Get Lost for a Cause at Lost Province Brewing Company
Mar
13
11:00 AM11:00

Get Lost for a Cause at Lost Province Brewing Company

Lost Province Brewing Company Hosts Blue Ridge Conservancy as “Non-Profit of the Month”

For the month of March, Blue Ridge Conservancy will benefit from “Get Lost for a Cause,” Lost Province Brewing Company’s means of supporting local non-profit organizations and community groups working to make the High Country of North Carolina a more vibrant, healthy and just place to live.

Enjoy lunch, dinner, and/or a few pints of local microbrews on Tuesday, March 13th to support Blue Ridge Conservancy. Lost Province Brewing Company will be donating 10% of sales from that day towards BRC conservation projects in the High Country.

Lost Province Brewing Co. is a destination microbrewery and gastropub located in historic downtown Boone, NC. They brew authentic and innovative craft beer on site and serve savory wood fired fare using local, regional and seasonal ingredients. As a small, family owned and operated business, they are committed to our community, environment and employees and strive above all to provide an experience of gracious hospitality for all of their guests.

“We are very pleased to have BRC as our May non-profit of the month. BRC’s commitment to preserving what makes ‘The Lost Province’ of North Carolina a special place to live, work and play is important to us as a company” said Lynne Mason, Co-Owner and CEO at Lost Province Brewing Company.  “We want to help promote the great work they are doing for our greater community that directly benefits our quality of life”.

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Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
Mar
23
7:30 PM19:30

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

SOLD OUT

Join us for one of North America's largest screenings of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour. This year, Outdoor Programs is celebrating its 22nd Anniversary of hosting the World Tour! The public screenings have built a reputation for the best mountain adventure, culture, and environmental interest films.

Watch this year's film trailer at http://theschaefercenter.org/events/id/571

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Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
Mar
24
7:30 PM19:30

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

SOLD OUT

Join us for one of North America's largest screenings of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour. This year, Outdoor Programs is celebrating its 22nd Anniversary of hosting the World Tour! The public screenings have built a reputation for the best mountain adventure, culture, and environmental interest films.

Watch this year's film trailer at http://theschaefercenter.org/events/id/571

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Earth Day Hike: Camp Lutherock
Apr
22
9:00 AM09:00

Earth Day Hike: Camp Lutherock

Located on the southwestern slope of Sugar Mountain in Avery County, Camp Lutherock is now permanently protected after a decade long collaborative effort between BRC, the NC Clean Water Management Trust Fund, and NovusWay Ministries.  It is considered a Significant Natural Area by the NC Natural Heritage Program due to its unique ecological character. The camp hosts two endangered ecosystems, three endangered species, and numerous other rare species and high quality forests. It also contains headwater streams for the North Toe River and Sugar Creek, which provide excellent water resources and rich habitats for aquatic life.  Camp Lutherock uses the land for recreation including hiking, an advanced high ropes course, rock climbing, disc golf, and other camp activities, meetings, and conferences.

Sign up for the hike here: https://blueridgeconservancy.org/guided-hikes/

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Hike: Harmon Knob at Tater Hill Bog Preserve
May
19
9:00 AM09:00

Hike: Harmon Knob at Tater Hill Bog Preserve

Blue Ridge Conservancy purchased an 88 acre property on Harmon Knob to expand the existing 1,200 acres that make up the Tater Hill Bog Preserve.  This acquisition follows 88 acres BRC recently added to the Tater Hill Bog in 2016.  Harmon Knob is a large, broad, highly visible mountain located southeast of Potato Hill in Watauga County.

The Tater Hill Bog Preserve is a rare mountain bog ecosystem, home to an array of endangered and threatened plant species, and contains the headwaters of Howard’s Creek, an outstanding fisheries resource. 

