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High Country Events Calendar: This Week 2021


High Country Events Calendar: This Week 2021 - 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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HAWKWATCH         
September 1-30, Grandfather Mountain Attraction, Linville
Guests are invited to join the mountain’s naturalists as they count and celebrate the annual spectacle of the fall raptor migration. Participants can meet daily across the Mile High Swinging Bridge on Linville Peak, weather permitting. *Included with entry.

KING STREET MARKET             
September 28, 4-8pm, 126 Poplar Grove Connector, 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 include scroll art and baskets, photography, tye dye, and organic skincare. There's music, special events, and food trucks too! 

HAWKWATCH AT BEECH MOUNTAIN             
September 28-29, Various Locations, Beech Mountain      
On Tuesday, Sept. 21st and Wednesday, Sept. 22 we will begin the day with a birding hike on the Beech Mountain Ski Resort slopes, then hawk watching at the Overlook Barn in the afternoon. We will end each day with a bird talk with the experts to learn more about migration. This will be a great opportunity for people of all experience levels to learn more about birding and hawk migration. If you are interested in participating, please RSVP online at www.beechrecreation.recdesk.com. If you have any questions, please call 828-387-3003

SLOW FOOD
September 28, Oct 1-2 7:30pm,Oct 3, 2pm, Ensemble Stage, Banner Elk
If you’ve never understood the concept of the term, "hangry," you’ll get it after seeing this delightfully fun, romp of a show. A vacationing couple decides to splurge and celebrate their anniversary at a Greek restaurant in Palm Springs. To make sure their meal is worth it they decide to not eat anything all day until they get to the restaurant. And, when a somewhat mis-focused, intrusive waiter insinuates his way into their meal and their lives it becomes a tasty recipe for mayhem. Purchase tickets at ensemblestage.com

GUIDED HIKE         
September 30, 10am, Buckeye Recreation Center, Beech Mountain
Please join a staff member of the Buckeye Recreation Center for a guided hike of the Westerly Hills Trail here on Beech Mountain. Bring water and appropriate footwear. Please meet at the Buckeye Recreation Center parking lot to gather and caravan down to the trailhead.

THE THANKSGIVING PLAY         
September 30-October 2, 7pm, Valborg Theatre, AppState, Boone
 In The Thanksgiving Play, good intentions collide with absurd assumptions in Larissa FastHorse’s wickedly funny satire, as a troupe of terminally woke teaching artists scrambles to create a pageant that somehow manages to celebrate both Turkey Day and Native American Heritage Month. 

BLOWING ROCK FARMERS MARKET
September 30: 4-6pm,Park Avenue, Downtown Blowing Rock
Join us for the finest in fresh fruits, veggies, whole foods, eggs, honey, flowers, plants and meats from local farmers.

ARTISAN MARKET
October 1-2: 10-5pm, Tanger Outlets, Blowing Rock
Tanger's Art Walk will feature several of the high country's very own local artisans showcasing their unique handcrafted goods such as hand stamped metal, pottery, live edge wood, resin paintings and more!

 

BUSKERS FEST           
October 1: 5-8pm, King Street, Downtown Boone
Come see arts in action! Painters, musicians, performers, printmakers, hat makers, scratch-block making, dancers and more will be showcased in downtown Boone

FIRST FRIDAY ART CRAWL           
October 1: 5-8pm, King Street, Downtown Boone
Check out the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts on King Street, as well as the Mazie Jones Gallery in the Jones House Community Center. Art exhibits and wine tastings are in various downtown shops and restaurants.

MUSIC ON THE LAWN             
October 1, 5:30-8:30pm, Inn at Ragged Gardens, Blowing Rock
Enjoy classic country, blues, bluegrass, and other genres in an always-changing lineup. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket. Drinks and snacks available for purchase.

DAMN TALL BUILDINGS             
October 1, 7:30pm, Appalachian Theatre, Downtown Boone
In their early days, Damn Tall Buildings didn’t rehearse they busked. Now, whether sharing lead vocals and instrumental solos or blending their voices into loose, joyous harmony, the four members of Damn Tall Buildings blend elements of bluegrass, blues, roots, rock and vintage swing to create a captivating, high energy sound. The Boston Globe called them, The Carter Family for the millennial generation. Tickets are $25.

