High Country Weekend Family Events November 27 – November 29

It is Thanksgiving Holiday weekend! The last weekend of November will be celebrated with Blowing Rock’s Christmas in the Park and Parade. ‘Tis the Season! We are grateful for all the families in the High Country that read our posts each week. Our wish is for you all to have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday weekend! See all the family-friendly events below:

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November 27:

1. Christmas at Apple Hill Farm  Now through Sunday, December 13, the farm will be offering mini-tours on Fridays, Saturdays, and Christmas at Apple Hill FarmSundays from 10am to 4pm.

The farm store is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10am to 4pm for all your gift shopping needs.

Join in for a tour of our working alpaca farm where you can meet our alpacas, llamas, goats, donkeys, chickens, and more! After your tour, stop by our farm store to warm up with some homemade hot chocolate while you browse our farm store. You can even pick up a hand-tied wreath or locally grown table top tree.

The Apple Hill Farm Store has been turned into a one-of-a-kind Christmas store with a wide selection of alpaca yarn, socks, scarves, blankets, and teddy bears, as well as a unique collection of locally made gifts and Christmas items for the people on your list.

2. Family Movies {Now Playing}

3. Blowing Rock Christmas in the Park and Tree Lighting (2:00pm-8:00pm)
Memorial Park
Info: 828-295-5222
Santa, hot chocolate, carols, and music! Entertainment in the park and family fun all afternoon. Free!

4. App Ski Mountain Midnight Blast Session: App Ski is open for the season. Special session of Midnight Blast is 5pm – Midnight. The ice skating rink is open. Please click here for slope updates.

5. Chetola Resort Festival of Lights Friday, November 27 and Saturday, November 28, 2015 Horse & Carriage Rides around Chetola Lake 5:30pm-9:30pm Adults: $18 Children 3-12: $11 Children 2 and younger: Free *No pre-reservations will be taken; sign-up for each night’s rides begins at 5pm in Timbers Room on each respective day Santa Visits Chetola!  *Free Festival of Lights Begins Friday, Nov. 27 at dusk

6. 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.

November 28:

1. Watauga County Farmers Market is Open! –  9am – 12pm The unbeatable atmosphere that makes the market “Boone’s Town Square Since 1974” will be open through November.

Where: Horn in the West Parking Lot – 591 Horn in the West Dr. Boone, NC 28607
Cost: Free
Contact: info@wataugacountyfarmersmarket.org

2. 2015 Beech Mountain Holiday Market – Get a jump on your holiday shopping at Buckeye Recreation’s Holiday Market. We will host a variety of handmade craft vendors and unique items inside our state of the art facility. Come shop and have a merry time!

-Hourly door prizes
-Kid crafts, games, and entertainment (while you shop!)
-Gift wrapping available

Don’t forget to stop by our Angel Tree at the Holiday Market.

3. Christmas at Apple Hill Farm  Friday, November 13 through Sunday, December 13, the farm will be offering mini-tours on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10am to 4pm.

The farm store is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10am to 4pm for all your gift shopping needs.
Join in for a tour of our working alpaca farm where you can meet our alpacas, llamas, goats, donkeys, chickens, and more! After your tour, stop by our farm store to warm up with some homemade hot chocolate while you browse our farm store. You can even pick up a hand-tied wreath or locally grown table top tree.

The Apple Hill Farm Store has been turned into a one-of-a-kind Christmas store with a wide selection of alpaca yarn, socks, scarves, blankets, and teddy bears, as well as a unique collection of locally made gifts and Christmas items for the people on your list.

4. Blowing Rock Christmas Parade – NOTE New Time: 11:00 a.m. From the color guard to the firetrucks, and all the red and green, bell-clad, singing & dancing, holiday-costumed fun in-between, the Blowing Rock Christmas Parade is a favorite annual event. Don’t miss it- and remember to say hi to Bobbi the Clown, who makes an appearance at all our town parades!

5. Family Movies {Now Playing}

6. Last Home Appalachian State Football Game – The Mountaineers look to wrap up their final home game of the season against UL Lafayette on Black Saturday. The time for the game is TBA and will be announced twelve days prior to the game. Tickets are available online at appstatesports.com. Ticket prices for adults start at $32 and $22 for youth (ages 3-12). For more questions about tickets feel free to call the Athletic Ticket Office at (828) 262-2079.

7. App Ski Mountain Midnight Blast Session: App Ski is open for the season. Special session of Midnight Blast is 5pm – Midnight. The ice skating rink is open. Please click here for slope updates.

November 29:

1. Family Movies {Now Playing}

2. Christmas at Apple Hill Farm  Friday, November 13 through Sunday, December 13, the farm will be offering mini-tours on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10am to 4pm.

The farm store is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10am to 4pm for all your gift shopping needs.
Join in for a tour of our working alpaca farm where you can meet our alpacas, llamas, goats, donkeys, chickens, and more! After your tour, stop by our farm store to warm up with some homemade hot chocolate while you browse our farm store. You can even pick up a hand-tied wreath or locally grown table top tree.

The Apple Hill Farm Store has been turned into a one-of-a-kind Christmas store with a wide selection of alpaca yarn, socks, scarves, blankets, and teddy bears, as well as a unique collection of locally made gifts and Christmas items for the people on your list.