Sign up for the hike here: https://blueridgeconservancy.org/guided-hikes/

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Gamekeeper Auction
Jun
6
5:30 PM17:30

Gamekeeper Auction

BRC will host its 18th annual fundraiser on Wednesday, June 6 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM at the Blowing Rock American Legion located at 333 Wallingford Road in downtown Blowing Rock.

In keeping with an 18-year tradition, owners Ken and Wendy Gordon of The Gamekeeper will prepare delicious, creative, and original Southern food.

A silent and live auction will feature local goods and services donated from our community sponsors. Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on art, pottery, vacation packages, and many other items.

Beer and wine samples are included with your ticket. All proceeds from the event will benefit BRC and its mission to permanently protect land and water resources with agricultural, ecological, cultural, recreational and scenic value in northwest North Carolina.

Individual tickets are $30 each or $25 each for two. 

Tickets can be purchased at the door on Wednesday, June 6th. Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted.

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Hike: Bear Paw State Natural Area
Jul
21
9:00 AM09:00

Hike: Bear Paw State Natural Area

BRC led the land acquisition effort and partnered with the State of N.C. to create the new Bear Paw State Natural Area. Managed by State Parks, Bear Paw is located on Hanging Rock Ridge, a Significant Natural Heritage Area. Important natural communities with rare and threatened plant species are located within this nationally significant area.

This hike is in partnership with the Appalachian State University Biology Department. Sign up for the hike at https://blueridgeconservancy.org/guided-hikes/

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Pond Mountain Game Land
Aug
11
9:00 AM09:00

Pond Mountain Game Land

Hike 1 – Pond Mountain Challenge

Distance –5 mile loop

Difficulty – Very Strenuous with a 1,000 foot elevation gain

 

Hike 2 – Pond Mountain Ridge Walk

Distance – 2.5 miles

Difficulty Level – Moderate

Named by Thomas Jefferson’s father while surveying the Virginia-North Carolina border, Pond Mountain received its name from the unusual natural ponds that dotted its high ridge. BRC led the way in protecting this ecologically and culturally significant area perched at an elevation of 5,000 feet. Currently under Christmas tree cultivation, the project offers major environmental benefits by presenting an opportunity to restore a high mountain habitat to a thriving natural area. Pond Mountain also connects with the Cherokee National Forest which adds to a large contiguous area important for wildlife habitat. Finally, the property contains the headwaters for Big Laurel Creek, Big Horse Creek and Little Horse Creek, enhancing and protecting local and regional water quality. Beyond ecological benefits, the area will offer passive recreational opportunities such as horseback riding and hiking.

A post-hike pizza picnic will be hosted by Virginia and Michael Tate at Ripshin Farm!

Sign up for the hike at https://blueridgeconservancy.org/guided-hikes/ 

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Stick Boy Mayview Madness 5k benefiting BRC!
Sep
22
7:00 AM07:00

Stick Boy Mayview Madness 5k benefiting BRC!

Mark your calendars for the 19th Annual Stick Boy Bread Company Mayview Madness 5K Run and Kids 1-Mile Fun Run. Held on some of the most beautiful roads in the High Country, you will be sure to enjoy the breathtaking views through the town of Blowing Rock. After the race, hang out at Bistro Roca Restaurant to refuel with snacks and attend the awards ceremony. Blue Ridge Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine will once again be sponsoring the 1 Mile Kids Fun Run held right before the 5k race.

Runners who have pre-registered can pick up a race packet the Thursday or Friday before the race at the Stick Boy Bakery located at 345 Hardin Street in Boone. The bakery is open from 7:00am-6:30pm Monday-Friday and Saturday from 7:00am-5:30pm.

Race packets and race day registration will also be available the morning of the 22nd at 7:00am at the Blowing Rock American Legion. The Fun Run begins at 8:00am and the 5K begins at 8:30am.

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Blowing Rock WinterFest Rotary Charity Chili Challenge
Jan
27
11:30 AM11:30

Blowing Rock WinterFest Rotary Charity Chili Challenge

Located at the Blowing Rock School Gym. Tickets sold at the door. $8 for adults (12 and up), $5 for kids (5 and up). Under 5, free!

