Airbnb Seminar
Aug
16
5:15 PM17:15

Airbnb Seminar

  • 115 Atwood Street Sparta, NC, 28675 United States (map)
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Be sure to come to the FREE seminar at Wilkes Community College in Sparta, NC for their seminar on "How to Start a Profitable Airbnb Business" beginning at 5:15 PM.

For questions or more information please call Laurie Brintle Jarvis at 336-838-6166

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Old Tyme R&D at Muddy Creek Cafe
Aug
17
7:00 PM19:00

Old Tyme R&D at Muddy Creek Cafe

Old Tyme R&D is an Americana music group that consists of Randy Carter on lead guitar and vocals, Randal Couch on upright bass and Dianna Fallon on rhythm guitar, claw hammer banjo and vocals. This trio blends a mixture of traditional bluegrass, old time, Country, folk and original music with sweet high lonesome harmonies. The overall effect is a musical experience of American roots based on the “Ancient Tones” of the country.

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The Soul Purpose Band at Muddy Creek Cafe
Aug
18
7:00 PM19:00

The Soul Purpose Band at Muddy Creek Cafe

The Soul Purpose Band of Winston-Salem, North Carolina is a four piece high energy R&B cover band that consist of four seasoned musicians which has been together for only two years. Each band member brings something special to the band by doing double duty which gives us the sound of a band with eight or more members. We are consisted of Bass, Keywords, Lead Guitar and Drums. We have been influenced by artist such as AL Green, Stevie Wonder, The Commodores, just to name a few.

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Rocking the Gap
Sep
14
6:00 PM18:00

Rocking the Gap

  • 10806 US Highway 21 S Glade Valley, NC 28627 (map)
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Join us the second Friday of August, September, and October for:
Live Music, Cookout, Yoga Class, Raffle for Door Prizes, and Community Fellowship!

September 14: Matt Bizzell LIVE!

The Pro Stop will be serving grilled hot dogs and hamburgers, along with beer and wine!
Join Misty Budd for a free introductory yoga class before the music starts at 5:30 pm.
The Painted Bird will be open with extended hours to showcase their collection of fabulous consignment furniture and home accessories.
Bring a lawn chair and prepare to have a great evening!

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Muddy Creek Players at Muddy Creek Cafe
Sep
14
7:00 PM19:00

Muddy Creek Players at Muddy Creek Cafe

The Muddy Creek Players are the official house band of the Muddy Creek Music Hall. Founded in May 2015, by singer/songwriter Bill Heath, the band is a diverse group of musicians, performing original compositions, and timeless music from several decades. Bill (vocals/guitar) is accompanied by Shelly Stevens (vocals), Stephanie Barclay (vocals), Davidson Smith (drums), Ken Nocito (trumpet/keys/vocals), Carlos Tolbert (sax/flute), Chad Huskey (guitar/vocals), and Evan Bryant (bass).

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Farm Tours with Georgann
Sep
21
10:00 AM10:00

Farm Tours with Georgann

Join us for several farm tours with Georann.

Stops on the Tour:

Huber Hops

Chilly Water Farm

Eubanks will tour Chilly Water Farm as part of her Friday visits to local farms and growers to engage in conversation about the importance of local food in our history and our culture. Founded in 2011 by Kim and daughter, Sara Davis, Chilly Water has evolved into a family-run farming operation and is an example of the “new authentic” in the Alleghany County agricultural movement. 

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21st Annual Wine Festival
Oct
7
12:00 PM12:00

21st Annual Wine Festival

Join Thistle Meadow Winery for its 20th Annual Wine Festival on Sunday, October 7 from 12-5 pm at the winery in Laurel Springs, NC. Enjoy tastings from different NC wineries, live music, food and craft vendors, and more for your $10 admission. The occasion will mark the release of this year's batch of Sleepy Hollow Red, a spiced (mulled) red wine served hot to keep you warm during the upcoming Fall and holiday season.
Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the day. Well-behaved dogs are welcome to join us at the grand wine tasting party.

Telephone: 800-233-1505
Website: http://www.thistlemeadowwinery.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thistlemeadowwinery/

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Western Piedmont Chamber Orchestra
Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

Western Piedmont Chamber Orchestra

The Western Piedmont Chamber Orchestra presents Quilting: Building Blocks of Music. Two performances will be given with a free daytime performance for the children and an evening performance for adults and family. Be sure to come out to a great event! 

Tickets are $20 for red seats (in the front) or $10 for all others. 18 years old and under are FREE!

