September Weekend Events: Happy 1st Day of Fall! 09/23-25

Well we are officially into a new season! Happy 1st Day of Fall or Autumn! It is a beautiful time of year when the weather begins to change and the leaves start to turn colors, crisp cool mornings…Isn’t it awesome!!! I love it, I know, you’ve heard me say it, but I can’t help it. It is such a gorgeous time of year!

C’mon on, you’ve got to agree with me. It’s time to get outside and see what all the fuss is about. Here are some activities to help you do just that.

Have some fun and kick up some leaves! More is on the way!


This Weekend at Regal Cinema…

Now Showing:

Dolphin Tale NEW! PG

Dolphin Tale 3D NEW! PG

The Lion King 3D NEW! G

The Lion King NEW! G

Visit for more info or call 828-262-3330.


On Friday…

Already going on, it’s another great Children’s Consignment Sale Thursday, September 24th through Saturday, October 1st, held at the former Fleetwood School. Find lots of great deals from Pregnancy to kids of all ages, all with part of the proceeds going to help Ashe County Schools. For more info call 336-877-8894 or visit

On Saturday…

Ruff, Ruff…bring on out your favorite canine friend to the Watauga Humane Society’s Dog Jog, this Saturday, Sept. 24th at 11 am. Held at the Watauga County Parks and Rec Complex in Boone, the registration fee is just $20 for students and everyone else is $22. For more info call 828-265-9553 or visit

On Saturday and Sunday…

Kick up some dust at the Blue Ridge Open Charity Horse Show hosted by 4-H, this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24th & 25th. Held at the Blowing Rock Equestrian Preserve, this will be a multi-event show featuring English and Western horses, and benefits Horse Helpers of the High Country and Genesis Wildlife. Shows begin on Saturday at 9:30 am, and on Sunday at 8:30 am with Free admission! For more info contact Mackey at 828-264-3061 or visit

Help the Banner Elk community and Apple Hill Farm celebrate National Alpaca Farm Days this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24th & 25th as they host an Open House from 10 am – 5 pm. Come and visit Apple Hill Farm with beautiful surround mountain views and animals excited to meet you. Free and open to the public, tours will be given every hour on the hour! For more info call 828-963-1662 or visit

On Sunday…

It’s finally here! Blowing Rock is jumping for joy with the opening of the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum. And, to commemorate the opening, they are having a Community and Family Day this Sunday, Sept. 25th, from 2 pm – 5 pm. The Free event will include Food, Activities, and of course Live Entertainment! For more info call the museum at 828-295-9099.

Bring the family and come on out to the Turtle Island Preserve in Triplett for their Fall Open House this Sunday, Sept. 25th from 10 am – 4 pm. Experience a “Hands-On” alternative living experience, where you’ll see Blacksmithing, Wood-Working, Open Fire Cooking, Honeybee Keeping, Hide-Tanning Demos, Guided Nature Hikes, Tipi Tours, Sawmilling Demos and free Carriage rides. Lunch will be PotLuck, so bring a dish to share! For more info call 828-265-2267 or visit

Have a Fun and Safe Weekend!


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