Live Entertainment

From Merlefest to An Appalachian Summer Festival and a multitude of performances in between, the High Country is home to professional musical, theatrical and dance performances.

Woodlands Barbeque

Featuring chopped and sliced beef, pork, ribs and chicken. Wide selection of sandwiches and Mexican daily specials. All ABC permits, wide-screenMore Info

(828) 295-3651 :: Click For More Info

The Historic Orchard at Altapass

Unspoiled family fun! Enjoy free live mountain music Wednesday through Sunday (May 1-November 1), hiking trails (open year-round), storytellingMore Info

(828) 765-9531 :: Click For More Info

Mountain Home Music

Appalachian musicians, dancers, storytellers and poets. The Appalachian tradition includes celtic, old-time, bluegrass and African American formsMore Info

(828) 964-3392 :: Click For More Info

Ensemble Stage

Established in 2009, Ensemble Stage is the NC High Country's only year-round professional theater. Located in the heart of Banner Elk, our professionalMore Info

8282958782 :: Click For More Info

Horn In The West

Premiering in 1952, Horn in the West is considered one of three legacy outdoor dramas in America. The play tells the story of the Southern CampaignMore Info

(828) 264-2120 :: Click For More Info

Blue Ridge ArtSpace Gallery & Gift Shop

A fine arts and crafts gift shop and gallery featuring local artists. Occasional artist demonstrations. Arty Parties, workshops, drawing and music lessons. Barn Quilt maps avail. in Gift Shop.More Info

(828) 264-1789 :: Click For More Info


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North Carolina's
High Country Host

Hours: Mon-Sat 9-5 | Sun 9-3

6370 US Highway 321 South
Blowing Rock, NC 28605

800-438-7500 | 828-264-1299