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. 

Blowing Rock Winterfest

Friday, January 28, 2022 - Sunday, January 30, 2022

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

Arbor / SPY Shred for the Cup | Big Air

Sunday, February 06, 2022

The second event of App Terrain Park's signature Shred for the Cup Series, the Big Air. The Shred for the Cup Series has become the...

Oakley / Volcom Shred for the Cup | Slopestyle Finals

Sunday, February 13, 2022

The Shred for the Cup Series has become the benchmark competition series in the region, with 3 events held throughout the winter season...

42nd Annual Blowing Rock Trout Derby

Saturday, April 02, 2022

The 42nd Annual Trout Derby begins at sunrise on Saturday, prizes awarded at 4:30 pm. Win prizes for biggest fish in separate age...

Easter EGGstravaganza

Saturday, April 16, 2022

The 2022 event has not been announced, please stay tuned for more details. The Annual Downtown Boone Easter Eggstravaganza is a fun,...

MerleFest 2022

Thursday, April 28, 2022 - Sunday, May 01, 2022

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

Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show - Saddlebred Division

Thursday, June 09, 2022 - Sunday, June 12, 2022

Head to the Broyhill Equestrian Preserve for the Saddlebred Division and first weekend of the Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show. The...

The Remarkable Rhododendron Ramble

Saturday, May 28, 2022 - Monday, June 06, 2022

A series of 20-minute walks will highlight Grandfather Mountain's rhododendron species and blooms. Guests can meet the park's...

Doc Watson Day Celebration

Friday, August 19, 2022

The Jones House and the Town of Boone celebrate Doc Watson Day on the third Friday of June (In 2022 the event is shifted to the third...

Animal Birthday Party at Grandfather Mountain

Wednesday, June 08, 2022

Grandfather Mountain celebrates the birthdays of all the animals in the park with games, contests, crafts and surprises. The mountain's...

Horn In The West Outdoor Drama

Saturday, June 25, 2022 - Sunday, August 07, 2022

Horn In The West is our nation's longest-running Revolutionary War outdoor drama. The play brings to life the story of the hardy...

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

Thursday, July 07, 2022 - Monday, July 11, 2022

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

Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show - Hunter/Jumper Division

Tuesday, July 26, 2022 - Sunday, July 31, 2022

Head to the Broyhill Equestrian Preserve for the first week of the Hunter/Jumper Division of the Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show....

Grandfather By Night

Friday, July 22, 2022 - Friday, July 29, 2022

Explore Grandfather Mountain after-hours with your own naturalist guide. You’ll be escorted through the park, while stopping at its...

Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show - Hunter/Jumper Division

Wednesday, August 03, 2022 - Sunday, August 07, 2022

Head to the Broyhill Equestrian Preserve for the second week of the Hunter/Jumper Division of the Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show....

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...

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...