August Weekend Events: August is for Outdoors Fun! 08/13-15

WooHoo, the weekend’s almost here! Have you survived school starting? It certainly has been hectic in our household, and to top it off, I’ve been a little emotional this week as my babies are now teens. Where did the time go, I am wondering, and my how time flies! So as I’ve been reflecting, I’ve concluded that we have to cherish each day with our friends and families and live to the fullest! Spending time together is priceless and to me, August is for Outdoors fun. This weekend’s events are all about Outdoor activities enjoying entertaining shows, relaxing with some Fly Fishing, and taking in beautiful scenery. Tell us about your experiences!

Final Weekend for this season of Horn in the West, one of the largest running outdoor dramas in the country, is this Thurs. – Sat., Aug. 12th – 14th. With only 2 weeks of shows remaining, it is the perfect time to reserve your seats. And, this weekend only, a discount will be offered to residents of the following counties: Ashe, Alleghany, Wilkes, Alexander, Catawba, Burke, Avery, Caldwell and Watauga. Anyone who resides within or pays taxes in these counties can purchase show tickets for less than half the normal price. With proof of residency, attendees can purchase unlimited discount tickets. For more info call 828-264-2120 or visit

Take in the beauty of the mountains with Sugar Mountain Resort’s Scenic Lift Rides. Taking place every Sat. from 10 am – 5 pm, tickets are $12 one-time ride, $25 all day and kids 4 & under are free. Call 828- 898-4521 for more info.

Take a little time for some R & R with the Fly Fishing Festival, held at the Foscoe Fishing Company this Sat., Aug. 14th, from 11 am – 4 pm. Throughout the day, activities will include fly casting demonstrations, fishing seminars, fly tying, children’s activities, food and drinks. For more info call 828-963-6556.

Tweetsie’s entertainment this weekend is the Grammy award-winning quartet, Riders In The Sky, this Sat. & Sun., Aug. 14th & 15th, performing at 12 noon and at 3 pm. They will perform songs like “Woody’s Roundup” from the movie Toy Story 2 as well as traditional Western favorites, and it’s all included in the daily admission price of $32 for adults and $22 for kids ages 3 – 12, with 2 & under free. For more info call 1-877-TWEETSIE or visit

Now go and have some outdoor fun!

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Here is a current item being offered: NEWLY UPDATED! Army Helicopter with Turning Rotor Blade – Part of our Military Set, our Army Helicopter with turning Rotor Blade flies into pretend enemy zones to help rescue our troops. Zoom through the sky right into your child’s play time and watch them come to life as a pilot manning their very own Helicopter in the Military force. Helicopter with turning Rotor Blade is shown here in an Army Green Hand-Painted Camouflage color theme and can be customized. Make sure to check out our other Military Vehicles of Airplane, Semi-Army Truck with Tank and Gun that turns, and Army Truck with Army Men. Measures – 13” Length X 11 1/2” Width X 5 ½ ” Height. $20.99