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Winter Happenings at New River State Park

New River

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.

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Upcoming Music and Dance Events in Boone!

Music and Dance

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.

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Blowing Rock Winterfest 2017


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!

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Experience Mt. Jefferson in Wintertime!

Experience Mt. Jefferson in Wintertime!

What better way to enjoy winter than to get outside and breathe in the crisp, Blue Ridge Mountain air! Ashe County’s own Mount Jefferson is national natural landmark with a rich history.

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Celebrate Martin Luther King Day at the Ashe Arts Center


To mark Martin Luther King day, the Ashe County Arts Council will be holding a FREE community-wide celebration in honor of the great civil rights leader on Monday, January 16th at 7:00pm. Refreshments will be served.

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Winter Fun at Beech Mountain 2017


There’s plenty of fun to check out at Beech Mountain, for the skier and non-skier alike. This beautiful ski area is relatively close to Blowing Rock (30 miles), Boone (25 miles) and West Jefferson (48 miles).

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Art, Music, and Social Events at the Ashe County Arts Council in January 2017

Looking ahead to January 2017, the Ashe County Arts Council will be keeping the arts alive and well by sponsoring numerous cultural events.

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High Country New Year’s Eve Celebrations

New Year's

Looking for a fun way to celebrate the new year? There’s a whole bunch of happenings in and around the High Country for both families and couples. Here’s a roundup of great ways to ring in 2017:

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Don’t miss the “Ensemble Christmas Show” at the Valborg Theatre in Boone!

Looking for a special way to get into the holiday spirit? Presented by the Ensemble Stage, the annual “Ensemble Christmas Show” on 12/17 and 12/18 is a great way to enjoy yuletide musical entertainment.

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Holiday Happenings in Blowing Rock: Winter Exhibition Celebration on 12/8 and Holiday Stroll on 12/9

Holiday Stroll

On Thursday, December 8, 2016, the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum (BRAHM) will host a grand opening of several exhibitions with a reception from 5:30-8:30PM.

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