There are many great festivals for all ages and throughout the seasons in the Banner Elk area and in Avery County.

Woolly Worm Festival
Located at the historic Banner Elk Elementary School across from Banner Elk Café.
155 Orchard Lane Way
Banner Elk, NC 28604
Always the 3rd weekend in October, this event brings 20,000 visitors to the area. Arts and Crafts and Food Vendors on site. Worm Racing all day. Winning worm in final race on last day predicts Winter Weather Forecast. Prizes and lots of fun!

Annual Roasting of the Hog
Beech Mountain Resort
1007 Beech Mountain Parkway
Beech Mountain, NC 28604
Last Saturday in June at the Beech Mountain Resort.

Autumn at Oz
Emerald Mountain
2669 South Beech Mountain Parkway
Beech Mountain, NC 28604
First Saturday in October at Beech Mountain
Come take a stroll and meet all the Oz characters down the yellow brick road and walk through Dorothy’s house. Come in costume. Face Painting on site.

Mile High Kite Festival
Across from Beech Mountain Chamber of Commerce
Beech Mountain, NC
No charge for admission. Free kites given to first 200 children under 12. Bring your own kites or buy one from a vendor. A colorful event on Beech Mountain you won’t want to miss!

Avery County Fair
Heritage Park, Newland, NC
Annual Agricultural and Horticultural Fair

Fine Arts and Mastercrafts Festival
In August at Historic Downtown Banner Elk Elementary School.

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games
2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646
Best Highland Games in America celebrating Scottish culture.

1009 Sugar Mountain Drive
Sugar Mountain, NC 28604
Rain or Shine this 2 Day Festival in October will have Artisan’s and Artists open their stands at 10 AM each day. Variety of foods available and live entertainment during specified times.

Riverwalk Arts Festival
Held in late August along the Riverwalk in downtown Newland, North Carolina.
Artist and Crafters, Children’s Corner, Entertainment and Food Vendors.

Shag at Sugar
Sugar Mountain Golf Course
1054 Sugar Mountain Drive
Sugar Mountain, NC 28604
Free Day of Shag Dancing, Beach Music and Lessons. Food Vendors on site.

Sugar Mountain Resort
1009 Sugar Mountain Drive
Sugar Mountain, NC 28604
2 Day Festival Highlighting Winter Activities for Skiers, Snowboarders, Ice Skaters and Spectators. Live Entertainment, Trick Competitions, Fireworks, Food, Drinks and Live Music as well.

Valle Country Fair
3rd Saturday in October
Valle Crucis Conference Center Grounds
Valle Crucis, NC 28604
This fair coincides with the 1st day of the Woolly Worm Festival.
You can find the highest quality of Handmade Crafts here. Food Concessions and Live Entertainment as well. Percentage of proceeds earned goes to charities.

Grandfather Mountain
2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646
Day full of fun and activities at Grandfather Mountain to get kids excited about North Carolina Mountain Nature and culture.

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