July Weekend Events: Sizzling Summer! July 07/13-15

This Summer season has sure had it’s ups and downs with weather, and this week is no exception! We have just been through extreme heat for the High Country with the July 4th holiday and now it is almost chilly at night. I’ve even smelled some people having a fire in their fireplace! Can you believe it?

I recently had some family visit from Florida and with all the heat and humidity they are accustomed to, they were freezing here. And yes, we had to laugh at that! With temperatures lowered this week, I am enjoying it, but that is not stopping me from having a great summer.

This weekend has some events that keep the spice alive, so I say bring on the sizzling summer! Let’s go have some FUN!


This Weekend at Regal Cinema…

Now Showing:

  • Ice Age: Continental Drift NEW! PG
  • Ice Age: Continental Drift 3D NEW! PG
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 3D PG-13 (Age 13 and up)
  • The Amazing Spider-Man PG-13
  • Brave PG


On Friday…


Gather your little Moo Moos and get over to Chick-Fil-A’s Cow Appreciation Day this Friday, July 13th from 6:30am – 10pm. What do you have to do you ask? Just put on your best Cow costume or whatever you can muster to look like a Cow and get FREE CHICKEN, yes that’s right, FREE CHICKEN for Cow Appreciation Day! Full Moo Moo or Bovine costume gets you a FREE combo and partial Moo Moo dress-up still gets you a FREE Chick-Fil-A Chicken Sandwich! So Don’t miss out on this great deal, and have fun doing it! Go to www.cowappreciationday.com which has all the details and also includes printables that parents can download and print for costumes. For more info visit their website at www.chick-fil-a.com/boone or call 828-264-466.



On Friday & Saturday…



Don’t miss out on one of the biggest music festivals around the area! It’s the 15th annual MusicFest ‘N Sugar Grove this Friday, July 13th starting at 11am and Saturday, July 14th at 9am until at Cove Creek High School. Celebrating what began 15 years ago with the “Doc Watson Appreciation Day” and will continue to honor the rich musical heritage that he brought to the area with many favorite artists performing. There will be the Kruger Brothers, Carolina Chocolate Drops, the Carter Brothers and many more regional favorites, along with tributes to Doc Watson. Included in the festival are Workshops, Crafts, and Food vendors as well. Proceeds help with renovations at the historic site and with the Doc and Rosa Lee Watson Scholarship Fund. For more info visit their website at http://musicfestnsugargrove.org/or call the Cove Creek Preservation and Development at 828-297-2200.



The kids will love seeing their favorite construction guy as Bob The Builder comes to Tweetsie this Friday through Sunday, July 13th – 15th. Make sure to bring the kid’s Hardhat and Tool Belt so they can join in the fun with the Can-Do Crew and Bob the Builder as he does some Singing, Dancing, and Building with Interactive Sing-Along shows during this special weekend. Bob and Crew will help teach positive characteristics like Teamwork, having a Positive Attitude, and Problem-Solving Skills so that kids can be successful with any job that they find themselves involved with. For more info visit their website at  http://www.tweetsie.com or call Tweetsie at 828-264-9061.



On Friday through Sunday...


Bring your Clans and Kilts to the 57th Annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games this Thursday & Friday, July 12th -13th from 9am – 11pm, and Saturday, July 14th from 8am – 11pm, then on Sunday, July 15th from 8am – 5pm. The weekend will be filled with over 100 Scottish Clans and Societies helping to sponsor and present this celebration of Scottish Dance, Music, Food, and Athletics. For more info and costs of tickets visit their website at http://www.gmhg.org, email frank_gmhg@yahoo.com, or call 828-733-1333.



On Saturday…


Get everyone together and attend the Turchin Center Family Day this Saturday, July 14th from 11am – 2pm. The whole family is invited to take part in this fun-filled day of Arts & Crafts created for the kid in all of us, no matter the age with Face Painting, Temporary Tattoos, Chalk Murals, along with a Parade led by Elkland Art Center, and other awesome activities! For more info visit their website at www.tcva.org or call 828-262-3017.



Hit the road and experience the 5th Annual Blue Ridge Conservancy Blueberry Festival this Saturday, July 14th from 12 noon – 4pm in Lansing, NC at the Old Orchard Creek Farm. This annual fundraising event honors and celebrates land conservation and preservation, and the festival’s activities include Live Bluegrass Music from Backstreet, Wood-Fired Pizzas, Homemade Blueberry Cobbler, with Blueberry picking available too. For more info visit their website at  http://blueridgeconservancy.org/fifth-annual-blue-ridge-conservancy-blueberry-festival-returns-on-july-14/, or  www.blueridgeconservancy.org., or call Walter Clark at 828-264-2511.



Have a Fun and Safe Weekend!


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