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.
Are you an antique fan? Then don’t miss The 5th Annual Ashe County Olde Time Antiques and Collectibles Fair, happening on Friday, September 16th and Saturday, September 17th. The fair will be taking place throughout the beautiful streets of historic downtown West Jefferson. Since its inception, this fun festival-like fair has grown to include over 75 vendors. You’ll be able to browse for treasures such as vintage furniture, coins, glassware, quilts, refurbished antiques, pottery, primitives, silver vintage signage, and much, much more. Besides hunting for collectibles, you’ll be able to enjoy live music provided by an array of bluegrass and other types of regional and local acts, so you may want to bring a chair! Different food venders will be offering kettle corn, funnel cakes and other fun fare. The Jefferson Farmers Market will also be participating in the event, along with local businesses and restaurants. What a great way to enjoy an early fall weekend!
Mark your calendars! The Ashe County Corn Maze and Pumpkin Festival, a beloved fall tradition for many families, is fast approaching, beginning September 23rd and running through October 31st on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Calling all lovers of reading and writing! As summer slowly fades into fall, welcome the new season with On the Same Page Literary Festival, to be held on September 13th-17th in West Jefferson. An impressive line-up of authors includes Georgann Eubanks, Jeremy Hawkins, Charlie Lovett, Diane Chamberlain, Sarah Shaber, and Darnell Arnout, Kevin Morgan Watson, to name a few.
>For those you of who love the summer, it may seem as if the season is slipping by too quickly, but not to worry. There’s still plenty of time to check out these cool happenings in Ashe County.
If you have not seen it already, there’s still time to experience this year’s production of “Horn In The West,” America’s oldest Revolutionary War drama, which runs through August 6th. The show takes place at the Daniel Boone Amphitheatr, renowned as one of the country’s most beautiful outdoor theatres.
Calling all bluegrass and fiddler fans and players! This coming weekend the Ashe County Arts Council will be sponsoring the 47th annual Ashe County Bluegrass and Old Time Fiddlers Convention and music competition for both adults and youth at Ashe County Park in Jefferson.
It will soon begin to look like Christmas in the High Country. Make your plans to “Choose and Cut” your own tree in Ashe County this year.
If you have not met Dale and Becky Carlson, the owners of “Bluemoonistic Images” take a moment to learn about them, and hear their fascinating story.
The entertainment is non-stop for four days with fifteen different stage locations. Some of the well known artists who have performed in the past are Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Bob Weir (formally of the Greatful Dead), Emmylou Harris, Ricky Skaggs and many other famous entertainers.