Weekend Events: July 31-Aug 3

As usual, there are lots of things going on this weekend in the High Country! Prticularly interesting are the events at Moses Cone Manor and Price Park Amphitheater. Very unique activities to do with your kids. I have a bone to pick with you readers, though. I totally missed the Humane Society Rummage Sale, and nobody told me! So if you know of anything going on that I missed, please add it in the comments.

July 31
Summer Concerts in Banner Elk Park. 6:30 PM, Free. Rain location: Banner Elk Elementary. www.townofbannerelk.org.

Highly acclaimed musical Peter Pan at the Hayes Performing Arts Center in Blowing Rock. Click here for more information and to buy tickets.

NOW through AUG 16
Where the Wild Things Are, 10 AM, at Horn in the West. This show is based on the award winning children’s book.

Moses H Cone Manor on the Blue Ridge Parkway: Family Day Butterfly Nature Walk, 10 AM. Meet a ranger on the front porch, and hike 2 miles up Flat Top Mountain. This is a 1.5 hour walk, so bring water and wear hiking shoes. This event would probably be appropriate for older kids.

Price Park Amphitheater: Lost Proofing, 8 PM. Join a ranger for a 40 minute program to learn strategies for getting back home.

AUG 1-2
Mount Vernon Baptist Church. Cost: $35. Call the church office at 266-9700 for more information and to register.

The Watauga County Republican Party announces the grand opening of its 2008 Headquarters at 149 Meadowview in Boone on Friday, August 1, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm . The headquarters will be located across the street from Templeton Tours in the space immediately behind what for many years housed Granny’s Donuts. Gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory will be in attendance from 11:30 to 12:30 to address the crowd and officially cut the ribbon for the grand opening. Light lunch refreshments will be served free to those in attendance. Please take the opportunity to come by and meet Pat and join Watauga County Republicans in this important event. www.wataugagop.org

The Ashe County Arts Council will host a hammer dulcimer concert Friday evening. Ken Kolodner will be performing at the Ashe Arts Center at 7:30. Kolodner will be joined by Ashe County musician Michael Bell and Boone’s Ruth Smith for a few selections.

AUG 1-7
Classic Broadway Musical “Oklahoma!” presented by Lees McRae Summer Theater. www.lmc.edu

Riders in the Sky at Tweetsie Railroad

On Saturday, August 2nd between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Watauga County Republican families are gathering at Brookshire Park. Hamburgers, hot dogs, watermelon and drinks will be available (adults $10.00, kids, 6-12 $5.00 pays for food and helps finance the fall campaign). You’ll have an opportunity to meet your fellow Republicans, meet County Party Officials and our NC Republican candidates, buy McCain bumper stickers, find out how you can help with the campaign this fall and buy a cake at our cake auction. There will be activities for children. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy live music. Brookshire Park is located just off Hwy 421 about 1.1 miles beyond New Market on the left just before the intersection with Bamboo Road. Look for the sign and balloons. If you need more information, contact Jim Goff at 264-8569 or Jim Hastings at 264-7115. www.wataugagop.org

AUG 2-3
The 2008 High Country Farm Tour will be on Saturday, August 2 and Sunday, August 3, from 1 to 5pm each day. Buttons will be sold in advance for $20 and for $25 on tour days. Single-farm visits are $10 per car, per farm. Participants should wear comfortable shoes and bring coolers in case they want to purchase produce, eggs, cheese, meat and other items. The tour is held rain or shine. Buttons for the farm tour can be purchased at the following locations: Watuaga & Ashe farmers markets, Footsloggers, Mast store- Boone, Original Mast Store-Boone, BareEssentials, Earthfare, and Spin A Yarn, Weave a Web in Jefferson. Only one button is necessary for each vehicle, and buttons are good for all farms on both days. www.brwia.com

27th Annual Crafts on the Green in Beech Mountain. www.fredsgeneral.com

Summer Sunday Concert at Fred’s – Strictly Clean & Decent, traditional Irish and American Folk Music by a great trio. 6:30 PM, weather permitting. www.fredsgeneral.com

NOTE: If anyone wants to send me Democratic Party events, I’ll be glad to post those as well..


  1. asterismos says

    There are Democratic Party events being scheduled constantly. To keep up with them all visit:



    (events listed on the right sidebar)

  2. Thanks, Dawn! I’ll have to subscribe so I can keep my eye out for family events. If I miss something, please always let me know! 🙂