$30https://highcountryhost.com/images/events/Pilobolus Appalachian Summer Festival.jpgPilobolus DancePilobolus Dance2019-07-12 20:00:002019-07-12 20:00:00Schaefer Center for the Performing ArtsSchaefer Center for the Performing ArtsPilobolus maintains its own singular style, evolving interplay with shapeshifting, shadowplay and other explorations, breaking down barriers between disciplines and challenging the way we think about dance. Pilobolus invites you to engage with childlike wonder at a performance that features classic and brand-new repertory â€“ ranging from the silly to the surreal to the sublime.
Freehttps://highcountryhost.com/images/events/AsheCountyFarmersMarket.jpgAshe Cty Farmers MarketAshe Cty Farmers Market2019-07-13 08:00:002019-10-26 08:00:00West Jefferson NCWest Jefferson NCA covered open-air market located on the backstreet in West Jefferson. Fresh, locally grown produce, nursery plants, homemade baked goods and handmade crafts.
Freehttps://highcountryhost.com/images/events/WataugaCountyFarmersMarket.jpgBoone Farmers MarketBoone Farmers Market2019-07-13 08:00:002019-10-26 08:00:00Horn in the West, Boone NCHorn in the West, Boone NCFeatures 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.
$15https://highcountryhost.com/images/events/Historic Lansing NC Tour.jpgHistoric Lansing TourHistoric Lansing Tour2019-07-13 09:30:002019-07-13 09:30:00Museum of Ashe County HistoryMuseum of Ashe County HistoryThis year we continue to offer opportunities to tour various historic districts in the county. Each tour will be conducted by a knowledgeable guide who will share stories from the community and point out what makes each community unique as well as special architecture that is rooted in various time periods. On July 13 we will travel to the â€œone sided townâ€ of Lansing to learn more about this wonderful community.
Participants receive a full color guide with more information about the tour. Tours leave the Museum at 9:30 and continue through lunch. Paid reservations required. Contact the Museum for more information.
https://highcountryhost.com/images/events/Fairy Day 2019 Daniel Boone Native Gardens.jpg6th Annual Fairy Day6th Annual Fairy Day2019-07-13 12:00:002019-07-13 12:00:00Daniel Boone Native Gardens, Boone NCDaniel Boone Native Gardens, Boone NCSave the date for Fairy Day on Saturday, July 13, from 12 - 4 p.m.! This is a fun event for the entire family and participants are encouraged to wear costumes. All fairies, elves and superheroes welcome!
Freehttps://highcountryhost.com/images/events/MastGeneralStoreBackporchMusic.jpgMast General Store Backporch MusicMast General Store Backporch Music2019-07-13 12:00:002019-10-26 12:00:00Mast General Store, Valle Crucis, NCMast General Store, Valle Crucis, NCEnjoy live music on the back porch of the original Mast General Store in Valle Crucis. Musical genres include traditional, old-time, bluegrass, Celtic, Appalachian.
http://www.gmhg.org/ticketinfo.htmhttps://highcountryhost.com/images/events/2SkipSickler-2013.jpgGrandfather Mountain Highland GamesGrandfather Mountain Highland Games2019-07-13 16:00:002019-07-17 16:00:00Grandfather MountainGrandfather MountainPicnic, Torchlight Ceremony & Sheep Herding
4:30 PM Picnic
Food concessions are available at MacRae Meadows or you can bring your own.
Traditional Celtic Music. Performers to be announced
Sheep Herding: Sheep Herding with Border Collies on the field.
7 PM The Bear: Assault on Grandfather
This five-mile footrace climbs 1,568 feet in elevation from the town of Linville to the summit of Grandfather mountain. Over 800 runners will start up the Old Yonahlossee Road from Linville at 7 PM, circle the Highland Games track around 7:15, and head up the Grandfather Mountain summit road.
More Sheep Herding
Opening ceremony announcing each participating Clan's arrival to the Games
9 AM MacRae Meadows Opens: Preliminary athletic competition, sheep herding, music/dancing exhibitions. Celtic Groves will be open and other activities will highlight the day.
Highland Wrestling Clinic for children
Children's Tent and Field Activities
History & Genealogy Studies at Clan Tents
Highland Dancing Pre-Championship
Lochaber Trump Competition in the Harp and Fiddling Tent
4:00 PM Day events completed, preparation begins for Celtic Rock Concert.
Grandfather Mountain Highland Games Presents:
6:30 - 11 PM Celtic Rock Concert at MacRae Meadows.
