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Exhibit: Jagged Path: the African Diaspora in Western North Carolina in Craft, Music, and Dance

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

Presented in the Fort Gallery at Blowing Rock Art & History Musem. This exhibit will illuminate the obscured history of African contributions to craft, music, and dance in Western North Carolina. Drawing connections from the 17th through 21st centuries, the Jagged Path will demonstrate how African traditions that survived the Middle Passage have helped create […]

Free admission

Exhibit: Uncommon Volumes: Sculptural Selections from Studio Glass in the Region

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

This exhibition draws together more recent works from the past 30 years that illustrate continued experimentation in sculptural glass. Ranging from the decidedly abstract to figural studies, these examples constitute only a small cross-section of the varied strategies deployed by artists as they continue to push and shape the medium to meet the needs of their own studio practices.

Free Entry

Exhibit: Coast to Coast: Contrasts & Shared Values Across American Impressionism

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

Presented in the Rankin West Gallery at Blowing Rock Art & History Museum

Coast to Coast draws connections across impressionist painting as it was practiced on opposite sides of America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, focusing on the artists who made the journey—some permanently and some temporarily—and how the relationships that emerged between them led to a dynamic and often divergent approach to plein-air painting.

Free Admission

Exhibit: Earth & Fowl: Ceramic Poultry

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

The ceramic objects found in this exhibition are obviously of a kind. Birds have long been a common subject for sculptural objects meant for the home. In particular, domestic poultry—ducks, geese, guineas, pigeons, and turkeys, with chickens chief among them—are animals that have been deeply integrated into our visual culture.

Free

BRAHM: Lush and Vivid Paintings in Water-based Mediums

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

Discover the process of creating expressive and loose artwork in your choice of watercolor or acrylic media. Gain confidence in painting any subject- from landscapes to portraits and figures - capturing mood, atmosphere and feeling in a bold and impressionist style.

$159 – $189

Buskers Fest in Boone

Downtown Boone King Street, Boone, NC

The Watauga Arts Council is partnering with the Downtown Boone Development Association and the Jones House to present a First Friday Art Crawl like no other!

Head over to Downtown Boone to experience the arts in action as you walk the streets visiting the galleries, shops, and restaurants. 

Artists, musicians, and performers will be on the streets from Turchin Center all the way down King Street. Explore the galleries and shops of downtown Boone and enjoy a rich experience along the way.

Free Entry
Recurring

Music on the Lawn Series

Inn At Ragged Gardens 203 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock, NC

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. See link for performance listings!

FREE
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Music on the Lawn Series

Inn At Ragged Gardens 203 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock, NC

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. See link for performance listings!

FREE
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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
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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
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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

Mast Store Americana Music Series at App Theatre

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

The Tommy Emmanuel concert is part of the recently-announced Mast Store Americana Music Series on the Doc Watson Stage of the Appalachian Theatre. This series is intended to be an ongoing, year-round program of artists and events celebrating the genre unique to our country. The ”C.G.P.” after Emmanuel’s name stands for “Certified Guitar Player.” This […]

$44
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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

Sugar Mountain Resort’s Oktoberfest

Sugar Mountain Ski Resort 1009 Sugar Mountain Drive, Sugar Mountain, NC

Enjoy a two-day Oktoberfest from 10:00am until 5:00pm in the North Carolina Mountains. The festival features live Bavarian music by the Harbour Towne Fest band, a live performance by the Valle Crucis Middle School band, German and American food & beverages, a children’s fun center, hay rides; local & regional craft fair, lift-rides on the […]

FREE

Beech Mountain: Family Fall Flannel Fest and Leaf Looker Hayride

Buckeye Recreation Center 1330 Pine Ridge Rd., Beech Mountain, NC

Head on over to Family Fall Flannel Fest and Leaf Looker Hayride for: Hayrides, apple cider, logger games, pie bake off, and more activities! Don't forget to wear your flannel! 

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

Festival of the Frescoes

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church 120 Glendale School Rd., Glendale Springs, NC

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church - Home of Ben Long's fresco, The Last Supper Children's activities, vendors, silent auction, music, Granny's Attic, Bakery Booth, Arts & Crafts For more info call: (336) 982-3076  

BRAHM: Preserving Your Family Photos and Papers

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

Are your precious family photos and/or papers stored in a shoe box under the bed? Are they in a trunk in the attic? Or, are they on your old 1997 Nikon Coolpix digital camera? Would you like to share them with family and preserve them for future generations but don’t know how? Join App State’s Kim Sims and Pam Mitchem for an engaging and interactive workshop to learn how to properly preserve important historical documents.

Free

Valle Country Fair

Valle Fair Grounds NC 194, Valle Crucis, NC

The annual Valle Country Fair is a sure favorite among locals and visitors. Local food and crafts fill the space, while musicians and demonstrators entertain all day. Admission is free, but bring cash for parking and easy shopping. Tip: If you plan to attend both Valle Country Fair and Woolly Worm Festival on Saturday, arrive […]

Free admission, fees for parking

Woolly Worm Festival

Banner Elk Shawneehaw Ave S, Banner Elk, NC

The quirky and light-hearted Woolly Worm Festival is an event that you won’t see anywhere else!  Enjoy traditional festival fare like crafts, plenty of festival food vendors, and live music, plus the Woolly Worm Wace. Bring cash for discounted admission! Parking around town is available and managed by local non-profits raising money- parking rates vary […]

$4.00 – $12
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The Red, White, & Bluegrass Jam

American Legion Building 333 Wallingford Road, Blowing Rock, NC

Located at the American Legion Building in Blowing Rock, NC every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from April to November. Come to listen or bring your instrument and join right in! Food is supplied at 6:00 PM and music begins at 7:00 PM. There is a $5.00 suggested donation at the door to […]

$5.00

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 VIRTUAL 5k Walk/Run

This year's event has gone virtual! 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 the […]

$20

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

ASU Home Football Game

Kidd Brewer Stadium 733 Rivers Street, Boone, NC

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

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

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

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

Tweetsie Christmas

Tweetsie Railroad 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Select evenings in November and December. See park website for dates, TBA soon. Head to the mountains of North Carolina to celebrate the holiday season as Tweetsie Railroad transforms into a winter wonderland for Tweetsie Christmas! Enjoy a nighttime train ride among thousands of dazzling lights, visit with Santa in his life-size gingerbread house, spin […]

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 TIME IS TBA!

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

Art in the Park

Downtown Blowing Rock 132 Park Avenue, Blowing Rock, NC

Art in the Park hosts some of the best local and regional artists! Craftspeople showcase their handcrafted jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass, photography, painting and more in this juried show.

Free Entry

Art in the Park

Downtown Blowing Rock 132 Park Avenue, Blowing Rock, NC

Art in the Park hosts some of the best local and regional artists! Craftspeople showcase their handcrafted jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass, photography, painting and more in this juried show.

Free Entry