Freebie Friday: Daniel Boone Hats for 1000 People (and a world record)

Melanie Bullard, of the Watauga Education Foundation sent me this notice yesterday! The WEF does great work for kids and families in the High Country, and when I was a teacher, I actually got a grant from them for my music classroom. My husband earned a WEF grant at Mabel School so that every 5th grader can play in the orchestra. Someone has purchased all 1000 Daniel Boone Hats for this event! The proceeds will go to the Watauga Education Foundation.

This is will be a blast for the entire community. We need 1000 people to come out and get a FREE hat and be in the photo to set a world record of the most people dressed like Daniel Boone. It’s all part of the Daniel Boone Days Festival. This should be big fun for families and it benefits the WEF.


Saturday, September 6 – 11:00 a.m. – Mast Store Parking Lot- 130 N. Depot Street- Historic Downtown Boone

We want YOU to help us set a new World Record!

Everybody—babies, children, adults, senior, locals, visitors—is invited to take part in a World Record setting event in Historic Downtown Boone.

Thanks to the generous donations of local businesses, all 1000 Daniel Boone Caps are now paid for, with all the proceeds benefiting the Watauga Education Foundation.

That means just show up, grab a free cap, that’s yours to keep, and join us for this historic event.

We’ll take a group picture of everyone in their caps at 11:00 AM and this will be placed into the record books beside our new World Record -The Largest Gathering of People Dressed Like Daniel Boone! Don’t miss this historic event!

Get more information about this and other Daniel Boone Days events at

Thanks to these sponsors for purchasing the hats.  Proceeds go to the Watauga Education Foundation:

  • High Country Press and Ken Ketchie
  • Mast General Store
  • Echota
  • Foscoe Rentals
  • Jane Higgins Interiors
  • Hawksnest Snow Tubing

Are you going?.


  1. Thanks so much for getting the word out. Those who purchased the hats need lots of recognition because they were $10.00 each. High Country Press and Ken Ketchie, Mast General Store, Echota, Foscoe Rentals, Jane Higgins Interiors and Hawksnest Snow Tubing. Thank You to all of you generous sponsors. Daniel Boone may have been a legend as a big man but you are the ones with the biggest hearts!