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More Boone North Carolina Magazine articles:

Tweetsie Railroad
See photos and learn about the real Tweetsie . . .

Hickory Ridge Homestead
See photos and learn about the history of the Boone North Carolina area . . .

Horn in the West
See photos and learn about the history of Daniel Boone in the Boone North Carolina area . . .

Blue Ridge Parkway
See photos and learn about the Blue Ridge Parkway near Boone North Carolina . . .

Moses Cone Mansion
See photos and learn about the Moses Cone Mansion near Boone North Carolina . . .

Julian Price Park
See photos and learn about the Julian Price Park near Boone North Carolina . . .

Bass Lake
See photos and learn about Bass Lake near Boone North Carolina . . .

Fall Color in Boone
See photos of the beautiful Fall colors in Boone North Carolina . . .

Winter in Boone
See photos and learn about Winter in Boone North Carolina . . .

Appalachian State
Learn about Appalachian State University history and progress . . .

Downtown Boone
See photos and learn about businesses in downtown Boone . . .

Kraut Creek Festival
Kraut Creek is the nickname of Boone Creek as it flows through downtown Boone. Learn how it got its name and about the festival that celebrates its history ...

Appalachian State Football
Learn about this nationally-known football team ...

Farmers Market
Locally-grown produce and more ...

Ben Long Frescoes
See the works of North Carolina fresco artist Benjamin Long IV ...

Mast General Store
The Mast General Store in Valle Crucis and downtown Boone ...

Around Boone North Carolina       

Update: Grandfather Mountain State Park

Grandfather Mountain State Park Linville North Carolina

The State of North Carolina purchased "the backcountry" of Grandfather Mountain in 2008, 2 years after Hugh Morton's death, and created the Grandfather Mountain State Park in 2009.

In a complex deal, the Morton family inheritors kept the fun part, called "the attraction", and created a foundation to continue to develop its nature education facilities and to host the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games and Singing on the Mountain festivals . . .

Click here to learn more . . .

Cove Creek Farm Heritage days 2011

Cove Creek Farm Heritage Days         

On September 17 the Historic Cove Creek School was the scene of the annual Cove Creek Farm Heritage Day celebration. Local farmers and craftspersons demonstrated techniques and products needed more than ever in our community.

Click here to learn more . . .

Blue Ridge Parkway in the Boone North Carolina Mountains

2010 Watauga County Farmers' Market

May 2010

Buying local may be a new trend for some but the Watauga County Farmers' Market has been selling local produce for 37 years. This vibrant market is thriving as many people reevaluate their food sources and quality . . .

Read more . . .

Blue Ridge Parkway in the Boone North Carolina Mountains

The Blue Ridge Parkway
near Boone NC

October 2009

The Blue Ridge Parkway provides great recreational opportunities and breathtaking views to residents of and visitors to the Boone North Carolina area. Learn about the Moses Cone Mansion, Julian Price Park, the Linn Cove Viaduct and Bass Lake . . .

Read more . . .

Sugar Grove near Boone North Carolina Mountains

Sugar Grove

Sugar Grove is in western Watauga County and is a great place to see the farmland heritage of the area. It is also the location of Doc Watson's MusicFest in Sugar Grove and the Blood Sweat and Gears bicycle race . . .

Read more . . .

Elk Knob State Park near Boone North Carolina Mountains

Elk Knob State Park

January 2009

Elk Knob State Park is one of the newest state parks in North Carolina. Saved by local residents and the Nature Conservancy, this park was quickly created and is in the process of being developed into a truly special place to visit . . .

Read more . . .

The Hunger and Health Coalition in Boone North Carolina Mountains

Hunger & Health Coalition

March 2009

At the Hunger & Health Coalition you will find people who daily help others fight off hunger. Volunteers unload donations of food, prepare meals and assemble boxes of nutritious food for those in need. . .

Read more . . .

2008 Farmers Market in Boone North Carolina Mountains

2008 Watauga County Farmers' Market

August 2008

The Watauga County Farmers' Market has grown into a full-scale market heavily attended by locals and visitors. It is located on the grounds of the Horn in the West Theater and is open each Saturday from early May through October. . .

Read more . . .

Tweetsie Railroad Amusement Park near Boone North Carolina Mountains

Opening Day at Tweetsie

May 2008

Tweetsie Railroad Amusement Park in Blowing Rock opened for the 2008 season on Friday May 2. The park was filled with school children and adults on a beautiful late spring day. See photos and learn more about the history of the "Old #12" Tweetsie locomotive. . .

Read more . . .

Grandfather Mountain near Boone North Carolina Mountains

Grandfather Mountain

May 2008

Grandfather Mountain is billed as "Carolina's Top Scenic Attraction." Look at the high country of western North Carolina from the "top of the world", walk across the Mile High Swinging Bridge and watch the bear, deer, eagles and otters in natural habitats. . .

Read more . . .

Hickory Ridge Homestead

Hickory Ridge Homestead in the Boone North Carolina Mountains

October, 2007

This living history museum has been a part of Boone since 1980. It showcases life in the 1700s in the mountains of North Carolina.

This museum is part of a larger complex that includes the Horn in the West Outdoor Drama and the Watauga County Farmers' Market . . .

Read more . . .

Horn in the West Outdoor Drama in the Boone North Carolina Mountains

Horn in the West Outdoor Drama

October 2007

The Horn in the West Outdoor Drama is billed as the "nation's oldest Revolutionary War drama". It is a must-see for many visitors to Boone, especially children . . .

Read more . . .

Watauga County Farmers Market in the Boone North Carolina Mountains

Watauga County Farmers' Market

October 2007

The Watauga County Farmers' Market in Boone North Carolina has grown dramatically in the last 10 years and is a festive, crowded event from May to November each year. . . .

Read more . . .

15th Annual Kraut Creek Festival

Kraut Creek Festival in Downtown Boone North Carolina

September 22, 2007

The 15th annual Kraut Creek Festival was held on Howard Street in downtown Boone on Saturday September 22. Local craftpersons, musicians, food vendors and a variety of other groups provided an interesting day for the festival's visitors.

Read more . . .