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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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Blowing Rock’s 2016 Christmas in the Park and Holiday Parade


Looking for fun stuff to do over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend? Well just head to downtown Blowing Rock on Friday, November 25th, and Saturday, November 26th.

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The High Country Turkey Trot Helps Feed Those in Need

Turkey Trot

For many active Americans around the country, a “turkey trot” can be a Thanksgiving tradition. If you’re someone who likes to “earn” your Thanksgiving feast, the High Country Turkey Trot, which offers a 5K race (chip-timed) or Fun Run/Walk (untimed) to choose from.

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Holiday Market and Parade in West Jefferson

Holiday Parade

It’s that time of year again in Ashe County! For those who live here, you know that the Christmas holiday season is very special and kicks off early. On the third Saturday in November, the 19th, the holiday season officially commences in West Jefferson with the first of Ashe County Farmers “Holiday Markets” and the West Jefferson Holiday Parade.”

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