High Country Family Events July 24 – 27

It is going to be a beautiful weekend in the High Country. You may want to take the family swimming, fishing, and/or enjoy one of the  many great family events happening this weekend. We wish you all a wonderful fun-filled weekend!

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July 24:

1. Tweetsie – Bring the whole family out to enjoy some high-flying fun this summer! The K-9s In Flight Frisbee®  Dogs will jump right into the heart of guests when the group of incredibly talented rescue dogs visits Tweetsie Railroad July 18-26, 2015. These gravity-defying canines will entertain the whole family with non-stop, action-packed performances daily at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Also catch their shows during special 7:00 p.m. performances during Tweetsie’s Cool Summer Nights event on Saturday, July 25. All shows are included in regular admission to the park.

2. Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show, Hunter-Jumper 1 and II – See riders take their steeds through the courses! In addition to the highlight events from the past, the Kathryn G. Clark Challenge of Champions, the Russell Hall Jumper Classic, the USHJA International Hunter Derby and the L.P. Tate Jumper Classic, we are introducing several new Classics including Pre Green Incentive Classics both weeks and Classics for Children, Adults, Ponies and Juniors. Increased prize money for the professional hunter divisions. Cash only admission. Kids 12 and under are free!

3. Open Play Time at The Children’s PlayhouseMake the ultimate summer souvenir at The Children’s Playhouse in the month of July. We make it easy by stocking everything you need. Take home your special t-shirt home and leave the mess here! We will have adult and children’s sizes on hand.
Cost: $7 per shirt for members, $12 for nonmembers (includes admission to The Children’s Playhouse). Bring your own shirt and dye it for $4. Open play hours are 10-5:00 on Fridays.

4. Passport to Imagination at Michael’s – Join us on an imaginary road trip from the beach to the county fair and beyond, with fun kids’ crafts at each stop. Today’s craft: Water Bottle Holder. $5.00 per session or 3 for $12. Supplies included.

5. Family Movie Showings: 

Regal Cinemas – Now showing: Disney’s Inside OutJurassic World and Minions (2015)

Parkway TheaterNow showing: Minions (2015)

6. Blowing Rock Recreation Pool – Enjoy the public swim from 11:00 am to 7:30 pm. Click here for more details

7. App State Football Poster Giveaway – The event will occur locally in Boone outside of The TApp Room over lunch from 11:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

In addition to receiving a complimentary football poster, fans will also have the opportunity to register for the Junior Mountaineer Kids Club and Football 101/201 and purchase 2015 Appalachian State football season tickets at each stop of the poster giveaway tour. Appalachian State athletics staff members will be in attendance at each stop and Mountaineer coaches and/or student-athletes will be on hand for pictures and autographs

8. High Country Pet Fest – The Annual High Country Pet Fest is a community-wide event that celebrates pets and the families who love them. The Banner Elk TDA, The Avery County Chamber of Commerce and My Best Friend’s Barkery proudly host the festival with proceeds from this event to benefit local animal-related charities. This year’s 2015 High Country Pet Fest will incorporate lively entertainment and educational opportunities for pet owners. We have partnered with the Southeast Disc Dogs, who will be holding their disc dogs competition here in Banner Elk for the first time on July 24 & 25. other planned exhibitions include the working dogs of the Avery County K9 unit and a Search and Rescue team, educational seminars by local veterinarians and other local pet professionals, the Blessing of the Dogs and a concert by one of our local favorite bands, The Whip Daddys with Madd Dog. Enter your dog into the ever popular High Country Dog Show, and a variety of vendors! Have your dog try out the latest AKC dog sport, Barn Hunting or test their dexterity at Swift Paws lure coursing. The event will take place on July 24 & 25th at the Historic Banner Elk Elementary School grounds.

9. Jones House Summer Concert this week will feature Hard Cider and ClayBank Bluegrass

Concert begins at 5 pm. Bring blankets or lawn chairs to sit on and an umbrella in the event of rain.

10. Music in the Valle – The “Music in the Valle” Concert Series at Valle Crucis Community Park begins Friday, May 22nd, 2015, and continues each Friday evening through September 11th. Admission is free, but a $5 donation to the park per person is recommended. Bring a chair or a blanket and a picnic, as food generally is not available for sale. May 22 – August 14 concerts begin at 7:00PM. August 21 – September 11 concerts begin at 6:30PM.

11. Bonfires at Chetola – Enjoy some outdoor fun with your friends at the new fire pit by Chetola Lake at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock. Bonfires are scheduled for 8 to 11 p.m. every Friday evening, weather permitting. Kids can purchase $5 s’mores kits and roast their marshmallows over the open fire. The event also features an outdoor cash bar and live music. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Timberlake’s Restaurant at Chetola at (828) 295-5505, or visit www.chetola.com.

12. Horn in the West is Open! – Since 1952, America’s oldest Revolutionary War Drama has thrilled over one million audience members. Loved by old and young alike, “Horn in the West” is located in the Daniel Boone Park in Boone, North Carolina.

