September Weekend Events: Family Friendly Days around the High Country 09/17-19

Moving right along into this Fall season has been just wonderful! I don’t know if you all feel this way, but it seems that this year Fall is coming gradually, like it should, instead of in a rush. I am happy to enjoy the awesome weather and cooler nights, we’ve even had a fire or two in the fireplace!

Feeling comfortable and cozy with my family is what it is all about, and I like to carry that into my weekends as well, where we all can go to events and have an awesome time. Family friendly days in the High Country…bring ’em on! Let’s have some fun!!!

It’s Friday night Movie in the Moonlight night at the Blowing Rock School soccer field, and in case it rain’s, they’ll move it indoors to the gym. Disney’s Cars will be shown Fri., Sept. 17th, at 9:30 pm, with tickets $5 for adults and $3 for children under 11. Advance tickets can be purchased at the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce. For more info call 828-295-7851 or visit

You don’t want to miss the Annual Boone United Methodist Fall Bazaar this Fri. &  Sat., Sept.17th from 7:30 am – 7 pm and Sept. 18th, from 7:30 – 11 am. The church is located at 471 New Market Boulevard, directly behind the New Market Shopping Center and the sale features “almost anything you can think of” like furniture, computers and electronics, sports equipment, clothing, handmade crafts, baked goods, books and more. Breakfast will be served Friday and Saturday mornings plus lunch and dinner on Friday. A silent auction will be held Friday. For more info call the church at 828-264-6090 or visit

Come help celebrate the 2nd annual KIDsSPACE Birthday Party Sat., Sept. 18th, from 12 – 5 pm with Snacks, Art and lots of fun Games. Regular admission to KIDsSPACe is $5 per hour, but the Birthday Party is a free event. For more info call 828-719-9000 or visit

It’s Cove Creek’s annual Farm Heritage Day, hosted by Cove Creek Preservation & Development, this Sat., Sept. 18th, from 10 am – 4 pm at the historic Cove Creek High School in Sugar Grove. Features will include a Presentation of the Flags, an Antique Car Parade, Live Music, Craft Demonstrations and displays, a Horseshoe Pitching contest, Hit and Miss Engines, Miniature Mules, Farm Exhibits, Apple Butter, children’s activities, a silent auction and more. Perfect for the whole family, admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children, and free for children under 5. For more info call 828-297-2200.

Finally, we have as part of the Blue Ridge Parkway’s 75th anniversary activities, it’s  Blue Ridge Heritage Days (see Sarah’s previous story) from Fri. – Sun., Sept. 17th – 19th, in downtown Blowing Rock. The event will include various walking and trolley tours on Friday, then the highlight of Heritage Days is the Street Festival on Saturday from 10 am –  10 pm. Held on Main Street in Blowing Rock, the Festival will feature Artists and Vendors, Classic Cars, Games, Entertainment and a street dance, plus Live Music from Diana and Sarvis Ridge. A parade begins at 2 pm on Sunset Drive. Sunday features a breakfast and multimedia concert. For more info on tickets and such, call 828-295-4636 or visit

Make sure to take your family out and enjoy these great events!

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