October 3 – 5 High Country Family Weekend Events

What is happening this weekend in the High Country for families? October is officially here and it ushers in much cooler air. The High Country Fall Festivals begin this weekend. Start the weekend by the Fall Festival at Hardin Park Elementary. This is just one of the many great family activities happening this weekend. We wish you all a wonderful fun-filled family weekend!

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October 3:

1. Harvest Farms in Valle Crucis host a family fun corn maze and pumpkin patch. Opened 10am-10pm.

Admission: Corn maze $8 Adults, $5 Kids 4-12, Seniors, Military and ASU students receive $1 off. Flashlight maze Adults $10, Kids $7

2. Family Movie Showings: Regal Cinemas in Boone – Now showing: The Boxtrolls 3D

Parkway Theatre – West Jefferson – Now showing: The Boxtrolls

SuperCinema at I.G. Greer – Now showing: Godzilla at 7:00pm and 9:30pm

3. Blazing Easels Kids Workshop at ASU Turchin Center – Each Friday students will learn a new art skill! These one-month sessions focus on three different cultures. Students will complete projects that are relevant to the themed culture for that session. All supplies included.

4. Hardin Park Fall Festival
When: October 3, 2014
Where: Hardin Park Elementary
Big Top Festival from 5:00-8:00pm. There will be games, food vendors, raffles and MUCH more!

5. Ghost Train Halloween Festival – It’s safe, scary fun for the whole family! Visit the Haunted House and the Freaky Forest. Step in to another world in the 3-D Maze and the Black Hole. Kids will enjoy the Halloween shows and trick-or-treating. And take a chilling journey on the Ghost Train – if you dare! Gates open at 7:30pm.

Advanced tickets recommended. $31 per person (kids 2 and under free)

October 4:

1. Watauga County Farmers’ Market – Join us for the 40th anniversary season of Watauga County Farmers’ Market! The farmers’ market has been Boone’s Town Square since 1974. Opens at 8:00am in the Horn in the West parking lot.

2. Brushy Mountain Apple Festival
When: October 4, 2014
Where: Downtown N Wilkesboro, NC
The Brushy Mountain Apple Festival is one of the largest one-day arts and crafts festivals in the Southeast. The Brushy Mountain Apple Festival is not just this club’s largest fundraiser, but has become a one of Wilkes County’s biggest fundraisers. Over 100 civic, church and other non-profit organizations participate in the festival. Over 160,000 people visit this festival during the day and it’s FREE. Explore this web site to learn more about the Brushy Mountain Apple Festival!

3. Hickory Ridge Living History Museum, located on the grounds of “Horn in the West,” is an eighteenth-century living history museum highlighting the daily lives of our mountain ancestors. 9:00am to 1:00pm, see live demonstrations of a various pioneer skills, such as hearthside cooking, flintlock rifle, blacksmithing, spinning and weaving, etc. Open Saturday mornings, May – October, and evenings before “Horn in the West,” Tues. – Sun., mid-June through mid-August. Admission to the museum is by donation.

4. Harvest Farms in Valle Crucis host a family fun corn maze and pumpkin patch. Opened 10am-10pm.

Admission: Corn maze $8 Adults, $5 Kids 4-12, Seniors, Military and ASU students receive $1 off. Flashlight maze Adults $10, Kids $7

5. A Munchkinland Family Adventure will be held on Saturday, October 4th at the Buckeye Recreation Center. Inspired by the ever successful “Autumn at Oz” event held for the past 20 years on Beech, Munchkinland will be held indoors at the town Rec Center and concentrate on activities and games for kids 8 & under!. There will be many opportunities for parents and grandparents to take photos and join in on the fun. Only $10 a person & kids under 2 are FREE!

Please RSVP! Tickets are limited and we anticipate selling out all four sessions. Parking is available on site and the event is stroller and wheelchair accessible. For tickets and more info, call 828-387-3003 or visit our website: www.beechrecreation.org.

6. Green Valley Fall Festival – Festivities will include games & prizes, dunk tank, air rides, face painting, cake walk, country store and other fall festival fun!

Two meal options: Ball Park Hot dogs or nachos both with sides, dessert and drink. $5/meal.

Wristbands provide unlimited use of the air rides from 4-7. Prepaid wristband users will be able to use air rides from 3-4.

Price list: (100% of proceeds go towards GVS PTA and our children)

Wristbands: Prepaid $10; at the door $12
Tickets: Prepaid: 5 for $1, at the door: 4 for $1
Meal: Prepaid $5, at the door $5

7. Family Movie Showings: Regal Cinemas in Boone – Now showing: The Boxtrolls 3D

Parkway Theatre – West Jefferson – Now showing: The Boxtrolls

SuperCinema at I.G. Greer – Now showing: Godzilla at 7:00pm and 9:30pm

8. App State Football! GO ASU! Home football game: App State vs. South Alabama – Kickoff is at 6:00pm

9. Creatures of the Night & Bonfire Delight – Enjoy stories told by firelight and rare after-dark tours of Grandfather Mountain that include a visit to the bear habitat, an owl prowl and the chance to meet the mountain’s nocturnal educational animals. Participants must be at least 8 years old. Admission is $20 per person.

10. Ghost Train Halloween Festival – It’s safe, scary fun for the whole family! Visit the Haunted House and the Freaky Forest. Step in to another world in the 3-D Maze and the Black Hole. Kids will enjoy the Halloween shows and trick-or-treating. And take a chilling journey on the Ghost Train – if you dare! Gates open at 7:30pm.

Advanced tickets recommended. $31 per person (kids 2 and under free)

October 5:

1. Harvest Farms in Valle Crucis host a family fun corn maze and pumpkin patch. Opened 1pm-6pm.

Admission: Corn maze $8 Adults, $5 Kids 4-12, Seniors, Military and ASU students receive $1 off. Flashlight maze Adults $10, Kids $7

2. Family Movie Showings: Regal Cinemas in Boone – Now showing: The Boxtrolls 3D

Parkway Theatre – West Jefferson – Now showing: The Boxtrolls
Note: Sunday Matinee Movie at 3:00 pm is only $4 for all ages. Great deal!

3. Fall Color Hike at Elk Knob State Park – Hike to the summit of Elk Knob with a ranger to see the surrounding beauty of fall splendor in the Appalachians. Meet at the trailhead parking lot at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 5th.

4. Ghost Train Halloween Festival – It’s safe, scary fun for the whole family! Visit the Haunted House and the Freaky Forest. Step in to another world in the 3-D Maze and the Black Hole. Kids will enjoy the Halloween shows and trick-or-treating. And take a chilling journey on the Ghost Train – if you dare! Gates open at 7:30pm.

Advanced tickets recommended. $31 per person (kids 2 and under free)