July 25:

1. Watauga County Farmers Market is Open! – The market opens with live music from local musicians, cooking demos from local food enthusiasts, activities in the kids corner, and the unbeatable atmosphere that makes the market “Boone’s Town Square Since 1974!” Join PHARMN at the Kids’ Corner

When: 8 am until noon

Where: Horn in the West Parking Lot – 591 Horn in the West Dr. Boone, NC 28607
Cost: Free
Contact: info@wataugacountyfarmersmarket.org

2. Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show, Hunter-Jumper 1 and II – See riders take their steeds through the courses! In addition to the highlight events from the past, the Kathryn G. Clark Challenge of Champions, the Russell Hall Jumper Classic, the USHJA International Hunter Derby and the L.P. Tate Jumper Classic, we are introducing several new Classics including Pre Green Incentive Classics both weeks and Classics for Children, Adults, Ponies and Juniors. Increased prize money for the professional hunter divisions. Cash only admission. Kids 12 and under are free!

3. Tweetsie – Bring the whole family out to enjoy some high-flying fun this summer! The K-9s In Flight Frisbee®  Dogs will jump right into the heart of guests when the group of incredibly talented rescue dogs visits Tweetsie Railroad July 18-26, 2015. These gravity-defying canines will entertain the whole family with non-stop, action-packed performances daily at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Also catch their shows during special 7:00 p.m. performances during Tweetsie’s Cool Summer Nights event on Saturday, July 18 and 25. All shows are included in regular admission to the park.

4. Craft Time at Michael’s (Kid’s Club Button Frame) – 10am – 12pm Drop in. Take home a completed project. Just $2 per child for 30 minutes of creative craft fun. Ages 3 and up

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5. Make a Hawk’s Quinjet at Lowe’s Home Improvement Kids Clinic – Hawkeye never misses and your child won’t want to miss this clinic! Bring your child to Lowe’s to build this Quinjet as part of our Marvel’s Avengers Assemble” Summer! Don’t miss Avengers Assemble Sunday Mornings on Disney XD!

6. Family Movie Showings: 

Regal Cinemas – Now showing: Disney’s Inside OutJurassic World and Minions (2015)

Parkway TheaterNow showing: Minions (2015)

7. Blowing Rock Recreation Pool – Enjoy the public swim from 11:00 am to 7:30 pm. Click here for more details.

8. Buckeye Regatta Bonfire and Dance – Join us at the Buckeye Recreation Center from 1-2 pm for a celebration of Buckeye Lake and the free lending program for canoes, paddleboats and fishing equipment available from the front desk. We’ll have a bonfire and a dance with family-friendly music provided by a DJ.

9. Horn in the West is OPEN! – Since 1952, America’s oldest Revolutionary War Drama has thrilled over one million audience members. Loved by old and young alike, “Horn in the West” is located in the Daniel Boone Park in Boone, North Carolina.

10. Honey Bear Campground Family Drive-In Movie – “Incredibles“! The movie starts at dusk…. Around 8:30. Check in at our office to purchase you car parking pass! Only $5.00 a car load so load em up!

July 26:

1. Tweetsie – Bring the whole family out to enjoy some high-flying fun this summer! The K-9s In Flight Frisbee®  Dogs will jump right into the heart of guests when the group of incredibly talented rescue dogs visits Tweetsie Railroad July 18-26, 2015. These gravity-defying canines will entertain the whole family with non-stop, action-packed performances daily at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Also catch their shows during special 7:00 p.m. performances during Tweetsie’s Cool Summer Nights event on Saturday, July 18 and 25. All shows are included in regular admission to the park.

2. Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show, Hunter-Jumper 1 and II – See riders take their steeds through the courses! In addition to the highlight events from the past, the Kathryn G. Clark Challenge of Champions, the Russell Hall Jumper Classic, the USHJA International Hunter Derby and the L.P. Tate Jumper Classic, we are introducing several new Classics including Pre Green Incentive Classics both weeks and Classics for Children, Adults, Ponies and Juniors. Increased prize money for the professional hunter divisions. Cash only admission. Kids 12 and under are free!

3. “Salamanders” at Elk Knob Park – Join a Park Ranger on Sunday, July 26 at 2 pm to learn about salamanders and how they are great indicators of the state of the environment. Through a PowerPoint program you will learn about the native salamanders found at Elk Knob State Park. Afterwards we will see if we can find any out in the park. Meet at the Elk Knob State Park Office.

Starts at: 2 pm Meet at: Park Office

4. Family Movie Showings: 

Regal Cinemas – Now showing: Disney’s Inside Out and Minions (2015)

Parkway TheaterNow showing: Minions (2015)

5. Watauga Community Band Summer Concert – The Watauga Community Band will perform at the Rotary Gazebo in Blowing Rock Park, Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 4pm. The band, under the direction of Steve Frank, will play a variety of pieces, including music by the Beatles, Broadway show tunes, television and movie themes, and Americana. There is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy! The concert is free, and all are welcome to attend.

6. Music on the Veranda at Green Park Inn, Blowing Rock, NC – Free concerts every Sunday evening from 5-8:00pm. Enjoy local favorites the Harris Brothers, The Neighbors, Mountain Radio, Todd Wright and more on the veranda of this classic historic hotel. Bring a lawn chair to enjoy the show! Performances rain or shine- find the concert indoors in inclement weather. Drinks and Tavern Fare available. Performance schedule coming soon.

7. Summer Sunday Sunset Concert: Beech Mountain – Join us at the Gazebo next to Fred’s General Mercantile on Beech Mountain at 6:30 PM pm Sunday evenings for a great music series featuring folk, bluegrass and community bands. Bring a chair or blanket. Free of charge. Sunday July 26th features Strictly Clean and Decent with Traditonal Irish and American Folk Music.