High Country Weekend Family Events May 6 – 8, 2016

Thankfully, it is going to be a beautiful weekend even though Thursday brought snow and ice to the area. Have a wonderful family weekend. Check out all the fun family events below:

Chetola Smores Blowing Rock NC

May 6:

 

1. Tweetsie Railroad – 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 hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

2. Family Movies {Now Playing}

3. 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.

4. 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.

 

May 7:

1. Opening Day of Watauga County Farmers Market – The opening day of the 2016 season of the Watauga County Farmers’ Market is here. Join the market from 8am to noon. In addition to the areas best selection of local produce, foods, and crafts, there will be live music, cooking demos, children’s activities, and the unbeatable community atmosphere that has made the market “Boone’s Town Square Since 1974!”

2. Tweetsie Railroad – 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.

3. Family Movies {Now Playing}

4. Make Tissue Paper Flower at Michaels – They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project and take home a finished masterpiece. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. $2 per child, supplies included. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event.

81006 Kids Club® Paper Flowers - May Kids Club

81006 Kids Club® Paper Flowers – May Kids Club

May 8:

1. Tweetsie Railroad – 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.

2. Family Movies {Now Playing}