High Country and Boone, North
Carolina Area Info
summer the Appalachian State University Office of Cultural Affairs sponsors
a month filled with visual arts, music, dance and creative workshops. The
event is called An Appalachian Summer and this year's festival is scheduled
for July 1 through July 30 at various venues on the ASU campus in Boone.
County and the town of West Jefferson throw one of the most unusual annual
public parties in western North Carolina. The theme is Christmas and the
festival is held each year in July.
ROCK CHARITY HORSE SHOW
Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show is one of the oldest continuous English
saddle events in the country. The show is divided into three events, each
five days long starting in mid-July.
MUSICFEST IN SUGAR GROVE
annual music festival in Sugar Grove has turned into a two-day extravaganza
of the best that bluegrass has to offer. Entertainers range from local
and regional to nationally acclaimed acts. The festival, held on the grounds
of the historic Cove Creek School in Sugar Grove, also features plenty
of good food and local crafts and vendors.
Banner Elk Woolly Worm Festival
So since 1978, the residents
of Banner Elk, NC, nestled between the Carolina's two largest ski resorts
have celebrated the coming of the snow season with a Woolly Worm Festival.
They set aside the third weekend in October to determine which one woolly
worm will have the honor of predicting the severity of the coming winter;
and they make that woolly worm earn the honor by winning heat after heat
of hard-fought races - up a three-foot length of string.
MOUNTAIN HIGHLAND GAMES
running, throwing large poles and bragging about one's Scottish ancestry—it's
all part of a day's work at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games and
Annual Gathering of Scottish Clans.
BLUEGRASS FEST Join your fellow bluegrass lovers
for a two-day festival at the High Country Fairgrounds (just east of Boone).