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Avery County Events

Jan 6: Winterfest Beer Festival, Beech Mtn Resort

Jan 13: Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser, Famous Fast Eddie’s (9-11 am)

Jan 28: Cardboard Box Derby & Fireworks, Beech Mtn Resort

Jan 22-28: 50 Years on Top (50th Anniversary of Resort) – Retro 60’s Week, Beech Mountain

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Feb 3: Snowman Contest, Town Sledding Hill, Beech Mtn

Feb 4: Super Bowl Party, Beech Tree Bar & Grille

Feb 17: Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser, Famous Fast Eddie’s (9-11 am)

Feb 22-25: Totally Retro 80’s Ski Weekend, Beech Mtn

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Mar 24: Closing Day, Beech Mtn Resort

Mar 24: Easter Egg Hunt, Banner Elk

Mar 31: Easter Egg Hunt, Buckeye Recreation Center

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May – September:  1st Friday of every month & every Tuesday, Jams with Jesse Smith, Meeting House in Crossnore

May 12 – Oct 21: Hiking and Biking Trails Open, Sugar Mtn Resort

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

May 14: Avery Chamber Golf Classic, Linville Golf Club, Linville

May 26-27: Art on the Greene, Historic BE School, Banner Elk

May 19: Beech Mountain Metric, Cycling Race

May 26: Beech Mtn Resort opens for Summer Season (Thurs – Sun until Labor Day Weekend)

May 27 – Sept 2: Every Sunday, Concerts on the Lawn, Beech Alpen Inn, (5-9 pm)

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June 1-3: Nature Photography Weekend, Grandfather Mtn

June 9: Remarkable Rhododendron Ramble, Grandfather Mtn

June 10: Taste of Beech Mountain (Food, Brew, Bands)

June 16: Beech Mountain Cool 5K Run, Buckeye Rec Center, Beech Mtn

June 16-17: Roan Mountain Rhododendron Festival, Roan Mtn, TN

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

June: Avery County Wine & Beer Festival

June 21 – Aug 30: Thursday Concerts, Tate Park, Banner Elk 7pm

June 24: Singing on the Mountain, McRae Meadows, Grandfather Mtn

June 30: 48th Annual Roasting of the Hog & Fireworks, Beech Mtn Resort (5 pm)

June 30: 15th Annual Safety Fest, Seven Devils

June 30: Sugar Mtn Summit Crawl, Sugar Mtn Resort

June 30 – Sept 3: Weekend Scenic Lift Rides, Sugar Mtn Resort

June 30 – July 1: Art on the Greene, Historic BE School, Banner Elk

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July – Aug: Sunday Summer Concerts, Fred’s General Store, Beech Mtn (6:30 pm)

July 4: Fireworks – Crossnore, Newland, Sugar Mtn

July 4: Parades – Banner Elk, Crossnore, Elk Park

July 4: 4th of July Celebration, Kite Field adjacent to Brick Oven Pizzeria

July 7: Mile High Community Yard Sale, Beech Mtn (8 am – 12 pm)

July 7 & 21: Saturday Street Dance, Beech Town Hall (6-8 pm)

July 7 – Sept 2: Saturday Concerts, 5506’ Skybar, Beech Mtn Resort (2 pm)

July 12: The Bear, 24th Assault on Grandfather Mountain (7 pm)

July 12-15: 63rd Annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

July 14: 51st Grandfather Mountain Marathon (6:30 am)

July 20-21: BBQ Boot Camp, Sugar Mtn

July 20-22: Fine Art & Master Crafts Festival, Banner Elk

July 21: Pet Fest, Banner Elk

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Aug 4: Crafts on the Green, Fred’s Mercantile, Beech Mtn

Aug 4: Saturday Street Dance, Beech Town Hall (6-8 pm)

Aug 7: National Night Out, Kite Field adjacent to Brick Oven Pizzeria

Aug 10-12: Fine Art & Master Crafts Festival, Banner Elk

Aug 18-19: Amateur & Professional Camera Clinic, Grandfather Mtn

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

Sept 1-2: Mile High Kite Festival, Kite Field adjacent to Brick Oven (10 am – 4 pm)

Sept 7-9: Autumn at Oz

Sept 8: 3rd Annual Oz Ball, Beech Mtn Club Pavilion

Sept: Avery County Fair, Newland

Sept 15: “The Hawk” 7K, Seven Devils

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Oct 6: Leaf Lookers Hayride, Buckeye Rec Center

Oct 7-28: Sunday Jazz Concerts, Beech Alpen Inn (5-9 pm)

Oct 13: Octoberfest, Sugar Mtn Resort

Oct 13: Fantastic Fall Color Ramble, Grandfather Mtn

Oct 20: Valle Country Fair, Valle Crucis

Oct 20-21: 41st Woolly Worm Festival

Oct 20-21: Scenic Lift Rides, Sugar Mtn Resort

Oct 26: Town Halloween Celebration, Buckeye Rec Center (5-8 pm)

Oct 27: Beary Scary Halloween, Grandfather Mtn

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Nov 23: Opening Day, Beech Mtn Resort

Nov 24: Holiday Market, Buckeye Rec Center (10 am – 4 pm)

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Dec:   Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting, Downtown Newland

Dec 7-9: Sugarfest, Sugar Mtn Resort

Dec 8:  Small Town Christmas with the Parade of Lights, Banner Elk

Dec 15: Santa comes to Beech Mountain, 4 Seasons Hotel (2-4 pm)

Dec: Breakfast with Mrs. Claus, Buckeye Rec Center (9-11am)

Dec 21: Yule Log, Bonfire & Hayride, Brick Oven Pizzeria (5-6 pm)

Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve Celebrations – Beech Mtn Resort, Sugar Mtn Resort

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