Current Events

Current Events

Horn in the West & Hickory Ridge Museum (June 21st thru August 10th, 2019)

Horn in the West

June 21st thru August 10th 2019

Horn in the West brings to life the famous frontiersman Daniel Boone and the hardy mountain settlers of the Blue Ridge Mountains in their struggle to preserve their freedom during the years before and during the War for Independence. The drama highlights those settlers who came to the region seeking freedom and escape from British tyranny. Dr. Geoffrey Stuart, a prominent British physician, comes to the Colony of Carolina to study the dreaded disease smallpox, bringing his wife, Martha, and their teenage son, Jack. Through hardship and danger, house-raising and romance, the ties that bind the Stuart family and the small pioneer community grow. Dr. Stuart finds himself a respected leader in this hidden mountain community but has to resolve his conflicted feelings of loyalty to the Crown and his family’s sympathy for the Regulators and their fight for American independence.

Contact
828-264-2120
Hickory Ridge Museum
saha.museum@gmail.com
or
Horn in the West
info@horninthewest.com

Click here for directions to Horn in the West from Nations Inn, we suggest that you use 194 rather than 221 while the latter is under road construction.

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3rd Annual Moonshiners Fly In (August 1st thru August 4th 2019)

3rd Annual Moonshiners Fly In

Aug 1 at 6 AM – Aug 4 at 8 PM

3rd Annual “Moonshiners” Powered Para Glider event for 2019 at Johnson County Airport (6a4) in beautiful Mountain City, Tennessee.
August 1st to the 4th 2019

We all had so much fun last year with the great turn out for some scenic mountain flying that we are inviting everyone to do it again this year.

For those that haven’t been here before, we boast breathtaking mountainous views, friendly locals, interesting side amenities and a supporting Fixed Base Operator. Search the numerous YouTube videos from previous events to get the feel of what Mountain flying is all about. This general aviation airport is perfect for PPG operations with plenty of camping sites, water hook up and waste water dump on-site.

With both asphalt and grass runways available for take offs and landings this year there will be live band, fireworks for some night entertainment, food and beverage service will be attempted again and 100LL aviation fuel and 2 stroke oil available in the FBO office. The date of this fly in will coincide with the “Tater Hill” free fly competition that is located only a few miles up the road for those that want to visit that event during the daytime. An FAA Notam will be implemented for safety concerns that alert general aviation aircraft of your presence in the area. The beginning of August usually has proven to be the best weather conditions around here but just in case there is two large hangars for equipment storage and shelter during the rare inclement weather. Please share this announcement with all your buddies to make this event another gathering to remember.

For liability reasons, there will be no charge for event participation. Camping on property is $20.00 per night and for those that just want to park an equipment trailer on site is $10.00 per night.

Johnson County Airport (6A4)
611 Airport Rd.
Mountain City, TN. 37683
Www.johnsoncountyairport.com

Contacts:
Dave 423-727-1223 Airport manager
Bob 865-279-3161. Event safety director

We are located about an hour from Johnson County Airport, click here for directions from Nations Inn to Johnson County Airport.

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Basketry Workshop Bag Holder with Linda Eller (July 26th 2019)

Beginner Acrylic Workshop

Basketry Workshop: Bag Holder with Linda Eller
July 26th, 9 am – 1:30 pm
$62, All Materials Provided

Friday, July 26, 2019 at 9 AM – 1:30 PM

Florence Thomas Art School, Inc.
10 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, North Carolina 28694

Tired of all those bags piling up after a trip to the market? Create the perfect storage container, when you need a bag just pull one from the opening in the wooden bottom of this basket. This attractive basket is designed to hang flush against the wall.

Register Online for Workshop: Florence Thomas Art School
Or Call: 336.846.3827

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Mt Jefferson 2019 Freeride & Team Ride (July 27th & July 28th 2019)

Mt Jefferson 2019 Freeride

North Carolina Downhill Presents: Mt. Jefferson 2019!
Join us July 27th and 28th for 2 days of downhill skating at Mount Jefferson State Natural Area! Registration includes skating, camping, and an event T-shirt.

Alongside freeride runs throughout the weekend and a sunday race, we are hosting a format of team time trials. Teams of four will take two runs together, with timers that note the first and last rider. The top 3 teams with the lowest average time on their runs will advance to a one-round final. Final run average time determines the winning team.

