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ASU Home Football Game

Kidd Brewer Stadium 733 Rivers Street, Boone, NC

App State Vs. Georgia State

Fraser’s Ridge Homecoming

Leatherwood Mountains Resort 512 Meadow Rd, Ferguson, NC 28624, Blowing Rock, NC

Located just east of Blowing Rock, this event celebrates the history of Jamie & Claire's North Carolina backcountry wilderness through workshops, hands-on activities, music, food and much more. The two-day event includes events and a meet & greet with special guest Graham McTavish of the Outlander television series! Limited tickets available. Website

BRAHM: Movies at the Museum: Trash Trout Motion Picture Show

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Join BRAHM for an original film by artist Tom Hansell with musician Trevor McKenzie and dancer Julie Shephard-Powell providing the soundtrack in anticipation of the upcoming exhibition Trash Trout Picture Show, which will be on view in the Alexander Community Gallery December 8, 2022 – February, 4, 2023.

$8

Mast Store Americana Music Series at App Theatre

Appalachian Theatre of the High Country 559 West King Street, Boone

Folk legend Pete Seeger said, “John McCutcheon is not only one of the best musicians in the USA, but also a great singer, songwriter, and song leader. And not just incidentally, he is committed to helping hard-working people everywhere to organize and push this world in a better direction.” For over 50 years, “Folk Music’s […]

$25

High Country Breast Cancer Foundation 5k Walk/Run

This year's event is back in person! Walk your 5K October 22nd and tag HCBCF in your pictures on social media! Registration is $20 and every bit goes to helping those in need who have been affected by breast cancer right here in the High Country! Registration includes a t-shirt. To receive a shirt by […]

$20

BRAHM: Open House

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

BRAHM is hosting an open house this Fall to celebrate the Museum. Head over and chat with docents, meet the new director, and see Jagged Path: the African Diaspora in Western North Carolina in Craft, Music, and Dance before it ends! Light refreshments including a cash bar will be available.

Free Entry

ASU Presents: Dr. Annette Gordon-Reed

Plemmons Student Union 263 Locust St, Boone, NC

Appalachian State University’s University Forum Lecture Series presents Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Dr. Annette Gordon-Reed on Monday, Oct. 24 at 7pm in the Plemmons Student Union, Parkway Ballroom (4th Floor).

Free

BRAHM: A Conversation with John Littleton & Kate Vogel

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Join BRAHM for a conversation with the artist team John Littleton and Kate Vogel about their lives, artistic process, and current body of work.

$8

Classic Car Cruise-In at Tanger Outlets

Tanger Outlets 278 Shoppes on the Parkway Rd., Blowing Rock, NC

Save this date and plan on having a full day of fun! Tanger's Classic Car Cruise-In is open to the public!  Go as a participant or as a spectator and enjoy Mookie's Kettle Korn, live music on center stage by The Neighbors Band 12 PM - 3 PM, courtyard games, restaurants, sidewalk sales and more! […]

Free

Blowing Rock Halloween Festival

Downtown Blowing Rock 132 Park Avenue, Blowing Rock, NC

Join Blowing Rock Parks & Recreation for tons of FREE fun with a full afternoon of spooky activities! From downtown trick-or-treating to the famous Monster March, this is among the best Halloween events for kids of ALL ages. Memorial Park, located right in the middle of downtown, is the center for all the fun!

FREE

ASU Home Football Game

Kidd Brewer Stadium 733 Rivers Street, Boone, NC

App State vs. Robert Morris Homecoming - TIME IS TBA!!!

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Lantern Farm – Halloweentime

Lantern Farm Doe Meadows Dr., West Jefferson, NC

Corn Maze & Pumpkin picking experience! 

Join Lantern Farm from Mid September to late October and enjoy autumn along the Blue Ridge Parkway at the Halloweentime fall event.  This year they have added a 4 acre corn maze.

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Mystery Hill: Attack on the Hill

Mystery Hill 129 Mystery Hill Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Join Mystery Hill, the Underwood family, and staff as we defend the property against an alien invasion! Tickets on sale now!

$19.95

Trick-Or-Treat Jubilee at Tanger Outlets

Tanger Outlets 278 Shoppes on the Parkway Rd., Blowing Rock, NC

Head to Tanger on Halloween for a Spooktacular time! They're brewing up wicked fun on Halloween Night. Fun family activities include trick-or-treating, DJ Taco on center stage, haunted games and activities, hayrides, meet and greet with local fire and police officers, fire pit relaxing and more! Complete the scavenger hunt card and then register to win a scary awesome basket of prizes! You're sure to have a Spooktacular experience at Tanger Outlets!

Free

Artisan Market at Tanger

Tanger Outlets 278 Shoppes on the Parkway Rd., Blowing Rock, NC

Take home your own little piece of Blowing Rock from Tanger's new Handcrafted Art Walk at the Shoppes on the Parkway, a local artisan market held the first Friday and Saturday of the month. Located in the central courtyard surrounded by fun games, fire pit and lawn, Tanger's Handcrafted Art Walk will feature several of […]

Free

Cork & Canvas: Mary Bradish Titcomb’s “Monterey Cyprus Coastal”

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Join BRAHM as they paint inspired by Mary Bradish Titcomb's "Monterey Cyprus Coastal" in a relaxed atmosphere.

