to listen or bring your instrument and join right in. A minimum $5.00 donation at the door. Wonderful music and fellowship 

APPALACHIAN THEATRE TOUR
October 5, 1pm,  Various, Appalachian Theatre, Downtown Boone
The tour includes a walk-through of the venue, insight into the theatre's history, and a 15-minute short film chronicling the evolution of the space and featuring first-hand perspectives. Tours are free and last approximately 45 minutes.

THE TROLLEYS
October 5-9, 7pm, Valborg Theatre, Appstate, Boone
Theatre Performance: In a world inhabited only by children, “The Trolleys” are a gang of six living just outside the city. They need their light jars to survive - but the lights have started fading and no one knows why. Savage Kim and her gang head towards the city and the unknown, following a mysterious song. Will they find more light before their jars go out and they become Dusters?

FAUX PAWS CONCERT
October 5, 7:30pm, Jones House, Downtown Boone
From raging fiddle tunes, to saxophone solos and unrequited love songs, the music of The Faux Paws would be hard to pin down with standard genre descriptions. Tickets available at (828) 268-6280

STARDUST: FROM BACH TO BOWIE
October 6, 7pm, Schaefer Center, Appstate, Boone
Founders Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, armed with a rich Alvin Ailey lineage and a cadre of 18 spectacular dancers, have re-envisioned ballet through technical precision, athletic prowess, and sheer passion.

OLD TIME JAM
October 6, 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. 

FALL COLOR HIKE
October 7, 10-12pm, Buckeye Recreation Center, Beech Mountain
Please join us at Buckeye Recreation Center for a guided Fall color hike every Friday in October (excluding Oct. 28th). On these hikes you will learn the science behind why leaves change color in the Fall, what local critters are up to during this time and enjoy

the beauty of the leaves. Please wear appropriate footwear and dress accordingly for weather conditions. For more information please call 828-387-3003.

BEECH MOUNTAIN FARMERS MARKET
October 7, 2pm, Public Parking Lot, Beech Mountain
Fresh organic produce, honey, baked goods, plants,microgreens, gourmet dog treats and farm raised beef are just a few of the local products available for purchase. 

BUSKERS FEST
October 7, 5-8pm, Downtown Boone
Come see arts in action! Painters, musicians, performers, printmakers, hat makers, scratch-block making, dancers and more.

TOMMY EMMANUEL
October 7, 7:30pm, Appalachian Theatre, Downtown Boone
Come see arts in action! Painters, musicians, performers, printmakers, hat makers, scratch-block making, dancers and more.

WILKESBORO FARMERS MARKET
October 8, 7:30am-12, Wilkesboro Square
Offering locally grown produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, canned goods, crafts and handmade items.

BOONE NC WATAUGA COUNTY FARMERS MARKET
October 8, 8am-1pm, Horn in the West, Boone
 Offers local produce, meats, and flowers plus live music, cooking demos and children's activities

WEST JEFFERSON FARMERS MARKET
October 8, 8am-1pm, Horn in the West, Boone
A covered open-air market located on the backstreet in West Jefferson. Fresh, locally grown produce, nursery plants, homemade baked goods and handmade crafts.

OCKTOBERFEST
October 8-9, 10-5pm, Sugar Mountain Resort
The Harbour Towne Fest Band will provide a festive Bavarian atmosphere to Sugar’s 32nd annual Oktoberfest celebration. Admission, parking and shuttle service are free. Rain, shine or snow the festival will go on!

FESTIVAL OF THE FRESCOES
October 8, 10am-4pm, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Glendale Springs
An old-fashioned country fair with children’s activities, vendors, music, baked good and arts & crafts

TRAIL TO VICTORY: THE BATTLE OF KINGS MOUNTAIN
October 8, Hickory Ridge Living History Museum, Boone
Reenactment of the historic battle and living grounds

FALL LEAF ART
October 8, 10am-11:30pm, Mount Jefferson State Park, Jefferson
Join a ranger to create art inspired by nature's beauty. We will be meeting at the picnic shelter at 10 a.m. All ages are welcome!

FAMILY FALL FLANNEL FESTIVAL
October 8, 11-2pm, Main Street, West Jefferson
Please join us at the Buckeye Recreation Center for our Family Fall Flannel Fest and Leaf Looker Hayride. There will be hayrides, apple cider, logger games and activities.

BOONE COMICON
October 8,11-7pm, Boone Mall
Take part in cosplay contests, tabletop gaming, tournaments, vendors, and more. 

WEAVING DEMONSTRATION
October 7-9, 10-4pm, Moses Cone Manor, Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock
Sandy Adair will be demonstrating how she creates her mountain landscapes on a tapestry loom. Sandy will be on the front porch of the Moses Cone Manor. Visitors are encouraged to watch and ask questions while the demonstrators work and talk about their creative process!

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