High Country Weekend Family Events January 27-29, 2017

Winter has returned to the High Country after a couple weeks of mild weather. It is time to dig out the coats, scarves, hats, and gloves to enjoy Blowing Rock’s Winterfest. Check out all the events and plan your weekend of family fun!

Winter Paws Dog Show Blowing Rock

Deal Alert – Appalachian Ski Mtn. ONLINE-ONLY Winterfest Offer:

Save 50 % on Friday or Sunday of Winterfest Weekend (January 27 – 29) with purchase of a Saturday (January 28)  8-hour Flex Ticket.

Must be used on consecutive Days.

Appalachian’s 8-Hour Flex Ticket allows the user to start on their on schedule anytime between 9 am and 5 pm, and enjoy up to 8 hours on the slopes.  Skiing hours are 9 am to Midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, and 9 am to 10 pm on Sundays.

Appalachian’s Flex Ticket allows WinterFest attendees to enjoy their ski getaway while having the flexibility to choose various WinterFest events to attend also.

January 27:

1. Family Movies {Now Playing}

2. Appalachian State WinterFest Snowflake Parade – 5:30 on Main Street Blowing Rock: What better way to celebrate winter and kick off WinterFest than with a Snowflake Parade shortly after dusk! And a SECOND consecutive Camellia Bowl win! Enjoy the beauty of the winter lighting in Blowing Rock! Join the parade or watch from the sidelines! Just come celebrate and help us kick off WinterFest in lighted style!

3. WinterFest Ice Stroll – 5:00pm-7:00pm: Stroll through Blowing Rock and see all the gorgeous ice sculptures! Travis Dale, owner of Artisan Ice Sculptures is one of only five Master Ice Carvers in the United States. He is displaying custom ice creations at several businesses in town. Creativity abounds with his sculptures! Spend some time in the shops and businesses while you enjoy the stroll- a map of locations will follow as time grows near.

4. Bonfires at Chetola – 7:00pm: Enjoy some outdoor fun with your friends at the new fire pit by Chetola Lake at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock. 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.

 

January 28:

1. Polar Plunge at Chetola Resort – Some folks just don’t have good sense! But they do have good hearts! Watch fearless contenders take the Plunge. The Polar Plunge in Chetola Lake is one of the highlights at WinterFest. Chetola starts cutting through the layer of ice well in advance so Plungers can feel the full impact! Agonize with your favorite “Plunger”, most in costume, while enjoying the antics and one liners of our new plunge emcee, John Carter! Judges will award the famous “Golden Plunge” award to the best costumes. Plungers begin jumping at 10:00 am but get there early for good viewing! Proceeds will benefit local charities Western Youth Network and Hospitality House!

2. Family Movies {Now Playing}

3. Hayrides at Blowing Rock Winterfest – 10:00am-4:00pm: FREE! Hayrides depart from the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce, 132 Park Avenue behind the Blowing Rock Market. A crowd favorite, don’t miss this adventurous mode of transportation during Blowing Rock WinterFest!

4. Michaels Craft Store – Kids Club® Travel Tic-Tac-Toe Game – 10:00am-12:00pm: They craft; you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a cute Valentine project. Sign up in-store, online or just drop in. $2 per project, supplies included. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event.

5. Little Linguists Language Academy Open House – 11:00am-2:00pm: We are excited to announce the Open House event for Little Linguists Language Academy! Please come and join in the fun and check out the new and interactive Language Academy. All ages are welcome, time of event is from 11am-2pm on January, 28th 2017. The official opening date is January, 30th 2017!

6. Ice Carving Demonstrations – 12:00pm-4:00pm: Artisan Ice Sculptures has again joined forces with Blowing Rock WinterFest to bring you the best ice carving event you’ve seen in quite a while. Travis Dale is a Certified Master Ice Carver, one of only five in the United States. Travis wanted to find a place to really emerse in ice and he has chosen Blowing Rock WinterFest as the location! Come by Memorial Park from 10am until 4pm to see what he and his team are creating. You’ll be amazed at the creations these guys do. A definite “Must See” event!

