May Weekend Events: Is it really Spring? Brrr! 05/20-22

Is it really Spring? Brrr! I’m not really sure from the week we’ve had, I think this season got a little confused! However, it seems that the weather is looking up again! Yay, it’s blue skies again and warm breezes.

Sounds like it’s time to get outside again and take in that fresh air, garden a little, gather some family and friends, go on hikes, explore area Yard Sales (one of my faves), and COOKOUTS!!! Yes!

This weekend has some great activities and events! Go on…make some plans! Tell us about what you’re doing this weekend. We’d love to hear and feel free to add to the list if something has been missed!


On Friday…

Don’t miss the 17th annual High Country Home and Remodeling Exposition this Friday & Saturday, May 20th – 21st. You will want to see all of the latest in building and remodeling! Held at the Holmes Convocation Center at ASU, hours are Friday from 1pm – 8pm, and Saturday from 9am – 5pm. For more info call 828-297-6566.

Come on out to the annual ATTIC, BASEMENT, and CLOSET ABC SALE, at the Boone United Methodist Church behind New Market Center, sponsored by the United Methodist Women of Boone United Methodist Church. Find tons of wonderful bargains featuring  Clothing, Jewelry, Housewares, Books, Plants and more, with bids being received for a Silent Auction on Friday, May 20th. All proceeds benefit local missions and hours are from 7:30 am – 6 pm on Friday, and 8 am – 12 noon on Saturday. For more info call 828-264-6060.

On Saturday…

Bring the kids on out to the 5th annual High Country Kids Triathlon this Saturday, May 21st, at the Watauga County Parks and Recreation Department. Starting at 10 am, three age groups will participate from 8 & under, 9 – 12, and 13 – 18.  Kids will swim, bike, and run, and relays will be available, as well as, prizes and refreshments following the race, with all proceeds benefiting Samaritan’s Purse: Operation Christmas Child. Entry forms are available at the Parks and Recreation Department, and if you need more info or to volunteer, call Paula Domermuth at 828 -964-9378.

There’s tons of FUN to be had at the Blowing Rock School Spring Fling this Saturday, May 21st, from 11 am – 3 pm, sponsored by the PTO. Featuring an Obstacle Course, Giant Slide, Air Jumps, Games, Face Painting, Pony Rides, a Silent Auction, Food, Live Music and more. Kids and parents alike will have a great time, and admission is free. For more info email

Hop on down to the 5th annual Mountain ValleyFest, this Saturday, May 21st at Green Valley Park, just past Green Valley School from 10 am – 5 pm. This family-friendly event is free with parking $3, and touts a  full lineup of local Musicians starting at  10:30 am, and includes Mike Lowe,  Freegrass, Folk & Dagger, Diana Wilcox and Sarvis Ridge, bluegrass group Upright & Breathin’, and area favorite Melissa Reaves, who will close out the festival with two sets beginning at 3:30 p.m. Food, Arts and Craft vendors and numerous children’s activities will also be a part of the festival. For more info call 828-262-5787 or visit

On Sunday…

Swing your partner at the A.P.E. Contra Dance for OASIS, (Opposing Abuse with Services, Information, and Shelter), Sunday, May 22nd, from 1 pm – 4:30 pm  with Contra and Square Dancing held at the Apple Barn with all proceeds going to Oasis. Bandana’s BBQ will be catering and tickets are $13 in advance or $15 at the door. Connie Carringer will be the Dance Caller, and for those coming just to dance, tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door. To buy your tickets in advance, go to the original Mast General Store in Valle Crucis or contact, or speak with Olivia Waters at 828-406-2195. Children 3 and under get in free, and to know more about Oasis, visit their website at

Have a FUN and SAFE weekend!


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Kids will have Fun and Feel Sturdy standing on this strong Horse! Made for Boys and Girls, even adults in a soothing Brown color with a Black Mane and Tail, and a White Blaze on it’s face. This Horse can also be customized with your child’s name on it for a nominal fee. All materials made from Reclaimed and Recycled Wood. Painted and/or Stained with Kid-Friendly, Safe, Non-Toxic Paints and Stains. Measures – 24” Length X 15” Width X 15 3/4” Height. $31.99

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  1. BIG YARD SALE SATURDAY @ Greenway Baptist Church, 880 Greenway Rd in Boone, located on the corner of Greenway Road and Meadowview Drive