Drive-in at Valle Crucis Fairgrounds

The Hunger and Health Coalition (HHC) is Watauga County’s biggest Food Pantry and only Free Pharmacy! They provide services so that no one in our community needs to make the choice between affording their medication or affording to eat. They provide quality treatment for individuals with low income and provide food and other necessities to help our neighbors in need get a leg up.

HHC is hosting a family-friendly Drive-in Fundraiser at the Valle Crucis Fairgrounds. Let’s help them make this fundraiser a huge success!

Find tickets on Facebook here: Beetlejuice |  Hocus Pocus

Tanger Outlets Blowing Rock Black, Gold, and PINK Tailgate Party

For the second year, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) along with many other High Country businesses and organizations, have adopted a Together We Fight approach to breast cancer.

The collaborative approach took shape after several community organizations discussed ways to join forces to support breast cancer patients on a local level.

The Together We Fight collaborative includes many community events and fundraisers. We are excited to share information on the Tanger Outlets Blowing Rock Black, Gold, and PINK Tailgate Party.

The entire family is invited out to the Tanger Outlets Blowing Rock on Saturday, September 28, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to enjoy live entertainment, food trucks, and family activities! This event will also serve as the launch to the annual Tanger PINK campaign, their PINK beneficiary, High Country Breast Cancer Foundation, will be on-hand selling PINK cards. Families are encouraged to stay for a live Concert in the Tanger Outlet Courtyard from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. We encourage to not miss the community party of the season where there will be great deals, great food, and great fun all for a wonderful cause!

2019 Family TubeFest on the New River

Families can still enjoy summer this Saturday along the New River.

All are invited to float the scenic New River for one hour for $10 which includes a tube and a shuttle ride. This TubeFest is an annual Park fundraiser for the Green Valley Park.

Date: Saturday, August 24
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Green Valley Park.

There will be a food truck on-site with free parking. The proceeds from the fundraiser will help maintain the Green Valley Park as primary public river access. Families are encouraged to bring appropriate swimwear, river shoes, hat, shades, and sunscreen. Also, please do not forget a towel!

2nd Annual Dog Paddle Tubefest

The Dog Paddle Tubefest is an annual fundraiser for Partners! Canines, a local dog rescue non-profit. For just $10 (half the normal price), you get a tube with a backrest and cupholder, a shuttle ride to the put-in point, and a float that lasts 2-3 hours. You can even get a tube for your dog!

There will also be pet-related vendors and food for sale. Come tube the New River and help support dog rescue! Parking and tube rentals at River Girl next to the Post Office in Historic Downtown Todd. You can come at any time between 10 am and 4 pm. Email for more information.

Help OP Smiles donate candy to our Troops!

We hope you had a wonderful Halloween celebration. OP Smiles announces their annual candy buy back! They pay you $1 per pound for your unwanted candy. Bring it into their office now through November 8th, and they will buy it from you to send to our troops! Please help us pass the word along.

Address: 373 Boone Heights Drive
Boone, North Carolina 28607

Boone Brick Contest

Get your creations ready! It is time for the Boone Brick Contest at the Boone Mall. Bring your brick (think LEGO) creation to the Boone Mall on May 19th, 2018 for fun and prizes and a great cause. All proceeds go to benefit the Watauga Humane Society. There are 7 categories for all different skills and abilities.

Creation idea – Photo Courtesy: Boone Brick Facebook Page

Check out for more information.

Boone Service League hosts open house September 26

Boone Service League Open House


Established in 1957, the Boone Service League is a women’s civic organization serving Ashe, Avery, and Watauga counties. Each year, the Boone Service League awards grants to High Country organizations and presents scholarships to high school seniors.

Boone Service League members also hold food and supplies drives, volunteer for many nonprofit organizations in the High Country, and provide financial assistance to families in crisis. For the 2016-2017 fiscal year, the Boone Service League awarded a total of $9,000 to 10 nonprofit organizations in the High Country.

Would you like to get involved and make a difference in the High Country? You are invited to Boone Service League’s Open House at The Local in downtown Boone on September 26 to learn more about this wonderful organization. There will be appetizers and a cash bar. Learn more about the League and how you can join them to help improve our community through service!

Blue Ridge Mtn Club Invites You to Summer Soulstice

All come together in the High Country and celebrate charity, culture, and community at the Summer Soulstice on June 17, ,2017 (3pm-9pm). This great family event will benefit the Hospitality House.

FREE Admission
Location: Blue Ridge Mountain Club (9401 Reynolds Pkwy, Boone, NC 28607)

summer soulstice

Free admission for children at the Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show

You do not want to miss this fantastic horse show and it is right in our backyard. This is a great family event and children ages 12 and under receive free admission. All other ages are $10 admission. The Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show starts this week with the Saddlebred Division.

Photo Credit: Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show

Photo Credit: Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show

The Saddlebred classes are loaded with chrome and flash. The atmosphere at a Saddlebred show is electric, with spectators shouting encouragement and rooting for their favorites from the stands.

The most exciting classes are the Three and Five Gaited Open Championship classes. Equally exciting are the Roadster classes, shown both under saddle and in harness. Competing with the big, beautiful Saddlebreds are the Hackney ponies, just as flashy as their larger counterparts. Also not to be missed is the fine harness division, where carriages and harness can be compared to the cost of your house!

WHEN: June 8 – June 11, 2017 (9:30am-5:00pm)

WHERE: L. M. Tate Horse Show Grounds at the Broyhill Equestrian Preserve

Family Fun Weekend Events: High Country Kids Triathlon & Music Jam

May 20, 2017

High Country Kids Triathlon: Proceeds go to support the Hospitality House and OASISBoone NC Kids Triathlon


Place: Watauga Swim Complex
141 Complex Drive Boone, NC 28607

Race Categories and Distances are:
8 & under: Swim 50m Bike 1 mile Run 0.5 mile
9-10: Swim 100m Bike 3 miles Run 1.0 mile
11-12: Swim 100m Bike 3 miles Run 1.0 mile
13-15: Swim 200m Bike 4 miles Run 1.5 miles

Relay Teams are Welcome! Kickboards can be used in the pool. Helmets are required for the bike. Adults can help participants in the transition area.

For registration information and prices, see your Facebook page at


May 21, 2017

Old-time Mountain Music Jam at Elk Knob State Park – 2:00pm
Celebrate Southern Appalachian music with local musicians as they play traditional, Old Time and Bluegrass. All musicians are welcome, so bring your instrument and join in, or enjoy the view and entertainment. Participants will meet at the Outdoor Amphitheater from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. All programs are free and open to the public.

Location: Outdoor Amphitheater