Rides who don’t wish to participate in the team race can continue to take freeride runs. Heats will take place saturday afternoon.

MT. JEFFERSON 2019 REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Head over to NC Downhill to lock down your spot at North Carolina’s 5th annual sanctioned downhill skateboarding event.

NCDH is proud to announce Comet Skateboards as our headline sponsor and we would like to thank them for continually supporting the community.
We look forward to seeing you on the hill this July 27th & 28th!

More info at NC Downhill

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Watercolor Workshop with Suzanne Hetzel (July 17th – July 19th 2019)

Beginner Acrylic Workshop

July 17 – 19 2019
9 am – 4 pm
Experienced Beginner – Intermediate

Students will complete several small paintings while addressing and refining new and established techniques. Subjects will include: Day 1- Florals, real and impressionistic, Day 2 – Landscapes incorporating water and nature, Day 3 – Fur and Feathers. Techniques will include backgrounds, glazing, composition, negative painting tips, color selection, and wet into wet. There will be short demos followed by lots of painting time, and plenty of direct attention from the instructor.

Register Online for Workshop: Florence Thomas Art School
Or call: 336.846.3827

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Beginner Acrylic Workshop w/ Suzanne Hetzel (July 20th, 2019)

Beginner Acrylic Workshop

July 20th, 2019 9 am – 4 pm

Looking to experiment in a new medium? Acrylics are a fun and exciting medium that encompass the fast drying of watercolor with the beauty and vividness of oils without the chemicals. Students will learn underpainting, glazing, color mixing, and opaque media techniques along with basics such as composition and blocking. Value studies will be an important part of this class. Come with an open mind and an enthusiasm for trying something new.

Register Online for Workshop: Florence Thomas Art School
Or Call: 336.846.3827

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15th Annual Smoke on the Mountain (July 19th, 2019)

15th Annual Smoke on the Mountain

Date: Friday, July 19, 2019 at 9 AM – 8 PM
Location: N Main St, Galax, VA 24333, United States

A standard MBN Pro-level and Patio Porker contest with Whole Hog, Pulled Pork and Pork Rib categories hosted by Twin County Chamber of Commerce.

Smoke on The Mountain Galax, VA. promises all that, plus live music, crafters, vendors, children’s activities and other attractions on several blocks of historic downtown Galax.

Galax is known for pleasing the ear as the world’s Capitol of Bluegrass and Old-time Music, and its natural beauty is a feast for the eyes. Each summer, the city adds the smells and tastes of barbecue to its symphony for the senses.

Smoke on the Mountain features vendors selling BBQ and lots of other foods, along with a chance to try the competition-quality entries for free! Stick around after the judging ends on Saturday and visit the team booths to get free samples.

CONTEST CONTACT INFORMATION
Contact: Dana Sworsy
Address: 403 N. Main St., Suite 9, Galax, VA 24333
Contact’s Phone (Day): 276-233-3732
Contact’s Phone (Cell): 276-233-3732
Email: danalee27@hotmail.com

We are located approximately an hour from Galax, Virginia.

You can click here for directions to Galax.

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64th Annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games (July 11th – July 14th, 2019)

64th Annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

The officers and directors of the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games welcomes you to the unique experience of the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games. We want to do everything possible to make your visit to the Games are pleasurable as possible. This section of our website is dedicated to helping you by providing essential information on event directors, tickets, lodging, parking, shuttle bus information along with a map and directions and a check list. We have also included a list of merchants and civic groups who vend on the mountain.

No pets are permitted.

Private golf cars are not permitted.

No bicycles permitted.

GMHG is a family-friendly event. A drug-free environment will be strictly enforced.

We are located approximately an hour from the games.

You can click here for directions.

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June 2019 Mount Jefferson State Natural Area Events

mount-jefferson

Mount Jefferson State Natural Area

(336) 246-9653

Geology Hike

Metamorphic formations and intrusive quartz are just the beginning of the trail. We will also look for the connections that exist between the soil, rocks, and plants. Join us on this Appalachian Mountain hike. Wear appropriate shoes or boots. 922

Date of Event: Sat, 06/08/2019 – 2:00pm
Start Location: Meet at Picnic Area

Mountain Nature Hike

Enjoy a breathtaking hike up on the mountain. Explore forest habitats and view the natural wonders of Mt. Jefferson. We will be walking for approximately one mile. Bring sturdy shoes and water.