Taste chili from different non-profit organizations and “vote” for your favorite with your dollar in their tip jar! All proceeds go directly to the charities. LIVE music from “The Lucky Ones”

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Appalachian Mountain Brewery Pints for Non Profit Night
Jan
17
6:00 PM18:00

Appalachian Mountain Brewery Pints for Non Profit Night

During January, beer fans can show their support for Blue Ridge Conservancy thanks to Appalachian Mountain Brewery’s Pints for Nonprofits Program. For each pint sold, a charity chip is given out. (Request yours at the bar.) Patrons can place the chips in a box to donate 5 percent of their pint purchase to support the nonprofit’s work for land conservation in the High Country.

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Appalachian Mountain Brewery Bottle Release benefiting BRC
Jan
13
12:00 PM12:00

Appalachian Mountain Brewery Bottle Release benefiting BRC

Official bottle release party of the "Old Orchard Creek" blueberry sour ale to benefit Blue Ridge Conservancy. 

Saturday, January 13th, 2018
12pm-11pm
Old Orchard Creek Sour Ale available in 16 oz. bottles and on draft
LIVE MUSIC featuring Matt Bizzell
RAFFLE PRIZES
100% of proceeds will be donated to Blue Ridge Conservancy

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Volunteer with BRC
Dec
1
10:00 AM10:00

Volunteer with BRC

Please consider volunteering with BRC!

Support our efforts to Save the Places You Love by joining us for an important volunteer opportunity at Blue Ridge Conservancy. Your help would be greatly appreciated as we prepare a large mailing project to raise funds that will sustain and advance BRC’s conservation impact in the community.

Dates & Times:
Thursday, November 30th 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Friday, December 1st 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: 166 Furman Road, Suite C in Boone

Please stop by at your convenience to help address and prepare envelopes while enjoying refreshments, snacks, and a fun time with other BRC supporters. Feel free to join us during a coffee break, lunch break, or in between running errands as any amount of help is appreciated! 

Let us know if you can make it by replying to nikki@blueridgeconservancy.org or give us a call at 828-264-2511.

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Volunteer with BRC
Nov
30
10:00 AM10:00

Volunteer with BRC

Please consider volunteering with BRC!

Support our efforts to Save the Places You Love by joining us for an important volunteer opportunity at Blue Ridge Conservancy. Your help would be greatly appreciated as we prepare a large mailing project to raise funds that will sustain and advance BRC’s conservation impact in the community.

Dates & Times:
Thursday, November 30th 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Friday, December 1st 10:00 am -3:00 pm

Location: 166 Furman Road, Suite C in Boone

Please stop by at your convenience to help address and prepare envelopes while enjoying refreshments, snacks, and a fun time with other BRC supporters. Feel free to join us during a coffee break, lunch break, or in between running errands as any amount of help is appreciated! 

Let us know if you can make it by replying to nikki@blueridgeconservancy.org or give us a call at 828-264-2511.

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Volunteer with BRC
Nov
21
10:00 AM10:00

Volunteer with BRC

Please consider volunteering with BRC!

Support our efforts to Save the Places You Love by joining us for an important volunteer opportunity at Blue Ridge Conservancy. Your help would be greatly appreciated as we prepare a large mailing project to raise funds that will sustain and advance BRC’s conservation impact in the community.

Dates & Times:
Friday, November 17th 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday, November 20th 10:00 am - 4:00pm
Tuesday, November 21st 10:00 am - 4:00pm

Location: 166 Furman Road, Suite C in Boone

Please stop by at your convenience to help address and prepare envelopes while enjoying refreshments, snacks, and a fun time with other BRC supporters. Feel free to join us during a coffee break, lunch break, or in between running errands as any amount of help is appreciated! 

