Due to COVID-19 concerns, the following Chamber-sponsored events have been canceled:


 - the Family Fun Fourth of July Parade and Festival

- the full Summer Concerts in the Park series

- Community Yard Sale

- June through November 2020 After Hours member networking events


A decision regarding the Small Town Christmas weekend will be made as the time draws near. Thank you for your understanding.


The Banner Elk Chamber of Commerce office and visitor's center in downtown Banner Elk is now open (dependent upon volunteer availability) from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Please also explore our website for visitor resources, along with our partner sites, bannerelk.com and the Town of Banner Elk website. Thank you!

Banner Elk Chamber News

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Banner Elk is Voted "Best Town to Live In" in 2020

The Avery County Best of the Best winners for 2020 are out! Congratulations to all winners and thank you to Avery Journal-Times for hosting this annual competition. We are excited that the Town of...

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High Country Charitable Foundation Shares Local Work in Video

This may be the best 8 minutes of your day! Watch High Country Charitable Foundation's video at the link above showcasing their extraordinary local work: -Feeding Avery Families -Avery County Humane...


Congratulations Moose on the Loose Raffle Winner Nancy Simmons

The Banner Elk Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that the winner of the Moose on the Loose Raffle is Nancy Simmons! See Moose carver Jerry Stringham draw the winning ticket in the video at...


UPDATE 8/5/20-Moose on the Loose Raffle Drawing Saturday, August 8th at 11 AM

Just a couple of days left to go! We've got about 25 tickets left in our first ever Moose on the Loose fundraising campaign. Ticket sales will end August 7th and the raffle drawing will take place at...


The Banner Elk Chamber of Commerce is on Instagram

Well, we are finally joining the 21st century with our arrival on Instagram. Follow @bannerelkncchamber and use hashtag #visitbannerelk for your chance to be featured on our feed!


Take our 2020 Favorites Survey! What's Your Favorite Thing to Do in Each Season in Banner Elk?

Submit YOUR top things to do in and around Banner Elk to help us compile our 2020 Favorites list. We are organizing these activities by season, so please think about the variety of activities and...


Moose on the Loose 2020 - Raffle to Win an 8-Foot Carved Moose, Naming Contest & More!

There's a moose on the loose in Banner Elk! Learn more at the link above.


Summer 2020 Hours at the Chamber

Hours During 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic: Monday-Saturday 11am-2:30pm* (Summer) and Winter TBD *Hours subject to change based upon volunteer availability.


Attention Members: August 2020 After Hours Canceled

Attention Members: Due to COVID-19 concerns, the August 2020 After Hours event, scheduled to be held at the Historic Banner Elk School's Cultural Arts Center, has been canceled.


First three summer concerts canceled (5/18/20)

The Banner Elk Chamber of Commerce has decided to cancel the first three Thursday night concerts (event dates: June 25, July 2, and July 9). We hope that the remainder of the concert season will go...


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2020 Summer Concerts Schedule

2020 concert lineup to be posted by mid-Spring

Banner Elk Events Calendar

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Banner Elk, NC is a great place to to live or make your vacation destination! The town offers a wide variety of activities, great local shops and restaurants.

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!

The Banner Elk Chamber prides itself in providing information to our visitors and is always available to help you find the information you need.

Partner Sites


BannerElk.com is the website for the Banner Elk Tourism Development Agency. It's chock full of excellent visitor information, including detailed information regarding lodging, dining, shopping, outdoor activities, arts and cultural events, and special events. To visit BannerElk.com, click here.

Town of Banner Elk

The town of Banner Elk (incorporated in 1911) is a thriving municipality located at 3,701 feet elevation in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Avery County, North Carolina. Town Hall phone number is 828-898-5398, or click here.

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