High Country Weekend Family Events June 10 – 12, 2016

The sun will be full force this weekend in the High Country. We have a great list of family events for your enjoyment. Check out all the events and plan your weekend of fun. We wish you all a wonderful weekend!

June 10:

1. Family Movies {Now Playing}

2. Day Out with Thomas tweetsie day out with thomas

3. Family Pool Time: Robbin’s Pool at Broyhill Park in Blowing Rock – Public Swim Times: 11:00am-5:00pm and 6:00pm-8:30pm

4. 1/2 Off at Menchie’s Blowing Rock Road – If you come in tomorrow and mention the name of your school at checkout, you will receive 1/2 off your mix!!

5. Beech Mountain Family Fun Month – Enjoy family activities atop Beech Mountain

6. Music in the Valle – Concerts begin at 7 p.m. from May 27 until August 12. August 19 through September 9, concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. Bring a chair or a blanket, a picnic, and lots of friends! Admission is free, but a $5 donation to the Park per person is recommended.

7. 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.

8. 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.

June 11:

1. Watauga County Farmers Market – Join the market from 8am to noon. In addition to the areas best selection of local produce, foods, and crafts, there will be at Kid’s Corner, Kids Mini-Market, live music and cooking demos.

2. Family Movies {Now Playing}

3. Day Out with Thomas 9am – 6pm

4. Beech Mountain Family Fun Month – Enjoy family activities atop Beech Mountain

  • Mountain biking lessons at Beech Mountain Resort (prices vary) – 9:30am
  • Scenic chairlift rides to top of Beech Mountain ($10) – 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Great American Backyard Cookout at Fred’s Mercantile ($8.50) – 11:00am-3:00pm
  • Disc golf at Beech Mountain Resort (free with own disc) – 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Pickleball open play at Beech Mountain Club (courts free; paddles $2/hour) – 12:00-4:00pm
  • Movie Under the Stars on outdoor screen at Brick Oven Pizzeria (free) – 8:00pm

5. Children’s Fair of the High Country – 9:00am – 2:00pm: The Children’s Fair of the High Country is full of family fun. There will be food, bouncy houses, child activities, and much more fun. The event is free and will be a family filled fun day at Watauga High School.

6. Family Pool Time: Robbin’s Pool at Broyhill Park in Blowing Rock – Public Swim Times: 11:00am-7:30pm

7. Lowe’s Build & Grow Kids Clinic – 10:00am: Free workshop at Boone, Banner Elk, and West Jefferson locations. This week’s build:

Avengers Lowes Kids Clinic

8. Make a Father’s Day Card at Michaels – 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.

Kids Club® Father's Day Hero Card - Hero

Kids Club® Father’s Day Hero Card

9. Evening Outdoor Concert in Downtown Todd – The Todd Community Preservation Organization is so excited to be kicking off the Todd Summer Concert Series on June 11 featuring local artist, Joseph Houck.  This is the first time that Joseph is joining the concert series and so we want everyone to get to know a little more about him and his music.

 

June 12:

1. Family Movies {Now Playing}

2. Day Out with Thomas 9am – 6pm

3. Beech Mountain Family Fun Month – Enjoy family activities atop Beech Mountain

  • Scenic chairlift rides to top of Beech Mountain ($10) – 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Disc golf at Beech Mountain Resort (free with own disc) – 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Wildflower Walk at Grandfather Mountain State Park (free, no pets) – 1:00pm
  • Mountain biking lessons at Beech Mountain Resort (prices vary) – 1:30pm
  • Sunset Concert on lawn at Beech Alpen Inn: Band TBA (free) – 5:00pm

4. Family Pool Time: Robbin’s Pool at Broyhill Park in Blowing Rock – Public Swim Times: 12:00am-7:30pm

5. Salamanders at Elk Knob State Park – Join a Park Ranger to learn about salamanders and how they are great indicators of the state of the environment. You will learn about the native salamanders found at Elk Knob State Park. Meet at the Outdoor Amphitheater Sunday, June 12 at 2 pm. Program will be held at park office in case of inclement weather.

 

FREE Leaf-Lookers Hayride on Beech Mountain – Oct. 10, 2015

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The leaves are changing in the High Country. The colors are amazing. Here’s your chance to take time with your family and look at the beautiful array of colors.

Meet in the Beech Mountain Visitor Center parking lot from 5-7 pm on October 10th for hayrides around the mountain to view the beautiful fall foliage! Hot chocolate will be provided by the Chamber of Commerce. This is a free event.

Join Family Fun Month at Beech Mountain

Beech Mountain Family Fun Month

Looking for family fun activities to kick-off your summer? You will not want to miss the happenings on Beech Mountain.

June is “Family Fun Month” with 30 days of family activities. Click here to see full calendar.

The theme is for families to visit Beech Mountain to unplug, unwind, reconnect. When was the last time your family enjoyed a hike, learned a hobby, played pickleball, rode mountain bikes, or watched a movie under the stars? Or simply enjoyed a meal without interruption? If it has been a while, it is time to change that with all the fun activities planned in June.

In addition to the fun stuff listed on the calendar, Beech Mountain Club offers discount tickets to these nearby attractions: Grandfather Mountain, Linville Caverns, Tweetsie Railroad and the Biltmore Estate. Call the Club at 828.387.4208 ext. 204 for these discount tickets!

Tours of the old Land of Oz theme park are offered every Friday at: 12:05 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Load the family in the car and make the trek to the mile high mountain. You will make great summer family memories!