weekend events 7/10-7/12

July 10-11, enjoy the MusicFest N Sugar Grove! The 12th annual festival includes Doc Watson, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Steep Canyon Rangers, the Kruger Brothers, and more. www.musicfestnsugargrove.org


Grandfather Mountain Highland Games starts Thursday, July 9th and runs through Sunday, July 12th.  Most of the events take place in MacRae Meadows, but parking is a “bear” (he he) and you need to be sure to plan in advance what time to get there to allow for time to ride the shuttle and hike in before the events that you plan to enjoy!

Scythian - click for music

Scythian - click for music

If you get a chance while you are there to check out Scythian, your kids will dance like you have never seen before!  My girls start dancing at the mere mention of their name!  Check out their tunes here – www.ScythianMusic.com

And there are plenty more activites to enjoy, from the vendors (amazing food!) to the dancers (my personal faves are the kids)… the Highland Games are an excellent family activity! www.gmhg.org

Friday, July 10th is Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-fil-A.  Dress up like a cow… get free stuff.  www.cowappreciationday.com

Friday evening Jones House Concert on the Lawn features Echo Park and Melissa Reaves.  July 10th, 5:00pm King Street  – FREE

7:00pm Friday, July 10th at Valle Crucis Community Park, Kent Doobrow and the Other Brothers give a FREE concert.

Check out the High Country Book Fair in the Boone Mall Saturday, July 10th from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

Turchin Center for Visual Arts is hosting a FREE Family Day from 11:00am to 3:00pm on Saturday, July 11th. My kids have always enjoyed the crafts and music at this event! www.tcva.org

An Appalachian Summer Festival is presenting Buckwheat Zydeco Saturday, July 11th at 8:00pm in Farthing Auditorium.  Adults are $25, kids 12 and under are $10.  www.appsummer.org

“Suite Surrender” continues to WOW audiences at the Hayes Center in Blowing Rock this weekend.  www.HayesCenter.org

Rounding out the weekend, you can catch the Sunday Summer Sunset Series featuring the music of Miss Tess at Canyons in Blowing Rock, beginning at 6:00 pm. Sunday, July 12th –  Family friendly!

Miss Tess - photo by Tim Angle - click photo for music

Miss Tess - photo by Tim Angle - click photo for music

What are YOU doing this weekend?



  1. Amy, I sent some people over to Canyons for music last night! Don’t know if they actually went.