7. Arctic Art at BrrrAHM – 1:00pm-2:30pm: Bring your kids to the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum (BRAHM) and create a winter craft in our Education Center! BRAHM staff along with the local Girl Scouts will be doing crafts and kid’s activities to entertain the younger set.

8. Bonfires at Chetola – 6:00pm-9:00pm: Enjoy some outdoor fun with your friends at the new fire pit by Chetola Lake at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock. 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.

 

January 29:

1. Family Movies {Now Playing}

2. WinterPaws Dog Show – Show off your four legged best friend or just come to see the cutest dogs around in the WinterPaws Dog Show!

Registration at the door for your pooch begins at 12:00pm.

$5 entry fee per category or $25 for all six categories. Categories include Most Unique Looking Mix of Breeds, Best Wiggle Butt, Most Clever Dog Trick, Cutest Looking Dog in the World, Best Winter Fashion Wear and finally, Most Crooked Smile. Winner from each category goes on to compete for the title of Best in Show and the Grand Prize. Plus, we will have raffle tickets available for sale for our Valentine’s Day raffle of thousands of dollars of fine jewelry. We will be selling lunch items so come hungry. Also, bring your friends who don’t have a dog. We will have several shelter dogs on-site for adoption. 100% of the proceeds go to the Watauga Humane Society. Located in the Blowing Rock Elementary School Gym so we will be comfortable no matter what the weather!

 

 

 

High Country Weekend Family Events September 23-25, 2016

Fall has officially arrived but it will still feel like summer 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 family fun.

Tweetsie Railroad Ghost Train

Is back….

September 23:


1. Corn Maze Fun 
– Have a blast getting lost in a corn maze with your family. Three locations in the High Country. Check out full details of each location here.

2. Family Movies {Now Playing}

3. 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.

4. 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 Friday 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.

5. Ghost Train at Tweetsie Railroad – 7:30 pm Tweetsie Railroad’s Ghost Train® Halloween Festival will return this weekend. With a variety of things to see and do, Ghost Train offers safe Halloween fun and adventure for the whole family.

September 24:

1. 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!”

2. Corn Maze Fun – Have a blast getting lost in a corn maze with your family. Three locations in the High Country. Check out full details of each location here.

3. Family Movies {Now Playing}

4. Michaels Craft Store -Kids Club® Leaf Placemat  – 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.

81376 Kids Club® Leaf Place Mat - September Kids Club

Kids Club® Leaf Place Mat

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

lowes-build-and-grow

6. Fall Color at Elk Knob State Park – Come out and learn about the changing leaves and what significance they hold.  Meet 2 p.m. at the trailhead parking lot.

7. Ghost Train at Tweetsie Railroad – 7:30 pm Tweetsie Railroad’s Ghost Train® Halloween Festival will return this weekend. With a variety of things to see and do, Ghost Train offers safe Halloween fun and adventure for the whole family.

September 25:

1. Family Movies {Now Playing}

2. Corn Maze Fun – Have a blast getting lost in a corn maze with your family. Three locations in the High Country. Check out full details of each location here.

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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High Country Weekend Family Events August 12-14, 2016

We have a great list of family events for your enjoyment. Rain has been seen every day in the High Country since August 1st. The rain is supposed to back off this weekend with ample sunshine. Check out all the events and plan your weekend of fun.

August 12:

1. Family Movies {Now Playing}

2. Wee-Cycle Fall Back to School Sale – 10am-6pm: Name brand and Boutique brands in sizes 0 – 12 Children’s Clothing, sizes 0 – 5 Childrens Shoes, Accessories, Dance-wear, Costume & Dress up, Furniture, Equipment, Games, Books, Toys, Electronics, Maternity, and so much more. Shop Local and support our community!

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. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

 

August 13:

1. Watauga County Farmers Market – Join the market from 8am to noon. In addition to all the wonderful produce and products, coffee, cookies, and camaraderie, biscuits, breakfast pizza, and baked goods, seeing friends and swapping lies, the Farmers Market has lots of fun activities.  Nate Harris will be performing on Center Stage, and on side stage, the talented Marshall Daniels will be playing the handpan (looks a lot like a UFO or a wok!) and the hammered dulcimer.   Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture will be having a cooking demonstration to teach us how to convert fresh veggies into delectable delights.  Folks from High Country Recreation will provide information about recreation in the high country and also be selling athletic t-shirts.   (There will be no Kid’s Corner this week.)

