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10 High Country Valentine’s Dates

Looking for ways to WOW your valentine?  Bring your significant other to the North Carolina High Country for a memorable weekend getaway this winter!  Here are some great ideas on ways to get closer this winter: Ice Skating at Appalachian

MusicFest ‘n Sugar Grove: July 12-13

A celebration of Appalachian music and cultural heritage, the Doc & Rosa Lee Watson MusicFest ‘N Sugar Grove will take place July 12 and 13, 2013 on the grounds of the Historic Cove Creek School in Sugar Grove, N.C., featuring

58th Annual Highland Games: July 11-14

Nowhere in the America’s is there a place more reminiscent of the Scottish Highlands than the High Country of North Carolina.  Perhaps this is why so many of Scottish descent chose to settle here.  Whether you are of Scottish ancestry

27th Annual Christmas in July Festival: July 5-6

Christmas in July is a one full-day, and Friday night free-admission event featuring the very best in traditional mountain music and 
handmade crafts from throughout the Northwest Mountains
of North Carolina. Nowhere else will you find such an excellent array of food,


  This June 23, thousands of people from across the area will gather at MacRae Meadows in the spirit of God and fellowship.  Grandfather Mountain’s 89th Annual Singing on the Mountain is a joyful celebration of faith, claiming the title

The 1908 Jones House Music & Arts

On the National Historic Register, the Jones House was built in 1908 by Dr. John Walter Jones.  Located in the middle of downtown Boone, on King Street, the beautiful turn of the century house has the perfect location for a

Summer Music in the Valle Series Performances

It’s time to break in those lawn chairs and blankets for a summer of free music in the Valle Crucis Community Park. All concerts are held on Fridays from May-September and begin at 7PM. Admission to concerts is free, but

The Band Perry Kicks off An Appalachian Summer Festival

An Appalachian Summer Festival is an annual multi-arts festival on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. Throughout the month of July, locals and visitors can enjoy world-class entertainment spanning genres such as music, dance, theatre, visual