September Weekend Events: Fall is in the Air! 09/16-18

As the Summer begins to wind down, the Autumn season is starting to be visible with some of the leaves changing, cooler temperatures, and the sun going down earlier. This is actually my favorite time of the year! With such vibrant colors and hues all around, it’s almost as if you can taste the smells of a crackling fire, s’mores , and hot chocolate. Love, Love, Love it!

What about you? Can you tell that Fall is in the Air? What are some of the best things about this season for you and your family?

This weekend has great activities and happenings around the High Country to usher in the Fall. Come on out and participate! You’ll be glad you did!


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On Friday…

Don’t miss one of the best indoor/outdoor activities around with Boone United Methodist Church’s 27th annual Fall Bazaar this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 16th & 17th. There will be a Silent Auction featuring Jewelry, China, Silver and many items from local businesses will accept bids on Friday, Sept. 16th, until 6 pm. The sale starts at 7:30 am – 6pm on Friday, and Saturday hours are from 7:30 am – 11 am. For more info call 828-264-6090 or visit

Hee Haw, come on out to ASU’s 2011-12 Performing Arts Series kick off with the Time Jumpers featuring Vince Gill this Friday, Sept. 16th held at Farthing Auditorium. There will be lots of fun with this western swing band and great performers. Tickets in advance are $28 for adults, $16 for students 6 to 18, $15 for ASU students and $10 for children 5 and younger. For  more info or to reserve tickets, call 828-262-4046.

On Saturday…

Your kids will love the Backyard Bug Safari, hosted by The Children’s Playhouse, this Saturday, Sept. 17th from 10:30 am – 11:30 am held at The Children’s Playhouse in Boone. Led by Mary Beth Knight-Greene who teaches Science at Ashe County HS, kids will be able to explore the creepy, crawly world of bugs through Stories, Bug Hunts, and seeing them under a Microscope! Recommended for kids 5 and up, younger children are welcome, but may not be able to see through the Microscope.  Free to members or with paid admission to The Children’s Playhouse, and registration is recommended. For more info visit their website at or call 828-263-0011.

Fall is on it’s way for sure with the Cove Creek Farm Heritage Day this Saturday, Sept. 17th from 10 am – 4 pm. Held at the Old Cove Creek School, there will be Animals to see, Apple Butter being made, good Music and Food, Seed Swapping and other events. For more info call 828-264-3061.

The first one on the calendar, head on over to the Villages of Ashe in West Jefferson for their 1st annual Fall Festival this Saturday, Sept. 17th starting at 12 noon. You can look forward to a “Pig-Pickin,” a Duck Pond, Face Painting and more. For more info or to volunteer, call 336-846-1008.

Take in the celebration at the Mast General Store in Boone and in Valle Crucis with Friends Day this Saturday, Sept. 17th from 10 am – 6 pm.  To help honor the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, 10 % of all sales will go to help protect the Parkway. Reps will be there to share info about projects the foundation is currently undertaking. For more info call 828-963-6511.

Are you looking for an awesome Jr. & Sr. High program to get your kids involved in that will actually help them learn life skills? Well, look no further because The High Country Cotillion is here kicking off their 2011-12 season with the High Country’s most innovative and entertaining social education program this Saturday. Join classes of 5th-6th grade, 7th-8th grade, and High School students at a series of unique parties one Saturday a month where college students introduce relative life skills with dance instruction, games, and real-life stories. For more info call Sharon at 828-773-1981 or visit

Help support the Watauga Humane Society with the “Staying Alive” Watauga Humane Society Fur Ball this Saturday, Sept. 17th from 5:30 pm – 11:30 pm. Held at ASU’s Broyhill Inn, the event will feature a Live Auction, a Silent Auction, a Wine Raffle, Dinner, and Dancing with the band Soul Affirmation. Tickets are $100 per person or $1,000 for a table of 10. For more info contact Jan Watson at 828-264-1743 or Gilda Gordon at 828-773-4075 or visit their website at

On Sunday…

Make sure to attend the Grand Opening celebration of the Grandfather Mountain State Park Office this Sunday, Sept. 18th from 2 pm – 6 pm. Happenings will include fun Programs, Activities and Music for all ages located at 9872 Hwy 105 South, in the Grandfather View Village across from Mountain View Lumber. For more info call 828-963-9522.

Have a Fun and Safe Weekend!


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