Calendar of Events

Ongoing Events in the High Country of North Carolina

Calendar: All dates and times are subject to change; please call ahead or go online before attending.

Many events listed on our website have been canceled or postponed due to the Covid-19 emergency. It is best to call ahead or check with organizer’s websites to verify the status of any local event.

The High Country NC Mountains are known for spectacular fall leaf color, so it only makes sense that the outdoor fall festivals are just as popular!  Here is a list of festivals and events happening 2020 near Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, Beech Mountain, Sugar Mountain, West Jefferson and Wilkesboro:

THE WEST JEFFERSON HAUNTED FACTORY
9/25-10/31: Every Friday & Saturday, Dark-11
The only haunted house attraction in West Jefferson featuring actors. 

TERROR BY THE RIVER & WONDERLAND ESCAPE ROOM
9/25-10/31: Every Friday & Saturday, 5-11
Wahoo's New River Outpost, Todd
Fun for everyone including: bonfire's, s'more's, cornhole, music, pumpkin carving, picture prop's, indoor snack and gift shop and much more. Wonderland Escape Room: Like Alice you followed the white rabbit and fell into a rabbit hole, finding yourself stuck in a place called wonderland.

FALL COLOR HIKES
Every October Wed & Fri @ 10am
Buckeye Recreation Center, Beech Mountain
Learn the science behind leaf color and what local fauna are up to in the fall. Call 828-387-3003

AUTUMN ART IN THE PARK
10/03, 10-5
Park Ave, Blowing Rock
Some of the best local and regional artists and craftspeople showcase their handcrafted jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass, photography, painting and more.

FALL COLOR RAMBLE
10/03, 2pm
Grandfather Mountain, Linville Mystery Hill, Blowing Rock
Guests can enjoy 20-minute guided walks that highlight Grandfather Mountain’s fall colors

STORYTELLING SATURDAY
10/03- 10/11, 1pm
Mystery Hill, Blowing Rock
Enjoy Jack Tales and traditional Appalachian stories passed down from generations told by storytellers. Admission is included in the price of your Mystery Hill ticket

OKTOBERFEST
10/10- 10/11, 10-5
Sugar Mountain Resort
Features live music, arts & crafts, bavarian food, a children's area, and fall color scenic lift rides! 

FALL FESTIVAL
October 17 @ 12-2pm, $5
Buckeye Recreation Center, Beech Mountain
Guided hikes, fall crafts and fun!

CANDLELIGHT GHOST TOURS
10/24, 7:30 & 8pm
Wilkes Heritage Museum
Enjoy legends of the past and stories of ghosts in the present.  Tours are $10. To reserve, call 336-667-3171

HALLOWEEN PARTY & TRAIL or TREAT
October 30 @ 6pm, $5
Buckeye Recreation Center, Beech Mountain
Zombies are everywhere! Stock up on candy from our trail or treat and then head out on the haunted trail.