High Country Family Events July 31 – August 2

The forecast is calling for lots of sunshine this weekend. It will be a great weekend to enjoy a picnic outside with your family. Check out all the family-friendly events below. We wish you all a wonderful fun-filled weekend!

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July 31:

1. Tweetsie – Bring the whole family out to enjoy Tweetsie fun!

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: Make Believe Camera. $5.00 per session or 3 for $12. Supplies included.

5. Family Movie Showings: 

Regal Cinemas – Now showing: 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. Jones House Summer Concert this week will feature Swing Guitars and Jon Stickley Trio

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

8. 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.

9. Shrek the Musical – Come out and support our local theater. It will be a fun show for all ages. The shows will be at 7 pm on July 30 and 31 and 2 pm on Aug. 1. Tickets cost $14 for adults, $12 for seniors 55 and older, and $10 for kids ages 12 and younger.

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. Outdoor Movie Night at Valle Crucis Park – Movie is Wreck-It Ralph. Concessions will be available for purchase. Come and enjoy a special evening under the stars!

August 1:

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 Tweetsie fun!

4. Crafts on the Green – This annual event features many artists and craftspeople who converge around the gazebo next to Fred’s General Mercantile on the first Saturday in August. This year, the event takes place on August 1, 2015 from 10-4pm and includes great food and music as well. There’s no charge for admission.

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

6. Family Movie Showings: 

Regal Cinemas – Now showing: 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. Learn about Black Bears at Elk Knob State Park – 2:00 Come learn about the black bears of the Appalachian Mountains and how to stay safe while you’re out hiking. Meet at the trailhead parking lot.

Come learn about the black bears of the Appalachian Mountains and how to stay safe while you’re out hiking. Meet at the trailhead parking lot.aElk Knob State Park
5564 Meat Camp Road
Todd, NC 28684

9. Shrek the Musical – Come out and support our local theater. It will be a fun show for all ages. The shows will be at 7 pm on July 30 and 31 and 2 pm on Aug. 1. Tickets cost $14 for adults, $12 for seniors 55 and older, and $10 for kids ages 12 and younger.

10. 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.

11. Honey Bear Campground Family Drive-In Movie – “The Lego Movie“! 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!

August 2:

1. Tweetsie – Bring the whole family out to enjoy Tweetsie fun!

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. Family Movie Showings: 

Regal Cinemas – Now showing: Minions (2015)

Parkway TheaterNow showing: Minions (2015)

4. 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.

5. 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 August 2nd features Amantha Mill with good local Bluegrass Music.