Each participant goes home with a finished work of art inspired by a famous work. All materials, including canvasses, acrylic paint, brushes, and aprons, are provided. Our trained instructor will lead you step by step.

$45 – $50

BRAHM: Life and Times of Louis Armstrong

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Join App State’s Todd Wright for an exciting examination of Louis Armstrong — famed trumpeter and vocalist and one of the most influential figures in jazz.

Free

16th Annual Veterans Day Commemoration at Boone Mall

Boone Mall 1180 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone, NC

Your High Country Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will conduct a 16th Annual Veterans Day Commemoration at the Boone Mall. The ceremony will include participation of the Watauga Community Band offering a prelude concert commencing at 10:30. At 11:00, Watauga High School Marine Corps JROTC Color Guard will present the Colors.

Free

Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway at The App Theatre

Appalachian Theatre of the High Country 559 West King Street, Boone

Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway and her brand-new band of bluegrass virtuosos featuring mandolinist Dominick Leslie, banjoist Kyle Tuttle, fiddle player Bronwyn Keith Hynes, and bassist Shelby Means, are touring the United States in 2022 in support of Tuttle’s forthcoming Nonesuch Records debut.

$30

WYN Festival of Trees

The Festival of Trees has become a much-anticipated event in the High Country! Again in 2022, The Western Youth Network (WYN) is taking the Festival of Trees out into the community! Look for the designer-decorated trees in local businesses and bid on your favorites.

Free Entry

BRAHM: A Conversation with Sarah Vaughn

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Join Penland Resident Artist Sarah Vaughn as she discusses her ideas and inspirations surrounding her work, specifically her Weather-Worn series of glass stones.

$8

Adam Church Live at Appalachian Theatre

Appalachian Theatre of the High Country 559 West King Street, Boone

Adam Church will be making his Appalachian Theatre of the High Country debut on Thursday, November 17, at the historic venue in downtown Boone, NC. The local favorite is the most recent artist added to the “App Theatre LIVE” series and promises an evening of “Country Music the Carolina Way!” when he takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. with five of his favorite musicians who call themselves “The Adam Church Band.”

$15

Jim Lauderdale at The App Theatre

Appalachian Theatre of the High Country 559 West King Street, Boone

At any given time, you’re likely to find Jim Lauderdale making music, whether he’s laying down a new track in the studio or working through a spontaneous melody at his home in Nashville. And if he’s not actively crafting new music, he’s certainly thinking about it.

$20 – $25

ASU Home Football Game

Kidd Brewer Stadium 733 Rivers Street, Boone, NC

App State vs. Old Dominion  

12th Annual High Country Turkey Trot

The 12th Annual High Country Turkey Trot 5K – THE LARGEST 5K in the High Country!

Thanksgiving morning (Nov. 24, 2022) 9:00 a.m. on the scenic Boone Greenway Trail

Since 2011, the Turkey Trot has raised over $250,000 and close to 10,00lbs of food.

All proceeds benefit the Hospitality House of Northwest N.C. and its mission to move families and individuals from seven rural counties out of homelessness and into their own homes!

$15 – $40

Black Friday Weekend at Tanger

Tanger Outlet Courtyard 278 Shoppes on the Parkway Road, Blowing Rock, NC

WEATHER PERMITTING Enjoy live music, Artisan Market, Mookie’s Kettle Korn, Sidewalk Sales, Chalk Art, Courtyard Games and more as Tanger Outlets Blowing Rock celebrates style, savings, and the beginning of the season with Black Friday Weekend! Join in Friday November, 25th through Sunday November 27th from 11 AM – 4 PM. The open-air outlet destination […]

Free

Christmas in the Park & Lighting of the Town

Memorial Park 1036 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC

Blowing Rock’s Christmas in the Park & Lighting of the Town celebration is an annual holiday event that you are sure to love. Join us for hot chocolate, caroling, and visits with Santa. The festival is always the Friday after Thanksgiving, and is the perfect time to kick off your holiday and Christmas celebrating! Bring […]

FREE

Blowing Rock Christmas Parade

Main Street 1094 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC

The best small-town parade you'll find anywhere! Celebrate the Christmas season with us as Main Street hosts a parade of decorated vehicles, dancing, costumes, and more. A 10am start time gets you in the holiday spirit for the rest of the day! No parking along Main Street before the parade ensures good visibility and safety. […]

Free

Annual Thanksgiving Kiln Opening at Bolick & Traditions Pottery

Traditions Pottery Studio 4443 Bolick Road, Blowing Rock

Always the Saturday after Thanksgiving! Bolick and Traditions Pottery will host their Annual Thanksgiving Wood Kiln Opening on Saturday November 26. The groundhog style wood kiln will be unloaded at 10am on Saturday morning. Guests are encourage to be present at that time to watch the items being taken from the kiln and then make […]

FREE
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Santa Stop at Tanger Outlets

Tanger Outlets 278 Shoppes on the Parkway Rd., Blowing Rock, NC

Head over to Tanger Outlets to meet Santa and tell him what you want for Christmas!

