Tweetsie Railroad, Boone

Tweetsie Railroad has been the High Country's premier family fun park for over 70 years! This Wild West family theme park features a three-mile, steam-powered train ride through the mountains, along with shopping, live entertainment, amusement rides, and a petting zoo. Tweetsie also features seasonal favorites like the Ghost Train Halloween Festival and Tweetsie Christmas. The steam engine #12 is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 

Bonnerang Festival, Boone

This free festival in downtown Boone celebrates the town and its local artists with live music, food trucks, craft beer and wine, kid activities, and a silent disco! Also shop handmade crafts, pottery, textiles, artwork, photography, jewelry, apparel, home décor, personal care items, food products, and more.