Whatever your interests or the season, this area hosts a variety of festivals and special events throughout the year. Some of these include the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, an Appalachian Summer Festival, Sugar Mountain Oktoberfest, Valle Country Fair, the Woolly Worm Festival, Blowing Rock Art in the Park, the Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show, and Savor! Blowing Rock wine festival. Outdoor concerts are held in the summer in Boone, Blowing Rock, and Banner Elk, while various arts and crafts community festivals offer lots to see and experience. Discover our small town parades and various festivals to celebrate the holidays. Check these sources for event calendars.

High Country Host

High Country Host is the official welcome center in the region.
Phone: 828-264-1299
Toll Free: 800-438-7500

Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce

Many special events and festivals are listed on the Chamber`s web site.
Phone: 828-295-7851
Toll Free: 800-295- 7851

Boone Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber in Boone lists many activities and events in the region.
Phone: (828) 264-2225

High Country Host

The regional welcome center lists festivals and other attractions.
Phone: 828-264-1299
Toll Free: 800-438-7500

Banner Elk Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber of Commerce in Banner Elk provides information about events and festivals.
Phone: 828-898-8395

Horn in the West Outdoor Drama

This historic outdoor drama tells the tale of the adventures of Daniel Boone in the High Country and the role that local pioneers played in winning the American Revolution. At the site, you can also tour the Hickory Ridge Living History Museum, a collection of 18th and 19th century log cabins, and the Daniel Boone Native Gardens which showcases the flora of the region.
Phone: 828-264-2120