BRUSHY MOUNTAIN APPLE FESTIVAL
October 2, 8am, downtown North Wilkesboro
The streets of downtown North Wilkesboro, NC are filled with over 425 arts and crafts, 100 food concessions, 4 different music stages consisting of Blue Grass, Country, Folk, Gospel, and Appalachian Heritage. Cloggers, folk dancers, rope skippers, and square dancers provide additional entertainment venues for festival goers. Appalachian Heritage crafts are highlighted such as woodcarving, chair making, soap making, pottery throwing, and quilting. Local apple growers set up throughout the festival selling their apples, apple cider, and dried apples.

PROHIBITION MOONSHINE & HOT ROD FESTIVAL
September 24, 5pm, Call Family Distillery, Wilkesboro
Prohibition is a Hot Rod and Moonshine Festival celebrating the history of moonshine, hot rods, and the history they have together. From running moonshine in hot rods, to creating the largest racing sport in the US. Hot rods and moonshine have always gone together. Featuring a car show open to all types of vehicles 1987 and older. Featuring Live Music, Vendors, Food, as well as Moonshine tastings and Spirits Competition.

PUMPKIN PATCH AND FALL MARKET             
September 25, 7:30am-12 noon, Yadkin Valley Marketplace, Wilkesboro      
Great produce, crafts, and more to get you ready for cooler temps and comfort foods.

BOONE FARMERS MARKET
October 2: 8-12, Horn in the West, Boone
Features a wide array of vendors offering fresh produce, meats, cheeses, breads and pastries, crafts, potted plants, fresh cut flowers and more! Live music, food trucks, and a special kids farmers market in place also.

ASHE COUNTY FARMERS MARKET             
October 2, 8am-1pm, Backstreet, West Jefferson
Find plenty of fresh veggies, leafy greens, berries, eggs, honey, homemade granola, teas, sourdough bread, amish friendship breads, goat cheese, dairy milk, kruegers, Russian tea balls, lamb, beef, pork and chicken. Also find handmade crafts such as birdhouses, cutting boards, pottery, alpaca goodies, jewelry, and soaps. We also have shrubbery, fresh cut flowers, and herbs.

ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE         
Saturdays, 10-5pm, Edgewood Cottage, Blowing Rock
Visit the gallery inside Edgewood Cottage, see free art shows, and purchase pieces directly from the artists.

ART IN THE PARK         
October 2, 10-5pm, Park Avenue, Blowing Rock
Art in the Park was created in 1962 by a handful of area artists and craftspeople to showcase local talent. Today, Art in the Park is host to 90 artisans at each show. Some of the best local and regional artists and craftspeople showcase their handcrafted jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass, photography, painting and more.

STORY OF KINGS MOUNTAIN
October 2,12, 1 & 2am walks, Hickory Ridge Homestead, Boone
Trail to Victory: The Story of Kings Mountain. Witness the events leading up to and during the battle of Kings Mountain. $10 adults, $7 kids

STOMP & BREW
October 2, 12-4pm, Boondocks Brewing, downtown West Jefferson
3rd Annual Craft Beer, Wine & Cider Tasting Festival. General Admission. Live music, food trucks, classic car show and craft vendors

GO GREEN ELECTIC VEHICLE SHOWCASE
October 2, 1-4pm, Tanger Outlets, Blowing Rock
Learn which electric vehicle is right for you and the best way to charge it! We will show off the latest electric cars and our FOUR new Electric Vehicle Charging Stations on site! 

FALL COLOR RAMBLE
October 2, 2pm, Grandfather Mountain, Linville
Guests can enjoy 20-minute guided walks that highlight Grandfather Mountain’s fall colors.

BLUE RIDGE MIDNIGHT RUNNERS CRUISE-IN
October 2, 3pm-until, downtown Sparta
Family Friendly Event All cars, trucks and bikes welcome

MURDER AT DEADWOOD SALOON
October 2, 6pm, Mystery Hill, Blowing Rock
 Join us for a night of Interactive Old West Fun when Mystery Hill presents Murder at the Deadwood Saloon on October 2nd, 2021 from 6-9 pm. $49.95 per person, included dinner.

CONCERT IN THE PARK
October 3, 4pm, Memorial Park, Blowing Rock
Bring a lawn chair or blanket to Memorial Park on Main Street to enjoy the music - all concerts begin at 4pm.  Free, family-friendly entertainment from a variety of musical genres.

MUSIC ON THE VERANDA             
October 3, 5-8pm, Green Park Inn, Blowing Rock
Enjoy live music on the covered veranda of the historic Green Park Inn. Some chairs available or bring your own

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE YEARLY (INTERACTIVE) EVENT CALENDAR