Annual Festival of the Frescos!

The Annual Festival of the Frescoes is held in Glendale Springs, North Carolina at the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church and Mission House. The town of Glendale Springs is located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost Marker 262. The Mission House is located directly across from the church. This year's festival will be held […]

Todd New River Festival

Todd, a historic town in Ashe County hosts the annual Todd New River Festival on the second Saturday in October. The 2014 festival will be held on October 11th. The festival features multiple music performances, storytelling, bluegrass jams, puppet shows, athletic competitions and other recreational events for all to enjoy. When attending the festival you […]

Brushy Mountain Apple Festival

The Brushy Apple Festival is home to one of the largest one-day arts and crafts festivals in the Southeast which is held to celebrate the apple harvest from the nearby Brushy Mountains. Crowds of over 50,000 people usually attend the festival. It's also one of the largest single-day arts and crafts fairs in the Southern […]

Wooly Worm Festival – Banner Elk NC

The Wooly Worm Festival is held in Banner Elk every year on the third weekend in October. This festival provides an opportunity to witness wooly worm races and to debate how accurately the worms stripes will forecast the winter. This festival has been happening every year since 1978. The wooly worm races determine which one […]

Florence Thomas, Ashe County

Florence Thomas Art School, Inc. is a non-profit art school made possible by the late Florence Thomas. She was a soft spoken farm woman and one of the greatest artist the High Country has ever seen…with many hundreds of paintings produced. She was born in Ashe County, North Carolina, in 1909 and lived nearby until […]

Fall In The Blue Ridge Mountains!

The foliage-viewing season is about to begin here in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The season usually begins at the end of September when the leaves of dogwood, sourwood, and black gum trees turn to deep red then yellow poplars and hickories burst into yellow, while maples bring red and sassafras turn orange and reach their […]

Shatley Springs Restaurant

Shatley Springs Inn famous for its healing spring water and country cooking is located here in the Blue Ridge Mountains just off of Highway 16N in Crumpler NC. Founded by Martin Shatley in 1890 while passing by a cool mountain stream on the farm which he had purchased for his family. He had paused to […]

Ashe County Realtors

A1 Mountain Realty makes searching for Ashe County Real Estate as easy as possible. This team of Ashe County Realtors consists of Ellen Phipps and Gwen Hoover. They strive to make sure the client understands the process and is well aware of appropriate expectations. These two women have over 50 years of combined experience.  It doesn't […]

The Blue Ridge Parkway

If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life you should take a drive on the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway. The Blue Ridge Parkway takes you back to a time when traveling was about the journey, not just the destination. The sign marking the commencement of construction for the Blue Ridge Parkway […]

The Blue Ridge Dinner Theater

One of the newest attractions in Ashe County NC is The Blue Ridge Dinner Theater. The theater is located in Glendale Springs only a short drive from the Blue Ridge Parkway. The theater is owned and operated by Dick and Linda Copus of Winner’s Circle Restaurant & Steakhouse. Dick and Linda have been in the restaurant […]