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Rocking the Gap
Oct
12
6:00 PM18:00

Rocking the Gap

  • 10806 US Highway 21 S Glade Valley, NC 28627 (map)
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Join us the second Friday of August, September, and October for:
Live Music, Cookout, Yoga Class, Raffle for Door Prizes, and Community Fellowship! 

The Pro Stop will be serving grilled hot dogs and hamburgers, along with beer and wine!
Join Misty Budd for a free introductory yoga class before the music starts at 5:30 pm.
The Painted Bird will be open with extended hours to showcase their collection of fabulous consignment furniture and home accessories.

Bring a lawn chair and prepare to have a great evening!

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Studio Tours
Oct
19
to Oct 21

Studio Tours

The North Carolina Mountain Arts Adventure is a juried group of Alleghany County professional artists and craftspeople dedicated to designing and creating high quality, handmade art and fine craft. It is the group’s intent to provide opportunities for the public to meet and interact with individual artists in their personal studio environments, thereby building a strong and appreciative connection between the public and the arts community.


Website: http://www.ncmountainartsadventure.com/

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Annual Hillbilly Comedy & Variety Show
Oct
21
7:00 PM19:00

Annual Hillbilly Comedy & Variety Show

The Alleghany Planning Committee hosts their annual Hillbilly Comedy & Variety Show on the third Saturday in October.  Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. at the Alleghany Community Auditorium located at 450 N. Main Street Sparta, N.C. on the campus of Sparta Elementary School. Refreshments, including bar-b-q sandwiches, hotdogs, homemade desserts and more are served by the Alleghany High School Exceptional Children's class. We’ll have door prizes and a 50/50 drawing with proceeds going towards electric and fuel assistance, garden seed vouchers, scholarships for high school seniors, and the Gap Civil Head Start Lending Library program.

Telephone: (336) 372-7284
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hillbillyshow/

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Trunk n’ Treat
Oct
31
9:00 AM09:00

Trunk n’ Treat

Celebrate Halloween at Trunk n’ Treat! Decorate your vehicle for young ones to get treats from your trunk, under your hatch or pickup truck. This community wide event is located in Crouse Park where you will find all kinds of treats and surprises!

Telephone: 336-372-5473

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Kate Taylor at Muddy Creek Cafe
Nov
4
6:00 PM18:00

Kate Taylor at Muddy Creek Cafe

all ages show $30 advance/$36 door

Taylor was born in Boston and grew up with her four brothers in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where her father Isaac Taylor was dean of the medical school at the University of North Carolina. Her mother, Trudy, grew up in Newburyport, Massachusetts, and received training as a lyric soprano in Boston.

As a member of one of the most famous musical families in America, Taylor and her four brothers, Alex, Livingston, Hugh and James, have all enjoyed success as performing and recording artists, starting in the late 1960s. Kate, Livingston and James are still recording and have active touring careers; Hugh owns the Outermost Inn on Martha's Vineyard; Alex is deceased. James Taylor's career has been particularly successful.

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Singing Christmas Tree
Dec
21
to Dec 23

Singing Christmas Tree

  • 202 South Main Street Sparta, NC, 28675 United States (map)
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For an evening of traditional inspiration, the community Singing Christmas Tree performs at 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday of that weekend at First Baptist Church.

Telephone: 336-372-8446

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Get Outside Mountain Relay
May
31
to Jun 1

Get Outside Mountain Relay

  • 122 Glade Valley Church Road Glade Valley, NC, 28627 United States (map)
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GOMR Nation is growing.  You’ll want to be a part of this amazing event. 5 Star reviews don’t lie.Our second year is under our belt and we are already planning for bigger and better things next year.

Imagine this…12 people on a team running a total of 208 miles. Teams can take on the challenge with fewer than 12 members, but you’ll still have to cover all 208.

No Van Rental Necessary!  Leave the driving to us.

Camp and stage your team in our massive GOMR Village campsite with all the other teams. A party of athletes.

The Get Outside Mountain Relay is North Carolina’s premier team relay. 200+ miles of gorgeous scenery and solitude.  Rest, relaxation, fun, and community are what set GOMR apart from every other event.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for on our website, contact the Head Gomer.

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Blue Ridge Fiber Fest
Jun
7
to Jun 8

Blue Ridge Fiber Fest

  • Alleghany County Fairgrounds (map)
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Relax in the mountains of western North Carolina; slip over the border to southwest Virginia.  Take a class, enjoy the ambiance of all the area has to offer; your fiber-cation!   Come on in and look around.

