March/April Weekend Events: Happy April Fool’s Day – Let’s Celebrate Spring! 03/30&31 – 04/01

What? They’re saying SNOW for next week??? Haha, April Fool’s! But really it could happen believe it or not! It did on my Honeymoon almost 16 years ago. We had snow part of the time and were wrapped up like Eskimo’s, and then the second half, I was in shorts. Go figure! I prefer to head straight into the nice weather we’ve been having, don’t you? Let’s not waste any time, let’s celebrate Spring and have a great weekend!

Here at High Country Parent, you will find fun and exciting things to do Friday through Sunday, from Big Consignment Sales, Film Festivals, Easter Happenings, to a Social Media Conference on Internet protection for our kids and youth. We would love to know what you’re doing this weekend, and feel free to add to the list! _______________________________________________________________________________________

This Weekend at Regal Cinema…

Now Showing:

  • Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax NEW! PG
  •  Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax 3D NEW! PG

Visit for more info or call 828-262-3330.


On Friday…


Don’t miss the Ashe Kid’s Market Spring & Summer Children’s Consignment Sale this Thursday through Saturday, March 29th – 31st from 10am-6pm on Thursday & Friday, and 8am-3pm on Saturday, which is the Half Price Sale. Located in the former Fleetwood School across from the Fleetwood Volunteer Fire Department on Hwy 221, you’ll find great bargains of Baby Clothing to Pre-teen Sizes, Toys, Kid’s Equipment, Furniture, Bedding, Easter Items, ASU gear, Costumes and Uniforms, Books, Videos, Maternity Items & Supplies, and much more. You can find almost anything you are looking for, and with all proceeds benefiting Ashe County Elementary Schools and other programs, you can’t go wrong! For more info check out their website at or call 336-877-8894.



Here’s another consignment sale you’ll want to attend! It’s the 7th annual Children’s Playhouse Baby Fair and Consignment Early Bird Sale & Sale this Friday and Saturday, March 30th-31st from 8:30am to 1pm. Held at the National Guard Armory in Boone, you’ll find lots of things you just can’t live without and want to buy for all your loved ones. Find Clothing, Food, a Free Car Seat Check, some awesome Samples, Parenting Info, Kid’s Activities and an Airwalk, with so much more! An Early Bird Sale will take place 12noon to 1pm. For more info call 263-0011 or visit the Playhouse website at .



It’s that time again…Time for the 16th annual Banff Mountain Film Festival, this Friday and Saturday, March 30th & 31st from 7:30pm – 11pm. Touted as an “Outdoor Program & High Country tradition”, the Banff Film Festival will be showing the “Best of the Festival” on their World Tour stop here in Boone at Farthing Auditorium. They will feature “the world’s best films on Mountain Adventure, Culture, and the Environment selected from hundreds of entries submitted from around the world, designed to Educate, Entertain, and Inspire”. Tickets are available through Farthing Auditorium, Footsloggers in the downtown Boone area, and online here at



On Saturday…


As the Easter holiday nears, Chick-Fil-A wants to be a part and is having an exciting Easter Egg-Stravaganza on Saturday, March 31st from 11am-2pm. Kids will have an absolute blast playing Games, making fabulous Crafts, and let’s not forget the Cotton Candy! Mini Moo will be there too for lots of pictures and hugs.



Get the Kids ready for a Super Fun Easter celebration at Blowing Rock’s annual Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday, March 31st hosted by the Blowing Rock Parks and Recreation center. Games and Prizes will start the event at 10 am at the Rec center, then the Easter Egg Hunt at 11am which will have separate age groups, and all Kids will take home treats! For more info call 828-295-5222 or visit their website at .



If you’re heading into Boone, why not take the Kids and go on an adventurous hunt at Boone’s Easter Egg-Stravaganza sponsored by the DBDA, Jones House Community Center, Watauga County Public Library, and many local businesses. Starting at the Watauga Library at 1:30pm, Kids will enjoy Stories, Arts & Crafts , then they can participate in an Easter Parade to the Jones House Community Center for the Easter Egg Hunt. Kids 10 and under will get to hunt for Eggs filled with Candy and “Golden Eggs” with Prizes at local stores. If there is bad weather, contact the Watauga Library or for more info and to help with volunteering at 828-262-4532.



Love Horses? Here’s a way to grab some bargains and have some fun with the family as well at the 2nd annual Horse Helpers Chompin’ At The Bit New and Used Tack Auction this Saturday, March 31st from 9am – 5pm. Held at the Hayes Horse Boarding and Training, look for new and used Tack Auction and a Vaccination Clinic for Horses and Dogs.  Along with those events, starting off the day will be a 3K Walk/Run at 9am with an 8:30am Registration and a registration fee of $20 for adults and $15 for students. Following the Run, Kids and Parents alike can take in the Pony Rides, Face Painting, Food and various Information Booths (including Watauga & Ashe Humane Societies and local Equestrian teams). There is still a need for Volunteers, if interested please email  Amanda Moore at (, and also contact them if you are wanting to participate in the 3K. For more info about the auction or directions to Hayes, call 336-314-1538/828-297-1833 or visit their website at .\



On Sunday…


Do you know someone who is Consumed, Confused, or Concerned with the overwhelming dangers and risks of Social Media and the Internet with today’s Youth? Don’t miss The Tech Effect – A Social Media Conference for Students, Teens, Parents, Teachers, and Youth Leaders, this Sunday, April 1st at Watauga High School from 3-6pm. This FREE conference, sponsored by Boone Area Youth Ministries is about keeping our kids safe on the Internet and beyond. There will be speakers from the NCBSC to talk about the youth and media culture and from the State Bureau of Investigation, who will also talk about Internet safety and social media devices. Make sure to let your family, friends, neighbors, etc. know about this event!


Have a Fun and Safe Weekend!


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