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, July 02, 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...

Doc & Rosa Lee Watson MusicFest 'N Sugar Grove

Saturday, July 16, 2022

The Doc and Rosa Lee Watson MusicFest 'N Sugar Grove is held at the Historic Cove Creek School. The festival hosts local, regional and...

23rrd 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...

Horn In The West Outdoor Drama

Friday, July 01, 2022 - Saturday, August 13, 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...

Independence Day Celebration with Live Music and Fireworks

Saturday, July 02, 2022

Celebrate the Fourth of July with Beech Mountain Ski Resort! Featuring live music with Fantasy and fireworks to cap off the night,...

Boone Independence Day Party

Sunday, July 03, 2022

Join in the festivities at Clawson-Burnley Park at 355 Hunting Hills Lane (off State Farm Rd.) on the Boone Greenway. Bring the whole...

Boone 4th of July Parade

Monday, July 04, 2022

The Downtown Boone annual 4th of July parade travels east on King Street, starting at the intersection with Poplar Grove Extension and...

Sugar Mountain Summit Crawl & Fireworks

Monday, July 04, 2022

Run, hike, climb, or crawl as fast as you can to Sugar Mountain's 5,300-foot peak by way of the Easy Street, Gunther's Way, and...

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...

Annual Fairy Day in the Gardens

Saturday, July 09, 2022

Our most popular summer event aimed for families! Bring your picnic and enjoy FREE festivities. Come and meet the wandering “fairy...

Grandfather By Night

Friday, July 15, 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...

K-9s In Flight Frisbee Dogs

Saturday, July 23, 2022 - Monday, July 25, 2022

These incredible dogs have delighted audiences nationwide at halftime shows and on television. Don't miss them live at Tweetsie...

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....

K-9s In Flight Frisbee Dogs

Thursday, July 28, 2022 - Sunday, July 31, 2022

These incredible dogs have delighted audiences nationwide at halftime shows and on television. Don't miss them live at Tweetsie...

Animal Enrichment Day

Wednesday, August 03, 2022

Enrichment is an integral part of how the mountain cares for its habitat animals every day. An enrichment is a special treat, new toy...

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....

Riders in the Sky at Tweetsie Railroad

Saturday, August 13, 2022 - Sunday, August 14, 2022

Come hear America's favorite Cowboys, as this Grammy Award-winning quartet sing and entertain audiences "the Cowboy Way." Performances...

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...

15th Annual High Country Beer Fest

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, in Boone NC, High Country Beer Fest is a celebration of quality craft beer,...

Antlers and Acorns: The Boone Songwriters Festival

Monday, September 05, 2022 - Sunday, September 11, 2022

In September, 2022, the music will come to the mountain. The best, those who have written the hits, the songs you know, will come to...

Ghost Train

Friday, September 23, 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...

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...