2. Wee-Cycle Fall Back to School 1/2 Sale – 8am-6pm: Name brand and Boutique brands in sizes 0 – 12 Children’s Clothing, sizes 0 – 5 Childrens Shoes, Accessories, Dance-wear, Costume & Dress up, Furniture, Equipment, Games, Books, Toys, Electronics, Maternity, and so much more. Shop Local and support our community!

3. Used Homeschool Curriculum / Book Sale – 9am-1pm at Mt. Vernon Baptist Chuch, 3505 Bamboo Road Boone, NC 28607 Lots of used curriculum, educational toys, novels and children’s books. Cash only. To sell items, contact jclefinch@yahoo.com.

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

Lowes Build and Grow

5. Family Movies {Now Playing}

6. Michaels Craft Store – Kids Club® Summer Memories Book – 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.

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

8. Appalachian State Fan Fest – Begins at 5:30 p.m. with an EXCLUSIVE half-hour window for members of the Junior Mountaineer Kids Club and their parents to get autographs with their favoritASU Fan Feste Appalachian State football student-athletes and coaches before the gates open for the general public.

5 p.m. — On-site registration for Junior Mountaineer Kids Club
5:30-6 p.m. — Exclusive autograph with Appalachian State football student-athletes and coaches for JMKC members only
6-7 p.m. — Gates open for the general public

 

August 14:

1. Family Movies {Now Playing}

2. Wee-Cycle Fall Back to School 1/2 Sale – 12pm-5pm: Name brand and Boutique brands in sizes 0 – 12 Children’s Clothing, sizes 0 – 5 Childrens Shoes, Accessories, Dance-wear, Costume & Dress up, Furniture, Equipment, Games, Books, Toys, Electronics, Maternity, and so much more. Shop Local and support our community!

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

4. Genesis Wildlife Program – Genesis Wildlife Center will have a wildlife program from 12-4 on Sunday, August 14th at their site just past the Buckeye Recreation Center on Pine Ridge Road. The public will be able to see several rescued birds of prey and snakes and learn more about nature on Beech Mountain. Free.

5. 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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High Country Weekend Family Events August 5-7, 2016

We have a great list of family events for your enjoyment. Friday will be a good time to catch a movie since there will be rain most of the day. The rest of the weekend will give ample amount of sunshine for outdoor family fun. Check out all the events and plan your weekend of fun.

August 5:

1. Family Movies {Now Playing}

2. Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show – 8:00am – 5:00pm See riders take their steeds through the courses! Enjoy the views from the grand stands or aside the rings. Great concessions available. Cash only admission, just $10 for adults, kids 12 and under are free!

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. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

 

August 6:

1. Watauga County Farmers Market – Join the market from 8am to noon. In addition to all the wonderful produce and products, coffee, cookies, and camaraderie, biscuits, breakfast pizza, and baked goods, seeing friends and swapping lies, the Farmers Market has lots of fun activities.  Nate Harris will be performing on Center Stage, and on side stage, the talented Marshall Daniels will be playing the handpan (looks a lot like a UFO or a wok!) and the hammered dulcimer.   Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture will be having a cooking demonstration to teach us how to convert fresh veggies into delectable delights.  Folks from High Country Recreation will provide information about recreation in the high country and also be selling athletic t-shirts.   (There will be no Kid’s Corner this week.)

2. Wee-Cycle Fall Back to School Sale – 8am-6pm: Name brand and Boutique brands in sizes 0 – 12 Children’s Clothing, sizes 0 – 5 Childrens Shoes, Accessories, Dance-wear, Costume & Dress up, Furniture, Equipment, Games, Books, Toys, Electronics, Maternity, and so much more. Shop Local and support our community!

3. Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show – 8:00am – 5:00pm See riders take their steeds through the courses! Enjoy the views from the grand stands or aside the rings. Great concessions available. Cash only admission, just $10 for adults, kids 12 and under are free!

