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Annual Events: GHOST TRAIN at TWEETSIE RAILROAD, Blowing Rock

Fall weekends in the High Country just aren’t complete without the mournful wail of the haunted Ghost Train and its spectral engineer Casey Bones, as they take over Tweetsie Railroad after dark! Continue reading



At the Hickory Ridge Living History Museum, you will learn about the ways of life 230 years ago including the difficulties early settlers faced while adapting to this region. Docents show visitors ways of life such as blacksmithing, candlemaking, weaving and spinning, and fireside cooking. Continue reading


Fall in the High Country can only mean one thing- it’s time for a corn maze! Valle Crucis’s own Harvest Farm Corn Maze is a great destination for the entire family. Continue reading

Blue Ridge Parkway Events

Looking for free, educational entertainment? Look no further than Ranger-guided activities on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It pains me to admit this, but I didn’t realize there were as many activities as there are. Almost all are open to all ages. I learned about them this week when looking up something for a customer, and … Continue reading

Annual Events: AUTUMN AT OZ, Beech Mountain

“We’re off to see the wizard! The wonderful wizard of Oz!” This line, perhaps one of the most memorable from the beloved movie, is sure to be on the lips of thousands of festival goers next weekend, when Autumn At Oz makes its annual return to Beech Mountain. The mountain was formerly host to a … Continue reading


The Watauga County Farmer’s Market has been serving the Boone area and fostering a unique sense of community since its inception in 1974. Its nickname of “Boone’s Town Square” is very appropriate! I visited this morning for the first time in several years. Because I’m not a morning person (read: I overslept as per usual … Continue reading

Attractions- HORN IN THE WEST, Boone

Horn in the West is one of the longest running outdoor dramas in the United States, and it’s been enriching the Boone area for 60 consecutive years. Dr. Kermit Hunter penned the legendary script telling the story of Revolutionary War-era settlers in this part of North Carolina. In 1952, a team of five builders from … Continue reading


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