High Country Weekend Family Events September 16-18, 2016

Hope you are enjoying these summer days. We do need rain for sure, but we will see lots of sunshine until Sunday evening. We have a great list of family events for your enjoyment. Check out all the events and plan your weekend of family fun.

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September 16:


1. 2016 Fall Bazaar – Boone United Methodist Church
– 7:30am-6:00pm: The unofficial kick-off of autumn in the High Country is right around the corner – the Fall Bazaar at Boone United Methodist Church. The event has become so popular over the past 30+ years that now thousands attend – in search of hidden treasures and bargains, good food and fellowship. 1/2 price sale starts at 3:00pm

2. Family Movies {Now Playing} –

3. Appalachian State University vs. Miami Pep Rally – 6pm-10:00pm: The event will include food vendors, photo booths, a bouncy house and more for fans of all ages to enjoy throughout the evening. Fans should note that the entire Peacock Parking Lot will be closed for pedestrian traffic only.

4. Music on the Lawn in Blowing Rock – 5:30pm: Free outdoor concerts every Friday evening, weather permitting! Enjoy classic country, blues, bluegrass, and other genres in an always-changing lineup. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket. Drinks and snacks available for purchase.

5. Bonfires at Chetola – Enjoy some outdoor fun with your friends at the new fire pit by Chetola Lake at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock. Bonfires are scheduled for 6 p.m. every Saturday evening, weather permitting. Kids can purchase $5 s’mores kits and roast their marshmallows over the open fire. The event also features an outdoor cash bar and live music. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Timberlake’s Restaurant at Chetola at (828) 295-5505, or visit www.chetola.com.

 

September 17:

1. 2016 Fall Bazaar – Boone United Methodist Church – 7:30am-11:00am: The unofficial kick-off of autumn in the High Country is right around the corner – the Fall Bazaar at Boone United Methodist Church. The event has become so popular over the past 30+ years that now thousands attend – in search of hidden treasures and bargains, good food and fellowship. “Bag Sale” starts at 7:30am.

2. Watauga County Farmers Market – Join the market from 8am to noon. Join in the market fun every Saturday morning through November. In addition to the areas best selection of local produce, foods, and crafts, we also have live music, cooking demos, children’s activities, and the unbeatable community atmosphere that has made us “Boone’s Town Square Since 1974!”

3. Family Movies {Now Playing} –

4. Michaels Craft Store -Kids Club® Oil Pastel Acorn  – 10:00am-12:00pm: They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project and take home a finished masterpiece. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. $2 per child, supplies included. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event.

Oil Pastel Mosaic Acorn - September Kids Club

Oil Pastel Mosaic Acorn – September Kids Club

5. Elk Knob State Park – Come learn about the natural significance of this month and celebrated ancient/modern traditions.  Meet at the park office at 2:00 p.m.

September 18:

1. Family Movies {Now Playing}

2. Mountain Music Jam at Elk Knob State Park– 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM: Celebrate Southern Appalachian music with local musicians as they play traditional, Old Time and Bluegrass. All musicians are welcome, so bring your instrument and join in, or enjoy the view and entertainment. Participants will meet at the Outdoor Amphitheater. Sunday, September 18th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. All programs are free and open to the public.

3. Sunday Concert in Blowing Rock Park – bring a chair or blanket and enjoy FREE entertainment at the gazebo in Memorial Park in Blowing Rock. The American Legion Hall is the backup venue in case of inclement weather. Concerts begin at 4:00pm. Silvio Martinat Swing Band
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Appalachian State University Athletics will host a Miami Pep Rally on Sept. 16

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In preparation for Appalachian State University football’s historic sold-out home contest against five-time national champion Miami (Fla.), Appalachian State athletics will be hosting a Miami Pep Rally in Peacock Parking Lot on Friday, Sept. 16 from 6-10 p.m.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to kick off what should be a truly incredible weekend in Boone with this event and the game on Saturday against Miami,” Director of Athletics Doug Gillin said. “This will be a historic time for the University and the community, and the Miami pep rally will be a fantastic way for fans to get excited about the game.”

In partnership with the Town of Boone, Boone Area Chamber of Commerce, University Foundation and the Chancellor’s Office, the pep rally will be free for all to attend and will include appearances from head coach Scott Satterfield and team captains Marcus Cox, John Law, Parker Collins and Kennan Gilchrist, as well as live performances from “Soul Benefactor” and “Arson Daily.”

“Appalachian athletics has deeply loyal fans of all ages. This is an excellent opportunity to build on that excitement and bring our campus and town together to celebrate the Mountaineer spirit, support Appalachian’s student-athletes, enjoy the challenge of competition and show pride for our university,” Chancellor Sheri N. Everts said. “GO APPS!”

The event will also include food vendors, photo booths, a bouncy house and more for fans of all ages to enjoy throughout the evening. Fans should note that the entire Peacock Parking Lot will be closed for pedestrian traffic only and alcohol tailgating policies will be in effect for the entirety of the Pep Rally.

Parking will be available in the Rivers Street Parking Deck, Stadium Lot, Schaefer Center Lot and along King Street. Gameday towing will still begin at 6 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17 so no vehicles should be left parked overnight.

MIAMI PEP RALLY SCHEDULE
6-7:30 p.m. – “Soul Benefactor”
7:30-8:15 p.m. – Miami Pep Rally (including guest speakers: Coach Satterfield, Team Captains and more)
8:15-10 p.m. – “Arson Daily”’

Mountaineer fans are also encouraged to visit the downtown area, just walking distance from Peacock Parking Lot, for shopping and eating at the local restaurants and stores of Boone.

A reminder that demand for the historic Sept. 17 showdown against Miami (Fla.) has lived up to the hype and after just an hour of being open to the general public, all seating inventory available for sale at Kidd Brewer Stadium officially sold out. Fans are still encouraged to experience game day at “The Rock” with single-game tickets still remaining for home games against Old Dominion (Sept. 10), Georgia State (Oct. 1), Idaho (Oct. 22), Texas State (Nov. 5) and UL Monroe (Nov. 19).

Fans can purchase single-game tickets online by visiting appstatesports.com/tickets, visiting the athletics ticket office, which is located inside the Holmes Center or by calling (828) 262-2079.

Fans can also still enjoy the perks that come with being a Yosef Club member by joining for the 2016 membership year, which runs through Dec. 31, 2016. Yosef Club membership comes with access to exclusive seating and parking for Appalachian State football season ticket holders (at certain membership levels).