Chetola Resort Color Dash Run4. The Color Dash 2K at Chetola Resort – 10am 1.2 MILE FUN RUN … for all ages Start/Finish in Timberlake’s parking lot Registration: $5 per person Pre-registration: 828-295-5533 email: gwoolard@chetola.com Day-of registration begins at 9:15am Proceeds Benefit Blowing Rock C.A.R.E.S.

5. Family Movies {Now Playing}

6. Michaels Craft Store – Kids Club® Medals designed by Sprout Craft– 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.

7. Animal Athlete’s: Nature’s Olympics at New River State Park – 2:00pm Kick off the summer Olympics with this program. Our Olympic athletes are truly amazing, and so are many of the creatures that live all around us! Come learn about the amazing feats our animal athletes can perform. See if you have the ability that these creatures do. Join a ranger at New River State Park in the lower picnic area of the 221 Access Area. This program is designed for kids, has hands-on interaction, and will last about an hour.

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

 

August 7:

1. Family Movies {Now Playing}

2. Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show – 8:00am – 5:00pm See riders take their steeds through the courses! Enjoy the views from the grand stands or aside the rings. Great concessions available. Cash only admission, just $10 for adults, kids 12 and under are free!

3. Wee-Cycle Fall Back to School Sale – 12pm-5pm: Name brand and Boutique brands in sizes 0 – 12 Children’s Clothing, sizes 0 – 5 Childrens Shoes, Accessories, Dance-wear, Costume & Dress up, Furniture, Equipment, Games, Books, Toys, Electronics, Maternity, and so much more. Shop Local and support our community!

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

5. Summer Sunset Concert Series: Amantha Mill – Join at the gazebo next to Fred’s General Mercantile on Sunday evenings from July 10th through August 7th. These family-friendly concerts bring the finest traditional and bluegrass musicians to the mountain free of charge. Concerts begin at 6:30 pm. Bring a blanket or a chair.

 

 

High Country Weekend Family Events June 3 – 5, 2016

Are you ready to have lots of family fun? There is no shortage of great family fun this weekend in the High Country. Check out all the events and plan your weekend of fun. Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!

June 3:

1. Family Movies {Now Playing}

2. Wee-Cycle Home Goods & Children’s Summer Sale! – 10:00am – 6:00pm: Home Decor, Outdoor equipment, Kitchen Items, Linens, Quality Kid’s Clothes, Shoes, Toys and Equipment!

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. Music in the Valle – The High Country’s premier outdoor concert series kicks of May 27! 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.

5. 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.

6. 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 4:

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. Wee-Cycle Home Goods & Children’s Summer 1/2 Price Sale! – 8:00am – 6:00pm: Home Decor, Outdoor equipment, Kitchen Items, Linens, Quality Kid’s Clothes, Shoes, Toys and Equipment!

3. New River Canoe Race & Family Float – Starts at 9:00am: Music, free tubing, camping, swimming, local food, vendors and hiking can all be found at New River State Park until the 3pm Awards Ceremony. You do not have to race to enjoy these fun activities!

4. FREE Family Safety Festival on Campus – Children learn by doing, so get let’s get active! Bring your family out to enjoy train rides, bouncy houses, helicopters and more. Practice how to respond in emergencies and take steps to help “accident proof” your home, your children, and your grandchildren.

Time: 10am – 2pm
Where: Appalachian State University Peacock Parking Lot (Off Rivers Street)

5. Family Movies {Now Playing}

6. Family Fun Month Atop Beech MountainIncludes Kiddo Fishing Derby, Scenic Chairlift Rides, Backyard Cookout, Mountain Biking Lessons and more!

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

8. Make a Kids Club® Pastel Butterfly 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.

81036 Kids Club® Oil Pastel Butterfly - June Kids Club

Oil Pastel Butterfly – June Kids Club

9. Free Family Fun Birthday Bash – You are invited to help celebrate Appalachian Rhythm’s 10th Birthday with their huge birthday bash on June 4th. There will be a performance by AppRhythm Cloggers, a clogging workshop, live music, martial arts demonstration, self-defense workshop, bouncy houses, obstable course, face painting, and birthday cake. There is zero cost to all activities!

