1,100 people came out to Tate Evans park on June 23rd to hear the Dave Calvert Collective kick off the Banner Elk 2016 Concerts in the Park series. The dance floor was packed and the crowd enjoyed the great classics that Dave and his band performed.
Each Thursday in the summer the Banner Elk Chamber of Commerce puts on a FREE concert starting at 6:30pm in Tate-Evans Park. Local businesses sponsor each show allowing the chamber to book big, fun dance bands each week!
Shake the moth balls out of your kilt and brush up your brogue! The 2016 Banner Elk Presbyterian Church Kirkin’ O’ the Tartans will be held on Sunday, June 26th at the 11:00 AM worship service.
A Kirkin’ O’ the Tartan is an almost-Scottish American tradition, generally considered a rededication (of clans and others) to God’s service. While 18th century Scots had to hide their ancient clan tartans in the Kirk (church), today Scots and those of Scots descent, celebrate both their national and their religious heritage with a Kirkin’. Presbyterianism has been the state religion of Scotland since 1560, so a church celebration and blessing of the tartans in our Presbyterian church honors both local and church heritage. Scots brought the Presbyterian Church to America.
Why should we have a Kirkin’? Our mountain heritage suggests it - The Grandfather Mountain Highland Games. The western part of North Carolina saw several waves of Scots and Scots-Irish immigrants beginning as early as the 1600s. Of the estimated 28 million folks around the world who claim Scots ancestry, North Carolina has the largest settlement of Scots, and large numbers are still right here today. We celebrate the olden Scots' love of scripture, unwavering faith and devotion to their Kirk, persistence, and strong independence, by proudly displaying the tartans to the stirring sounds of the pipes.
We are located at 420 College Drive across from the Lees-McRae College Bookstore. Please call us at 828-898-5406 if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you!
SUGAR MOUNTAIN RESORT, NORTH CAROLINA. Monday, June 20, 2016 – Sugar Mountain Resort’s spectacular Fourth-of-July fireworks show can be viewed from the mountain’s 5,300’ peak on Saturday, July 2nd. The fireworks show, sponsored by the Village of Sugar Mountain Tourism Development Authority, will begin around 9:30pm. The Summit Express chairlift will run from 10:00am until 10:00pm for the special event's mountain peak access.
Beginning Friday, July 1st and running through Monday, July 4th from 10am until 6pm Sugar Mountain Sports Shop, located in the ski lodge will be open offering 30-60% off select items.
Visit us this Fourth-of-July and experience the beauty of summer on Sugar Mountain. For more information call 800-SUGAR-MT or visit www.skisugar.com.
Pre-school playground equipment and recreational reading books for elementary students are two of the projects promoted by Jim Swinkola during the meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Banner Elk. Swinkola is the chair of the club's foundation. He explained to his fellow Kiwanians about ways the foundation could support and expand the "do good" community work of Kiwanis. The Kiwanis Club of Banner Elk Foundation is a 501(c) (3) organization that was created several years ago to receive tax deductible charitable donations. Community and member contributions are welcome for the specific projects and tax receipts will be provided. The service club meets on Tuesdays over the lunch hour on the campus of Lees-McRae College.
Join Apple Hill Farms for Knitting with Alpacas, part of the Second Saturday Fun!
Bring your knitting or crochet and join us for a relaxing morning outdoors in the orchard with our alpacas and llamas. Crafting time begins at 10:00 and ends at 12:00 pm.
Apple Hill Farm will be hosting monthly Knit with the alpaca experiences every second Saturday for the months of June, July, and August. We'll enjoy a few hours of care-free crafting together as the alpacas graze around us.
The Apple Hill Farm Store will open early at 9:30 if you need to pick up any last minute yarn or needles. The cost of this experience is just $10; each participant will receive 10% off in the farm store for the day, including tour fees!
Head just 10 minutes up the road to Banner Elk or Valle Crucis for lunch after the crafting time wraps up, then join us again for our public tour at 2pm for a chance to learn even more about our farm and the rest of our animal residents.
Knit with the Alpacas: 10am June 11, July 9, August 13.
Silver Springs Farm joined hands with Better Days and Nights to co-host the June 8 Banner Elk Chamber of Commerce afterhours. Pictured left to right are Peter Paglen (Better Days and Nights), Bev Payne (Silver Springs Farm), Stephanie Paglen (Better Days and Nights) and JoAnn McMurray (Chamber). Great food, friendly fellowship and updates on local happenings made for a pleasant and productive evening.
The chamber holds afterhours events the 2nd Wed of each month for members and prospective members to enjoy.
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Banner Elk, NC is a great place to make your vacation destination! The town offers all varieties of lodging to suit every need and budget, great locally owned restaurants, and fun activities year round. Whether you are looking for a fun outdoor adventure with friends, a romantic getaway, or an unforgettable family vacation you will find it in Banner Elk! Our Chamber prides itself in providing information to our visitors and is always available to help you find the information you need. Call 828-898-8395 or email us at email@example.com