The festival is being held at the Alleghany County (NC) Fairgrounds, located at 1375 US Highway 21N, Sparta, NC 

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The Chase Band at Muddy Creek Cafe
Aug
11
7:00 PM19:00

The Chase Band at Muddy Creek Cafe

The CHASE BAND, from High Point, NC, has been performing high energy classic rock and blues along with originals since 1986. Still made up of mostly original members, their performances feature covers from greats such as Van Morrison, the Eagles, Creedence Clearwater, The Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Members include Steve Skinner (guitar, vocals); Steve Andrews (guitar, vocals); Keith Lewis (drums); Charlie Hamlin (bass, vocals)

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Fashion Show!
Aug
11
11:30 AM11:30

Fashion Show!

A Fashion show benefiting the Alleghany Memorial Hospital Foundation will be on Saturday, August 11, 2018 beginning at 11:30 AM at Old Beau. Tickets are $35 and must be purchased in advance. For more information please call Donna Moore at 336-363-2622.

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CandelFirth at Muddy Creek Cafe
Aug
10
7:00 PM19:00

CandelFirth at Muddy Creek Cafe

CandelFirth is a musical duo that explores traditional Celtic music through unique rhythms, arrangements and expressions. Randel Candelaria (fiddle, guitar, recorder, bodhran & octave mandolin) has been playing Celtic music for over 30 years with a number of bands including Naomi's Fancy (having the distinction of performing for a US presidential visit) and the Celthix (which opened up for the Tannahill Weavers on two evenings), and has recently played in pubs across Ireland including sessions with Friar's Green and the legendary Irish group De Danann.

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Rocking the Gap
Aug
10
6:00 PM18:00

Rocking the Gap

  • 10806 US Highway 21 South Glade Valley, NC 28627 (map)
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Join us the second Friday of August, September, and October for:
Live Music, Cookout, Yoga Class, Raffle for Door Prizes, and Community Fellowship!

Music Schedule:
August 10: Klee Liles

The Pro Stop will be serving grilled hot dogs and hamburgers, along with beer and wine! Join Misty Budd for a free introductory yoga class before the music starts at 5:30 pm. The Painted Bird will be open with extended hours to showcase their collection of fabulous consignment furniture and home accessories. Bring a lawn chair and prepare to have a great evening!

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Open House Tour
Aug
5
12:30 PM12:30

Open House Tour

Greenfield Acres Realty is sponsoring a countywide Open House Tour on Sun, August 5th from 12:30-3:00.  Local RE firms are encouraged to support this effort by having their listings open for public viewing.  Alleghany County residents are invited to view all the open homes.  Maps will be provided with information about each home at Greenfield Acres Realty (1635 US Hwy. 21 S, Sparta) on Thurs and Fri August 3-4.  contactyou local broker.  All are welcome!
 
If you are thinking about listing your home, this is a perfect time.  Many out-of-towners will be visiting this weekend to see our community.  Please contact Aimee Greenfield at 336-223-3771 for more information.
 
Happy House Hunting!

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Tubing at the Park
Aug
5
10:00 AM10:00

Tubing at the Park

Come join us at the New River State Park for a day of recreation, fun, and educational stewardship that will include Ranger nature programs, free tube rides starting at 10:30 a.m., as well as other kid activities, and a 5k starting at 7:00 a.m. 

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 Words & Music Weekend - Novelist & Playwright Charlie Lovett
Aug
4
12:30 PM12:30

Words & Music Weekend - Novelist & Playwright Charlie Lovett

12:30 pm - Lunch with the Author. Come early for a round table lunch and conversation. Limited seating, Reservation required - Call (336) 372 - 7444.

3:00 pm - On The Bistro Stage - Charlie takes the stage for a book talk and discussion. Titles available for sale and signing. Beverage service available. No cover. 

This event is sponsored by the High Meadows “Happy Bookers” Book Club.

