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Weekend Roundup: Things to Do This Weekend in the High Country; Check ‘em Out, Make Plans Nov. 1-Nov. 3

Nov. 1, 2013.  The High Country has so many exciting events to offer its community and visitors, especially as autumn is already upon us. Check our site every Friday for something new and exciting to look forward to while you’re watching the hour hand crawl to 5 o’clock. Find live music down the street, explore a nearby town’s local secrets or try out a new square dancing class. There’s always something fun to do in the High Country. 

Weekend-Long Events

Movies: Check out the movies playing this week with our movie trailer roundup here

Tweetsie Railroad’s Ghost Train Festival: Tweetsie Railroad has had a great year and what might be the best Ghost Train Festival ever. Right now they’re getting ready to wrap it up with one last weekend scare of the Ghost Train to finish off the season strong. For more information, click here

Friday, Nov. 1

AppalFest at ASU: The leaves are bright, the air is crisp and there is a fall taste in the air, which can only mean that it’s officially AppalFest time! The completely free and community friendly event is scheduled for Nov. 1, from 12-4 p.m. at Appalachian State University. To read the article on this event, click here.

Tedeschi Trucks Band Concert: On Nov. 1 at 8 p.m., the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts will host the Tedeschi Trucks Band, an 11-piece musical ensemble led by husband and wife team Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi. Tickets for the concert are completely sold out.

First Friday Art Crawl: That’s right art crawlers, tonight is the November edition of the downtown tradition. For our round up of the art crawl festivities this month, click here.

Bluegrass at Todd General Store: Head out to Todd General Store every Friday through Thanksgiving and listen to a variety of live Bluegrass Acts. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and music starts at 7. Come early to be sure you get a seat. 

Saturday, Nov. 2

Art Among Friends Exhibit at BRAHM Ends Today: This is the last week to view 80 impressionist and realist paintings and one bronze sculpture that have graced the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum since May. The exhibit finds its final week this week before the end of the exhibition on Nov. 2. To read the article on this, please click here

Watauga County Farmers’ Market: Every Saturday morning from May to November you will find quality locally farmed meats, fresh produce, artisan cheeses, dried and fresh cut flowers, hardy local plants, delicious edibles, and a wide variety of quality crafts. The Watauga County Farmers’ Market is located in the Horn in the West Parking Lot beside Daniel Boone Native Gardens. The market runs until noon on Saturdays. 

ASU Football v. Chattanooga: The Mountaineers will take on Chattanooga on Saturday at the Rock. Kickoff will begin at 3:30 p.m. at Kidd Brewer Stadium. 

Fairies and Gnomes houses: Saturday, Nov. 2, come up on the mountain to Mt. Jefferson Natural area and use your imagination and natural materials to build woodland creature houses. Each person or family will build a small house for an imaginary small creature. 

U.S. Service Academy Day with Virginia Foxx:  November 2, Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) will host a United States Service Academy Day for local students at the Historic Broyhill Building in Clemmons. The event will feature representatives from America’s five military service academies and will allow local students the opportunity to ask questions and receive advice about compiling compelling admission and nomination applications.

Mt. Jefferson Nature Hike: Sunday, Nov. 3, meet a ranger for a hike out onto the ridgeline and explore Mt. Jefferson’s wonder. This hike may include some spectacular cliff side views from 1,600 feet above town. Bring a jacket and a hat, it may be chilly up there. 

Sunday, Nov. 3

Daylight Savings: Don’t forget to turn your clocks back early Sunday morning for Daylight Savings! To read the article on this, click here

Salamanders of the NC Mountains: What do Northern Gray-cheeked, Eastern Red-backed, Blue Ridge Two-lined, and Carolina Mountain have in common? They are all various names of our native salamanders found at Elk Knob State Park. Come to this one-hour program and learn about the different species found in this area. Meet at the Park office at 2 p.m. on Sunday November 3 for a PowerPoint presentation about our wonderful salamanders.