Grandfather Mountain Highland Games presents
8:00 PM - 12 AM Scottish Country Dance Gala
Williams Gymnasium at Lees-McRae College. $25 dancers / $10 spectators. (Tickets sold only at the door).
Saturday, July 11th
6:30 AM Mountain Marathon begins in Boone, NC. Runners will arrive at Games track around 9:30 AM. Among the most strenuous marathons in the nation.
7:30 AM MacRae Meadows Opens
Amateur Heavy Athletic Qualifying Begins
Competition begins for Highland Dancing Atlantic Internation
Freehttps://highcountryhost.com/images/events/Tanger Outlets Concerts in the Courtyard.jpgConcerts in the CourtyardConcerts in the Courtyard2019-07-13 16:00:002019-10-19 16:00:00Tanger Outlets Blowing RockTanger Outlets Blowing RockShopping, Food and Live Entertainment! Join us for CONCERTS IN THE COURTYARD music series every other Saturday night (weather permitting) from 4-7 PM, May 25th - October 19th. We'll provide the entertainment you just need to bring a friend, an appetite, and a love of music!
Experience the menu of our new restaurants Fireflies and Bodegas, while relaxing in the courtyard featuring a fire pit and games.
Saturday, May 25
Saturday, June 8
Saturday, June 22
Saturday, July 6
Saturday, July 20
Saturday, August 3
Saturday, August 17
Saturday, August 31
Saturday, September 14
Saturday, September 28
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freehttps://highcountryhost.com/images/events/2nd Saturday Logo.jpg2nd Saturday Celebration of the Arts2nd Saturday Celebration of the Arts2019-07-13 17:30:002020-01-11 17:30:00377 Shadowline Drive, Boone, NC 28607377 Shadowline Drive, Boone, NC 28607This free, family-friendly event is the opening for four gallery exhibitions. It also features four artist demonstrations (including live music). The Gift Shop is open and refreshments are served.
Freehttps://highcountryhost.com/images/events/Todd Summer Concert Wayne Henderson 2019.jpgTodd Summer Concert Wayne HendersonTodd Summer Concert Wayne Henderson2019-07-13 18:00:002019-07-13 18:00:00Cook Park - Downtown Todd 3865 Todd Railroad Grade Rd, Todd, NC 28684Cook Park - Downtown Todd 3865 Todd Railroad Grade Rd, Todd, NC 28684The 2019 Summer Concert Series is set and we have an exciting lineup! Returning bands include Amantha Mill (June 15), Lucky Strikes (June 29), The King Bees (July 4), Wayne Henderson & Friends (July 13), and after a several-year hiatus, The Tillers (July 27). New to the series this year is a fabulous, young band from nearby Deep Gap, Cane Mill Road (August 10). Learn more about the artists and their music below.
The free, family-friendly concerts are held in Cook Memorial Park in historic downtown Todd. All concerts, except The King Bees, are held on Saturday evenings from 6-8:00 p.m. The King Bees concert will be held on July 4 directly after the Todd Liberty Parade which starts at 11:00 a.m.
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. We hope to see you this summer!
https://highcountryhost.com/images/events/ChetolaBonfireNightsBlowing Rock - Copy.jpgBonfire NightBonfire Night2019-07-13 19:00:002019-12-29 19:00:00Timberlake's Restaurant at Chetola Resort, 185 Chetola Lake Dr., Blowing Rock, NCTimberlake's Restaurant at Chetola Resort, 185 Chetola Lake Dr., Blowing Rock, NCEvery Saturday at the lakeside firepit from 7-10pm. Featuring live music, Smores packets, and cash bar.
$18-$38https://highcountryhost.com/images/events/Lees McRae Summer Theatre From the Mountaintops.jpgFrom the Mountaintop: Edgar Tufts StoryFrom the Mountaintop: Edgar Tufts Story2019-07-13 19:00:002019-07-17 19:00:00Lees McRae CollegeLees McRae CollegeFrom The Mountaintop: The Edgar Tufts Story celebrates
local heritage. The show will premiere July 11 with additional performances July 12, 13, and 16 at 7 p.m.
and afternoon shows July 14, 16, and 17 at 2 p.m.
What did Banner Elk, North Carolina, look like in the 1890s? With the vision of a young seminary student,
one tiny town gained a church, a college, an orphanage, and a hospital. The musical, written by Janet
Barton Speer, with songs and lyrics by John Thomas Oaks and Tommy Oaks, tells the story of
Presbyterian minister, the Rev. Edgar Tufts.
