It’s Official: Woolly Worm Festival Earns State Recognition


BANNER ELK, N.C. – Entering its fifth decade as one of the Southeast’s quirkiest gatherings, Banner Elk’s Woolly Worm Festival has added a new distinction: Official State Woolly Worm Festival of North Carolina. The festival garnered that honor when NC House Bill 425 was signed into law on June 25 after ...

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Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair Highlights Handmade Items


BURNSVILLE, N.C.– More than 200 vendors gather on downtown Burnsville’s historic Town Square for the Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair, Friday, Aug. 3, and Saturday, Aug. 4. The 62nd annual crafts fair is a juried show, and all of the items are handmade. Colorful quilts, intricate woodcarvings, jewelry made with local gemstones, woven baskets, metalwork ...

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Calling all creators: Applications open for Tiny Art Throwdown, body painting demonstration at Little Chicago festival


For two days in August, our region’s creativity and talent will be showcased for all to see. Create Appalachia is partnering with the Johnson City Downtown Merchants Association to offer a variety of featured arts events and activities at the Little Chicago Festival. There will be opportunities for those who ...

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JCCT brings ‘Godspell’ to life


Bits of the Bible are coming to the stage through Johnson City Community Theatre’s production of the musical “Godspell.” Written by playwright and director John-Michael Tebelak while he was studying at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, the musical was born out of Telblak’s attempts to put a new, fun spin on stories from ...

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Construction Company Takes Centerstage at Appalachian Theatre


The Appalachian Theatre of the High Country, Inc. (ATHC) announced at their board meeting today that all the necessary building permits have been issued by the Town of Boone for the final phase of renovations to the historic venue. Board chair John Cooper reported that Vannoy Construction Company has been ...

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Late summer brings lots of events at Sycamore Shoals


August may be the time children return to school, but there are still plenty of summertime activities taking place at Sycamore Shoals, from learning early 19th century dancing steps, to participating in an annual butterfly count, to doing a creek critter roundup on the banks of the Watauga River. and ...

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Horizon Credit Union, volunteers honored for massive Mount Carmel block party success


Anyone who doubts that the Mount Carmel block party is back at full strength obviously didn’t drive through town on Highway 11-W the evening of July 7. The celebration exceeded expectations by filling the three shuttle access parking lots at BAE Systems, the National Guard Armory and Oak Grove Baptist Church. Then ...

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Plan now for August Under the Stars at Allandale


On four Thursdays in August as the sun sets, the air cools and stars begin to twinkle, you can hear the sounds of wonderful music or comedy entertainment and smell delicious food on the beautiful grounds of Allandale Mansion in Kingsport. Friends of Allandale and PEAK Kingsport Young Professionals are proud ...

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Hillbilly Gypsies bring old time to the The Fold


Saturday, July 21st, 2018, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by the Hillbilly Gypsies – an old time band. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $2 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free. Hailing from the beautiful mountain state ...

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Farm fresh family fun is in store for this year’s Appalachian Fair


The Appalachian Fair is a long-standing annual tradition in East Tennesse that features rides, live music, contests and more. When? The 2018 Appalachian Fair will take place August 20-25. Where? This year's fair will take place at the Appalachian Fair Grounds at 100 Lakeview St. in Gray, Tennessee. How much is admission? Gate admission is $8 ...

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