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New River State Park Celebration Day
Aug
4
8:00 AM08:00

New River State Park Celebration Day

  • 358 New River State Park Road Laurel Springs, NC, 28644 United States (map)
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Register online NOW to participate in our 5K Trail Run/Walk.

https://runsignup.com/Race/NC/LaurelSprings/5kTrailRunatNewRiverStatePark

 

Registration: $17.50 – All our profit will go back to the Friends of High Country State Parks to continue to support our NC State Parks

Capping Race at 60 Participants – T-shirt included

 

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Annual VFW Car Show
Aug
4
7:30 AM07:30

Annual VFW Car Show

  • 120 Trojan Avenue Sparta, NC, 28675 United States (map)
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This year’s annual VFW Car Show will be held on August 5th, 2018 at the Napco Plant on Trojan Street in Sparta.  The event will run from 7:30am to 2:00pm.  Trophies will be awarded starting at 1:00pm. Come out to see cars, trucks, motorcycles and farm tractors.  General admission is just $5.00.  We will have a DJ on site, the Alleghany Jubilee Dancers, vendors, door prizes and much much more!

Telephone: 336-657-2036

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Jack Marion at Muddy Creek Cafe
Aug
3
10:00 PM22:00

Jack Marion at Muddy Creek Cafe

Jack Marion is a Singer/Songwriter from Mount Airy, NC. Growing up, Jack was surrounded with the sounds of North Carolina. From a very young age he was listening to Bluegrass, Folk, Country, and Rock and Roll. After playing shows throughout high school, Jack decided to take music seriously. By combining all of his favorite genres together Jack began writing and performing, eventually coming together with fellow musicians and forming his band Jack Marion and The Pearl Snap Prophets. Currently, Jack is performing with his band, The Pearl Snap Prophets, and is looking forward to releasing his debut EP "Devil and Me" on August 24th.

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ASTA Trail Run
Jul
28
8:00 AM08:00

ASTA Trail Run

The ASTA will be holding their first annual Olde Beau Trail run on Saturday, July 28th. Registration is at 8 AM and the race will begin at 9 AM. The 5 mile run is $35 and the 1 mile run is $15. For more information please call
336-372-5992

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21 Road Market
Jul
27
to Jul 29

21 Road Market

A longtime dream of Take a Break from the Interstate founder, D.W. Miles, the U.S. 21 Road Market celebrated its inaugural season last year with a three-day sale spanning more than 70 miles. Intended to spur economic activity along Historic U.S. Route 21, the road market is a multi-state cooperative endeavor. In its first year, the market received national attention and is credited for driving thousands of motorists into the participating communities along U.S. Route 21. This year, the road market has expanded to include more than 110 miles of U.S. 21, stretching from Harmony, North Carolina, to Wytheville, Virginia.

Website: http://us21roadmarket.org/
Phone: 800-553-2322

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Skins and Skulls
Jul
21
10:00 AM10:00

Skins and Skulls

Skins and Skulls

Saturday, June 30th @ 10:00 a.m. – Hwy 221 Access – Visitor Center

This will be a presentation of skins and skulls. During this program, we will explore the skins and skulls of our local animals and learn where they live, how they survive, and how we can protect them.

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Alleghany Fiddlers Convention
Jul
20
to Jul 21

Alleghany Fiddlers Convention

  • 1375 US Hwy 21 North Sparta NC 28675 (map)
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Musicians come for friendly competition, camaraderie, and to show and hone their skills. Others come to see and hear the contest, scout the fairgrounds for hot jam sessions, kick up their heels, socialize, and sample the fare of a variety of vendors.
Northwest North Carolina and Southwest Virginia have been called the nation’s hotbed of string musicians. These are people who play for fun and not for a living. Their skills, nonetheless, are amazing.
In this contest, bands and individual musicians are scored by three judges who are musicians themselves. Contestants with the highest scores win cash prizes and ribbons.

Website: http://www.alleghanyfiddlersconvention.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/108889465812987/about/

 

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Studio Tours
Jul
20
to Jul 22

Studio Tours

The North Carolina Mountain Arts Adventure is a juried group of Alleghany County professional artists and craftspeople dedicated to designing and creating high quality, handmade art and fine craft. It is the group’s intent to provide opportunities for the public to meet and interact with individual artists in their personal studio environments, thereby building a strong and appreciative connection between the public and the arts community.

Website: http://www.ncmountainartsadventure.com/

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Sparta UMC July Mission Meal
Jul
15
12:00 PM12:00

Sparta UMC July Mission Meal

Sparta United Methodist

Church located at 190 N Main St. in Sparta has a monthly Mission Meal. The July meal will be held on Sunday, July 15 at 12 noon and is open to the entire community. Donations are accepted but not required and this month any donations will go toward the cost of the Sparta UMC FUSION Youth Mission trip going to Charlotte, NC later in July. Please come fellowship with your neighbors and enjoy a great meal!

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