BOONE — For the first time in its 69-year history, the outdoor drama “Horn in the West” will not be presented due to the concerns associated with COVID-19.
WEST JEFFERSON — This year’s North Carolina Downhill Race at Mount Jefferson State Natural Area will be an official World Cup Event, which will make the park one of only six venues in the world to host such an event.
BOONE — Born and raised in the Alleghany highlands of western Virginia, Alexa Rose’s musical roots run deep, an atavistic heritage passed down from her great-grandfather. A deep connection to her mountain roots inspires both the sound and subject matter of her music. Likewise, Rose has stron…
BOONE — Come join the town of Boone in kicking off the holiday season with Festive First Friday on Dec. 6, as downtown Boone will play host to a special event jam-packed with fun and festivities for the entire family.
For more than 2,000 years, frescoes have been a beloved form of art all over the world. Ancient Egyptians to Renaissance artists such as Michelangelo and Raphael have painted thousands of examples throughout history.
When temperatures drop, it can be easy to stay indoors and away from the cold throughout winter months, but in doing so, one can often miss out on the wintry wonderland that is the Blue Ridge Mountains when yearly snowfalls blanket the Blue Ridge Mountains’ picturesque landscape.
With the arrival of the holiday season, residents across the High Country will unpack their holiday decorations and mark their calendars for the many celebrations scheduled for before, between and after Christmas and the New Year. Whether it’s visiting a ski slope or congregating downtown fo…
Nov. 22 — Dec. 28TWEETSIE CHRISTMAS: Tweetsie Railroad, known to change with the seasons, will spread Christmas cheer for the third annual year. Complete with a train ride, visits with Santa, a live Christmas show and life-size snow globes, there is no lack of opportunities to make holiday m…
A project in the making since 2012, the historic Appalachian Theatre in downtown Boone reopened in October and has a slate of upcoming events or visitors to enjoy.
The performance venues on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone provide a variety of entertainment year round, including the winter months. Shows’ previews, schedules and ticket prices are included on the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts website at theschaefercenter.org …
There’s an assortment of theatrical venues in the High Country, with each one offering unique affordable entertainment. From well-established venues to theatre companies that perform at a number of facilities, there’s something for everyone within their budget.
Appalachian State University recently announced the 2019-20 schedule for The Schaefer Center Presents performing arts series, which runs from late September through early April.
As Tweetsie Railroad’s regular day show winds down with Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday open through Oct. 26, the action will transition to the night. Cowboys turn into monsters, can-can dancers transition into ghouls and the Tweetsie Train turns into the Ghost Train on Fridays and Saturdays i…
Take exploring the local autumn foliage to the next level by experiencing it from above the trees. The High Country offers ziplining from locally owned family ventures that are never more than a few minutes away from Boone proper.
Art fans in the High Country have a chance to see the type of painting commonly known as a fresco at three locations in two communities, but all done by one artist.
For the past 64 years, Grandfather Mountain Highland Games has served as the grandest of tartan reunions and one of the largest single gatherings of Scottish clans in America. This year, the tradition is perhaps more steeped than ever.
Twenty-five years ago, Kit Trubey sat reading the local paper at her brother’s Little Switzerland home, when she noticed “277 acres of unrestricted land” for sale in North Carolina, on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Just down the road, the property was worth a look. It was here, amid a declining or…
Artists from the High Country, the Appalachian Mountains, North Carolina and nearby states are constantly featured in High Country galleries. During summer, two of the many galleries come alive with local and regional abstract and contemporary paintings.
School is out, vacation is imminent and the warm weather should be celebrated. The Blowing Rock Attraction offers two popular annual events sure to be fun for all ages.
Appalachian State University’s 35th annual An Appalachian Summer Festival’s will feature internationally known performers, Grammy Award winners and world-class entertainment to the High Country community from June 29 to Aug 3.
Summer Concerts at the Jones House have been a staple for Boone summers for nearly a quarter of a century. This year will not break the trend, as 39 acts will grace the Jones House front porch from June to August.
Not many sports can lay claim to being founded by a United States congressman, but pickleball can. Pickleball, which has nothing to do with the brined gourd, was created in the mid-1960s by then-future U.S. House Rep. Joel Pritchard, and has grown ever since.
Nestled west of downtown Blowing Rock, the L.M. Tate Showgrounds at the Broyhill Family Equestrian Preserve will come to life during the summer, as it has for each the previous 95 years.
What was once a live theater in the 1930s and ‘40s, and then became a movie theater until 2007, will be live theater venue Appalachian Theatre of the High Country soon enough.
On the newly christened Ginny Stevens Lane in downtown Blowing Rock, the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum is more than a bunch of walls with paintings on them as musicians, educational events and history offerings fill the summer lineups.
When the summer rolls around, it’s the perfect time to get out and enjoy the nice summer days. It’s also a great opportunity to learn and play the sport known as disc golf. What started as a fun idea has turned into an entirely different sport that has grown in popularity through the nation,…
An Ashe County tradition like no other, the Ashe County Bluegrass and Old Time Fiddlers Convention will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019. Hosted by Ashe County Park in Jefferson July 26 and 27, the festival is a celebration of the High Country’s traditional music of choice.
The High Country is famous for its many views and backdrops, with the mountains creating a striking background for anything from pictures to pumping gas. It’s no wonder that the area has produced many talented artists who have captured the striking visuals of the region.
BLOWING ROCK — Everyone has to eat, and sometimes the story of what we eat and how we eat it is complicated. Marcie Cohen Ferris has spent her life researching how people in the South interact with food culture, and on Feb. 28, she will present her latest book “The Edible South” at Blowing R…
As the 2019 Blowing Rock WinterFest begins on Jan. 24, among the live music, shopping and dining opportunities and the infamous Polar Plunge, there will plenty of tastings to enjoy during the weekend.
Two of Blowing rock’s favorite restaurants, Foggy Rock Eatery and Pub, and Sunny Rock Eggs and Things, located next to each other on Valley Boulevard, will participate in WinterFest with a couple of breakfast events to start Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 26 and 27, off right.
Gather your girlfriends for a ladies’ brunch and sneak peek of 2019 trends at the WinterFest WinterFashion Show in the Evergreen Ballroom at Chetola Resort on Friday, Jan. 25.