 

June 5:

1. Family Movies {Now Playing}

2. Family Fun Month Atop Beech MountainIncludes Scenic Chairlift Rides,  Mountain Biking Lessons, Sunset Concert and more!

3. Wee-Cycle Home Goods & Children’s Summer 1/2 Price Sale! – 12:00pm – 5:00pm: Home Decor, Outdoor equipment, Kitchen Items, Linens, Quality Kid’s Clothes, Shoes, Toys and Equipment!

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

 

Free Family Fun Birthday Bash – June 4, 2016

birthday bash app rhythm

We are all about family fun. You are invited to help celebrate Appalachian Rhythm’s 10th Birthday with their huge birthday bash on June 4th. There will be a performance by AppRhythm Cloggers, a clogging workshop, live music, martial arts demonstration, self-defense workshop, bouncy houses, obstable course, face painting, and birthday cake. There is zero cost to all activities!

Date: June 4, 2016
Time: 1-4:00pm
Where: Boone United Methodist Church

High Country Weekend Family Events February 19 – 21, 2016

Guess what? There is no chance of snow in the forecast for the next four days. The forecast says 50s for this weekend. Enjoy it with your family and make memorable moments! See all the family-friendly events below:

ASUfootball-Coach Satterfield

Celebrate Appalachian State’s Football Bowl win this Saturday. Details below.

 

February 19:

Sledding_hill_Beech_0141. Beech Mountain Sledding Hill – The popular youth sledding hill in the Town of Beech Mountain is open daily. The hill provides free sledding for children 12 and under.
The sledding hill is located next to the Visitors Center/Chamber of Commerce on Beech Mountain Parkway in the heart of Beech Mountain.

It’s operated by the Beech Mountain Parks and Recreation Department and open seven days a week (weather permitting) with safety personnel on duty. A loud speaker plays music and hot chocolate is available at nearby restaurants.

Plastic sleds are required. Folks may bring their own, or sleds are available for purchase at nearby stores on the mountain.

Parking is available across the street near the Brick Oven Pizzeria, while restrooms are available in the Visitors Center/Chamber. People are encouraged to call (800) 468-5506 for hours of operation and to receive live updates on sledding conditions.

2. Family Movies {Now Playing}

3. Blazing Easels Workshop at Appalachian State

2016: February 5, 12, 19, 26; March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 8, 15, 22, 29
Turchin Center’s Arnold P. Rosen Education Wing, Room 3200 (map)
Children, ages 7 -12
Donor: $20 for each four-week session or $55 for 12 sessions; Non-donor: $30 for each four-week session or $85 for 12 sessions

Participants will explore color, design and texture through paint, markers, Cray-pas, collage, found objects and pen. Each week will feature a new activity that will develop skills and allow students to creatively explore the world around them: basic book making, drawing, sculpting with paper and found objects, painting (landscape and still-life), cartooning and more.

All materials are supplied.

 

February 20:

1. Family Movies {Now Playing}

2. Beech Mountain Sledding Hill – The popular youth sledding hill in the Town of Beech Mountain is open daily. The hill provides free sledding for children 12 and under.

The sledding hill is located next to the Visitors Center/Chamber of Commerce on Beech Mountain Parkway in the heart of Beech Mountain.

It’s operated by the Beech Mountain Parks and Recreation Department and open seven days a week (weather permitting) with safety personnel on duty. A loud speaker plays music and hot chocolate is available at nearby restaurants.

Plastic sleds are required. Folks may bring their own, or sleds are available for purchase at nearby stores on the mountain.

Parking is available across the street near the Brick Oven Pizzeria, while restrooms are available in the Visitors Center/Chamber. People are encouraged to call (800) 468-5506 for hours of operation and to receive live updates on sledding conditions.

3. Make a Personalized Frame at Michaels – Drop in for Kids Club from 10-noon on Saturday, where kids will make their own personalized frame/picture holder. Just $2 per child for 30 minutes of creative, craft fun – supplies included!

