September Weekend Events: Indian Summer Days! 09/9-11

I tell you what! Does the weather change at the drop of a hat here in the High Country or what? One day we are having massive heat for this area, and this week, I actually got chilly. I know, I know, that is Boone’s middle name —- the unexpected!

However, as I’m smiling writing this, I’m not ready for the cold yet, but yes, I’m ready for a cool down and seeing some of the leaves changing to boot!

This weekend has some great activities to enjoy family and fun. So Indian Summer Days…here we come! Let’s enjoy the outdoors!

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This Weekend at Regal Cinema…

Now Showing:

Please check back next week for information on Family-Friendly movies currently showing.

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

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On Friday…

Take in the High Country’s beautiful nature with a Blue Ridge Parkway Hike this Friday, September, 9th at 6:30 pm. Held at the Julian Price Park Amphitheater at Milepost 297 right off of the Parkway,  there will be an easy and enjoyable hike around Price Lake Loop and you’ll hear the story of Julian Price as well. For more info call 828-963-5911.

On Saturday…

Come on out to the 8th annual Grandfather Mountain Kidfest this Saturday, September 10th from 9 am – 4 pm. Included with park admission, there will be exciting Guided Hikes, Games, adventurous Story-tellers, Music, and lots of fun helping kids understand more about our area’s nature and culture right here in the NC mountains. For more info call 828-733-4326, email naturalist@grandfather.com, or visit their website at http://www.grandfather.com.

Want an activity that doesn’t cost a penny? Head on over to the Elk Knob Headwaters Community Day this Saturday, September 10th from 11 am – 5 pm. This fun, free, family-friendly happening is being held at the Elk Knob State Park and will be filled with Live Music from Area Bands, Cultural Performances, Cultural and Historical Displays, Nature and Environmental Programs and activities for all ages, with a Potluck for lunch. For more info call the Elk Knob State Park office at 828-297-7261.

Let’s help out our local communities and bring awareness to the Crossnore School as they host the Run, Walk, Crawl for Hope Run this Saturday, September 10th with Registration from 7:15 am – 8:15 am at the Miracle Grounds Coffee Café and Creamery at the Crossnore School. A 1K Fun Run and a 5K Run, the Fun Run is for the kiddos up to age 10 starting at 8:30 am, and the 5k is for ages 11 and up at 9 am. For more info and to register, call Leanne Sarra at 828-387-5573 or email her at fitness@crossnoreschool.org.

Cover your ears, it’s the roar of the engines! Yes, it’s the AMRA Lawnmower Racing this Saturday, September 10th at 6 pm. Held at the High Country Fairgrounds in Boone, gates will open at 3 pm, regular admission is $6 and kids 7 and younger are free! For more info call 336-957-0479 or visit www.alleghanymowerracingassociation.com.


On Saturday and Sunday…


To all of you Tweetsie Fans…make sure to attend the 7th annual Tweetsie Railfan Celebration Weekend this Saturday and Sunday, September 10th – 11th from 9 am to 6 pm. Learn all about the wonderful history of steam locomotives and take in a tour of the famous Tweetsie Railroad Train Shop, where steam locomotives from across the nation are repaired and restored. Admission for adults is $34, $22 for kids 3 – 12 and free for children 2 and under. For more info call 877-893-3874 or visit www.Tweetsie.com.

Have a Fun and Safe Weekend!

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