November 25 and 26th between 10am - 3pm!

Free Entry

App Theatre’s Gala & Auction

Appalachian Theatre of the High Country 559 West King Street, Boone

The 2022 Appalachian Theatre Gala and Auction is scheduled to begin at 6:15 p.m. on Friday, December 2 at the venerable landmark venue on King Street in downtown Boone, NC. The modest $35 ticket per person includes two complimentary drinks and a flavored popcorn bar for guests to enjoy, plus live music provided by the popular duo the Harris Brothers.   

$35
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Live Music at Town Tavern- Fridays

Town Tavern Blowing Rock 1182 Main St, Blowing Rock

Live music every Friday night.  All live music, karaoke, and special events are free entry unless otherwise noted on restaurant website.  Late shows are inside and early shows are on our outdoor patio- check the online calendar!

no cover

Anniversary Weekend at Appalachian Ski Mountain

Appalachian Ski Mountain 940 Ski Mountain Road, Blowing Rock, NC

Join ASM the first weekend in December for their Anniversary Celebration, where they roll back ticket prices and offer both Saturday & Sunday Day Sessions for only $10!

$10
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3rd Annual Artisan Holiday Market at Mustard Seed Market

This Holiday Market will include local crafts such as, ceramics, cupcakes, woodwork, candles, jewelry, and more! The Mustard Seed will also have a full selection of Holiday décor, gifts, Christmas trees, Holiday wreaths, garlands, and ornaments.

Free Entry
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Public Guided Tour at BRAHM

Blowing Rock Art & History Mueseum Chestnut Street, Blowing Rock, NC

BRAHM's free guided tours for the public are the best way to learn more about the artworks currently on view at the museum. Tours are led by docents, a team of dedicated volunteers who have studied BRAHM's exhibitions and are trained to give tours to any and all museum visitors. Docents are the ambassadors to […]

Free

Visit With Santa at Mast General Store

Mast General Store Valle Crucis 3565 HWY 194 S., Sugar Grove, NC

Jolly Old St. Nick is heading to the Original Mast General Store in Valle Crucis as he starts making his list and hearing out everyone’s Christmas wishes. Before he harnesses up the reindeer team and takes his sleigh to the sky, stop by and pay him a visit. Bring along your family’s littlest believers and well-behaved dogs for an unforgettable Christmas memory.

Free
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Saturdays with Santa at The Blowing Rock

The Blowing Rock 432 The Rock Road, Blowing Rock, NC

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting the Blowing Rock from 12:30 - 3:00 PM every Saturday from 11/26 - 12/24. Children can come visit and tell them all about their wish list. 

Free Entry

Contra Dance at The American Legion

American Legion Building 333 Wallingford Road, Blowing Rock, NC

Head over to the American Legion building in Blowing Rock for a good old fashioned Contra Dance. There will be a workshop prior to the dance.

$8 – $10
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Live: Charlie Ellis- Fridays & Saturdays

Green Park Inn 9239 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC

Free concerts every Friday and Saturday night with local jazz musician Charlie Ellis! Enjoy the music in the lobby and sitting rooms of the beautifully restored Green Park Inn.

FREE

A Carolina Snowbelle Christmas at The Appalachian Theatre

Appalachian Theatre of the High Country 559 West King Street, Boone

The 2022 edition of A Carolina Snowbelle Christmas promises to feature something for everyone. From beloved classics like “Merry and Bright,” “Sing,” and “Like This”

$15 – $30

Anniversary Weekend at Appalachian Ski Mountain

Appalachian Ski Mountain 940 Ski Mountain Road, Blowing Rock, NC

Join ASM the first weekend in December for their Anniversary Celebration, where they roll back ticket prices and offer both Saturday & Sunday Day Sessions for only $10!

$10

A Carolina Snowbelle Christmas at The Appalachian Theatre

Appalachian Theatre of the High Country 559 West King Street, Boone

The 2022 edition of A Carolina Snowbelle Christmas promises to feature something for everyone. From beloved classics like “Merry and Bright,” “Sing,” and “Like This” choreographed by director Cheryl Cutlip, to a zesty new work by Krista Saad performed to a rousing rendition of "Man With The Bag."

$15 – $30

A Carolina Snowbelle Christmas at The Appalachian Theatre

Appalachian Theatre of the High Country 559 West King Street, Boone

The 2022 edition of A Carolina Snowbelle Christmas promises to feature something for everyone. From beloved classics like “Merry and Bright,” “Sing,” and “Like This” choreographed by director Cheryl Cutlip, to a zesty new work by Krista Saad performed to a rousing rendition of "Man With The Bag."

$15 – $30
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Live Music at Chetola- Wednesdays thru Saturdays

Timberlake's Restaurant at Chetola Resort 185 Chetola Lake Dr, Blowing Rock, NC

Free live music, Wednesday through Saturday! Performances from local musicians like The Lucky Strikes, Klee Liles, Edward Main, Andy Ferrell and more. Full live music schedule can be found at the website link below.

Free admission