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Kids Club® Personalized Wood Frame – February Kids Club

4. Celebrate App State’s Bowl Win at the Basketball Games  • Holmes Center

Noon:
Gates open — first 1,000 fans in attendance receive a free poster commemorating the historic 2015 football season

Noon until beginning of second half of men’s game:
Raycom Media Camellia Bowl trophy available for photos on Holmes Center concourse

1 p.m.:
Appalachian State women’s basketball vs. Troy

Conclusion of women’s game (approximately 3 p.m.) until beginning of men’s game (3:45 p.m. or 45 minutes after the conclusion of the women’s game, whichever is later):
Autograph session with Appalachian State football coaches and student-athletes on Holmes Center concourse

3:45 p.m.:
Appalachian State men’s basketball vs. Troy

Halftime of men’s game:
Halftime recognition featuring head coach Scott Satterfield

The football celebration is included in the price of admission to the hoops doubleheader versus Georgia Southern. Tickets cost just $15 for adults and $10 for youth (ages 3-12) and can be purchased online by clicking HERE, by phone at (828) 262-2079 or in person at the Appalachian State athletics ticket office, located at the Holmes Center.

 

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 SaturdayF 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.

 

February 21:

1. Family Movies {Now Playing}

2. Beech Mountain Sledding Hill – The popular youth sledding hill in the Town of Beech Mountain is open daily. The hill provides free sledding for children 12 and under.

The sledding hill is located next to the Visitors Center/Chamber of Commerce on Beech Mountain Parkway in the heart of Beech Mountain.

It’s operated by the Beech Mountain Parks and Recreation Department and open seven days a week (weather permitting) with safety personnel on duty. A loud speaker plays music and hot chocolate is available at nearby restaurants.

Plastic sleds are required. Folks may bring their own, or sleds are available for purchase at nearby stores on the mountain.

Parking is available across the street near the Brick Oven Pizzeria, while restrooms are available in the Visitors Center/Chamber. People are encouraged to call (800) 468-5506 for hours of operation and to receive live updates on sledding conditions.

3. Family Mini Matinee: Heroes of the Underground Railroad – Doors open at 1:30pm. Help Blowing Rock Art & History Museum celebrate African-American history month with this inspiring exploration of the lives and work of notable Abolitionists and slaves from America’s Underground Railroad, brought to you by Bright Star Touring Theatre from Asheville, NC. The show provides a fundamental historical context of the time period, while recreating the lives and work of several prominent and nearly forgotten heroes. The show seeks to inspire young audiences with the stories of everyday Americans who stood up for their beliefs and worked to make our world a better place.

Family Mini Matinee: Heroes of the Underground Railroad

Heroes of Underground Railroad

Help Blowing Rock Art & History Museum celebrate African-American history month with this inspiring exploration of the lives and work of notable Abolitionists and slaves from America’s Underground Railroad, brought to you by Bright Star Touring Theatre from Asheville, NC. The show provides a fundamental historical context of the time period, while recreating the lives and work of several prominent and nearly forgotten heroes. The show seeks to inspire young audiences with the stories of everyday Americans who stood up for their beliefs and worked to make our world a better place.

For a study guide, video clip, and list of curriculum standards, please click here: Bright Star Theater

Best suited for grades 2 through adult. Doors open at 1:30 pm and seating is first come first serve.

This program is funded in part by the Watauga County Arts Council and grassroots funds of the North Carolina Arts Council.

Date: February 21, 2016

Fees: 10 / family, $8 /family members

High Country Weekend Family Events November 6 – November 8

Happy November! It will be a rainy Saturday so you may want to take the family to see the new Peanuts movie, now showing at Regal Cinemas in Boone. Don’t forget to go by the Wee-Cycle Children’s Consignment Sale. Also, the last Fall Festival for this season is at Cove Creek Elementary School tonight from 5:30pm-8:00pm. We wish you all a wonderful and happy-filled weekend! See all the family-friendly events below:

The Peanuts Movie

November 6:

1. 2015 Winter Children’s Sale – 8:00am-6:00pm Stop by to check out all the great deals. They have everything you need in sizes 0-teen! Did you know they have dancewear, maternity clothes, room decor, TONS of shoes ,and so much more!

