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Each summer the Appalachian State University Office of Cultural Affairs sponsors a month filled with visual arts, music, dance and creative workshops. The event is called An Appalachian Summer and this year's festival is scheduled for July 1 through July 30 at various venues on the ASU campus in Boone.

The annual music festival in Sugar Grove has turned into a two-day extravaganza of the best that bluegrass has to offer. Entertainers range from local and regional to nationally acclaimed acts. The festival, held on the grounds of the historic Cove Creek School in Sugar Grove, also features plenty of good food and local crafts and vendors.

 Dancing, running, throwing large poles and bragging about one's Scottish ancestry—it's all part of a day's work at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games and Annual Gathering of Scottish Clans.

Ashe County and the town of West Jefferson throw one of the most unusual annual public parties in western North Carolina. The theme is Christmas and the festival is held each year in July.

BOONE BLUEGRASS FEST Join your fellow bluegrass lovers for a two-day festival at the High Country Fairgrounds (just east of Boone).

The Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show is one of the oldest continuous English saddle events in the country. The show is divided into three events, each five days long starting in mid-July.

Carolina Mountain Fishing
Grandfather Trout Farm
Upstream Flying
Carolina Mountain Gem Mining
Chimney Rock Gemstone Mine
Gem Mountain Gemstone Mine
Chimney Rock Gem Mine
Thermal City Gold Mine
Carolina Mountain Golf
High Vista Country Club
Roan Valley Golf
Mountain Aire Golf
Grassy Creek Golf
Hawksnest Golf Resort
Carolina Mountain Hiking
Lost Cove Trekking
Mountain Hot Air Balloon Rides
Yadkin Valley Balloon Adventures
Carolina Mountain Kayaking
Outdoor Adventures, Inc.
Carolina Miscellaneous
Roan Mountain Info
Grandfather Highland Games
Horn in the West Outdoor Drama
Carolina Mountain Skiing
Wolf Laurel Slopes
Hawksnest Resort
Ski Beech Resort
Snowshoe Mountain
Wintergreen Resort
Sugar Ski Resort
Watauga Lake Tours
Watauga Lake Tours
Carolina Whitewater Rafting
Cherokee Adventures
River Runners Retreat
Backwoods Adventure
High Mountain Expeditions

Blue Ridge Parkway
Described as "America's most scenic drive", the 469 mile Blue Ridge Parkway stretches from Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina. 259-0718

Julian Price Park
Located at Milepost 295 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Camping, fishing, walking trails and picnic areas. 963-5911

Mount Jefferson State Park
Located in Ashe County. Picnicking, hiking and nature study.

Roan Mountain State Park
Located on the North Carolina-Tennessee state line. World's largest natural gardens of rhododendron and south's snowiest ski mountain.

Blowing Rock Memorial Park
Tennis courts, basketball court, sand volleyball court, children's playground and picnic tables. Main Street in Blowing Rock.

Annie Cannon Memorial Park
Located near the swimming pool in Blowing Rock. Lake, walking trails and gazebo.

Howard's Knob Park 
Located on Howard's Knob overlooking Boone

Boone Jaycee Park
Located on Oak Street in Boone

Junaluska Park
Located off Bear Trail Drive in Boone

Watauga Recreation Complex
Located on Hunting Lanke in Boone - 264-9511

Boone Greenway Pedestrian/Biking Trail
Begins near Watauga Recreation Complex at the ASU intramural fields off Shadowline Drive

Mast General Store
Old Boone Mercantile in downtown Boone, 963-6511

Moses Cone Estate & Craft Center
In the Manor House on the Moses Cone Estate, 295-7938

Todd General Store
Located 11 miles north of Boone on Highway 194, 910-877-1067

Hickory Ridge Homestead
Horn in The West grounds off Highway 321 in Boone, 264-2120

Appalachian Cultural Museum
Located at University Hall, off Blowing Rock Road, in Boone, 262-3117

Museum of North Carolina Minerals
Located off the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 331, 765-2761

Appalachian Heritage Museum
On US 321/221 between Boone and Blowing Rock, 262-0399

Appalachian Ski Mountain
Between Boone and Blowing Rock on 321/221, 295-7828 or 800-322-2373

Ski Beech
Beech Mountain, 387-2011 or 800-438-2093

Sugar Mountain
Near Banner Elk, 898-4521 or 800-SUGAR MT

Ski Hawksnest
Located at Seven Devils, 963-6561 or 800-822-4295

The Blowing Rock
On US 321 in Blowing Rock, 295-7111

Cascades on the Parkway
Located 3.5 miles north of Juct 421 and Blue Ridge Pkwy at Deep Gap. Milepost 272

Daniel Boone Native Gardens
Located beside Horn in The West, 264-6390

Grandfather Mountain
On US 221 near Linville, 800-4MT-PEAK or 733-4337

Linville Caverns
On US 221 between Linville and Marion, 756-4171

Linville Falls & Linville Gorge Wilderness Area
Parking at Milepost 316 on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Cross-Country Skiing
Trails located at Moses Cone Park, Beech Mountain and various locations along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Game-fish waaters of the Blue Ridge Parkway (Price, Cone and Doughton Parks) and area lakes and streams.

Numerous trails, including the Tanawha Trail, are accessed from the Blue Ridge Parkway at Moses Cone and Julian Price Memorial Parks, Linville Gorge and Grandfather Mountain. Blue Ridge Expeditions Co - 262-3615

30-mile round-trip on the old railroad grade along the New River beginning at Todd General Store.

Rock Climbing and Rapelling
Check with local outfitters for guided trips.

High Country's wilderness areas. No hunting permitted on Grandfather Mountain or on Blue Ridge Parkway lands.

River Trips
High Mountain Expeditions, 295-4200 or 800-262-9036
Edge of the World Outfitters, 898-9550
Wahoo's Adventures, 262-5744 or 800-444-RAFT

Gem Mining
Blue Ridge Gemstone Mine & Campground - 765-5264

Horseback Riding
Elk Creek Stables - 919-973-8635
Blowing Rock Stables - 295-7847
Banner Elk Riding Stables - 898-5424
Smith's Quarter Horse Farm - 898-4932

Boone Golf Club - 264-87860
Hawksnest Golf & Ski Resort - 963-6561
Willow Creek Golf Course - 963-6865
Jefferson Landing - 910 246-4653
Mountainaire - 910-877-4716
Roan Valley Golf Club - 615-727-7931
Sugar Mountain Golf Club - 704-898-6464
Crestview Golf Course - 910-657-3471
Grassy Greek Golf Club - 704-765-7436
Mountain Glen Golf Course - 704-733-5804