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Weekend Roundup: Nine Things To Do This Weekend in the High Country; Check ‘em Out and Make Plans Nov. 23-25

Compiled by Rebecca Gitlen

Nov. 23, 2012. This weekend has a variety of things to do for anybody in the High Country. Whether you are looking for something to relieve the week’s stress or a wild night on the town, the High country has something to offer that will trigger that interest. There are so many things to look forward to as the weekend quickly approaches.

Black Friday in Downtown Boone All Weekend

Don’t feel like lining up outside at the crack of dawn or getting trampled at big box stores on Black Friday? Check out these deals from downtown Boone businesses. While most of the deals take place on Friday, some have already started and others continue past the weekend.

When: Friday, Nov. 30 until – Schedule
Where: Downtown Boone
More info: Click

Blowing Rock Lighting of the Town and Annual Christmas Parade 

As winter sets in, Blowing Rock looks forward to hosting visitors and locals alike for the holiday season. During this holiday interlude the town glows with the warmth of hospitality along its downtown streets, storefronts holiday-lighted and enticing. Once in town, folks can shop, eat, get in the holiday spirit and then choose and cut a Christmas tree at a local farm before heading home.

When: Lighting on Nov. 23; Parade Saturday at 2 p.m.
Where: Downtown Blowing Rock
More info: Click

Annual Punt, Pass and Kick Contest and Cookout

Football Season is here. Come out and show your football skills for the annual Punt, Pass and Kick Contest and Cookout. Can you punt the furthest? Can you pass the longest? Can you kick the highest? Awards will be given for the best in each category and age group and a celebratory cookout will also be held for the participating athletes. There will also be a pick-up two-hand-touch football game after the cookout. So come out and unleash your inner all-star at this great All-American event.

When: Saturday, Nov. 24, noon
Where: Buckeye Recreation Center
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The Markets

Watauga County Farmers Holiday Market

The last Watauga County Holiday Market will be held at the Horn in the West parking lot on Saturday, Nov. 24 fron 9 a.m. to noon. At the market patrons can stock up on local foods for their holiday meals, decorations for their homes, and beautiful handmade gifts for family and friends.

When: Saturday, Nov. 24, 9 a.m.
Where: Horn in the West, 591 Horn in the West Ave., Boone

 Beech Mountain Holiday Market

The Beech Mountain Holiday Market will be held at the Buckeye Recreation Center on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 from 11 a.m to 3 p.m. This family friendly venue hosts handmade arts and crafts from local vendors and artisans, as well as gifts for the whole family. Vendors are still being accepted, and the charge for booths is $10. 

When: Saturday, Nov. 24, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Buckeye Recreation Center
More info: 828-387-3003

Ashe County Farmers’ Market

The Ashe County farmers market, located in downtown West Jefferson, is hosting it’s holiday market on four upcoming weekends this year. On Satuday, Nov. 17; Friday, Nov. 23; Saturday, Nov. 24 and Satuday, Dec. 1 the holiday market will be open between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

When: Saturday, Nov. 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Downtown West Jefferson
More info: www.ashefarmersmarket.com 

 Live Music

Mountain Home Music’s ‘A Celtic Christmas’ 

“A Celtic Christmas” is jigs and reels, waltzes and airs, stories and songs, carols and a unique season of celebration. Anne Lough, from Asheville, will perform on the mountain and hammer dulcimer and will sing traditional Celtic songs. Cecil Gurganus, from Todd, will fiddle Celtic and traditional Appalachian fiddle tunes; and Mark Freed, from Boone, will join Gurganus on the old-time banjo.

When: Saturday, Nov. 24, 7:30 p.m.
Where: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 170 Councill St., Boone 
More info: Click

Free Tasting

Premier Wine Tasting at Peabody’s

Peabody’s will be having their weekly wine tasting for those who want a day to relax and do some tasting of the featured wines. Peabody’s has something that should strike the interest of all who have a pallet for good wine.

When: Saturday, Nov. 24, 12 to 5 p.m.
Where: Peabody’s Wine & Beer Merchants, Boone
More info: 828-264-9476


Be sure to check out our listings for cinema showtimes and movie trailers at the Regal Boone Cinema 7 too! It’s the only place where you can see ALL the trailers and showtimes for every movie playing in Boone all on one page!

Editor’s note: Want your event to be added to our Weekend Roundup next time? Email Rebecca at rebecca@highcountrypress.com.

Things to Do This Weekend logo by Debbie Carter.