Blue Ridge BBQ and Brew Fest 
When: Friday, August 30- Saturday, August 31
Where: Blue Ridge Theatre and Event Center, 9331 NC-16 N

Live music, BBQ cookoff, craft beer tastings, and more. 


New River Blues Festival 
When: Saturday, August 31 
Where: Boondocks Brewing, 108 S. Jefferson Dr. 

Calling all musicians & those who just want to enjoy the party! The King Bees will host the kickoff and blues jam for New River Blues Festival. The celebration will continue into Sunday to celebrate World Class Blues Day. 


Yoga at the Farmers Market 
When: Saturday, August 31 
Where: Ashe County Famers Market, 108 Backstreet 

A more relaxed way to start Labor Day weekend. Bring a water bottle and mat, and wear comfortable clothing. Class is donation-based. 


Mile High Kite Festival 
When: Saturday August 31 – Sunday, Sept 1 
Where: Beech Mountain Town Hall, 6370 US Highway 321 South

Beech Mountain is 5,506 feet above sea level which makes it the perfect place to fly a kite. Two recognized kite clubs from Charlotte and Richmond, Virginia will be on hand to demonstrate flying techniques, staff kite clinics and help folks build their own kites. Free kites will be given to the first 150 children under the age of 13.


Beech Mountain Street Dance 
When: Saturday, August 31 
Where: Beech Mountain Town Hall, 6370 US Highway 321 South 

Dance the evening away and then enjoy dinner in downtown Beech Mountain. 


White Wolf Labor Day Weekend 
When: Saturday, August 31
Where: White Wolf Lodge, 3363 Beech Mountain Pkwy 

DJ Jazzy J will spin some live, kid-friendly tunes from 10:30-4. There will also be kites for sale, games and more. 


The Great American Backyard Cookout 
When: Saturday, August 31 
Where: Fred’s General Mercantile, 501 Beech Mountain Pkwy 

The last community cookout hurrah to close out summer. 


Appalachian Renegades and the Smoky Mountain Sirens 
When: Saturday, August 31 
Where: Salvage Station, 468 Riverside Dr. 

Boogie to live tunes with the Appalachian Renegades and the Smoky Mountain Sirens. 


10th Annual Beer City Cup Finals 
When: Sunday, Sept 1 
Where: Memorial Stadium, 32 Buchanan Pl. 

Watch the best Women’s, Men’s, CoEd, O30, O40, O50 and O58s teams compete in their Semi-Final and Championship matches. Bring the whole family – admission is free! 


Fall Festival Kickoff Party and BBQ Menu Launch 
When: Saturday, August 31 
Where: Hickory Nut Gap, 57 Sugar Hollow Rd. 

Welcome fall with live music, games, and delicious food. HNG’s new BBQ inspired catering menu will be available for dinner, so bring a hungry belly! Ticket price includes cost of fall admission, dinner, horseback rides, and entertainment. 


N.C. Apple Festival 
When: Saturday, August 31 – Monday, Sept 2 
Where: Downtown Hendersonville 

Freshly picked apples, arts & crafts, festival food, and free entertainment of all kinds. 


Labor Day Party and Low Country Boil 
When: Saturday, August 31
Where: Boone Moose Lodge, 607 Deerfield Rd.  

The lodge will open at 1:00, and the low country boil will be served around 4. Bring meat, a side, or a dessert. The seafood is donation based ($5 suggested donation per person) and there will be live music. 


First Home Tailgate Party 
When: Saturday, August 31-Sunday, Sept 1 
Where: Rivers Street Ale House, 957 Rivers St. 

For App State students and all football lovers, this is the first home game tailgate party. The party kicks off at 3:30, and DJ Yella will perform at 10 pm. App State attire encouraged. 


 MVS Labor Day Classic 
When: Monday, Sept 2 Where: Mountain View Speedway, 748 Roby Greene Rd. 

The racing will start at 4 p.m., and little ones will have a chance to test drive their skills at intermission. 


Labor Day Camping Weekend 
When: Saturday, August 31-Sunday, Sept 1
Where: Flintlock Campground, 171 Flintlock Campground Rd. 

A wholesome weekend of camping hosted by the Fellowship of Christ EPC.