Weekend Family Fun in the High Country

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Looking for family fun this weekend? Here is a list of family-friendly events happening in the High Country this weekend!

1. Concerts in and around town:

Friday

Valle Crucis – Music in the Valle

Boone – Concerts at the Jones House

Sunday

Blowing Rock – Concert in the Park

2. Watauga County Farmer’s Market {Saturday 8am – 12pm} – Kid’s mini market, music, and crafts for the kids! Kids’ Mini-Market at Playhouse Kids Corner

Photo Credit: http://www.linvillelandharbor.com/

Photo Credit: http://www.linvillelandharbor.com/

Hey Kids! Bring your own original artwork and homemade crafts, veggies and flowers or plants that you helped grow and sell them yourself at the Kids’ Mini-Market located at the Kids’ Corner of the Watauga County Farmers Market. You can set up for free any time between 9:00 and noon on special Mini-Market days. It is fun and you can earn your own money. Sell at one market or come to all. No edible prepared food items please.

3. Back to School Festival {Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm} – Back to school is around the corner. To help lessen the stress and struggles of preparing your child(ren) for back to school, you are invited to the Back 2 School Festival on August 12, 2017 ( Watauga High School, Go Pioneers Drive Boone, NC, 28607.

4. Blowing Rock Art in the Park {Saturday 10am – 5pm} – Art in the Park was created in 1962 by a handful of area artists and craftspeople to showcase local talent. Today, Art in the Park is host to 90 artisans at each show. Some of the best local and regional artists and craftspeople showcase their handcrafted jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass, photography, painting and more.

5. Family Wildflower Walk at Elk Knob State Park {Saturday 2:00pm} – Come see all things blooming. Learn the names of the flowers and something about their nature. Meet at the park office.

6. Camouflage at Grandfather Mountain State Park {Saturday 2:00pm-4:00pm} – This will be about a 30-minute program consisting of a presentation and an interactive part for attendees to try and locate several “staged” animals in the area around where the program is held. To attend, meet at the Boone Fork Parking Area located on the Blue Ridge Parkway at mile post 299.9.

About Jen Spink


I’m Jen Spink, editor of The High Country Parent. My husband Scott and I have two beautiful girls. Geek is a word that comes to mind to describe me as I love social media and all things technology.