August Weekend Events: Lazy, Hazy August Days 08/19-21

Did you notice the change in the atmosphere this week? We have started having some cooler weather sparking thoughts of the upcoming Autumn season. I’ve been seeing and feeling just a calm sort of lazy, hazy days when the sun is setting and there is a bit of chill in the air.

That excites me! Fall is my favorite time of the year and I love to decorate and smell pumpkins, cinnamon, cloves…Oh don’t get me started! {smile} Now, I know that there is still some time of warm weather left, and that is great! Not totally ready for Fall, but looking forward to it.

How do you spend the last days of the Summer season? Are you still trying to fit in the last bits of vacation activities in? What are some favorite Autumn activities you do with your family? We would like to know some of your favorite ideas!

Here are some Weekend Events to get you started!


This Weekend at Regal Cinema…

Now Showing:

Spy Kids: All the Time in the World NEW! PG

Visit for more info or call 828-262-3330.


On Friday…

Help out the Avery County community with the Live After Five at Riverwalk in Newland this Friday, August 19th at 6 pm for some great live music with Jessie Smith and other performers, Country Cooking, Pizza and Inflatables for kids, and even a Raffle. Sponsored by the Cannon Memorial Hospital to benefit Avery County Habitat for Humanity. Dinner for adults is $5 and for kids, $1 for pizza and $5 for and entire evening of playing on the Inflatable. You can’t beat that, so bring your own chairs and blankets and have a great time! For more info call 828-733-1909 ext.14.

On Saturday…

Start your day off right with some breakfast at the Flapjack Fundraiser, hosted by WAMY Community Action, this Saturday, August 2oth from 7 am – 10 am at the Applebee’s in Boone. Tickets are $8, $4 for kids under 6, and you can get them at the WAMY Office, by visiting their website at, or at the door. For more info call Jesse at 828-310-5745.

Get in on this sale of the season as the WeeCycle Children’s Consignment Fall Sale kicks off this Saturday, August 20th – 27th. Saturdays the sale is open from 8 am – 6 pm, and Monday through Friday open from 10 am – 6 pm. Wee-Cycle was started to help recycle and bring in monies for great items that are a gold mine. This sale’s location is at 687 George Wilson Rd., right behind Alliance Bible Fellowship in Boone. So Clean Out and Cash In! For more info visit the website at

Come on out and bring the kids for a Fun time and Free stuff at the Focus on Kids day this Saturday, August 20th, at Old Navy in Boone Mall from 10 am – 2 pm. Focus ON kids, sponsored by Old Navy, will have lots of activities including Safety Education, Health Promotion, Exercise, Community Involvement, & Outdoor Fun for Kids of All Ages! Lots of local supporters will be there like the Boone PD & Fire Dept, Safe Kids, JUMP!, Watauga County Sheriff’s Dept., ASU’s ACT Dept, Rock Dimensions, Watauga County Parks & Rec., WYN, Art Mart, Boys & Girl Scouts, Blue Ridge Pediatric, Drs. Mayhew, Conn, & Hardaway Pediatric Dentistry, Blue Ridge Parkway Rangers, and many more. For more info call Old Navy Boone at 828-268-9865 or visit the Facebook page at Old Navy Boone Mall!

It’s Here, the annual Big Sale/Huge Yard Sale this Saturday, August 20th from 8 am – 2 pm held at Legends, across from Red Onion Café in Boone. Sponsored by Appalachian and the Community Together or (ACT) will be one of the biggest Yard Sales put on every year in the High Country. The sale is open to everyone and you’ll find gently used Carpet, Clothes, Furniture, Electronics, Food, etc., and it goes to assist the energy conservation initiatives of four local nonprofits and a scholarship for ASU students. No early birds please and for more info call 828-262-6567.

Get ready for ASU’s annual Football Fan Fest at Kidd Brewer Stadium this Saturday, August 20th with gates opening at 4 pm and  an Intrasquad Scrimmage from ASU to kick things off. Afterwards, activities will include Coach’s and Player’s Autograph’s and Photo Opps with fans. Players will also lead on-field Football drills, ASU cheerleaders will paint “game faces” and Inflatable rides will be available for the kiddos. ASU’s annual Football Fan Fest will also present a concert by country music star Corey Smith at 8:30 pm. Free admission for ASU Football season ticket holders and ASU students, and General admission tickets for non-season ticket holders are $10 and can be purchased online at or by phone at 828-262-2079.

On Saturday and Sunday…

Looking for something special? Make sure to attend the 20th annual Fine Arts and Master Craft Festival on the lawn of the historic Banner Elk Elementary School in downtown on Saturday, August 20, and Sunday, August 21. Hosted by the Avery County Chamber of Commerce, this free Family-Friendly event will have Mountain Square Dancing, Face Painting, and other Fun activities. For more info call the Avery Chamber at 828-898-5605.

Have a Fun and Safe Weekend!


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  1. Thanks so much Keri for the Wee-Cycle mention on the events! We appreciate the support from you and High Country Mom Squad!

    • You are welcome Carey! Glad to be able to let everyone know about this aweso,e sale and how we all can benefit from cleaning out our almost new and new items. Than you for letting us be a vendor as well. We appreiciate it!