Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Golfing in the High Country

High Country Golfing

Looking for something fun and relaxing while visiting the beautiful High Country of North Carolina? Visit our local golf courses and enjoy the cooler temperatures and low humidity! 

Mountain Glen
1 Clubhouse Drive
Newland, NC 28657
(828) 733-5804

Boone Golf Course
433 Fairway Drive
Boone, NC 28607
(828) 264-8760

Grassy Creek
2360 Swiss Pine Lake Drive
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
(828) 765-7436

Redtail Mountain
300 Country Club Lane
Mountain City, TN 37683
(423) 727-7600

Sugar Mountain
1054 Sugar Mountain Drive
Sugar Mountain, NC 28604
(828) 898-6464

Friday, July 5, 2013

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games Celebrates 58 Years

July 11-14, 2013 will begin the annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games at MacRae Meadows in Linville, North Carolina. Hosting hundreds of Scottish Clans, the games offer authentic food, piping, drumming, Scottish country dance, competitive games and opportunities to discover your Scottish heritage.

Below is a list of the Schedule of Events:

Thursday, July 11
Picnic, Torchlight Ceremony & Sheep Herding

4:30pm begins the Picnic in MacRae Meadows - Concessions will be provided, but you can also bring your own goodies to enjoy. Scottish entertainment will be provided, along with a Sheep herding demonstration.

7pm - The Bear: Assault on Grandfather will begin. Over 800 runners will participate in this 5 mile foot race to the summit of Grandfather Mountain.

Torchlight Ceremony will announce each clan to the beginning of the games.

Friday, July 12

7:30am The Grizzly Bike Race

9am - MacRae Meadows opens for daily events

7pm-11pm - The Celtic Music Jam Concert

8pm-12am - The Scottish Country Dance Gala 

Saturday, July 13

7am- Mountain Marathon begins

7:30 - MacRae Meadows opens

7pm - Celtic Rock Concert begins at MacRae Meadows

Sunday, July 14

8am - MacRae Meadows opens

9am- Scottish Worship Service

Games, presentations and events will continue until closing at 4pm

The Blue Ridge Brass and the Montreat Scottish Pipes and Drums Perform a...

Changes for the 4th of July

Rain Postpones July 4th Events

The rain put a damper on several area July 4th events throughout the High Country. Several activities have been rescheduled for the upcoming weekend. Below are a list of activities rescheduled currently.

Newland Centennial Celebration featuring The Tams and fireworks
Friday, July 5, concert at The Riverside Park 6pm-9pm

Crossnore Fireworks - Saturday, July 6

Bethel Blast Fireworks - Sunday, July 7 9:30pm

Cranberry Fireworks - Sunday, July 7

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Celebrate the 4th with Foscoe Rentals

Celebrate the 4th with Foscoe Rentals

Looking for something fun and exciting to do this holiday weekend? Come visit the High Country for fun, festivities, fireworks and food! 

Local Events Include:

~July 4th~

Boone's Annual 4th of July Parade - 11am in the downtown area

Banner Elk Parade - 11am with Duck Race to follow at Tate-Evans Park

Crossnore Parade - 3pm / Frog Jumping Contest 5pm / Street dance

Boone Festivities - 7pm Clawson-Burnley Park


Beginning around 9pm, local communities offer beautiful firework displays throughout the area. Participating areas are...

Tweetsie Railroad - parking $5 per car
Elk River
Linville Ridge
Grandfather Golf and Country Club

~July 5~

The 440th Army Reserve Band Concert in Blowing Rock Memorial Park - 3pm

Newland Fireworks Show

~July 6~

Newland Parade - 11am

Town of Seven Devils Safetyfest - Craft Fair 10am / BBQ Dinner 11am

Blowing Rock Independence Day Celebration - All Day
Parade beginning at 2pm
Fireworks 9:30pm

Minneapolis Parade - 1pm

Beech Mountain - 47th Annual Roasting of the Hog - 6pm

The Band Perry - ASU Kidd Brewer Stadium (gates open at 6:30pm)

~July 7~

Blowing Rock Park Dance - 1pm at Memorial Park