Old Man Winter is on his way out, and spring is just around the corner, officially arriving on March 21st! In Ashe County, many families have a tradition of welcoming spring by attending the Youth Derby day, which is traditionally held every last Saturday in March. So this year, on Saturday, March 25th, youth in the age groups of 1-6, 7-11 and 12-18 will have the change to cast their fishing poles.
The Ashe Civic Center will play host to the Old Time Music and Bluegrass show with Gary Poe this Saturday, March 11, 2017. Starting a “little after eleven” Gary Poe will broadcast live from the stage of the Ashe Civic Center. The featured band for the Saturday morning radio show will be Elkville String Band.
Do you dream of owning your own piece of mountain paradise? The North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountain region is prized for its mountain vistas, beautiful rivers, charming mountain towns and classic log cabin properties. Whether you’re looking for a full-time residence, a second home or a retirement, home, here are some good reasons to invest in North Carolina land, particularly in Ashe County.
If you haven’t had a chance to see it, head over to the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum (BRAHM)) to check out the exhibit: A Town Within A Town, the History of the Junaluska Community. This exhibit is closing on March 11th.
Located in Laurel Springs, about 30 minutes from West Jefferson, New River State Park, is a great place for nature lovers. The park is named after the New River, which was recognized as a National Wild and Scenic River in 1976.
One of Ashe County’s jewels, the charming town of West Jefferson, has been featured in a national magazine called the American Infrastructure Magazine.
Here are two good reasons to get out and about this February in Boone. First, if you’ve never attended a Jones House Weekly Jam Session on a Thursday night, you may want to check it out! Attendees may bring an instrument to participate in the jams or listen and observe the fiddle tunes and folk songs in a relaxed environment. Every week musicians from the local community as well as visitors get together in different rooms of the Jones House. After catching up and choosing a key, the music starts and goes on until the "last call for tunes" around 10:50 pm.
Just 30 minutes away from West Jefferson and 38 minutes from Boone, this charming, well-maintained three-bedroom, two-bathroom Blue Ridge Mountain cabin would make a wonderful full-time home or vacation home. Located in the very private gated community of Twisted River in the Creston area, this log-sided 2415-square-foot home boasts fabulous views and access to the North Fork of the New River.
This lovely Blue Ridge Mountain real estate listing located in the serene setting of the Deerwood Community in Alleghany County features fantastic long-range mountain views and would make a wonderful North Carolina mountain retreat or full-time residence. With 1527 square feet, this log-sided home with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths has multiple decks to soak in the unbelievable scenery. The main level deck wraps around three sides, and the covered section of the deck offers lots of room for outdoor relaxation and fun.
Don’t miss the Blowing Rock Winterfest, to take place Thursday, January 26th through Sunday, January 29th. Enjoy a multitude of events t that include the Polar Plunge in Chetola Lake, Chilly Chili Cook-Off, WinterFeast, WinterPaws Dog Show, Winter Fashion Show, ice carving, concerts and more!