Oct. 15, 2012. The second annual Boone Heritage Festival took place on Saturday to celebrate the heritage of the High Country. The Watauga County Farmers’ Market and the Town of Boone’s sixth annual “Fun in the Park Day” at the Jaycee Park also took place in the vicinity of the festival. With the multiple events happening at the same time, folks were able to run some errands at the market, let the kids play in the park and enjoy some of the traditions on display at the Boone Heritage Festival. Check out some photos of the events below. View more…
Photo by Jesse Wood
Oct. 4, 2012. The outdoor Boone Heritage Festival takes place on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the 35-acre wooded setting of the Hickory Ridge Living Museum on Horn in the West Drive.
BY JESSE WOOD
Aug. 7, 2012. Songwriters ad storytellers will take to the porch this Friday, as the Town of Boone continues with the 2012 Concerts at the Jones House series. Musical groups will include Sound Traveler and Lisa Baldwin and Dave Haney, and storytellers will include Orville Hicks and Charlotte Ross.
April 9, 2012. A concert benefit for Ted Hicks, son of the world-famous Appalachian storyteller, Ray Hicks, and a fine storyteller in his own right, will be held at the Matney Community Center on Saturday, April 21, at 2:00 p.m. Among those performing are Orville Hicks and Glen Bollick, both fine musicians and storytellers.
BY JESSE WOOD
March 14, 2012. Includes Photo Gallery! Old-time storyteller Orville Hicks will be practicing his art at Lees-McRae College beginning at 7:00 p.m. in Evans Auditorium on March 15. Sponsored by the Stephenson Center for Appalachia, Hicks’ program is free and open to the public.