The High Country is home to year-round seasonal Boone Events, many that draw visitors from out of state. You can usually find a Parade in Blowing Rock during the major holidays, a music festival when the weather is perfect and Ashe County celebrates the holidays with Christmas in July! You don’t want to miss Blowing Rock Winterfest for some Polar Plunging and the area is well-known for Art and Food Festivals like Art in the Park (May-Oct) and The Blue Ridge Wine and Food Festival (April). Boone Music Festivals are a plenty with Merle Fest in Wilkesboro (April) and Music Fest n Sugar Grove (July). And there are the major festivals which draw 20,000+ visitors like the Woolly Worm Festival and the Highland Games on Grandfather Mountain that are must sees for locals and bring in visitors statewide each season. The High Country is truly a year-round destination and the plethora of Events, Parades and Seasonal activities is a testament to that!

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Family Vacation Photography

Family Photographs ARE your souvenir!

A professional photographer that you select will meet you at one or two predetermined destinations (along the Parkway, at a Park, along a stream, at your cabin rental, etc) and take either posed or more natural “lifestyle” photographs of your family for about an hour.  Engagement sessions, maternity, newborn, family reunions, they offer everything at Boone Vacation Photography! Perfect for holiday cards!

Packages range from $300 to $500 per session and include all digital files!

Boone Family Photography

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Valle Crucis Lavender House, Valle Crucis

175 Frank Mast Rd., Banner Elk, NC 28604

(Directly across from the Mast Store Annex)

Located in the heart of magical Valle Crucis, the Lavender House offers guests a tranquil place to live out their farmhouse dreams. Enjoy a lavender latte under the willows, browse a selection of natural and organic lavender products, learn to make your own soap, candles, and more in one of our workshops, or get a massage from one of the licensed therapists in the farmhouse spa.

Visit the Valle Crucis Lavender House

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Watauga County Farmer’s Market: June – Sept

Boone Town Square (Horn in the West)

Operating at Horn in the West, Saturdays May thru October and Wednesday’s June thru October. Eat local, eat organic – bring the whole family! Cooking Demos, Holiday Markets, a staple in the Boone community since 1974!

Watauga Farmer’s Market, a Boone Farmers Market

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River Girl Fishing & Tubing – Todd/Boone

4041 Todd Railroad Grade Road, Todd, North Carolina 28684
Offering Fly Fishing, Boating, Kayaking, New River Tubing Rentals and Biking. Located in Todd’s historic train depot (between West Jefferson and Boone NC) where Elk Creek meets the south toe of the North-flowing New River. Founded by fisheries biologist! In capable hands for Todd Fishing Outfitter, a fishing license or a guided tour of some of the best Trout Fishing Near Boone NC. Motto: Live, Learn, Fish.

River Girl Fishing and New River Tubing in Todd NC

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New River Corn Maze – Boone

556 Laurel Gap Rdg, Boone, NC 28607

Enjoy a High Country tradition on the banks of the New River. Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch! Bring your family, friends, church or student group and enjoy our Boone NC Corn Maze. 5 Acres and over a mile of twists and turns!

New River Corn Maze in Boone NC

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Greene Tree Farm – Boone

6989 Junaluska Road, Boone, NC 28607

Boone NC Christmas Tree Farm featuring Choose and Cut Christmas Trees. Local delivery and wholesale. Family-owned farm with Fraser Fir Christmas Trees, the best in the business! 10% of each sale goes to charity!!!

Greene Tree Farm, Choose And Cut Boone NC Tree Farm

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High Country Beer Fest – Sept 1, 2012

Broyhill Center on ASU campus, Boone NC 28607

5th Annual High Country Beer Festival! Featuring all of your favorite breweries including the Boone Brewing Co and Ivory Tower, some of the best in local brews! Tickets On Sale Now! DD Tickets only $10 and taxi options available!

High Country Beer Fest, a Beer Festival in Boone NC

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Todd’s Calendar – Locals Things To Do

Boone Area, NC

RECOMMENDED! Where the High Country Goes to Know! Where locals find everything to see & do. Music, Events, Sports, Culture, Clubs, Restaurants, etc.

Todd’s Calendar, Boone Things To Do

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The Blue Ridge Parkway

469 miles, 250+ overlooks, 26 tunnels, 151 bridges and more views than you can count. 19,000,000 visitors per year, making this the most-visited National Park in the United States. Plenty of Hiking, cabin rental options and some Fun Facts.

Blue Ridge Parkway Facts


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Blood Sweat & Gears – June

5 miles South of Boone at the Valle Crucis Elementary School, Valle Crucis NC
Celebrating its 14th year is a strenuous 100 mile loop ride with ever-changing terrain and a cumulative climbing elevation of 13,000+ feet. The 4500 foot climb up Snake Mountain reaches an 18-20% grade near the top! Lance Armstrong calls Boone NC “The best area for training in the whole of the United States.”
Blood Sweat & Gears Boone NC

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