July 11-13, 2014 Family Events in the High Country

The warm summer air is all around us. Let’s see what is happening this weekend in the High Country for families!

July 11:

1. Chick-fil-A of Boone Cow Appreciation Day

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2. Scooby-Doo at Tweetsie RailroadTweetsie Railroad ­ North Carolina¹s first theme park ­ is proud to welcome two legendary cartoon characters, Scooby-Doo and Shaggy, to the park for the first time on July 11-13. The beloved mystery-solver and man’s best friend will entertain park guests and take photos daily at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

3. 59th Annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games – Brawny athletes, delicate dancers, noisy bagpipe band parades, rocking Celtic music and a spectacular highland setting makes this colorful celebration of Scottish culture the best highland games in America. Camping is available on a first come, first served basis. Admission charged. Call 800-468-7325 or visit gmhg.org for more information.

4. Doc & Rosa Lee Watson MusicFest ‘N Sugar Grove – A celebration of Appalachian music and cultural heritage, the Doc & Rosa Lee Watson MusicFest ‘N Sugar Grove will take place July 11 and 12, 2014 on the grounds of the Historic Cove Creek School in Sugar Grove, N.C., featuring world-renowned recording artists such as Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Willie Watson, Chatham County Line and many many more for tickets of more info visit http://musicfestnsugargrove.org

5. Free Friday Concerts on the Lawn at the Jones House – Starting at 5:00pm: Buck Haggard Band; The Buck Stops Here

6. 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. The Sheets Family Band, sponsored by Stick Boy Bread Company

7. “Horn in the West” Outdoor Drama – Loved by all ages, “Horn in the West” is performed in the heart of Boone, NC, in Daniel Boone Amphitheatre, one of the most beautiful outdoor theatres in the country. This spectacular outdoor drama tells the story of the earliest of American adventures. “Horn in the West” offers families memorable summer evening entertainment in the High Country of NC.

July 12:

1. Scooby-Doo at Tweetsie RailroadTweetsie Railroad ­ North Carolina¹s first theme park ­ is proud to welcome two legendary cartoon characters, Scooby-Doo and Shaggy, to the park for the first time on July 11-13. The beloved mystery-solver and man’s best friend will entertain park guests and take photos daily at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

2. 59th Annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games – Brawny athletes, delicate dancers, noisy bagpipe band parades, rocking Celtic music and a spectacular highland setting makes this colorful celebration of Scottish culture the best highland games in America. Camping is available on a first come, first served basis. Admission charged. Call 800-468-7325 or visit gmhg.org for more information.

3. Doc & Rosa Lee Watson MusicFest ‘N Sugar Grove – A celebration of Appalachian music and cultural heritage, the Doc & Rosa Lee Watson MusicFest ‘N Sugar Grove will take place July 11 and 12, 2014 on the grounds of the Historic Cove Creek School in Sugar Grove, N.C., featuring world-renowned recording artists such as Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Willie Watson, Chatham County Line and many many more for tickets of more info visit http://musicfestnsugargrove.org

4. Watauga Humane Society’s 2nd Annual 4 Paws Country Fair and Music Jamboree – The 2nd annual 4 Paws Country Fair & Music Jamboree will be held on Saturday, July 12, 2014 on the grounds of the Watauga Humane Society to benefit the animals at the Adoption Center. Gates open at 11 am and close at 6 pm. Admission and parking are free, but donations are gladly accepted! The 4 Paws Country Fair & Music Jamboree event has fun for the entire family, and features artists & crafters; Ye Olde Bake Shoppe (home baked & canned items); Children’s games; food tent; musical entertainment throughout the day; & cake walks. No pets, please. The stars of the day are the animals at the Adoption Center.

5. Family Day at the Turchin Center – 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm: Where in the world is South Africa? Come experience the culture of Africa through art activities. Discover how children live, work and play on the continent of Africa. The activities for Family Day are all themed around the new exhibition TWENTY: Contemporary Art From South Africa.

6.  “Horn in the West” Outdoor Drama – Loved by all ages, “Horn in the West” is performed in the heart of Boone, NC, in Daniel Boone Amphitheatre, one of the most beautiful outdoor theatres in the country. This spectacular outdoor drama tells the story of the earliest of American adventures. “Horn in the West” offers families memorable summer evening entertainment in the High Country of NC.

July 13:

1. Scooby-Doo at Tweetsie RailroadTweetsie Railroad ­ North Carolina¹s first theme park ­ is proud to welcome two legendary cartoon characters, Scooby-Doo and Shaggy, to the park for the first time on July 11-13. The beloved mystery-solver and man’s best friend will entertain park guests and take photos daily at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

2. 59th Annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games – Brawny athletes, delicate dancers, noisy bagpipe band parades, rocking Celtic music and a spectacular highland setting makes this colorful celebration of Scottish culture the best highland games in America. Camping is available on a first come, first served basis. Admission charged. Call 800-468-7325 or visit gmhg.org for more information.

3. Concert on the Lawn – The Cockman Family – Bring a blanket or a chair to enjoy traditional music at Fred’s General Mercantile. The gazebo on the lawn creates a picturesque setting to enjoy your Sunday evening. July 13th will feature the Cockman Family, a local favorite.

 


Comments

  1. Lots of fun stuff! Thanks, Jen!