High Country Weekend Family Events May 8 – May 10

The word is it is going to be lots of sunshine, 70s, and not much rain. This sounds like a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend! Check out the awesome family events. It will be a good weekend to go to Prices Lake, Rocky Knob, or the other great parks in the High Country to enjoy a cook-out or picnic. We wish you all a wonderful fun-filled weekend!

Mother's Day

May 8:

1. Open Play Time at The Children’s Playhouse – Come spend quality family time exploring our art activities, pretend vet clinic, climbing wall, dress-up area, ball pit and more! $5 per person admission or buy a membership for the whole family for $100 per year. Open play hours are 10-5:00 on Fridays.

2. Family Movie Showings: Regal Boone CinemaNow showing: Mall Cop 2 and DreamWorks Home 3D

Parkway TheaterMall Cop 2 (The Parkway Theater is proud to announce the arrival of new auditorium seating.)

3. Tweetsie – Tweetsie Railroad is open for another exciting season filled with Wild West adventure for the whole family.

4. Starbucks Frappuccino Happy Hour – 3 pmto 5 pm, you can get 50% off any Frappuccino. The new S’mores Frapp will be available as well. Visit our Starbucks in Harris Teeter.

5. 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.

May 9:

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 for Mini-Markets where kids 12 and under can set up as vendors to sell their original arts and crafts, plants, produce and flowers they have helped grow.

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. Tweetsie – Tweetsie Railroad is open for another exciting season filled with Wild West adventure for the whole family.

3. Open Play Time at The Children’s Playhouse – Come spend quality family time exploring our art activities, pretend vet clinic, climbing wall, dress-up area, ball pit and more! $5 per person admission or buy a membership for the whole family for $100 per year. Open play hours 10-3:00 on Saturdays.

4. Family Movie Showings: Regal Boone CinemaNow showing: Mall Cop 2 and DreamWorks Home 3D

Parkway TheaterMall Cop 2 (The Parkway Theater is proud to announce the arrival of new auditorium seating.)

5. Starbucks Frappuccino Happy Hour – 3 pm to 5 pm, you can get 50% off any Frappuccino. The new S’mores Frapp will be available as well. Visit our Starbucks in Harris Teeter.

May 10:

1. Tweetsie – Tweetsie Railroad opens for another exciting season filled with Wild West adventure for the whole family.

2. Family Movie Showings: Regal Boone CinemaNow showing: Mall Cop 2 and DreamWorks Home 3D

Parkway TheaterMall Cop 2 (The Parkway Theater is proud to announce the arrival of new auditorium seating.)

3. Wildflower Hike at Elk Knob – See all the beautiful flowers on a guided ranger hike at Elk Knob State Park on Saturday, May 9 at 2 pm. Hiking attire to include boots is recommended. The hike is weather dependent. Please call the park office if the weather is questionable at 828-297-7261. Meet at the Elk Knob Summit Trailhead.

4. Starbucks Frappuccino Happy Hour – 3 pm to 5 pm, you can get 50% off any Frappuccino. The new S’mores Frapp will be available as well. Visit our Starbucks in Harris Teeter.