Let us know if you can make it by replying to nikki@blueridgeconservancy.org or give us a call at 828-264-2511.

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Volunteer with BRC
Nov
20
10:00 AM10:00

Volunteer with BRC

Please consider volunteering with BRC!

Support our efforts to Save the Places You Love by joining us for an important volunteer opportunity at Blue Ridge Conservancy. Your help would be greatly appreciated as we prepare a large mailing project to raise funds that will sustain and advance BRC’s conservation impact in the community.

Dates & Times:
Friday, November 17th 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday, November 20th 10:00 am - 4:00pm
Tuesday, November 21st 10:00 am - 4:00pm

Location: 166 Furman Road, Suite C in Boone

Please stop by at your convenience to help address and prepare envelopes while enjoying refreshments, snacks, and a fun time with other BRC supporters. Feel free to join us during a coffee break, lunch break, or in between running errands as any amount of help is appreciated! 

Let us know if you can make it by replying to nikki@blueridgeconservancy.org or give us a call at 828-264-2511.

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Volunteer with BRC
Nov
17
12:00 PM12:00

Volunteer with BRC

Please consider volunteering with BRC!

Support our efforts to Save the Places You Love by joining us for an important volunteer opportunity at Blue Ridge Conservancy. Your help would be greatly appreciated as we prepare a large mailing project to raise funds that will sustain and advance BRC’s conservation impact in the community.

Dates & Times:
Friday, November 17th 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday, November 20th 10:00 am - 4:00pm
Tuesday, November 21st 10:00 am - 4:00pm

Location: 166 Furman Road, Suite C in Boone

Please stop by at your convenience to help address and prepare envelopes while enjoying refreshments, snacks, and a fun time with other BRC supporters. Feel free to join us during a coffee break, lunch break, or in between running errands as any amount of help is appreciated! 

Let us know if you can make it by replying to nikki@blueridgeconservancy.org or give us a call at 828-264-2511.

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Member Hike: Blue Ridge Parkway Waterfall Hike
Oct
7
9:00 AM09:00

Member Hike: Blue Ridge Parkway Waterfall Hike

Joseph Vogel granted a conservation easement with BRC in 2002 on his 280 acres, known as the Waterfalls Farm. The property is located in the Whitehead Township of Alleghany County, NC. The land consists of open fields and mature hardwood and pine forests, and the trail  will lead hikers to Waterfalls Creek, a beautiful cascading waterfall. Views of Bullhead Mountain State Natural Area are visible from Dr. Vogel’s property. Early October will provide cooler weather, gorgeous fall colors, scenic vistas, and hawk migration sightings.

The hike is considered strenuous as it follows steep topography and rugged terrain to and from the base of the falls. Participants should wear sturdy hiking shoes, and bring a good walking stick, water, snacks, and rain gear. The duration of the hike will be approximately 2 hours (route options vary).

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Stick Boy Mayview Madness 5k Run/Walk and 1 Mile Kids Fun Run
Sep
30
8:30 AM08:30

Stick Boy Mayview Madness 5k Run/Walk and 1 Mile Kids Fun Run

September 30th, 2017: Mark your calendars for the 18th Annual Stick Boy Bread Company Mayview Madness 5K Run and Kids 1-Mile Fun Run. Held on some of the most beautiful roads in the High Country, you will be sure to enjoy the breathtaking views through the town of Blowing Rock. After the race, hang out at Bistro Roca Restaurant to refuel with snacks and attend the awards ceremony. Blue Ridge Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine will once again be sponsoring the 1 Mile Kids Fun Run held right before the 5k race.

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ZAP Fitness 5k Training Run at Bass Lake
Sep
27
5:45 PM17:45

ZAP Fitness 5k Training Run at Bass Lake

ZAP Fitness Running Center offers 3 weeks of free training runs / clinics in preparation for the Stick Boy Mayview Madness 5k. This year the clinics will also offer a training session for children who are planning on participating in the Blue Ridge Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine 1 Mile Kids Fun Run. The adult training runs are open to all ages and abilities and will range in distance from 2-7 miles.