Tufts first came to the region as a seminary student to organize a church, but his love and admiration for
the mountain people called him back to an extraordinary life of service that forever changed the
complexion of the area. With remarkable purpose, Tufts founded a number of institutions that continue to
serve today: the Banner Elk Presbyterian Church, Lees-McRae College, Cannon Memorial Hospital, and
Grandfather Home for Children.
In addition to the show this summer, the Town of Banner Elk and the institutions he founded will celebrate
his life in a variety of ways. Learn more at bannerelk.com/heritage-celebration .
$45https://highcountryhost.com/images/events/Patti Label Appalachian Summer Festival.jpgPatti LaBellePatti LaBelle2019-07-13 20:00:002019-07-13 20:00:00Schaefer Center for the Performing ArtsSchaefer Center for the Performing ArtsMulti Grammy Award-winning superstar singer and actress Patti LaBelle is widely regarded as the queen of rock and soul, known for performing music ranging from rhythm and blues renditions to spiritual ballads and everything in between. She has received acclaim for many of her songs, including Lady Marmalade, When You Talk About Love, New Attitude, and the number one duet with Michael McDonald, On My Own.
Throughout her career, Patti LaBelle has been nominated for and received numerous awards, including: Grammy Awards for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and Best Traditional R&B Performance; NAACP Image Awards for Entertainer of the Year, Outstanding Performance, and Outstanding Female Artist; Grammy Hall of Fame induction for â€œLady Marmaladeâ€; The BET Awards Lifetime Achievement Award and many more.
$10-$15https://highcountryhost.com/images/events/Emerald Village Black Light Mine Tour July 13 2019.jpgBlack Light Mine Tour SummerBlack Light Mine Tour Summer2019-07-13 21:00:002019-07-13 21:00:00Emerald Village, Little Switzerland NCEmerald Village, Little Switzerland NCLooking for an experience thatâ€™s â€œout of this worldâ€? Emerald Village offers night-time underground mine tours that unlock vibrant hidden colors available only under ultraviolet light, commonly called black light. The brilliant coatings in the Bon Ami Mine are largely deposits of Hyalite Opal, a true form of opal found in this area. Under shortwave ultraviolet light, these coatings fluoresce or glow a vivid lime green. The effect, underground at night, is stunning!
There are other fluorescent minerals here, too, including Feldspar that glows pink to red, Manganapatite (?) that glows cream to orange, and a rare phosphorescent blue mineral which, so far, has not been identified. Here are some of the worldâ€™s largest deposits of Hyalite Opal, and the only known underground Hyalite Opal deposits open to the public.
The black light tours are only offered on 10 special nights. Custom Group tours of 25 or more can sometimes be arranged. The tour is a guided tour, led by our professional staff. We provide the high-power ultraviolet lamps, flashlights, and safety glasses. You provide comfortable walking shoes and a curiosity for unique experiences! The tour lasts about 45 minutes. Cost of the tour is $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for students (grades 1 through 12). The tours are generally conducted regardless of the weather, but can be suspended for lightning or extremely poor conditions. Bring an umbrella if weather is bad, and call ahead to confirm the tour is on. A light jacket is always a good idea. We hope to see you underground at one of the most unique experiences available, the Black Light tour at Emerald Village, home of REAL mines and REAL fun!
Remember that Emerald Village closes after daytime activities at either 5:00 PM or 5:30 PM depending on the season. We recommend you go out for dinner at one of our fine local restaurants and return for the Black Light tour. The gates re-open 45 minutes prior to the tour times shown below. We suggest you arri
Yeshttps://highcountryhost.com/images/events/Old Crow Medicine Show.jpgOld Crow Medicine ShowOld Crow Medicine Show2019-11-17 19:00:00-0001-11-30 19:00:00Schaefer Center for the Performing ArtsSchaefer Center for the Performing ArtsMore than 20 years ago, the Americana string band Old Crow Medicine Show began busking on street corners in New York and Canada, winning audiences along the way with their boundless energy and spirit. They eventually found themselves in Boone, NC, where they caught the attention of folk icon Doc Watson while playing in front of a pharmacy. He invited the band to play at his festival, MerleFest, a catalyst in launching the Grammy-winning career they enjoy today.
Rolling Stone Magazine praises the bandâ€™s ability to â€œmarry old-time string music and punk swagger.â€ This boundless energy and spirit have earned them the honor of being inducted as members of the Grand Ole Opry and has won two Grammy Awards: Best Folk Album for Remedy (2014) and Best Long Form Music Video for Big Easy Express (2013). Additionally, their classic single, â€œWagon Wheel,â€ received the RIAAâ€™s Platinum certification in 2013 for selling over 1,000,000 copies.
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