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Fall is Upon Us Here in the High Country!
Boondocks and The Brew Haus In West Jefferson, NC
West Jefferson Welcomes The Quilt Square Girls!
Ashe County Christmas Parade
Greater LA Festival
Ashe County's Barn Quilt Tours
Blue Ridge Brutal Bike Race!
Alpacas Farm in the High Country!
August Real Estate Sales!
Annual Festival of the Frescos!
West Jefferson NC Gallery Crawl
September's Calendar of Events!
New River Canoeing!
Hiking in the High Country!
Ola Belle Reed Festival!
Ashe County Fiddlers Convention!
Ashe County Parks & Recreation Annual 4th of July Celebration!
Christmas In July
Whitetop Mountain, Virginia
New River Canoe Race!

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Fresco Paintings in West Jefferson NC

The Frescoes Paintings in West Jefferson NC and the Frescoes in Glendale Springs NC are a major tourist attraction, and very important to the region's economy. Those who do visit Ashe County NC for the frescoes typically include visits to our art galleries, restaurants, shops, and the famous Ashe County Cheese Factory here in West Jefferson NC.

During the 1970s, internationally renowned fresco artist Ben Long created these magnificent works of art in two small antique churches here in Ashe County NC. Each is significant to the Christian community. His first frescoes was done in Saint Mary's Episcopal Church on the southwestern side of West Jefferson NC. There you will see his image of Mary Great with Child, John the Baptist, and The Mystery of Faith. A few years later he created a life-size depiction of the Last Supper at the Holy Trinity Church in Glendale Springs NC. 

Thousands of people visit the frescoes each year both for their religious significance and because they are beautiful works of art. Many have visited numerous times. And for those of us who have the privilege of living in Ashe County, we go often because it is a favorite place to take out of town family and friends.

The Ashe County Frescoes Foundation was created by community members for the purpose of protecting and preserving these works of art. The organization was established as a North Carolina nonprofit corporation with a board of directors - a majority of whom cannot be members of the Episcopal congregation. Donations can be made to the organization and are used only for expenses related to these unique and great works of art.

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High Country News

Fall is Upon Us Here in the High Country!
Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year here in NC Mountains. Discover for yourself why the High Country is a great place for viewing the fall colors. The Blue Ridge Mountains experience one of the longest fall color seasons in the world, which means visitors often have the opportunity to catch peak color beginning in late September and extending into early November.       The High County Host has put together this NC... click here for more

Boondocks and The Brew Haus In West Jefferson, NC
On  August  1, 2012 Gary  Brown embarked on a lifelong dream of owning a community focused Restaurant & Bar by purchasing Frasers Restaurant & Pub in West Jefferson, NC.  They are now Boondocks Brewing Tap Room & Restaurant. Boondocks Brewing is Ashe County's first and only Commercially Licensed Craft Beer Brewery. Boondocks Brewing Tap Room & Restaurant's goal is to provide a fresh, unique and engaging destination that will not only attract new visitors to... click here for more

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