Runners will meet each week at 5:45 p.m. at the dirt parking lot on rt. 221 adjacent to the entrance to Moses Cone Park.

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ZAP Fitness 5k Training Run at Bass Lake
Sep
20
5:45 PM17:45

ZAP Fitness 5k Training Run at Bass Lake

ZAP Fitness Running Center offers 4 weeks of free training runs / clinics in preparation for the Stick Boy Mayview Madness 5k. This year the clinics will also offer a training session for children who are planning on participating in the Blue Ridge Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine 1 Mile Kids Fun Run. The adult training runs are open to all ages and abilities and will range in distance from 2-7 miles.

Runners will meet each week at 5:45 p.m. at the dirt parking lot on rt. 221 adjacent to the entrance to Moses Cone Park.

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Zap Fitness 5k Training Run at Bass Lake
Sep
13
5:45 PM17:45

Zap Fitness 5k Training Run at Bass Lake

ZAP Fitness Running Center offers 4 weeks of free training runs / clinics in preparation for the Stick Boy Mayview Madness 5k. This year the clinics will also offer a training session for children who are planning on participating in the Blue Ridge Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine 1 Mile Kids Fun Run. The adult training runs are open to all ages and abilities and will range in distance from 2-7 miles.

Runners will meet each week at 5:45 p.m. at the dirt parking lot on rt. 221 adjacent to the entrance to Moses Cone Park.

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Headwaters Festival at Elk Knob State Park
Sep
9
11:00 AM11:00

Headwaters Festival at Elk Knob State Park

Enjoy a day filled with live music, games, nature activities, hikes, wagon rides, craft and cultural demonstrations, hands-on activities, history and FOOD! Please bring a dish of food to share between 11 am and 3 pm for the Annual Elk Knob Headwaters Community Day sponsored by the Elk Knob Community Heritage Organization (EKCHO, Inc.).

Elk Knob State Park is located at: 5564 Meat Camp Road Todd, NC 28684

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ZAP Fitness 5k Training Run at Bass Lake
Sep
6
5:45 PM17:45

ZAP Fitness 5k Training Run at Bass Lake

ZAP Fitness Running Center offers 4 weeks of free training runs / clinics in preparation for the Stick Boy Mayview Madness 5k. The training runs are open to all ages and abilities and will range in distance from 2-7 miles.

Runners will meet each week at 5:45 p.m. at the dirt parking lot on rt. 221 adjacent to the entrance to Moses Cone Park.

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Member Hike: Pond Mountain
Aug
19
9:00 AM09:00

Member Hike: Pond Mountain

Hike 1 – Pond Mountain Challenge

Distance –5 mile loop

Difficulty – Very Strenuous with a 1,000 foot elevation gain

 

Hike 2 – Pond Mountain Ridge Walk

Distance – 2.5 miles

Difficulty Level – Moderate

Named by Thomas Jefferson’s father while surveying the Virginia-North Carolina border, Pond Mountain received its name from the unusual natural ponds that dotted its high ridge. BRC led the way in protecting this ecologically and culturally significant area perched at an elevation of 5,000 feet. Currently under Christmas tree cultivation, the project offers major environmental benefits by presenting an opportunity to restore a high mountain habitat to a thriving natural area. Pond Mountain also connects with the Cherokee National Forest which adds to a large contiguous area important for wildlife habitat. Finally, the property contains the headwaters for Big Laurel Creek, Big Horse Creek and Little Horse Creek, enhancing and protecting local and regional water quality. Beyond ecological benefits, the area will offer passive recreational opportunities such as horseback riding and hiking.

