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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!

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AFTERNOON ART FOR KIDS
May 24, 3:30pm, Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, Blowing Rock
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 to serve as inspiration and guidance for the art-making activity. ONLINE REGISTRATION is required.

WILKESBORO FARMERS MARKET
May 24, 3:30pm, Yadkin Valley Marketplace, Wilkesboro
Offering locally grown produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, canned goods, crafts and handmade items.

KING STREET MARKET
May 24, 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.

GUIDED HIKE: WILD IRIS TRAIL
May 26, 10am, Buckeye Recreation Center, Beech Mountain
Hike will depart promptly at 10 AM from the Buckeye Recreation Center. Bring water and wear appropriate footwear. For more information please call 828-387-3003.

THE INSIDE STORY OF THE REMARKABLE PAINTING LADIES AND HOW ELLIOTT DAINGERFIELD INSPIRED THEM
May 26, 11am, Blowing Rock Art & History Museum
Discover the fascinating stories of the talented, intrepid women artists who studied with Elliott Daingerfield in Blowing Rock and at the Philadelphia School of Design and how Daingerfield inspired them to become among the first professional women artists of their generation.

BLOWING ROCK FARMERS MARKET
May 26, 3-6pm, Park Ave, Blowing Rock
The Blowing Rock Farmers Market offers a great mid-week selection of local produce and goods from area farmers. Located on Park Avenue, right in downtown Blowing Rock, it’s a convenient stop!

OLD TIME JAM
May 26, 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. 

HICKORY FURNITURE MART MEMORIAL DAY
May 27-30, 9-6pm, Hickory Furniture Mart, Hickory
Light at the Seam, a new collection from North Carolina poet Joseph Bathanti, is an exploration of mountaintop removal in southern Appalachian coal country. The volume illuminates and champions often invisible people residing, in a precarious moment in time, on the glorious, yet besieged, Appalachian earth. Their call to defend it, as well as their faith that the land will exact its own reckoning, constitutes a sacred as well as existential quest. Rooted in social and restorative justice, Light at the Seam contemplates the earth as fundamentally sacramental, a crucible of awe and mystery, able to regenerate itself and its people even as it succumbs to them. More than mere cautionary tale, this is a volume of hope and wonder.

LANSING FARMERS MARKET
May 27, 1-5pm, Creeper Trail Park, Lansing
Find fresh produce, local honey, handcrafted goods and more

CRAFT DEMONSTRATION: FIBER
May 27- 29, 10-4pm, Moses Cone Manor, Blowing Rock
Fiber maven Lin Oglesby will be demonstrating both knitting and crocheting techniques she uses to create fiber wearables such as jackets, hats, and scarves. Lin 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!

MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION
May 27-30, 10-5pm, Tanger Outlets, Blowing Rock
Enjoy four days of sidewalk sales, live entertainment on center stage, courtyard firepit and games, kids chalk art, hometown hero meet & greet, and Mookie's Kettle Korn! Friday: Classic Highway 12 PM-3 PM, Saturday: The King Bees 12 PM-3 PM, Sunday: Bryan Osborne and the Ashe Mountain Boys 12 PM -3 PM, Monday: Surefire Band 12 PM -3 PM 

BACKSTREET PARK CONCERTS
May 27, 5:30pm, Backstreet Park, West Jefferson
Bring friends and chairs and enjoy! Crooked Road Ramblers: Old Time fiddle-driven string band music of the Blue Ridge Mountains

FAMILY FUN NIGHT
May 27, 7-10pm, Brick Oven Pizzeria, Beech Mountain
Enjoy the bounce house, mini-golf and pizza.  The movie “Wreck-it Ralph” will begin on the outdoor screen at 8:45

LYNDY’S MAGICAL COMEDY SHOW
May 27, 7pm, Hampton Inn, Boone
Step into Lyndy's Magic Parlor in Boone NC for a mind-blowing magic and comedy show. No big stage or production. No rabbits or tigers. Only a masterful blend of clean humor, sleight of hand and tons of audience involvement performed in an intimate setting.

WILKESBORO FARMERS MARKET
May 28, 7:30-12pm, Wilkesboro Square
Offering locally grown produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, canned goods, crafts and handmade items.

BOONE NC WATAUGA COUNTY FARMERS MARKET
May 28, 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
May 28, 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.

ART ON THE GREEN
May 28, 10am-4pm, Historic Banner Elk School, Banner Elk
 Features quality handmade arts and crafts from select regional and national artisans.

SPRING EXHIBITION
May 28, 11am, Carlton Gallery, Banner Elk
Drop in from 11am to 5pm to view the new art and hear from the artists.

FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL
May 28, 11-7, Sugar Mountain Resort
Enjoy delicious meals and snacks from local food trucks at Sugar Mountain's Food Truck Festival on May 28, 2022. Bad Kenny Band will be performing from 4pm - 7pm. Purchase food from a food truck and receive a scenic chairlift pass for only $10

MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION
May 28, 1pm, Ashe Arts Center, West Jefferson
Join us in honoring veterans while enjoying an afternoon of music provided by local musicians. Admission $!0 at the door. Proceeds benefiting the Fishers Houses at Ft. Bragg and Camp LeJeune. Sponsored by the New River Chapter- Military officers Association of America

REMARKABLE RHODODENDRON RAMBLE
May 28, 2pm, Grandfather Mountain Attraction, Linville
A series of 20-minute walks will highlight Grandfather Mountain's rhododendron species and blooms. Guests can meet the park's naturalists at the Nature Museum to obtain a map and information on where to find the most beautiful blooms, with special programming throughout the day highlighting this High Country jewel. 

SATURDAYS IN THE PARK
May 28, 5pm, Crouse Park, Sparta
Free live music by the Elvis Tribute Band in the park, bring a chair or blanket to sit on!

LANSING MOVIE NIGHT
May 28, 8pm, Creeper Trail Park, Lansing
Enjoy live music by “Rock Bottom” Bring a chair!

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