You won't lack for something to do when you stay at the Country Inn & Suites, Boone, NC, where you can always seem to find a local event unfolding. Check the schedule to see what's happening while you're in town:
- Hickory Ridge Living History Museum
Ever wonder what life was like for North Carolina's early settlers? Get a glimpse when you visit this museum located on the grounds of “Horn in the West."
- First Friday Art Crawl in Downtown Boone
February - December
Pick up a unique piece of art by a local artist during this event that also features complimentary refreshments and live entertainment.
- Watauga County Farmers Market
Saturdays in May - November
Find all your favorite produce plus browse local goods, plants and other items at the Watauga County Farmers Market. Parking is available at 591 Horn in the West Drive.
- Boone Bike Rally
If you're visiting in September, be sure to take in the Boone Bike Rally, from camping and bike games to a swap meet and live entertainment to keep you entertained.
- Concerts on the Jones House Lawn
Fridays in June - September
Don't miss a free concert every Friday at 5:00 p.m. at the historic Jones House. Bring along a blanket or lawn chair. Concerts are held indoors throughout the fall. For more information, go to www.joneshousecommunitycenter.org or call +1 (828) 262-4576.
- Fourth of July Parade in Boone
Six blocks of King Street from the junction of highways 421 and 105 to Poplar Grove Connector Street welcome this annual parade for a six-block celebration that ends with an amazing firework display.
- Independence Day at Hickory Ridge Living History Museum
Step back in time to celebrate July 4 the way the colonists would have in the 1780s and 1790s by participating in a reading of the Declaration of Independence, toasting the nation with apple cider, listening to King George III's eulogy and observing a 13-canon salute.
- Boone Heritage Festival
Take part in a celebration that honors the area's Appalachian heritage with live Bluegrass music, regional crafts, expert storytellers, delicious food and historical demonstrations from the 18th century. If you play an instrument, you can become part of the festivities by engaging in jam sessions that take place throughout the festival.
- Haunted Horn
Brave the haunted trail if you dare! In addition to a haunted trail with surprises around every corner, this annual event also features exhibits and dramatic performances, all geared toward ages 12 and up. Located at 591 Horn in the West Drive in Boone, the Haunted Horn is a production of the Appalachian Educators of ASU, and Southern Appalachian Historical Association. Tickets sales support educational programs and the Angel Tree.
- Grandfather Mountain Highland Games
Celebrate Scottish culture with highland games, dancing, bagpipe band parades and Celtic music.
- Appalachian State University Football
Cheer on the Mountaineers at "The Rock," where more than 550 games have been won. The team also boasts three national championships, 18 conference championships and has appeared in the Division-1 FCS playoffs 20 times.