 

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Blowing Rock Ale House Dinner Fundraiser Event
Aug
8
6:00 PM18:00

Blowing Rock Ale House Dinner Fundraiser Event

Come out and enjoy a lovely set menu dinner and beer pairing to match the selected cuisine for the evening. A member of the brew staff will discuss the beer alongside the cuisine. We would also offer a complimentary brewery tour of our Ale House brewery.  The Middle Fork Greenway will also present updates and proceeds go toward the greenway development!

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Peak Mountain Celebration in Seven Devils
Jul
25
5:00 PM17:00

Peak Mountain Celebration in Seven Devils

Please join the staff & board at Blue Ridge Conservancy for a meet & greet with the Seven Devils community at Hawksnest Snow Tubing & Zipline Park

2058 Skyland Drive
Seven Devils, NC 28604
5:00-7:00 PM

BRC extends an invitation to celebrate the protection of Peak Mountain, and to learn about the proposed hiking trail.

Beer, wine, and hors d’evours will be served. 

 

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Member Hike: Old Orchard Creek Blueberry Farm
Jul
15
9:00 AM09:00

Member Hike: Old Orchard Creek Blueberry Farm

Old Orchard Creek is a historic, artisanal Appalachian blueberry and apple farm. This beautiful cove farm is on the National Register of Historic Places and is protected by a conservation easement donated to BRC. The farm is home to a restored 1880s farmhouse and numerous historic farm buildings. Old Orchard Creek was protected in partnership with the Clean Water Management Trust Fund and is a model for agricultural Best Management Practices. In 2010, the farm received an award from Preservation North Carolina for landscape protection.

The hike will take approximately 2 hours. The ~2.5 mile hike is strenuous as the trail will take us through wooded switchbacks and along gravel roads. Your efforts will be handsomely rewarded with a complimentary blueberry pail to fill before or after completing the hike!

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High Country Toast
Jun
24
6:00 PM18:00

High Country Toast

The event moves to one of the area’s anchor tourist attractions for an adults-only evening of wine-tasting, great food, and entertainment. Live music will set the ambiance for the indoor-outdoor setting, complete with lift rides to the top of the Appalachian Ski Mountain property. Local wineries and area distributors work to provide a wide array of tasting opportunities while several local catering establishments will present some of their signature menu items.  Proceeds go toward the Middle Fork Greenway!!!  

Buy your tickets here  http://boonechamber.chambermaster.com/events/details/high-country-toast-4456 

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High Country Toast
Jun
23
5:00 PM17:00

High Country Toast

On the lawn of the signature historic destination in Downtown Boone, High Country Toast combines with the Friday Concert on the Lawn series at The Jones House to create a family-friendly evening. Three local acoustic bands will perform on the lawn while patrons enjoy a taste of dinner offerings from 5-10 local restaurants. Beer and wine samplings will be made available for attendees’ 21-and-over while non-alcoholic beverages will be provided as well. Twist Balloon Man and Boone Photo Booth will provide entertainment and photo options as well. Children under 4 years of age will be admitted to the food tent free of charge.

Proceeds go toward Middle Fork Greenway.  Purchase your tickets here http://boonechamber.chambermaster.com/events/details/high-country-toast-4456 

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Gamekeeper Wine/Beer Tasting and Auction
Jun
7
5:30 PM17:30

Gamekeeper Wine/Beer Tasting and Auction

BRC will host its 17th annual Wine/Beer Tasting & Auction on Wednesday, June 7 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM at the Blowing Rock American Legion located at 333 Wallingford Road in downtown Blowing Rock.

The Wine/Beer Tasting & Auction celebrates local businesses and the community. In keeping with a 17-year tradition, owners Ken and Wendy Gordon of The Gamekeeper will once again prepare creative and original Southern food.

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Land Trust Day
Jun
3
8:00 AM08:00

Land Trust Day

Please join us on Saturday, June 3, and show your support of land and water conservation in northwest North Carolina by shopping at The Original Mast General Store and/or the Mast Store Annex, both located in Valle Crucis.

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