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Mark Your Calendar for these September Events in the High Country
The month of September 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 September Events in the High Country
Here are our top five events happening in Boone Blowing Rock and Banner Elk during September.
Sept. 5–7: Blue Bear Music Festival
Spend your weekend at the Blue Bear Music Festival, Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 5–7, at Blue Bear Mountain Camp. Each day will showcase different performers on two different stages. Headliners include The Reckoning, Tim Carter Band, The Trongone Band, Acoustic Syndicate, Tan and Sober Gentlemen, Melissa Reaves and more. Festival takes place rain or shine.
Sept. 7: Art in the Park
Come out rain or shine to the Art in the Park event in downtown Blowing Rock. This is your chance to browse over 90 artisans in a stroll-and-shop experience. Find handmade sculptures, paintings, pottery and much more at this local market.
Sept. 13: High Country Toast
Raise a glass to North Carolina’s High Country at the High Country Toast on Friday, Sept. 13. Set against the backdrop of Valle Crucis Community Park in Banner Elk, this free event will feature live music from Shay M. Lovette. Attendees can also enjoy food from the food truck village, as well as craft beer and wine from regional vendors.
Sept. 14: The Blowing Rock Music Festival
Don’t miss the annual Blowing Rock Music Festival for an evening of live music at sunset. This festival takes place at North Carolina’s oldest attraction, The Blowing Rock. Enjoy live music, food vendors and more at this beautiful concert locale. Headliners include The Harris Brothers, Larry Sparks and the Lonesome Ramblers, Shelby Rae Moore Band, Soul Benefactor, Jeff Little Trio and Wayne Henderson.
Sept. 20–21, 37–28: Ghost Train®
For two weekends in September, get into some spooky fun at Tweetsie Railroad during the park’s Ghost Train® event. This year’s theme is “Terror in the Trenches.” After dark, enjoy a themed, ghostly train ride. The park will also have a haunted house, Halloween shows on Main Street, trick-or-treating and more.
Click here to read more about Ghost Train.