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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 this summer?

High-Traffic Events

May 21: 2023 Nascar All-Star Race at the North Wilksboro Speedway

May 27-June 3: Grandfather Mountain Rhododendron Ramble

June 9-11: High Country Jazz Festival

June 16-17: Boonerang Music & Arts Festival

June 24: Good Fields Appalachian Food and Farms Festival

July 4: Boone Fourth of July Parade

July 4: Fireworks Extravaganza at Tweetsie Railroad

July 6-9: Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

July 29: Darius Rucker at Kidd Brewer Stadium

August 18: Doc Watson Day Celebration

August 26: 16th Annual High Country Beer Fest

September 1: Napoleon Dynamite Live

September 4-9: Antlers & Acorns Songwriters Festival


Ongoing/Recurring Events

Appalachian State Baseball

Appalachian State Football

Beech Mountain Summer Concert Series

Boone Bigfoots Baseball

Blowing Rock Concerts in the Park

Day Out with Thomas at Tweetsie Railroad

First Friday Art Crawl

Summer Concerts at the Jones House

Todd Summer Concert Series

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.

2022 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