Beary Scary Halloween at Grandfather Mountain

Frights and fun await kids of all ages at the Beary Scary Halloween Festival Oct. 25 at Grandfather Mountain! This celebration includes a full day of nature programs about creepy critters, Halloween-themed crafts, animal enrichments and trick-or-treating — all...

Pumped for Pumpkins!

PUMPKINS! The infamous icon of Fall. We love them! You can put them in a drink, in a pie, carve them and use them as decorations, you can do almost anything with them! And because of their versatility, we decided to dedicate an entire blog post to them! Below you will...

A Closer Look: Appalachian Symphony Orchestra Students

The North Carolina Symphony starts off this year’s Performing Arts Series at Appalachian State this evening. One thing you may not be aware of is that the Appalachian Symphony Orchestra will be joining them at the end of the night. How neat is that? The NC...

Fall Guide to the High Country

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. We’re obsessed with Fall in the High Country and as much as you try to deny it, you are too. We’ve collected everything you need to know about Fall in the High Country, so get out your calendars and start...

The Blowing Rock Music Festival

Did you know that The Blowing Rock is the oldest travel attraction in North Carolina? If you didn’t that’s ok, it’s news to me too. I think most locals can agree that we don’t usually take advantage of attractions in the area. But I think it’s because we don’t realize...

Game Day Guide

And just like that, summer is coming to a close and fall will be here before you know it! And we all know what fall brings….FOOTBALL! In the High Country football is kind of a big deal. Appalachian State was ranked by Southern Living Magazine as one of the top...

Music Fest at Blue Bear Mountain

Grab your tent, your friends and your dancing shoes and get ready for a weekend filled with good tunes and good grooves. Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band; The Jeff Little Trio with Steve Lewis & Josh Scott; The Carter Brothers Band, Melissa Reaves, Dr. Bacon, The...

For the Love of Beer

It’s the most wonderful time of the year again! When we beer lovers grab our pint glasses, put on our lederhosen, and get psyched for an afternoon full of brews, food, and good times! Yep, that’s right the High Country Beer Fest returns! The Date: August...
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