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35th Annual Valle Country Fair

The Valle Country Fair is an overgrown church bazaar set in the center of one of the most picturesque valleys in the North Carolina mountains at the peak of the fall color season. All monies raised go to fund High Country organizations which serve people in need. Last year more than 10,000 people enjoyed:

35th annual Valle Country Fair, Saturday, October 19

Valle Country Fair - Valle Crucis North Carolina

Crafts, food, mountain music

  • 150 juried fine art & crafts booths
  • Freshly pressed apple cider
  • Hot-out-of-the-kettle apple butter
  • Homemade jams & jellies
  • Brunswick stew, chili, barbecue

Location

  • Valle Crucis Conference Center, NC, Highway 194

Admission

  • Free

Parking

  • Available adjacent to the fair
  • $5 per vehicle

Date & Hours

  • 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Third Saturday in October (October 19, 2013)

2013 Proceeds to benefit:

  • Children’s Council of Watauga County
  • Circles of the High Country
  • Community Care Clinic
  • Feeding Avery Families, Inc.
  • High Country Women’s Fund
  • Hospitality House
  • Parent-to-Parent Family Support Network of the High Country
  • The Hunger and Health Coalition, Inc.
  • Western Youth Network

Sponsored by Holy Cross Episcopal Church

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14th Annual Blood Sweat & Gears

Blood Sweat and Gears

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The countdown is on for the 14th annual Blood Sweat & Gears. The 100-mile bicycle route, scheduled for Saturday, June 23, sold out in seven hours, and the 52-mile route on the same day sold out in 10 hours.

The BSG is a challenging to strenuous full English century – 100 mile loop ride starting and ending at the Valle Crucis Elementary School, approximately 5 miles south of Boone, North Carolina. The route roughly circles Boone through the outskirts of Watauga County, the heart of North Carolina’s High Country. The terrain is constantly changing with hills of all lengths and curves too numerous to count. The cumulative climbing elevation is 13,000+ feet, with the climb up to the gap at Snake Mountain, milepoint 63, reaching an 18-20% grade near the top.

[quote style="1"]It’s a great area for riding, very hilly, but I’d say it’s the best area for training in the whole of the United States. – Lance Armstrong[/quote] Ride Details

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Music in the Valle 2012

Music in the Valle 2012
The “Music in the Valle 2012″ Concert Series at Valle Crucis Community Park starts May 25th and continues each Friday evening through August. Admission is free; bring a chair or a blanket and family & friends. All concerts start at 7:00PM • See Schedule at www.vallecrucispark.com

Music In The Valle Schedule 2012

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MAY

25th • Ital Seeds, Sponsored by A.P.E.

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JUNE

1st • Brother Gravity, Sponsored by Wren’s Nest Landscaping & Garden Center

8th • The Mountain Laurels, Sponsored by Rivercross Market

15th • Sound Traveler, Sponsored by Valle Crucis Conference Center

22nd • The Major Sevens, Sponsored by High Country Local First

29th • The Worthless Son-in-Laws, Sponsored by the Justus and Nettle’s Ridge ‘Hood

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JULY

6th • Creekside Grass, Sponsored by The 1861 Farmhouse

13th • The Wild Rumpus, Sponsored by Peabody’s Wine & Beer

20th • Kent Doobrow & Midnight Sun, Sponsored by Stick Boy Bread Company

27th • High Standards, Sponsored by Holy Cross Church

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AUGUST

3rd • Dashboard Hula Boys, Sponsored by Valle Crucis School PTSA

10th • The Neighbors, Sponsored by Mast General Store

17th • 8 Miles Apart

24th • Folk and Dagger

31st • Zephyr Lighting Bolts, Sponsored by Western Youth Network

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Music in the Valle 2012 Schedule

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St. John’s Summer Sunday Concerts

St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church Valle Crucis North CarolinaThis summer beginning May 29 St. John’s Episcopal Church will host a Summer Concert Series. Each concert will be followed by a picnic on the grounds. Below are a schedule of this years concerts:

May 29, 5:00 p.m.
Singin’ in the Valle
Holy Cross Choir
No Charge

July 3, 5:00 p.m.
Todd Wright Ensemble
Jazz

August 7, 5:00 p.m.
Whitetop Mountain Band
Typical Mountain Music

September 4, 5:00 p.m.
Cathedral Choir from Trinity Cathedral in Columbia, SC
A capella

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