October Weekend Events: Fall, Fun, and Festivals! 10/7-9

The mountains are full of spotted colors and hues, and even though we haven’t hit the peak up here yet, the scenery is so beautiful! As I was driving in the early evening before the sun went down Wednesday night, it just looked and felt like Autumn. Cool crisp air, yellow, red, and brown leaves all around – it was just so nice!

Not only can you enjoy the colors of the seasons outside, but bring the Fall decor inside. There are lots of great items you can find just outside your front door such as Pine Cones, Twigs, Fall Leaves, Acorns, Rocks and Stones…it is endless what you can do.

Whether you’re inside or outside, with the Fall season comes lots of vibrancy and energy for Fall, Fun, and Festivals! Make sure to find out all of the events and activities around Boone and the surrounding counties. Make some wonderful memories and have a great time playing with friends and family!

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This Weekend at Regal Cinema…

Now Showing:

Dolphin Tale NEW! PG

Dolphin Tale 3D NEW! PG

The Lion King 3D NEW! G

Visit www.regmovies.com for more info or call 828-262-3330.

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On Friday…


Find your way through and don’t get lost at the New River Corn Maze this Friday, Oct. 7th and each week until Wednesday, Nov 02nd, 2011. Have fun with the Hayrides, Train Ride, Walk by the New River, Pumpkin Patch, Games, Bring a Picnic, and a Haunted Maze at end of October. We make getting Lost Fun. While visiting, don’t forget to pick your own Pumpkin at the Pumpkin Patch for $5-$8 to decorate your Halloween festivities. For more info visit their website at http://www.newrivercornmaze.com, or contact David Tucker at newrivercornmaze@gmail.com or call 828-406-6305.

For Friday and Saturday…

Jam to some of the best local sounds at the High Country MusicFest this Friday & Saturday, Oct. 7th – 8th held at the High Country Fairgrounds starting at 4 pm on Friday and ending at 12 noon on Saturday. The MusicFest will offer 2 whole days and nights of some of the best music around including Sol Driven Train, The Native Sway, Eric Lindell, Possum Jenkins, Big Daddy Love, and much more. Tickets are $10 for Friday, $15 for Saturday, or $20 for both. For more info or to purchase tickets, visit their website at www.highcountrymusicfest.com.

On Saturday…


Take in some history with the Boone Heritage Festival this Saturday, Oct. 8th from 9 am – 4 pm hosted by the Hickory Ridge Living History Museum in Boone. Experience fun with your family as you learn about history through 18th century Demos, Crafts, Music, Storytelling and Dance. For more info call the Horn in the West office at 828-264-2120.

To give is better than to receive, so put on your servant’s hat and help out local kids and families in need at the Impact Kids Day this Saturday, Oct. 8th, sponsored by the United Methodist Churches of Watauga County. Meeting at the Boone United Methodist Church Family Life Center, the day gets started at 8:30 am and goes through 12 noon. Volunteers will be able to help with delivering Firewood, Groceries, Backpacks for Kids, Creating Craft Kits for children and a Festival for Kids who enter the Hospitality House or OASIS shelters. Volunteers will get  T-shirts and lunch will be provided. For more info call Marianne Romanat at 828-265-7585 or visit www.impactkidsday.org.

Come on out for a day of fun at the Todd New River Festival Saturday presented by the Todd Ruritan this Saturday, Oct. 8th, from 9 am – 5 pm at the Walter and Annie Cook Memorial Park in Todd. Festivities include 8 bands such as the Corklickers, The Norris Family, A Company of Cloggers, Wolfe Brothers, and more performing their unique sounds along with over 30 Craft and Food vendors. Free admission, parking is $5, and you have a great day in the mountains! For more info visit www.toddruritan.com or call 828-964-1362.

Get your game on and have a great time at the Mabel School Fall Festival & Bingo this Saturday, Oct. 8th starting at 1 pm. Look for Games, Food, a Raffle and Bingo. Drinks and snacks will be served all night. For more info call 828-297-2512.

Enjoy the Festive atmosphere at the Boone Baptist Church’s Fall Festival with something for the whole family from 1 pm – 6 pm, held at the church on Deerfield Rd. There will be Games, a Cake Walk, Hayrides, a Silent Auction, a Raffle and more, with Hamburgers and Hot Dogs for sale too. Proceeds will go towards the Youth for Missions and Special events, for more info call 828-262-1772.

A day full of fun to be had at the annual Family Fun Fest this Saturday, Oct. 8th from 10 am – 3 pm at the Boone Optimist Park. Hosted by the Boone and ASU Optimist Clubs, activities will include Inflatables, Food, Arts and Crafts, Games, and more. With Halloween coming soon, kids are free to wear their awesome costumes! For more info contact Michael Aranda at arandama@appstate.edu or call 919-244-6499.

Take the family on over to Green Valley School’s Fall Festival this Saturday, Oct. 8th from 4 pm – 7 pm. Held rain or shine, enjoy BBQ and Hot Dogs, Live Entertainment, Games, Air Rides, Face Painting, a Cake Walk, and so much more. Show your Green Valley pride! For more info check out their website at http://wataugasd.gves.schoolfusion.us/.

Make sure to attend Blowing Rock Elementary School’s Fall Festival this Saturday, Oct. 8th from 11 am – 3 pm. With Free admission, you can’t go wrong and activities include Bounce Houses, Inflatables, Corn Hole, Games, Face Painting, Candy Apples, Glow Necklaces, BRFD Smokehouse, Food from Foggy Rock and Mellow Mushroom, and more! It will be a great time!!! For more info contact 828-295-3204.

Whoa, Horsey, it’s time for the 2nd annual High Country Junior Rodeo this Saturday, Oct. 8th, located in Deep Gap on U.S. 421 directly across from Laurel Springs Baptist Church with gates opening at 4:30 pm, and the Rodeo starting at 6 pm. The show will feature Bull Riding, Barrel Racing, Tie-Down Roping, Mutton Bustin, Team Roping, Pole Bending and more. And, this year’s special intermission event is Wild Cow Milking, where six 3-man teams will try to catch on foot and milk a 1,200-pound cow that has nearly 6′ wide horns. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 5, with free parking. For more info call 828-963-3646 or email cfairchi@clgco.com.

Ladies, grab your girl friends and attend the All About Women Expo hosted by the All About Women Magazine this Saturday, Oct. 8th held at the Holmes Convocation Center on the ASU campus starting at 8:30 am and extending the whole day. Events include a Key Note Address by internationally known author Jean Gatz, Motivational Speakers, loads of Vendors, and the 1st High Country Women of the Year in several catagories.

On Saturday and Sunday…


Taste the Bavarian side at the 21st annual Oktoberfest at Sugar Mountain Resort this Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 8th – 9th from 10 am to 5 pm each day. Activities include Folk Dancing, Traditional Bavarian Foods, and lots of great Arts & Crafts. Admission, parking and shuttle service are free. For more info call 828-898-4521 or visit http://oktoberfest.skisugar.com.

Don’t miss the 1st Holiday Market of the season this Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8th & 9th from 10 am – 4 pm. Look for signs and follow to Banner Elk Park as they are hosting this gift exstravaganza with something for everyone on your wish list.


On Sunday…


Experience a nature walk and learn about the Fall Wildflowers and Fungi at Elk Knob State Park with former Ranger Julie Mullis this Sunday, Oct. 9th at 2 pm. You’ll see a 30 min. presentation gleaning info about the plant life here in the High Country and then take a stroll through the park and see what you’ve learned about and their many uses. Make sure to wear comfortable and sturdy shoes. For more info call 828-297-7261.


Have a Fun and Safe Weekend!

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