High Country Weekend Family Events April 8-11, 2016

Spring is taking a nap this weekend. Bundle up and have lots of great family fun! Hope you all have an enjoyable weekend. Check out all the fun family events below:

April 8:

1. Grandfather Mountain Dollar Days – Shake off the winter doldrums and experience Grandfather Mountain for an exceptional price. Throughout the month of April, residents and employees of Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga and Wilkes counties, along with guests traveling in the same vehicle, pay only $3 per person to enter the park. Proof of residency or employment required.

2. Mystery Hill Dollar Days – Now through April 30th, any NC resident, NC student, or employee of a NC business can visit Mystery Hill for only $2 per  person!

3. Tweetsie Railroad Opening Weekend – Stroll down Tweetsie Railroad’s Main Street and say howdy to the Marshal and the Cowboys. Visit the shops and the eateries. Along the way you’re sure to meet lots of interesting folks … and maybe a few outlaws, too.

Feeding Goats at the Deer Park Zoo

Daily admission is $44 for adults and $28 for children ages 3 through 12. Children 2 and under are admitted free. The park’s daily hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

4. Family Movies {Now Playing}

5. Blazing Easels (Children’s Workshop) – 3:00pm – 4:30pm Participants will explore color, design and texture through paint, markers, Cray-pas, collage, found objects and pen. Each week will feature a new activity that will develop skills and allow students to creatively explore the world around them: basic book making, drawing, sculpting with paper and found objects, painting (landscape and still-life), cartooning and more.

All materials are supplied.

 

April 9:

1. Grandfather Mountain Dollar Days – Shake off the winter doldrums and experience Grandfather Mountain for an exceptional price. Throughout the month of April, residents and employees of Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga and Wilkes counties, along with guests traveling in the same vehicle, pay only $3 per person to enter the park. Proof of residency or employment required.

2. Mystery Hill Dollar Days – Now through April 30th, any NC resident, NC student, or employee of a NC business can visit Mystery Hill for only $2 per  person!

3. Tweetsie Railroad Opening Weekend – Stroll down Tweetsie Railroad’s Main Street and say howdy to the Marshal and the Cowboys. Visit the shops and the eateries. Along the way you’re sure to meet lots of interesting folks … and maybe a few outlaws, too.

Daily admission is $44 for adults and $28 for children ages 3 through 12. Children 2 and under are admitted free. The park’s daily hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

4. Playhouse BuildFest 2016 – 10-2 at Watauga High School (300 Go Pioneers Drive, Boone, NC 28607)

FREE Admission! Food for sale!

Presented by The Children’s Playhouse and the North Carolina Science Festival. There will be a special “soft open” from 9 am to 10 am for kids with special needs.

This FREE event features hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities for kids aged 2-12. There will be all ages activities as well as activities specifically designed for preschool, grades K-3, and grades 4-6. Last year’s Build Fest was enjoyed by 1000 adults and kids and featured 40 hands-on activities and a live physics and chemistry show. Click here to see a slideshow of last year’s event.

5. Family Movies {Now Playing}

6. Make a Butterfly Clip Canvas at Michaels – Drop in for Kids Club from 10-noon on Saturday, April 9th, where your little makers will make a butterfly clip canvas. Just $2 per child for 30 minutes of creative, craft fun – supplies included!

Butterfly Clip Canvas - April Kids Club

Butterfly Clip Canvas – April Kids Club

7. 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 6 p.m. every Saturday 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.

8. Elk Knob State Park Statewide Star Party – Join in for the 4th annual Statewide Star Party! Come enjoy the dark skies of Elk Knob. You can use the park’s 8″ Celestron telescope to enhance viewing of celestial objects. If you have a pair of binoculars, please bring them. It is likely to be cold, so dress appropriately for the weather. In the event of inclement weather, we will move inside the park office and use Stellarium so the weather won’t spoil the fun. Meet at the park office at 6:00 p.m. For more information, please call 828-297-7261.

April 10:

1. Grandfather Mountain Dollar Days – Shake off the winter doldrums and experience Grandfather Mountain for an exceptional price. Throughout the month of April, residents and employees of Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga and Wilkes counties, along with guests traveling in the same vehicle, pay only $3 per person to enter the park. Proof of residency or employment required.

2. Mystery Hill Dollar Days – Now through April 30th, any NC resident, NC student, or employee of a NC business can visit Mystery Hill for only $2 per  person!

3. Tweetsie Railroad Opening Weekend – Stroll down Tweetsie Railroad’s Main Street and say howdy to the Marshal and the Cowboys. Visit the shops and the eateries. Along the way you’re sure to meet lots of interesting folks … and maybe a few outlaws, too.

Daily admission is $44 for adults and $28 for children ages 3 through 12. Children 2 and under are admitted free. The park’s daily hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

4. Family Movies {Now Playing}