Month: September 2019

Elk Knob State Park 2019 October Events

New River State Park

Elk Knob State Park

Park Office: 828-297-7261

Mushroom Talk & Hike

Come hear mushroom expert Julie Mullis talk about mushrooms and join her on a hike to hunt for these wonderful organisms.

Date of Event: Sun, 09/22/2019 – 2:00pm
Start Location: Park Office

Fall

Come welcome fall. Learn about the color changes and fun facts about the local culture surrounding this time of year. Make some leaf prints and sip on apple cider.
Date of Event: Sat, 10/05/2019 – 2:00pm
Start Location: Outdoor Amphitheater

Pickin’ Thistles

Come hear three young siblings play celtic, old-time, and other classic songs at the outdoor amphitheater from 2 to 2:50 p.m.
Program may be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather.

Date of Event: Sun, 10/06/2019 – 2:00pm
Start Location: Outdoor Amphitheater

Skins & Skulls

Drop in and check out the skins and skulls of animals that are found in this area. A ranger will be on hand to answer questions.
Date of Event: Sat, 10/12/2019 – 2:00pm
Start Location: Park Office

S’mores with a Ranger

Come roast marshmallows and/or make smores at the outdoor amphitheater and chat with a ranger.
Program may be cancelled in case of inclemment weather.

Date of Event: Sat, 10/19/2019 – 3:00pm
Start Location: Outdoor Amphitheater

Timber Rattle Snakes

Stop by the office for a 10-15 minute, kid-oriented introduction to these magnificent creatures.

Date of Event: Sat, 10/26/2019 – 2:00pm
Start Location: Park Office

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Mount Jefferson End of September 2019 Events

mount-jefferson

Mount Jefferson State Natural Area

(336) 246-9653

Painting in the Park (Take a child outside)

Come up for an hour of creativity and try your hand at painting. A free canvas to take home will be provided for each participant. Tempera paint and brushes will also be provided as long as supplies last. No experience necessary. This program is for all ages.

Date of Event: Sat, 09/28/2019 – 2:00pm
Start Location: Meet at Picnic Area

Take A Child Outside Hike

Its going to be cold soon, so take a break and get out-side! This is a chance to get outside before the snow starts falling. We will be going on a one-mile hike to Luther Rock up on the very top of Mt. Jefferson. We will be watching the seasonal changes and astounding views as we hike across the top of the mountain.

Date of Event: Sun, 09/29/2019 – 2:00pm
Start Location: Meet at Picnic Area

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October 2019 New River State Park Events

New River State Park

New River State Park

Park Office: 336-982-2587

New River State Park offers a variety of learning opportunities for all ages. Typically led by park rangers, these interpretive programs allow the public to gain perspective into what makes North Carolina state parks naturally wonderful. ​

Most of the events are free, though some require pre-registration. All give park visitors deeper insight into the natural world. Call the park office for more information.

Hayrides
Date of Event: Sun, 10/06/2019 – 2:00pm
Start Location: Hwy 221 Access – Visitor Center

Hayrides
Date of Event: Sun, 10/13/2019 – 2:00pm
Start Location: Hwy 221 Access – Visitor Center

Hayrides
Date of Event: Sun, 10/20/2019 – 2:00pm
Start Location: Hwy 221 Access – Visitor Center

Hayrides
Date of Event: Sun, 10/27/2019 – 2:00pm
Start Location: Hwy 221 Access – Visitor Center

Hayrides
Date of Event: Sun, 11/03/2019 – 2:00pm
Start Location: Hwy 221 Access – Visitor Center

Hayrides
Date of Event: Sun, 11/10/2019 – 2:00pm
Start Location: Hwy 221 Access – Visitor Center

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The Haunted Factory (October Weekends and Halloween 2019)

Atlanta Rhythm Section

Sept 27th & 28th, Oct 4th & 5th, Oct 11th & 12th, Oct 18th & 19th, Oct 25th & Oct 26th, Oct 31st 2019
7 pm – 11 pm
301 Locust St.
West Jefferson, North Carolina 28694

The Haunted Factory has been proudly providing a high quality, intense haunted attraction since 2008. This haunted tour has live actors around every corner to provide you with ghoulish frights and delights. We will be open every Friday and Saturday in October, starting with our opening weekend on Friday, September 27th and Saturday, September 28th. We will also be open on Halloween night. Admission is $10 per person. Be ready to get your scare on… Introducing the new Tunnel of Terror!

For more info click here.

We are less than 5 minutes from The Haunted Factory, Click here for directions.

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Mark Farner’s All American Band Saloon Studios (Nov 9th 2019)

Atlanta Rhythm Section

Sat, Nov 9 at 6:00 PM-11:00 PM

Mark Farner’s American Band – November 9th, 2019

Legendary all-American frontman and guitarist Mark Farner was the engine that pulled the original Grand Funk Railroad to the top of the charts, and today he’s a platinum recording artist 30 times over. Farner commands the stage with the same intensity and outpouring of love as he did at 20 during the summer of ’69, and his fans are still flocking to the Captain. Saloon Studios Live is thrilled to close out its 2019 Legends series with Mark Farner’s American Band on Saturday, November 9! The rock patriot’s synergy and open heart comes with epic hits that defined a generation—“I’m Your Captain (Closer to Home),” “We’re An American Band,” a rendition of “The Loco-Motion,” and “Some Kind of Wonderful”—and you can hear them in an unmatched concert setting!

