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Top 5 February Events in the High Country 2023

Mark Your Calendar for these February Events in the High Country

The month of February is full of fun and exciting events in the High Country, from Boone and Blowing Rock to Banner Elk. Whether you’re searching for family-friendly events, food and drink events, live music or free festivals, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from. Be sure to pick up a High Country Visitors Guide to find even more events throughout the year.

Top 5 February 2023 Events in the High Country

Here are our top five events happening in Boone, Blowing Rock and Banner Elk during February.

February 4-5: Old Time Fiddlers Convention

The Annual Old-Time Fiddler’s Convention takes place at Appalachian State University. Listen to skilled performers as they take the stage and compete, enjoy square dancing, attend workshops & presentations, and browse through wares at the handmade market.

February 9: BooneDocs Film Fest Encore

Join us for an encore screening of award-winning films from the inaugural BooneDocs Film Festival in 2022. This will serve as a teaser for the 2023 festival which takes place on February 25 at 2 pm at the Appalachian Theatre.

More info about Encore

February 18: Banjos, Ballads, and Badmen: Sheila Kay Adams

Banjos, Ballads, and Badmen: Sheila Kay Adams is a FREE EVENT with Limited seating available please RSVP. Sheila Kay Adams presents: Banjos, Ballads, and Badmen. Seventh-generation ballad singer, storyteller, and musician, Sheila Kay Adams will perform pieces from across her repertoire spanning oceans and generations. This event is guaranteed to be fun and engaging for the whole family.

February 18: Sunset at the Swinging Bridge

Enjoy the rare opportunity to visit Grandfather Mountain outside of regular operating hours and see a sunset from the top of the mountain. Your event ticket includes an entire day’s access to Grandfather Mountain, with regular park hours being 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Trails close at 4 p.m. At 5 p.m., all sunset eventgoers should head to the top of the mountain. There are no event ticket discounts for folks who do not want to access the park during regular park hours. More info: grandfather.com/event/sunset

February 25: Boone Docs Film Festival

The Appalachian Theatre of the High Country is proud to announce the annual Boone Docs Film Festival. The annual festival features eleven short-form documentary films focusing on or from the Appalachian region. The screenings run over a three-hour period and include conversations with filmmakers and participants, with audience members invited to vote on the “Audience Choice Award” at the conclusion of the event.