2. Open Play Time at The Children’s PlayhouseCome spend quality family time exploring the art activities, pretend vet clinic, climbing wall, dress-up area, ball pit and more! $5 per person admission or buy a membership for the whole family for $100 per year. Open play hours are 10-5 on Fridays and 10-3:00 on Saturdays.

3. Family Movies {Now Playing}

4. Blazing Art Workshop – 3:00pm to 4:00pm: Children’s art workshop at Appalachian State University. Make a folk-art mola from Panama using layers of colored paper.

5. Cove Creek Elementary School Fall Festival – 5:30pm-8pm

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6. 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 8 to 11 p.m. every Friday 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.

November 7:

1. Watauga County Farmers Market is Open! –  9am – 12pm The market opens with live music from local musicians, cooking demos from local food enthusiasts, activities in the kids corner, and the unbeatable atmosphere that makes the market “Boone’s Town Square Since 1974!”

Where: Horn in the West Parking Lot – 591 Horn in the West Dr. Boone, NC 28607
Cost: Free
Contact: info@wataugacountyfarmersmarket.org

2.  2015 Winter Children’s Sale – 8:00am-6:00pm Announcing The 1/2 Price Sale!

7:30am – 8am Benefit Sale for Green Street Catering. Bring 5 non-perishable food items listed below or $5 to get in early.

  • boxed/bagged stuffing
  • cans of corn
  • cans of green beans
  • cans of cranberry sauce
  • boxes of instant mashed potatoes
  • boxes of macaroni and cheese
  • jars of turkey gravy

It is almost time for the Winter Holiday Wee-Cycle Sale to come to a close. It has been a wonderful Sale with lots of great bargains, Saturday, November 7th, is the 1/2 price day! Most items in the store will be 1/2 price. Items with a circle around their price are items that do not go 1/2 price.

Stop by to check out all the great deals. They have everything you need in sizes 0-teen! Did you know they have dancewear, maternity clothes, room decor, TONS of shoes, and so much more!

3. Kids Ornament Workshop at Michaels – 10am – 4pm: What’s cute, creative and full of good cheer? The delightful holiday ornaments you and your little helpers will make at our workshop! Only $2.00.

Michaels Boone Ornament Class

4. Open Play Time at The Children’s PlayhouseCome spend quality family time exploring the art activities, pretend vet clinic, climbing wall, dress-up area, ball pit and more! $5 per person admission or buy a membership for the whole family for $100 per year. Open play hours are 10-5 on Fridays and 10-3:00 on Saturdays.

5. Family Movies {Now Playing}

6. Appalachian State Womens Basketball vs. Lenior Rhyne – 12:00pm at Appalachian State Holmes Center

 

November 8:

 

1. Family Movies {Now Playing}

2. 2015 Winter Children’s Sale – 12:00pm-5:00pm Stop by to check out all the great deals. They have everything you need in sizes 0-teen! Did you know they have dancewear, maternity clothes, room decor, TONS of shoes ,and so much more!

 

 

 

High Country Family Events for Labor Day Weekend

How can it be Labor Day weekend? The weather looks promising for the last “unofficial” summer weekend. Hopefully, you will be able to enjoy the extra long weekend. Enjoy many of the wonderful nature parks or pack a picnic to create memorable family time. Check out all the family-friendly events happening in the High Country this weekend below:

Beech Mountain Kite Festival

September 4:

1. Tweetsie – Bring the whole family out to enjoy Tweetsie fun!

2. Open Play Time at The Children’s PlayhouseCome spend quality family time exploring the art activities, pretend vet clinic, climbing wall, dress-up area, ball pit and more! $5 per person admission or buy a membership for the whole family for $100 per year. Open play hours are 10-5 on Fridays and 10-3:00 on Saturdays.

3. Blowing Rock Recreation Pool – Enjoy the public swim from 2:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

4. Downtown Boone First Friday – is September 4th from 6 – 8:30 pm.  Enjoy music at the Jones House Community Center followed by First Friday in downtown. Visit the shops, galleries, and restaurants for art receptions, complimentary refreshments, live entertainment, and free art demonstrations.  Click the link for a list of events happening this First Friday.

