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!
June 21, 5 & 7:30pm, Lees McRae College, Banner Elk
The music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons comes to life in this one-of-a-kind concert experience.
THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
June 19-27, 7pm (2pm June 20, 25, 27), Lees McRae Theatre, Banner Elk
Called “the funniest musical of the decade” and praised for its unique balance of charm and comedy, this bright and witty, award-winning musical is a riotous ride, complete with audience participation. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee follows an eclectic group of six spellers as they vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their lives, the contestants spell their way through a series of words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing "ding" of the bell that signals the end of the road for them. Six spellers enter but only one will leave with the title of C-H-A-M-P-I-O-N—and you’ll leave sore from laughing! Please note: Due to its humor, this production is estimated to be rated PG-13 and is not recommended for children.
KING STREET MARKET
June 22, 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!
WILKESBORO FARMERS MARKET
June 22 & 26, Saturdays 7:30am-12noon & Tuesdays 3:30p-5:30pm, Yadkin Valley Marketplace, Wilkesboro
Offering locally grown produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, canned goods, crafts and handmade items.
SUGAR MOUNTAIN GRILLIN & CHILLIN
June 23, 6pm, Caddyshack Café, Sugar Mountain
Dinner on the Deck by the Caddyshack Cafe is served from 5:30 to 8:30 PM every Wednesday night through Sept 2nd plus Labor Day. Live music runs 6-9 PM. Enjoy a delicious dinner while overlooking the golf course and panoramic mountain views. Seating is also available inside. Rain or shine. Call 828-898-1025 for to-go orders.
BEECH MOUNTAIN GUIDED HIKE
June 24, 10am, Buckeye Recreation Center, Beech Mountain
Take a free guided hike on the Red Fox Trail.
BLOWING ROCK FARMERS MARKET
June 24: 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.
BABY GOAT YOGA
June 25, 5:30pm, Apple Hill Farm, Banner Elk
Join this fun yoga class outdoors and connect yourself with a farm experience and sweet baby goats to play with. You will practice a yoga flow while the baby goats play around (and maybe on!) you. Bring your own mat, and come dressed to maybe get a little messy!
BOONE BIGFOOTS SUMMER BASEBALL
June 25, 6pm, Bodenheimer Dr, Boone
Boone Bigfoots play at AppState against the Statesville Owls! $8.50 General Admission (Multiple Options)
FAMILY FUN NIGHT
June 25, 5:30-8:45pm, Brick Oven Pizzeria, Beech Mountain
Join us for fabulous live music with “The Rewind,” bounce house (4:00-7:30 pm) and outdoor movies “Bolt” (8:45 pm). The event is FREE with food and beverage available for purchase inside.
MUSIC ON THE LAWN
June 25, 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.
RAKU POTTERY DEMONSTRATION AT THE MANOR
June 22-27: 10-4pm, Moses Cone Manor, Blowing Rock
Lynn Jenkins will be demonstrating throwing pots on a wheel and explaining her raku firing techniques. This demonstration will be held on the front porch of the the Moses Cone Manor. Visitors are encouraged to watch and ask questions while the demonstrators work and talk about their creative process!
HORN IN THE WEST OUTDOOR DRAMA
June 25-August 7 (closed Mondays), 8pm, Hickory Ridge, 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.
BOONE FARMERS MARKET
June 26: 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.
THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA
June 26, 11-1:30pm, Historic Banner Elk School, Banner Elk
Saturday Kid's Theatre Series: This cleverly adapted version of the Hans Christian Anderson fairy-tale engages the audience and brings them into the story in a fun interactive way. Oh sure, the show is still a story about a prince who wants to marry a princess. And yes, a woman shows up and claims to be a princess. And of course the queen tests that woman by placing a pea in a bed covered by 20 mattresses and having her sleep on it. But with four actors portraying over a dozen characters at break-neck speed you can't help but have fun. $6 plus tax, CASH or CHECK at the door.
KNIT WITH ALPACAS
June 26, 10am-noon, Apple Hill Farm, Banner Elk
Knit with the Alpacas at Apple Hill Farm, Banner Elk NC Bring your knitting or crochet and join us for a relaxing morning outdoors in the orchard with our alpacas and llamas.
ASHE COUNTY FARMERS MARKET
June 26, 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.
BEECH MOUNTAIN STREET DANCE
June 26, 6-8pm, Visitor Center Parking Lot, Beech Mountain
Join us for the ever-popular summer street dances on Beech Mountain, featuring DJ Frank Steele. The event is from 6-8 pm in the parking lot in front of the Visitor Center. It is free and fun for all ages.
HERITAGE DAY & WOOD KILN OPENING
June 26, 10-4pm, Bolick and Traditions Pottery, Lenoir
Be present at 10 am to watch us unload the wood kiln, then make your selection. Face jugs, pitchers, vases & more. Food and live music. Special guest potters: Ten Hands Pottery. Arts & crafts including baskets, barn quilts, wood work.
June 25, 4:30-7pm, Carolina West Commons, Wilkesboro
Enjoy a free children’s concert by Big Bang Boom at 6pm. Games and Fun begin at 4:30pm. Bring you lawn chairs and blankets!
9DAY TRIP LIVE
June 26, 3pm, Saloon Studios, West Jefferson
9 Day Trip, based in Salisbury NC plays an eclectic blend of roots, americana, folk, and rock music. Their catchy tunes and jamming stage show won them the North Carolina Best Americana Band Award.
TODD SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
June 26, 6-8pm, Cook Park, Todd
Todd Summer Concert: The Lucky Strikes. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Large tents will be set up to protect concert goers from sun or rain. Food and beverages are available for purchase.
June 27, 5-8pm, Beech Alpen Inn, Beech Mountain
Enjoy The Lucky Strikes (Motown, beech, classic R&R) on the lawn. Some chairs available or bring your own.
KRUGER IN THE COMMONS
June 27, 5-7pm, Carolina West Commons, Downtown Wilkesboro
Enjoy a free Kruger Brothers concert, food trucks and yard games!