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An Appalachian Summer Festival Presents...

Whether you want to be entertained indoors, outdoors or stay at home and livestream cultural opportunities this summer, you’ll find something for the entire family to enjoy at Appalachian State University’s Summer Festival. All genres of the arts are represented—music, dance, theatre, visual arts…

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Exploring Boone with Four-Legged Friends

After spending the past year staying safe, socially distancing, and only travelling when necessary, the anticipation of leisure vacationing is at an all-time high! No one wants to leave their beloved pet behind on family vacations, so we thought we would highlight some of the best pet-friendly…

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Hike, Kayak, and Climb Your Way to Colorful Fall Vistas

Find plenty of outdoor adventures in Boone, NC, to help you soak up fall's final colors of the season. Trek Down Waterfall Trails From Boone, follow the Blue Ridge Parkway north to milepost 271.9 and Cascade Falls. The hike is a half-mile in to view the falls from two overlooks. Or, head south on…

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Celebrate Fall Harvest in a Foodie Haven

Header photo by Michelle Lyerly. Savor the flavors of fall at one of Boone's best dining spots. Start with small plates and cocktails at The Horton Hotel & Rooftop Lounge in downtown Boone. Booneshine Brewery's specialty smoked meats go perfectly with seasonal craft beer. Carb-load at Basil's Deli…

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Shop Three Downtown Boone Artist Co-Ops

Three artisan craft co-ops in downtown Boone are perfect for finding locally-made art for souvenirs or gifts. Browse original hand-crafted items, such as leather goods, pottery, baby gifts, jewelry, woven or knitted items, and more at Hands Gallery, Doe Ridge Pottery, and Common Good Co. These…

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First Blush of Peak Fall Color

Southern Living Magazine recently named Boone and Blowing Rock two of the South's Best Small Towns for 2020. A visit to these Blue Ridge Mountain towns reveals 250 years of history, amazing long-range vistas, award-winning eateries, vintners, and craft breweries, with plenty of outdoor adventures to…

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