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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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,…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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For the 21st consecutive year, Blowing Rock is welcoming visitors to its annual WinterFest celebration.

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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.

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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.

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From Jan. 24 to 27, Blowing Rock WinterFest will be in full swing and among the many activities scheduled will be the WinterFest Jazz at the Green Park Inn.

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Always a crowd favorite, visitors can enjoy a tour of downtown Blowing Rock, including all of the town’s WinterFest decorations, from atop a bale of hay.

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Blowing Rock is home to many unique restaurants, each boasting menus of signature items, making the task of choosing where to eat a difficult one.

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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.

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Brought to you by Mountain Alliance, the Blowing Rock WinterFest Silent Auction & Raffle takes place Saturday, Jan. 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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BOONE — The Southern Appalachian Historical Association will host a heartwarming holiday experience based on the Charles Dickens play, “A Christmas Carol.” The historical cabins of Hickory Ridge Living History Museum will provide the setting for an Appalachian twist of this time-honored classic.

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Perched atop the border of Watauga and Avery counties sits Beech Mountain Resort, where those who seek an outlet for excitement and fun can find ample opportunity to show off their snowboarding and skiing skills, or simply sit back and enjoy the view with dinner and a drink.

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Appalachian State University boasts multiple venues to host student-centric productions that captivate audiences no matter the season. Attendees this season are sure to be entertained and inspired by upcoming 2019 theater and musical performances at the university.

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Fill your home this winter with local paintings, sculptures, jewelry and more at one of the many High Country art gallery destinations, where there is something for everyone’s taste.

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BOONE — A national Scottish fiddle champion is coming to the High Country Saturday, Nov. 24, for Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music’s 25th anniversary Celtic Christmas Concert.

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In the long cold of winter, the town of Blowing Rock springs to life with a festive attitude that can’t be frozen, no matter how low the temperatures, as WinterFest takes over.

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Rustling alongside the kaleidoscope of fall leaves on Appalachian State University’s campus will be pages authored by the creative writers taking part in Appalachian’s fall 2018 Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series.

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