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


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...


Attention Members: June 2020 After Hours Canceled

The June 2020 After Hours event is canceled. Decisions regarding events further out will be made as the time nears.


Banner Elk Elementary Honors Graduating 5th Graders

To honor the graduating 5th-grade students, Banner Elk Elementary is showcasing them at the Corner on Main Park for all of the town to see. This 5th-grade class, though small in numbers, has had a...


Wildcat Lake Closed for Visitors and Fishing Due

Notice from Grandfather Home for Children: Wildcat Lake is CLOSED for visitors and fishing. Thank you for your cooperation.


Attention members: Updated annual After Hours 2020 Schedule

The April and May After Hours events are canceled. Decisions regarding event further out will be made as the time nears.

annual events 2020

4/24/20-Updated Annual Events - Due to COVID-19

We have canceled the April 4th Easter Eggstravaganza and postponed the June 13th Community Yard Sale to benefit the Historic Banner Elk School. Family Fun Fourth of July festivities with the...


Kiwanis of Banner Elk Meetings canceled through First Tuesday in May

NOTICE: Cue ot COVID-19, all Kiwanis of Banner Elk meetings are canceled through first Tuesday in May.


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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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