Celebrate Labor Day Weekend at Beech Mountain’s Kite Festival

Both Saturday, September 1st, and Sunday, September 2nd, the Beech Mountain Chamber of Commerce hosts the 18th annual Mile High Kite and Craft Festival.

The event takes place from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm each day. The first 150 kids (10 & under) on each day of the festival will receive a FREE decorate-it-yourself kite! We will have a kite-decorating station and ample space for kite flying. In addition to kite-related activities, we will have ticketed kiddie amusement rides, a local DJ and regional kite clubs who will fly some HUGE and impressive kites – you’ll have to see them to believe them! Peruse the offerings of local and regional arts, craft and novelty vendors, and even get your face painted. Saturday at 4:00 pm, a FREE Street Dance will take place on the Kite Field, so be sure to stick around. This is a family-friendly event you will not want to miss! The Kite Festival is FREE to attend, with a $5 cash donation for parking.

Location:
Kite Field adjacent to Famous Brick Oven Pizzeria
402 Beech Mountain Parkwway
Beech Mountain, NC 28604

Mile High Kite Fest flies into its 15th year this weekend {Beech Mountain}

We have another fun family Labor Day weekend event to share with you. Children of all ages are invited to fly a kite each Labor Day weekend in Beech Mountain.

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The annual Mile High Kite Festival takes place the Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend in the kite field at the Famous Brick Oven Pizzeria. Located at more than 5,000 feet in elevation, the meadow makes it easy to sail kites more than a mile above sea level.

The festival includes kite-flying music and announcing provided by Terry Murray and Will Smoot of the Richmond Air Force Kite Club from Virginia. Prizes are awarded for the biggest kite, smallest kite and best-decorated kite.

Other activities include races with kids pulling parachute kites, face painting, and a variety of craft and food vendors.

Don’t have a kite? Fret not. Kites are available for sale, and the first 300 kids (age 12 and under) receive a free one. The event is sponsored by the Beech Mountain Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Richmond Air Force kite club and the Wings Across Carolina Kiting and Okra Society from Charlotte.

There’s also an all-ages street dance Saturday evening in front of town hall. The parking lot is covered with sand and a deejay plays a variety of fun dance music.

“We like to float the idea to come up and make a weekend of it,” says event organizer Calder Smoot. “In addition to the street dance and kite festival, scenic chairlift rides are available all weekend and folks can enjoy a concert on the lawn Sunday evening following the festival.”

The meadow is divided into two areas: one for exhibitions/demonstrations from the kite clubs and one for the general public.

Festival admission is free. There is a $5 fee for parking.

Beech Mountain Hosts Labor Day Weekend Kite Festival {Free}

Beech Mountain Kite FestivalAre you looking for a fun activity for your family this holiday weekend? Many say this is the last unofficial weekend of summer. 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.

The free festival weekend includes open kite flying Saturday afternoon and an all-ages street dance that evening. On Sunday, prizes are awarded for the biggest kite, smallest kite and best decorated kite.

Other activities include races with kids pulling parachute kites, face painting, and a variety of craft and food vendors surrounding the town meadow. Don’t have a kite? Fret not. Kites are available for sale, and the first 150 kids (age 12 and under) each day receive a free one.

The event is sponsored by the Beech Mountain Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Richmond Air Force Kite Club and the Wings Across Carolina Kiting and Okra Society from Charlotte.

“We like to float the idea to come up and make a weekend of it,” says event organizer Calder Smoot. “In addition to the street dance and kite festival, scenic chairlift rides are available all weekend and folks can enjoy a concert on the lawn Sunday evening following the festival.”

For more information on the festival, visit beechmtn.com or call 800-468-5506.