Date of Event: Sat, 06/08/2019 – 2:00pm
Start Location: Picnic Area

Mountain Nature Hike

Meet a ranger for a summer hike up-on the mountain. Explore forest habitats and view the natural wonders of Mt. Jefferson. We will be walking for approximately one mile. Bring sturdy shoes.

Date of Event: Sat, 06/15/2019 – 5:00pm
Start Location: Picnic area

Year of the Snake Program

Come out and learn about the animal of the year; the snake! We will discuss and learn about the different amazing species of snakes found in Western North Carolina and around Mount Jefferson.

Date of Event: Sun, 06/16/2019 – 2:00pm
Start Location: Picnic Area

Summer Solstice Night Hike

Meet the park ranger for a 1.1-mile round-trip night hike along the ridgeline out to Luther Rock during the Summer Solstice. We will seek out amazing views, observe stars, as well as the shimmering lights from town 1,600 feet below. Bring a small flashlight and wear sturdy, closed toe shoes. Parts of this hike are considered strenuous, as Appalachian night hikes can be challenging. Children over the age of seven are welcome, but must be closely supervised. For questions or further information, please call (336) 246-9653

Date of Event: Fri, 06/21/2019 – 8:30pm
Start Location: Sunset Overlook (1st overlook)

Painting in the Park

Take advantage of the scenery and come up to relax on your mountain. We will provide free canvases and tempera paints. You provide the creativity. This is a free outdoor painting program for all ages. All supplies are free while they last.

Date of Event: Sat, 06/22/2019 – 2:00pm
Start Location: Picnic Area

Mount Jefferson History and Folklore Program

Join us for a discussion and story-telling of Mount Jefferson’s history and folklore while enjoying the beautiful mountain views offered from Jefferson Overlook.

Date of Event: Sun, 06/23/2019 – 2:00pm
Start Location: Jefferson Overlook (3rd overlook)

Trail Work-Day

Come meet a ranger and help work on some of Mt. Jefferson’s beautiful trails. Spend a few hours working with our staff on the maintenance of the trails and learn about the process of trail work. Bring gloves, no prior experience necessary.

Date of Event: Sat, 06/29/2019 – 9:00am to 12:00pm
Start Location: Park Office

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New River State Park June 2019 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.

Guided Canoe Trip

Canoe the New River with a park ranger and learn the history of the river, and basic canoe instruction while you enjoy a leisurely trip down the river. Please wear clothing and shoes suitable for the water and be aware that the water temperature is cooler than the air. We will meet at New River State Park’s Hwy 221 Access Visitor Center. Don’t forget to log your canoe trip, if you are working towards you 100 miles in the 100 -mile challenge. For more information about the 100 -mile challenge please go to www.nc100mile.org

Space is limited and reservations are required. There is a small fee per person to cover the cost of shuttle service. Call 336.982.2587 to reserve your space.

Date of Event: Sun, 06/16/2019 – 1:00pm
Start Location: 221 Access – Visitor Center

Junior Ranger Camp

Explore, learn and help out your state parks! Activities are geared for children ages 6-12 and include environmental education, interpretation of the area’s natural resources, and responsible recreation. Junior Rangers help park rangers take care of the park’s natural resources, follow park rules to stay safe and teach their friends and family what they learn about the park and natural world.

Please bring water and be prepared to get wet.

Campers must sign up before June 14th by calling the park at 336-982-2587

Camp dates and time
June 17th 10am – 12pm
June 18th 10am – 12pm
June 19th 10am- 12pm
June 20th 10am -12pm

Date of Event: Mon, 06/17/2019 – 10:00am to Thu, 06/20/2019 – 12:00pm
Start Location: 221 Access – Visitor Center

Guided Canoe Trip

Canoe the New River with a park ranger and learn the history of the river, and basic canoe instruction while you enjoy a leisurely trip down the river. Please wear clothing and shoes suitable for the water and be aware that the water temperature is cooler than the air. We will meet at New River State Park’s Hwy 221 Access Visitor Center. Don’t forget to log your canoe trip, if you are working towards you 100 miles in the 100 -mile challenge. For more information about the 100 -mile challenge please go to www.nc100mile.org

Space is limited and reservations are required. There is a small fee per person to cover the cost of shuttle service. Call 336.982.2587 to reserve your space.

Date of Event: Sun, 06/23/2019 – 1:00pm
Start Location: 221 Access – Visitor Center

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