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2017 Calendar of Events


Every Tuesday: Jam with Jesse Smith, 10:30 am - 12 pm, Crossnore Meeting House

May-Sept.: Friday Jams with Jesse Smith, Crossnore

May 6-Oct. 22: Hiking & biking trails open at Sugar Mountain Resort

May 11: Avery Chamber Golf Classic, Linville Golf Club, Linville            ACC Event

May 13: Ramp Festival, Old Hampton Store & Tavern, Linville

May 27-28: Art on the Greene, Historic BE School, Banner Elk

May 27-Sept.2: Downhill mountain biking and scenic rides at Beech Mountain Resort

May 28-Sept. 3: Alpen Inn, Concerts on the Lawn, Sundays 5-9 pm, Beech Mountain

June–Sept.: Saturday Music 6-8 pm, 5,506’ Skybar, Beech Mountain

June 1-11: Remarkable Rhododendron Ramble, Grandfather Mountain

June 2–4: Nature Photography Weekend, Grandfather Mountain

June 3-Sept. 2: Saturday Music at 5,506' Sky Bar at 2:30 pm, Beech Mountain Resort

June 3: Kiddo Fishing Derby at Buckeye Recreation Center, Beech Mountain

June 10: Avery County Wine & Beer Festival, Blind Squirrel Brewery Campground, Plumtree       ACC Event

June 10-Sept. 2: Street Dances at Beech Mountain Town Hall, Saturdays 6-8 pm

June 14: Animal Birthday Party, Grandfather Mountain

June 17: Beech Mountain Cool 5K Run, Beech Mountain

June 17-18: Roan Mountain Rhododendron Festival, Roan Mountain, TN

June 18: Fishing Tournament, Crawdad Race & Cook-Out, Newland

June 22 – Aug. 24: Thursday Concerts, Tate Park, Banner Elk

June 23: Johnson Brothers Concert, Seven Devils

June 23 -Aug. 11: Friday Concerts, 6-9 pm, Riverwalk, Newland

June 24: Annual Cornbread Cook-Off, Old Hampton Store & Tavern, Linville

June 25: Singing on the Mountain, McRae Meadows, Grandfather Mountain

June 30-July 4: Fireworks-Sugar Mountain, Beech Mountain, Newland, Crossnore

July 1-4: Fireworks, Sugar Mountain, Beech Mountain, Newland, Crossnore

July 1: Annual Roasting of the Hog, 5 pm, Beech Mountain Ski Resort

July 1: Safety Fest, Town of Seven Devils, Seven Devils

July 1: Sugar Mountain Summit Crawl, Sugar Mountain Resort

July 1-2: Art on the Greene, Historic BE School, Banner Elk

July 1-Sept. 4: Weekend Scenic Lift Rides, Sugar Mountain Resort

July 1-4: Mile High 4th of July, Banner Elk & Beech Mountain

July 2: Mile High 4th of July Concert, 2:30 pm at Kite Field, Beech Mountain

July 4: Parades - Banner Elk, Crossnore

July 4: The Duck Race in the Park, Banner Elk

July 6: The Bear, Assault on Grandfather, Grandfather Mountain

July 6-9: 62nd Annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, McRae Meadows, Grandfather Mountain

July 8: Grandfather Marathon, Boone

July 9 - Aug. 6: Sunday Summer Concerts at 6:30 pm, Fred’s General Store, Beech Mountain

July 14-16: Fine Art & Master Crafts Festival, Historic BE School, Banner Elk          ACC Event

July 14 -15: BBQ Boot Camp, Sugar Mountain Resort

July 22-23: Pet Fest, Historic BE School, Banner Elk

Aug. 2: Animal Enrichment Day, Grandfather Mountain

Aug. 5: Crafts on the Green, Fred’s Mercantile, Beech Mountain

Aug. 11-13: Fine Art & Master Crafts Festival, Historic BE School, Banner Elk        ACC Event

Aug. 19–20: Grandfather Mountain Amateur & Professional Camera Clinic

Sept. 1-2- 15th Annual Mile High Kite & Crafts Festival, Beech Mountain

Sept. 2- Beer & Wine Celebration, Old Hampton Store & Tavern, Linville

Sept.-2-3- Art on the Greene, Historic BE School, Banner Elk

Sept. 5-9- Avery County Fair, Fairgrounds, Newland

Sept. 6: Rustik by Underwood- 65 Orchard Lane, Banner Elk (behind Best Western)- Open House 5-8pm, Ribbon Cutting 6pm

Sept. 8-10- Autumn at Oz, Beech Mountain

Sept. 9 - Grandfather Mountain KidFest

Sept. 9 - Annual Oz Ball at Beech Mountain Club Pavillion 7-9 pm, Beech Mountain

Sept. 16 - Annual Girl Scout Day, Grandfather Mountain

Sept. 25: Grandfather Presents John Muir Day, Grandfather Mountain

Oct. 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22: The Colors of Grandfather Guided Walks, Grandfather Mountain

Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29: Sunday Jazz Concerts at Alpen Inn, 5-9 pm, Beech Mountain

Oct. 1-31: Scarecrows on Lampposts Contest in Newland

Oct. 5: Base Camp BE, Banner Elk, 441 Shawneehaw Ave., ( in the red caboose) Oen House 5-7pm, Ribbon Cutting 5:30pm

Oct. 7: Leaf Lookers Hay Ride, Beech Mountain Town Hall

Oct. 14: Old Fashion Apple Butter Cooking, Old Hampton Store & Tavern, Linville

Oct. 14-15: Oktoberfest, Sugar Mountain Resort

Oct. 21-22: 40th Annual Woolly Worm Festival, Historic BE School, Banner Elk                   ACC & Kiwanis Event

Oct. 21: Valle Country Fair, Valle Crucis

Oct. 27: Town Halloween Celebration at Buckeye Recreation Center, Beech Mountain

Oct  28: Beary Scary Halloween, Grandfather Mountain

Oct. 31: Halloween Trunk-or-Treat Extravaganza, Newland

Nov. 20-Dec. 22: Christmas Wreath on Lampposts Contest, Newland

Nov. 23-Dec. 24: Thanksgiving, Christmas Choose & Cut, Avery County Christmas Tree Farms

Nov. 25: Holiday Market, Buckeye Recreation Center, Beech Mountain

Dec. 1: Christmas Parade, Downtown Newland

Dec. 2: A Small Town Christmas & A Parade of Lights, Banner Elk.

Dec. 8: Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies, Town Square, Newland

Dec. 9-10: Sugar Mountain Sugarfest, Sugar Mountain Resort

Dec. 16: Santa comes to Beech Mountain at 4 Seasons Hotel, 2-4 pm at Beech Mountain

Dec. 22: Yule Log Bonfire and Hayride, Beech Mountain

Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve Celebration, Beech Mountain and Sugar Mountain Resort



ACC = Avery County Chamber of Commerce