From the time you turn in the drive, relax and enjoy a worry-free music experience unlike any you’ve had before. Before the show, tour our Old West Town and enjoy complimentary refreshments, then take a seat in our beautiful Saloon for an unforgettable private concert party! After the show, you’ll have a chance to chat with Mark Farner’s American Band, ask the questions you’ve always wanted answered, take a personal photo, and have your memorabilia signed.

There are only 100 seats, so reserve yours today!

Ticket Purchase includes:

● The Ultimate Five Hour VIP Experience – it’s not just a concert, it’s a party with the band!
● Meet & Greet with Mark Farner’s American Band
● Exclusive Saloon Studios Live Bandana
● Explore our Old West Town
● Snacks and beverages available for purchase.
● Quick, Carefree Parking

For ticket info click here.

We are less than 10 minutes from Saloon Studios Live, Click here for directions.

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Barrere and Tackett Duo Saloon Studios (Nov 2nd 2019)

Atlanta Rhythm Section

Sat, Nov 2 at 6:00 PM-11:00 PM

Saloon Studios Live is excited to continue its 2019 Legends series with Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett on Saturday, November 2! These two multi-talented instrumentalists and performers have become a distinguished part of Little Feat’s sound, and will have the Saloon jamming with the music of Little Feat and more! From the time you turn in the drive, relax and enjoy a worry-free music experience unlike any you’ve had before. Before the show, tour our Old West Town and enjoy complimentary refreshments, then take a seat in our beautiful Saloon for an unforgettable private concert party! After the show, you’ll have a chance to chat with Barrere & Tackett, ask the questions you’ve always wanted answered, take a personal photo, and have your memorabilia signed.

There are only 100 seats, so reserve yours today!

Ticket Purchase includes:

● The Ultimate Five Hour VIP Experience – it’s not just a concert, it’s a party with the band!
● Meet & Greet with Barrere & Tackett
● Exclusive Saloon Studios Live Bandana
● Explore our Old West Town
● Quick, Carefree Parking

For ticket info click here.

We are less than 10 minutes from Saloon Studios Live, Click here for directions.

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Journeyman-Eric Clapton Tribute Saloon Studios (October 12th 2019)

Atlanta Rhythm Section

Journeyman (Tribute To Eric Clapton): October 12th, 2019
Sat, Oct 12 at 6:00 PM-11:00 PM

Saloon Studios Live is thrilled to continue its 2019 Legends series with Journeyman – A Tribute to Eric Clapton, on Saturday, October 12! Former guitarist for blues phenom Kenny Wayne Shepherd and named “The Best Young Blues Guitarist” by The House of Blues at age 17, Shaun Hague is now making waves with his tribute to Eric Clapton. Take in this powerful performance of all aspects of Clapton’s career from Bluesbreakers to From The Cradle, all from the comfort of an unforgettable concert setting! From the time you turn in the drive, relax and enjoy a worry-free music experience unlike any you’ve had before. Before the show, tour our Old West Town and enjoy complimentary refreshments, then take a seat in our beautiful Saloon for an unforgettable private concert party! After the show, you’ll have a chance to chat with Journeyman, ask the questions you’ve always wanted answered, take a personal photo, and have your memorabilia signed.

There are only 100 seats, so reserve yours today!

Ticket Purchase includes:

● The Ultimate Five Hour VIP Experience – it’s not just a concert, it’s a party with the band!
● Meet & Greet with Journeyman
● Exclusive Saloon Studios Live Bandana
● Explore our Old West Town
● Snacks and beverages available for purchase
● Quick, Carefree Parking

For ticket info click here.

We are less than 10 minutes from Saloon Studios Live, Click here for directions.

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Ghost Train at Tweetsie Railroad (Late Sept thru Oct Friday and Saturdays 2019)

Ghost Train

Every Friday and Saturday evening, 7:30 – 11:30 pm, Sept. 20 – Oct. 26. Advance tickets recommended to ensure admission.

It’s safe, scary fun for the whole family! Kids will enjoy the Halloween shows and trick-or-treating. And take a chilling journey into the night on the Ghost Train—if you dare!

Experience amazing and frightening scenes as you land in the middle of “Terror in the Trenches”

For more information click Here

We are about 40 minutes from Tweetsie Railroad, Click here for directions.

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42nd Annual Woolly Worm Festival (Oct 19th and 20th, 2019)

42nd Annual Woolly Worm Festival

Oct 19 at 9 AM – Oct 20 at 5 PM
Historic Banner Elk School
185 Azalea Cir, Banner Elk, North Carolina 28604

Food, Crafts, Music, and Woolly Worm Races!

We are about an hour from the festival, Click here for directions.

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Family Bonfire Night at Zaloo’s (October 19th, 2019)

Mountain Thunder

Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 6 AM – 9 PM
Zaloo’s Canoes, Kayaks & Tubes
3874 NC Highway 16 S, Jefferson, North Carolina 28640

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
Zaloo’s is hosting a FAMILY BONFIRE NIGHT (a fundraiser for The NEST Alliance and Camp New Hope). There will be a LIVE band, bonfire, s’mores, roasted hot dogs and lots of family fun. Come join us at Zaloo’s on the New River on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 6:00 – 9:00 pm. For Advance tickets, call Zaloo’s at 800-535-4027. Advance tickets are $5. Tickets at the door will be $8. Kids 3 and under are FREE. See you at Zaloo’s on the New River!

We are about 15 minutes from the Zaloo’s, Click here for directions.

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