Annual Events

While Boone, NC, is a favorite mountain vacation spot, it also offers some of the best festivals and annual events in the southeast. From winter rail jams to wine and food fests, the Boone area has something for everyone. 

Watauga County Farmers' Market

Saturday, October 01, 2022 - Saturday, November 26, 2022

The Watauga County Farmers' Market has been "Boone's Town Square since 1974". Up to 65 vendors offer quality locally farmed produce and...

HawkWatch

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - Friday, September 30, 2022

Throughout September, guests are invited to join the mountain’s naturalists as they count and celebrate the annual spectacle of the...

Oktoberfest at Sugar Mountain Resort

Saturday, October 08, 2022 - Sunday, October 09, 2022

There are lots of reasons you'll want to grab your beer stein, put on your Lederhosen or your Dirndl and head to Sugar Mountain Resort...

Ghost Train

Friday, September 30, 2022 - Saturday, October 29, 2022

Tweetsie Railroad transforms from the Wild West into a haunted park with Halloween thrills and chills for all ages. The highlight of...

Valle Country Fair

Saturday, October 15, 2022

The Valle Country Fair is an overgrown church bazaar set in the center of one of the most picturesque valleys in the North Carolina...

Woolly Worm Festival

Saturday, October 15, 2022 - Sunday, October 16, 2022

There will be tons of family fun, food and craft vendors on both Saturday and Sunday. Don't forget to bring your woolly worm for the...

Annual Thanksgiving Kiln Opening

Saturday, November 26, 2022

Annually occurs the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Be present at 10am to see items fresh out of the kiln, and check out the best...

Blowing Rock Christmas in the Park and Lighting of the Town

Friday, November 25, 2022

Blowing Rock’s Christmas in the Park & Lighting of the Town celebration is an annual holiday event that you are sure to love. Join...

Blowing Rock Christmas Parade

Saturday, November 26, 2022

The Christmas Parade on Blowing Rock's Main Street is a holiday tradition. It’s filled to the brim with holiday cheer and Christmas...

Festive First Friday and Solar Tree Lighting

Friday, December 02, 2022

The town of Boone's Festive First Friday celebration and Solar Tree Lighting will take place on December 2nd. Meet Santa (& maybe...

Grandfather Mountain New Year's Sunrise

Sunday, January 01, 2023

Ring in a epic New Year on Friday, Jaurary 1, 2022 for the first sunrise of 2022 - atop Grandfather Mountain. This special event will...

Blowing Rock Winterfest

Thursday, January 26, 2023 - Sunday, January 29, 2023

Blowing Rock celebrates winter with several days of fun and events for the whole family from Ice Sculpture Carving to a Polar Plunge...

MerleFest 2023

Thursday, April 27, 2023 - Sunday, April 30, 2023

MerleFest, considered one of the premier music festivals in the country, is an annual homecoming of musicians and music fans held on...

High Country Jazz Festival

Friday, June 09, 2023 - Sunday, June 11, 2023

The inaugural High Country Jazz Festival takes place June 9 - 11, 2023 in various beautiful venues in both Boone and Blowing Rock. Hear...

Boonerang Music & Arts Festival

Friday, June 16, 2023 - Saturday, June 17, 2023

Downtown Boone will become the festival grounds, and artists with connections to the town will be performing within walking distance of...

Symphony by the Lake

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Experience a moving performance by the Symphony of the Mountains. Surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge landscape, take your seat on...

23rd Annual Blood, Sweat, and Gears Charity Ride

Saturday, June 24, 2023

From humble beginnings, Blood Sweat and Gears, aka BSG, has grown into the North Carolina High Country’s premier cycling event....

Annual Heritage Day and Kiln Opening

Sunday, June 25, 2023

Annually occurs the last Saturday in June. Be present at 10am to see items fresh out of the kiln and check out the best selection of...

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

Thursday, July 06, 2023 - Sunday, July 09, 2023

Blaring bagpipes, astounding athletes, delicate dancers, rocking Celtic music and a spectacular highland setting make this colorful...