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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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The Haunting of Hickory Ridge Event to Take Place on October 29th


Have you already visited your local pumpkin patch and ran through a corn maze this month? Then you are probably ready for something new and different to celebrate Halloween 2016. Check out the Haunting of Hickory Ridge event on October 29th at the Hickory Ridge Museum. This unique evening is an opportunity to travel back in time to see what Hallows' Eve was like during the 18th century in the High Country.

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West Jefferson Oktoberfest Craft Beer Crawl

Beer Crawl

An Oktoberfest Craft Beer Crawl is a great way to enjoy the fall season. On Saturday, October 15th, Boondocks Brewing and other local craft beer locations in the West Jefferson area offered just that, a festive traditional German experience as the fall leaves continue to display their magnificent colors in the High Country. Participating businesses presented unique craft beers, German and other pub foods, as well as other specials.

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Blowing Rock Halloween Festival – Saturday, October 29, 2016

Halloween Festival

More spooky fun is just around the corner at the annual Blowing Rock Halloween Festival, to take place on Saturday, October 29th. This FREE event is hosted by Blowing Rock Parks and Recreation. A fun-filled day of many activities will take place all day, highlighted by the traditional Monster March when all the young trick or treaters get to take over Main Street in downtown Boone and show off their costumes. Prizes will be awarded during the Costume Contest and also during the Scavenger Hunt.

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More Fall Fun Coming to West Jefferson!

Fall Fun

You may have thought that summer was the best season to enjoy special events in Ashe County. Well think again. Fall in the High Country offers just as much excitement!

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Sixth Annual Boone Heritage Festival on October 9th

Boone Heritage

It’s time once again for the annual Boon Heritage Festival, to be held on October 9th. Hosted by the nonprofit Southern Appalachian Historical Association, this beloved fall event celebrates Appalachian traditions, history and heritage.

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Ghost Train Halloween Festival 2016 at Tweetsie Railroad

Ghost Train

Halloween season family fun is about to begin at Tweetsie Railroad Wild West Theme Park in Blowing Rock. From September 23rd - October 29th the park will be hosting its annual Ghost Train® Halloween Festival on Friday and Saturday nights. Halloween fans of all ages will be able to enjoy scary yet safe fun at the park. Those who are brave enough to ride the Ghost Train will experience thrills as the train speeds through the Blue Ridge Mountains. You’ll travel back in time to the Great Train Wreck of 1913 ghosts and spirits from the old railways pop up at every corner.While some attractions are recommended for adults and older children, there’s plenty of stuff for young kids, too.

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