Daniel Boone Days Music & Culture Festival is Sept. 4-5

The second annual Daniel Boone Days Music & Culture Festival is set for Sept. 4-5 in Boone.

Saturday’s festivities run from 1-11 p.m. and include an evening performance by the nationally-known band, Donna the Buffalo. Activities throughout the day include: arts & crafts vendors, storytelling by Orville Hicks, kids activities, an inflatable 15-foot slide, a telling of the adventures of Daniel Boone by author Randell Jones, a Daniel Boone look-alike contest, and the second annual Watauga Arts Council Fiddlers Competition.


The Forget-Me-Nots perform 5-5:45 at Horn in the West

As the day slips into evening, live music takes center stage. The lineup features Upright & Breathin’ of Boone, along with Larry Keel & Natural Bridge from Virginia. Headlining will be Donna the Buffalo, making the last stop on their 20th anniversary tour.

Tickets for Saturday’s festivities are $16 in advance, or $20 at the door. A special family ticket is available for just $20 per car between 1-3 p.m.

Meanwhile on Friday, Dr. Edwin Arnold of Appalachian State University will hold a symposium about Daniel Boone. Arnold will enlighten attendees on the true life story of this pioneer and his connections to the region. The symposium is from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with a one-hour lunch break. It will be at Raley Hall on the ASU campus and cost is $3 per person.

Friday evening, back by popular demand, is the Fess Parker Wine Dinner at Gamekeeper Restaurant. Parker has become a noted winemaker at his private vineyard in Los Olivos, Calif., and a selection of his finest vintages will be paired with wild game entrees for the dinner, which will include special guests. There will be two seatings and reservations are required.

For complete information on Daniel Boone Days, call (828) 264-2262 or go online to: www.DanielBooneDays.com..