Even the quietest season of the year in our North Carolina Mountains is filled with activities. The changing of the Seasons is a big deal here, with the prolonged transition from snowy winter to green spring. Take a look at some of the great traditions we have in store.

Boone St. Patrick's Day Parade

Saturday. March 16, 2019 at 2:00 PM
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Boone's second annual downtown parade! The parade will travel from the Watauga Human Services Complex to Legends at Appalachian State University. Grab a spot on King Street and enjoy the fun!


Meltdown Games at App Ski Mtn

March 23rd - March 24th
Head to Appalachian Ski Mtn and enjoy the classic end of the winter celebration with a full weekend of crazy events. There will be lots of snow, sun, and skin!

Spring Appalachian Dance Ensemble

March 20th - March 24th
Valborg Theatre 

The annual production includes original pieces choreographed by faculty and students of Appalachian State University. 

Tweetsie Railroad Opening Day

April 5th
Tweetsie Railroad will open for the 2019 season with daytime operations beginning April 5, 2019, on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The park will be open daily beginning Memorial Day weekend. Tweetsie offers fun for the whole family with rides, live entertainment, and fun activities. April 19th-April 21st, The Easter Bunny will be at Tweetsie to meet and take photos with guests.

Blowing Rock Trout Derby

April 6th, Broyhill Lake in downtown Blowing Rock
The 40th Annual Derby will begin at sunrise. Chetola Resort will present an Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Demonstration at 1:00pm. The Fly Fishing Clinic will start at 2:00pm and prizes will be awarded at 4:30pm.

Murder Mystery Weekend at Green Park

April 12th - April 14th
Make your reservations for the Green Park Inn Murder Mystery Weekend. Enjoy a two night stay and a weekend of unique and entertaining adventure.


April 25th - April 28th
Merlefest, considered one of the premier music festivals in the country, is an annual homecoming of musicians and music fans held at Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, NC. Founded in 1988 in memory of the son of the late American music legend Doc Watson and renowned guitarist Eddy Merle Watson. Enjoy this weekend celebration of various music, including classic country, bluegrass, folk, and many other styles. The festival will host a mix of artists on 13 stages over the course of the four day event.


Savor Blowing Rock

May 2nd - May 5th
A four day celebration of wine, fine cuisine and entertainment! The Savor festival showcases the greatest food, wine, craft beer and distilled spirits the Blowing Rock and High Country regions have to offer. Savor also features lectures, art classes, cooking classes, special dinners, and even live bands and karaoke. 

Art in the Park

May 25th, American Legion Grounds in Blowing Rock
Art in the Park is host to 90 artisans at each show. Some of the best local and regional artists and craftspeople showcase their handcrafted  jewelry, pottery, painting and more. 

Alpaca Shearing Day at Apple Hill Farm

June 1st
Apple Hill Farm shears their alpacas the first Saturday of June every year. Enjoy a sun filled day at the farm, free of charge! Shearing starts at 10am and there will also be skirting and spinning demonstrations. 



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