18-19 20th Annual Wooly Worm Festival in Banner Elk - 704-898-5605
3 -4, 10-11, 17- 1 8, & 24-31 Halloween Festival at Tweetsie 1-800-526-5740
Mid OCT. Great American Photography Weekendat Grandfather Mountain. Intensive nature photography seminars and field trips taught by famous outdoor photographers, registration fee. Call 606-523-1653 for details.
31 Closing Day at Tweetsie Railroad
7 3rd Annual Bed & Breakfast tour in Banner Elk. Call for details 704-898-5605.
20 Santa visits Beech Mountain at Fred's General Mercantile- 4:00pm-5:00pm. Call for details 704-387-9238
21 Caroling Hayride at Beech Mountain. Starts at Town Hall at 7:00pm (free)-dress warm and bring a blanket. Call for details 704-387-9238 .
26-27 Beech Mountain Sports Car Hillclimb. Call for information 704-387-9283.
8- 9 9th Annual Bill McClung Memorial Golf Tournamant. The cost is $225.00/participant. Call Banner Elk Chamber at 704-898-5605 for further details.
10-11 Grandfather Mountain Bloomer's Weekend. Lectures and guided hikes interpreting the wildflowers of Grandfather Mountain. Regular gate admission.
17 Grandfather Mountain History of Hard Rock. Lectures and guided hikes interpreting the geological history of the Blue Ridge. Regular gate admission.
17 Tweetsie Railroad Opening Day. 1-800-526-5740
19-June 6 School Days (weekdays only) at Tweetsie 1-800-526-5740
24 Western Costume Contest at Tweetsie 1-800-526-5740
30- June 1 The 13th Annual Grandfather Mountain Nature Photography Weekend. Hear lectures by top nature photographers in the evenings and photograph spectacular scenery and native animals during the day. Slides are processed overnight and entered in an informal contest. $50.00 registration fee.
21-22 Clogging Jamboree at Tweetsie 1-800-526-5740
22 73rd Annual Singing on the Mountain at Grandfather Mountain. Day-long music convention featuring top country gospel groups, in the meadow at the base of Grandfather Mountain. No charge. Informal camping available.
28 Cornbread Cookoff at the Old Hampton Store. Call for details 704-733-5213
28-29 Jerry Clower appearing at Tweetsie. '"Country Comic of the Year" Call for details 1-800-526-5740
4 Crossnore Annual 4th of July Parade & Celebration. Street dance, frog-jumping contest, tobacco-spitting contest, singing, lots of food and fun. Parade starts at 4:00 pm. Fireworks after dark. Sponsored by Crossnore Volunteer Fire Dept.
4 Fireworks Extravaganza at Tweetsie 1-800-526-5740
4 Annual Beech Mountain 4th of July Pig Roast. BBQ, music, dancing and fireworks - 704-387-9238 $9.00/Adults, $6.00/ages5-10, free if under 5 years of age. 5:00pm-until
10 3rd Annual Assault on Grandfather. A five-mile road race that climbs 1,568 feet in elevation from the town of Linville to the summit of Grandfather Mountain. This event is part of the opening ceremony of the Scottish games. Phone 704-733-1333 for more information.
10-13 42nd Annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games. Over 100 Scottish clans and societies sponsor this celebration of Scottish dance and athletics, known for its colorful parades and kilted pageantry. Admission charged. Phone 704-733-1333 for information.
13 Summer, Sunday, Sunset Concert. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy this free outdoor concert at Beech Mountain, Fred's General Mercantile's Gazebo, 7:00pm. Call for more details 704-387-4838
18-20 Banner Elk Art Festival at Banner Elk Millpond. Free admission. Call for details 704-898-5605.
19 Bluegrass & Crafts at Beech Mountain- 10:00am-5:00pm. Free admission. Call for details 704-387-9283.
20 Summer, Sunday, Sunset Concert - Beech Mountain. Call for details 704-387-9238 (see July 13th).
27 Annual On-the-Square Arts Festival at Newland Town Square, starts at 9:00am. Call Avery Arts Council at 704-733-0065 to register or to inquire.
26 Beech Mountain Street Dance at the Town Hall parking lot. Free admission. Call for details 704-387-9283
26-27 Osborne Brothers at Tweetsie-"Original 'Rocky Top' recording arlists." Call for details 1-800 526-5740.
27 Summer, Sunday, Sunset Concert at Beech Mountain. Call for details 704-387-9238 (see July 13th).
3 Summer, Sunday, Sunset Concert at Beech Mtn. Call for details 704-387-9238 (see July 13th).
10 Summer, Sunday, Sunset Concert at Beech Mtn. Call for details 704-387-9238 (see July 13th).
16 Annual Beech Mountain Police Fair. Call for details 704-387-9238.
16-17 Showdown at Sugar Mountain Bike Race. Sugar's annual mountain bike race for all levels and abilities. The lift will be running for spectators,
16-17 High Country Triathalon & 5K at Banner Elk. Call for details 704-898-5605.
16-17 Grandfather Mountain Amateur & Professional Camera Clinic. Lectures covering aspects of news photography by experts in the field. Free Admission.
17 Summer, Sunday, Sunset Concert at Beech Mtn. Call for details 704-387-9238 (see July 13th).
22-24 Banner Elk Art Festival. Call for details 704-898-5605.
23-24 Kenny Chesnee at Tweetsie. Call for details 1-800-526-5740.
30 Street Dance on Beech Mtn. Call for details 704-387-9238 (see July, 26th).
6 1997 Tour of Homes & Gardens. Call Avery Chamber of Commerce for information at 704-733-4737.
6 Avery Tour of Homes- 12:00 - 4:00pm. $10.00 in advance. Call for more details at 704-898-5605.
9-13 4th Annual Avery County Horticultural & Agricultural Fair, Newland Fair Grounds. Call for details 704-733-4737.
20 Girl Scout Day on Grandfather Mountain- all girl scouts and troop leaders are admitted free with proof of membership. Family members traveling with scouts may request discounted admission.
21 Bridge to Bridge Incredible Challenge on Grandfather Mountain- A 102-mile bike ride from Catawba River bridge to Grandfather Mtn. with 4,000 ft. evelation gain over the course. Call Caldwell County Chamber of Commerce for details at 704-726-0616.
20-21 Sports Car Hillclimb on Beech Mtn.-Sports Car Club of America sanctioned event. Call for details at 704-387-9283