High Country Labor Day Weekend Family Events

Let’s see what is happening this weekend in the High Country for families! It is hard to believe that this is the last “unofficial” weekend of summer. Football season is in the air. It’s going to be a great weekend. We wish you all a wonderful fun-filled family weekend!

August 29:

1. Wee-Cycle Fall Children’s Consignment Sale – A bi-annual children’s consignment sale in Boone, NC, offering high quality children’s items to our community. Hours are 10am – 6pm. Located at 1200 Archie Carroll Road Boone, NC 28607.

2. Regal Cinemas in Boone – Now showing: Guardians of the Galaxy

3. Free Friday Concerts on the Lawn at the Jones House – Starting at 5:00pm: David Childers and 6 pm – Dashboard Hula Boys.

4. The “Music in the Valle” concert series at Valle Crucis Community Park – Admission is free, but a $5 donation per person is recommended to the privately funded, 501(c)3 nonprofit park. Bring a chair or a blanket and a picnic, as food is not usually available for sale. Red June, sponsored by Intersport Group, Mast General Store, and The Valle Crucis Conference Center.

5. Friday Night Football: Watauga vs. Ashe County – Come out and enjoy an awesome night of high school football at Watauga County High School. The game will kick-off at 7:30pm.

August 30:

1. Watauga County Farmers’ Market – Join us for the 40th anniversary season of Watauga County Farmers’ Market! The farmers’ market has been Boone’s Town Square since 1974. Opens at 8:00am in the Horn in the West parking lot.

2. Wee-Cycle Fall Children’s Consignment Sale – A bi-annual children’s consignment sale in Boone, NC, offering high quality children’s items to our community. Hours are 8am – 6pm. Located at 1200 Archie Carroll Road Boone, NC 28607.

3. Create a Grandparents Day Card at Michael’s Craft Store: 10am – 2pm – Why not spoil the grandparents? Let the kids craft while you shop, and then they get to take their creativity home with them!

4. Regal Cinemas in Boone – Now showing: Guardians of the Galaxy

5. App State Football: Appalachian State University football’s first game of the season will be held in Ann Arbor Michigan. Can we do the big upset again? GO MOUNTAINEERS! You can watch it on ESPN 2 starting at 12:00pm.

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6. Elk Knob Night Nature Hike – Saturday, August 30 at 7:30 pm, come explore the park with a ranger at night. While some critters are settling down to sleep, many are waking for their day. Learn about nocturnal adaptations and how you use your senses at night. Meet at the trailhead parking lot.

7. Honey Bear Campground Family Movie Night

This Labor Day weekend, come enjoy a night with your family at Honey Bear Campground! We’re showing “The Muppets” out on the front lawn. Come make s’more memories with your family!
Call 828-963-4586 for more information! Only $5 per car for parking.

August 31:

1. Wee-Cycle Fall Children’s Consignment Sale – A bi-annual children’s consignment sale in Boone, NC, offering high quality children’s items to our community. Hours are 12noon – 5pm. Located at 1200 Archie Carroll Road Boone, NC 28607.

2. Mile High Kite Festival – The Beech Mountain Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual Mile High Kite Festival as part of the town’s Labor Day Weekend festivities. The party starts the night before with a street dance outside the Beech Mountain Town Hall.

Why “Mile High”? Because Beech Mountain is 5,506 feet above sea level. It is the highest incorporated town east of the Mississippi which makes it the perfect place to fly a kite. The elevation almost guarantees great breezes and when the temperatures are still in the mid to high 90’s in most of the Carolinas and Virginia, Beech Mountain remains cool with temperatures rarely exceeding 80 degrees.

Two recognized kite clubs, one from Charlotte, N.C. and one from Richmond, Va., will be on hand to demonstrate flying techniques, staff kite clinics and help folks build their own kites. Free kites will be given to the first 150 children under the age of 13.

Prizes are given to novice flyers for the biggest kite flown, the most original handmade kite flown, the kite to fly the highest, and whatever other categories the organizers can dream up.

For more information, contact the Beech Mountain Chamber of Commerce at (800)-468-5506.

3. Regal Cinemas in Boone – Now showing: Guardians of the Galaxy