5. Music in the Valle7:00pm The “Music in the Valle” Concert Series at Valle Crucis Community Park. Admission is free, but a $5 donation to the park per person is recommended. Bring a chair or a blanket and a picnic, as food generally is not available for sale.

6. 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 8 to 11 p.m. every Friday 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 5:

1. Watauga County Farmers Market is Open! – The market opens with live music from local musicians, cooking demos from local food enthusiasts, activities in the kids corner, and the unbeatable atmosphere that makes the market “Boone’s Town Square Since 1974!” Join PHARMN at the Kids’ Corner (Fall Veggie People)

When: 8 am until noon

Where: Horn in the West Parking Lot – 591 Horn in the West Dr. Boone, NC 28607
Cost: Free
Contact: info@wataugacountyfarmersmarket.org

2. Beech Mountain Family Kite Festival – Make lasting memories by participating in the 13th annual Mile High Kite & Craft Festival. The festival takes place Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 5-6, in the town meadow. Located at more than 5,000 ft. in elevation, the meadow makes it easy to sail kites more than a mile above sea level. Children of all ages are invited to fly a kite. Other activities include races with kids pulling parachute kites, face painting, and a variety of craft and food vendors surrounding the town meadow.

3. Tweetsie – Bring the whole family out to enjoy Tweetsie fun!

4. Open Play Time at The Children’s PlayhouseCome spend quality family time exploring the art activities, pretend vet clinic, climbing wall, dress-up area, ball pit and more! $5 per person admission or buy a membership for the whole family for $100 per year. Open play hours are 10-5 on Fridays and 10-3:00 on Saturdays.

5. Blowing Rock Recreation Pool – Enjoy the public swim from 11:00 am to 7:30 pm. Click here for more details.

6. Appalachian State’s Home Football Game (Hall of Fame Game) – Saturday, September 5th- The first home football game for the Mountaineers. The game will be against Howard University and will be Hall of Fame Day. Tickets for the game can be found on the App State Athletics website. Tickets start as low as $32 for adults and $22 for youth (ages 3-12). For more questions about tickets call the Athletic Ticket Office at (828) 262-2079.

7. Honey Bear Campground Family Drive-In Movie – “Home“! The movie starts at dusk. Check in at the office to purchase your car parking pass! Only $5.00 a car load, so load em up!

September 6:

1. Tweetsie – Bring the whole family out to enjoy Tweetsie fun!

2. Beech Mountain Family Kite Festival – Make lasting memories by participating in the 13th annual Mile High Kite & Craft Festival. The festival takes place Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 5-6, in the town meadow. Located at more than 5,000 ft. in elevation, the meadow makes it easy to sail kites more than a mile above sea level. Children of all ages are invited to fly a kite. Other activities include races with kids pulling parachute kites, face painting, and a variety of craft and food vendors surrounding the town meadow.

3. “Web Weavers” at Elk Knob State Park – Spiders are something that many people fear but if you educate yourself about them, they are not as intimidating. Come learn about the different types of spiders that call North Carolina home and find out if your fear is really founded. Meet at the Park office at 2 pm for a PowerPoint presentation about our beneficial arachnids. Then we will head outside to see what we can find.

Starts at: 2 pm Meet at: Park Office

4. Beech Mountain Sunday Concert – Join in for the finale of Beech Mountain’s Summer Sunset Concert Series at the Beech Alpen Pavilion next to the Beech Alpen Inn on Sunday, September 6th for the Swing Set Big Band from 5-9 pm. Bring chairs or blankets. Free.

5. Music on the Veranda at Green Park Inn, Blowing Rock, NC – Free concerts every Sunday evening from 5-8:00pm. Enjoy local favorites the Harris Brothers, The Neighbors, Mountain Radio, Todd Wright and more on the veranda of this classic historic hotel. Bring a lawn chair to enjoy the show! Performances rain or shine- find the concert indoors in inclement weather. Drinks and Tavern Fare available. Performance schedule coming soon.