Visitors Information

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Below you will find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions regarding the Boone area.  For additional questions, please contact the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce at or call 828-264-2225.

What are some events going on in the High Country?

High-Traffic Events

Fourth of July Fireworks:

Thursday, July 4: 

Friday, July 5:

Saturday, July 6

July 11 - Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

July 13 - Daniel Boone Native Gardens Fairy Day

July 19 - Symphony by the Lake 

July 19-20 - Doc & Rosa Lee Watson Musicfest

July 23-29 - Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show

July 27 - Brad Paisley at Kidd Brewer Stadium

August 2 - First Friday Art Crawl

August 16 - Doc Watson Day

August 31 - Appalachian State v. ETSU Football at Home

Ongoing/Recurring Events

Appalachian FC

Appalachian State Basketball

Appalachian State Baseball

Appalachian State Football

Appalachian Theatre

Blowing Rock Art in the Park

Boone Bigfoots Summer Baseball

Downtown Boone First Friday Art Crawl

Watauga County Farmers Market 


Full High Country Calendar of Events

Explore Boone   High Country Host

Current weather and future forecast?

Ray's Weather is a station on Blowing Rock Road in the heart of Boone with accurate forecasts updated daily. 

Ray's Weather

Where can I find information on local ski resorts?

Appalachian Ski Mountain Beech Mountain Resort  Sugar Mountain Resort

When is Peak Week for the leaves?


Peak Week usually "falls" around mid to late October. The website below is updated weekly!

2023 Fall Foliage Report

Where is the best place to admire the fall foliage?

While all of Boone and it's surrounding areas offer beautiful views of the unique fall colors of the mountains, the Blue Ridge Parkway is among the most popular.

Blue Ridge Parkway Guide


Our State has compiled a list of top places throughout Western North Carolina to view the foliage, and it includes a guide of how "peak" each location is, as well as other important information.

Our State Leaf-Peeper's Guide

Where can I find information on local Christmas tree farms?

Choosing your own Christmas tree from a Boone Area tree farm is a memorable experience for the entire family. Some farms offer Christmas-themed crafts and gifts, hot cocoa or cider, cookies, hayrides, farm animals to pet, antique machinery to admire, and spectacular views. High Country tree farmers will also to ship their perfectly proportioned trees all over the world - but the choose & cut tradition of old is still alive and well - and close to home in the Boone area. 

NC Christmas Tree Association Explore Boone