August Weekend Events: Football, Festivals, and Fun 08/27-29

As we’re nearing the end of August, you can almost smell a change in the air! Summertime is coming to an end and the Fall season is on the horizon. Sure, we still have hot days, but it’s getting darker earlier and even the mornings have been a little cooler. What does all of this mean???

It’s time for Friday night lights and live music everywhere! Time for Football…WooHoo, Festivals, and loads of Fun to be had by everyone. Let’s get out there and start this season off right with some grand ole music, a little bit of bling for those special occasions, and some Fire department and rodeo fun!

Come on out for some live music and entertainment with Music on the MountainTop Festival Fri. & Sat., Aug. 27th and 28th, at Boone’s High Country Fairgrounds. 35 acts will perform including the bands Sam Bush, Acoustic Syndicate, Toubab Krewe, Keller Williams, Railroad Earth and more. Camping is available and tickets are $65 and $60 for a two-day pass for the general public and students, respectively, $40 and $30 for Friday only and $45 and $35 for Saturday only. Add $10 for camping. Kids under 13 are admitted for free. Tickets are sold at these locations Footsloggers, Appalachian Music Shoppe and Green Mother Goods (cash only), and at the gate. For more info, email or visit

Buy up some Bling for those special occasions at the 5th Annual Jewelry Trunk Show this Sat., Aug. 28th,at the Carlton Gallery in Banner Elk from 10 am – 5 pm as a facet of the Avery Tour de Art. The Trunk Show will feature a fine collection of necklaces, bracelets, earrings and more. Some of the designers will be present to talk about their exclusive work from 1 – 4 pm. For more info call 828-963-4288 orvisit

It’s time for the Annual Open House at the Deep Gap Volunteer Fire Dept on Sat., Aug. 28th from 12 – 6 pm. Here’s your chance to meet our local Volunteer Firemen, see Fire Trucks, Helicopters, and much more! Airwalk, games, the DARE Officer, and more will be loads of fun for the kids along with Chopped Pork Bbq and Hot Dog plates being sold. Also a Silent Auction with lots of great items from area businesses will happen and don’t miss the Deep Gap VFD Ladies Auxiliary Yard Sale starting at 8 am. Proceeds go right back into our community, so come out and support one of our local communities! Deep Gap Fire Dept. is located on Old Highway 421 South in Boone. For more info call 828-964-3583 or 828-964-1439.

Giddy Up Cowboys! Here comes the Youth and Teen Bike Rodeo Sat., Aug. 28th from 3 – 6 pm where children and teens will learn how to ride a bike at the Lees-McRae College campus in Banner Elk. Hosted by the Lees-McRae College Cycling Team, the event will utilize Glide Bikes, a North Carolina manufacturer of the popular Balance Bike. For more info call 828-260-0534 or visit

Top this all off with an evening to remember at the 13th annual Humane Society Fur Ball held at the Broyhill Inn and Conference Center Sat., Aug. 28th, from 6 – 11:30 pm. A Semi-Formal event, the Fur Ball will  feature a 3-course dinner, a live auction, a silent auction, a wine raffle and music by The Fabulous Kays. Tickets are $110. The Fur Ball is the Humane Society’s largest fundraiser of the year. For more info, contact Jan Watson at 828-264-1743 or email

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