Weekend Roundup: App State Homecoming, First Friday Art Crawl and More, Oct. 2-3

Published Friday, October 2, 2015 at 12:59 pm

GO, APP! It’s homecoming weekend in Boone! The weather might be wet, but there are still plenty of ways for you to enjoy the first weekend of October in the High Country. Don’t let a little rain get you down. Grab your umbrellas and hit the road, because there’s still a lot going on around here.

First Friday Art Crawl – Downtown Boone

Homecoming weekend at ASU  coincides with the October edition of the Town of Boone’s First Friday Art Crawl. Although there’s a downpour in the forecast, the Jones House Community Center is still set to host its reception for artist David Holt and the High Country Water Media Society. Check out downtown Boone online for details and other First Friday happenings.

ASU Homecoming Game Day – Saturday

Are you Appalachian through and through? Don’t let a little rain put a damper on your school spirit. Sport your favorite black and gold and head to Kidd Brewer Stadium for kick-off at 3:30 p.m. as the Mountaineers take on the University of Wyoming Cowboys in this year’s homecoming game. The homecoming king and queen will be announced during the halftime show. Click here for updated information on other homecoming events at ASU.

Painting Demos at Carlton Gallery – Saturday

Check out the 33rd Autumn Group Exhibition at Carlton Gallery in the Grandfather Community on Saturday. Artists Linda Apriletti and Egi Antonaccio will be offering painting demonstrations at t he gallery, too! Aprilletti’s demo will take place from noon to 2 p.m. and Antonaccio’s will follow from 2-4 p.m. Get more information here.

BearWallow at Linville Falls Winery – Saturday

Ready to kick back and let the worries of the week wash away? Head over to Linville Falls Winery on Saturday and enjoy a live music performance from BearWallow from 1-4 p.m. This Morganton-based bluegrass crew won Merlefest’s band competition this year and they’re ready to share their sounds with you.

Santa Cliff at Almost Rodeo Drive in Blowing Rock – Saturday

Known throughout the state for his Santa Claus ministry, “Santa” Cliff Snider, known lovingly as “Santa Cliff” and “Cliff Kringle,” will make a special appearance at Almost Rodeo Drive in downtown Blowing Rock on Saturday. Have your photo made with Santa Cliff for $11.99 as you start your holiday shopping. While you’re there, don’t forget to purchase a glass of lemonade from 8-year-old Katie Coombes, who will be raising money and collecting diapers for the local children’s council with her own charity organization, “Little Blessings of Blowing Rock.” Read more to get the details.

Mountain Home Music: Dixie Dawn in Blowing Rock – Saturday

Dixie Dawn opens the fall season of Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music on Saturday at the Blowing Rock School Auditorium. The doors open at 7 p.m. and this much anticipated Dixie Dawn concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Johnson and the band always pick a theme for their special JSMHM yearly performance, and with the loss this past year of some of Country Music’s biggest stars, they decided to pay tribute to many of their musical heroes. Click here for ticket prices and more details.


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