Weekend Roundup: Things to Do This Weekend in the High Country; Check ‘em Out and Make Plans Sept. 13-15

Published Friday, September 13, 2013 at 11:15 am

by Madison V. Fisler

Sept. 13, 2013. The High Country has so many exciting events to offer its community and visitors, especially as autumn draws closer. 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.

Friday, Sept. 13

Eat Your Words Book Luncheon at the BRAHM: Back by popular demand, the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum is again hosting an “Eat Your Words” book luncheon. The luncheon will feature a catered meal and a lively discussion of Barbara Kingsolver’s book Flight Behavior. Dr. Hepsie Roskelly, professor of English at UNC-Greensboro, who led the discussion at last year’s event, will again provide insight and thought-provoking questions and comments.

Wilkesboro’s Weekly Open Air Market: Wilkesboro hosts a weekly Open Air Market on West Main Street in the heart of historic downtown, offering farm-fresh fruits, vegetables and plants, as well as handmade crafts. The market’s focus is on supporting and sustaining the local farm and artisan community. The market takes place every Friday from 4 to 8 p.m., from April 19 through Oct. 18. Admission is free. The town of Wilkesboro will also provide an open mike opportunity during the regular Open Air Market Fridays for local and regional musicians. Open mike signups will be available weekly April through October, not including the Third Friday Events, which are held April through August. To sign up, or for more information, contact Andrew Carlton at Wilkesboro Town Hall at (336) 838-3951

Friday Concerts at the Jones House: Concerts at the Jones House – Every Friday in downtown Boone. FREE! Bring your own chair or blanket. Concerts start at 5:00 p.m. This week’s show features Trevor McKenzie and the Buck Haggard Band.

4th Annual HC3 Junior Rodeo: Events will include muttin bustin, calf ropings, breakaway roping, team roping, barrel racing, goat tying, pole bending and bull riding. There will be a kid and adult calf scramble at intermission each night!! Food vendors include Makotos and Carolina BBQ. There will be a rodeo performance Friday at 7:30pm and Saturday at 6:30pm. To read our article about this event, click here

Saturday, Sept. 14

Mountaineer Mud Run: Do you like getting a little muddy? The Inaugural Mountaineer Mud Run may be exactly what you’re looking for. And if you haven’t signed up for your slot yet, you’re in luck! There are still some spots available, and registration will be open up until the day of the event. On Sept. 14, the High Country Fairgrounds will play host to the Mountaineer Mud Run in its first ever year in the High Country. To read our article on this event, click here

Beach Blast on the Blue Ridge: Come hear two of Beach Music’s finest-The Embers Band and The Tams! Enjoy Beach Music with a mountain view at Blue Ridge Mountain Club. Tickets are $28 for adults, $10 for children under 12. Patron Tent Packages are available and include a tent,  table and a cloth, 12 tickets and 12 chairs. Food and beverages will be available for sale but guests are also allowed to bring in outside food and drink (brown bagging is fine as well). Gates open at 4:00pm.

Watauga Humane Society Dog Jog and Fur Ball: The Watauga Humane Society sponsors a yearly Dog Jog to support homeless animals. In addition to a one-mile fun run with your dog, there will be vendors, trainers, contests and prizes at the event. The Watauga Humane Society will hold its 16th annual Fur Ball Sept. 14 at the Blowing Rock Country Club. There will be a reception and cash bar from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.; a silent auction and wine raffle from 5:30 to 9 p.m.; and a dinner and live auction with after-dinner show featuring The Harris Brothers and Kay and Patrick Crouch. Tickets are $100 each. To view our article about this event, click here.

Friends Day at the Mast General Store: It’s Friends Day at the Mast General Store in Boone and Valle Crucis benefiting the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation. Ten percent of the stores’ sales will go to the foundation.

Avery County Habitat for Humanity’s Home and Garden Tour: Discover four private home and garden treasures inside The Farm at Banner Elk, a private community celebrating the beauty and heritage of the Appalachian Mountains. Tickets are $20 per guest.

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 market takes place at the Horn in the West parking lot in Boone. 

43rd Annual Girl Scout Day: All Girl Scouts and troop leaders are admitted free with proof of membership at Grandfather Mountain. Discount admission for family members. Nature programs will be offered throughout the day.

Sunday, Sept. 15

“The Child Before Us” Exhibit Reception at the BRAHM: To view our article on the reception, click here

Music on the Veranda: Mountain Radio will be playing this Sunday, Sept. 15 from 4-8p.m. for Music on the Veranda at the Green Park Inn.

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