Banner Elk Archives - NC Blue Ridge

Banner Elk

A Small Town Christmas

A Small Town Christmas

Create lasting memories during a special weekend filled with traditional holiday activities. A Small Town Christmas in Banner Elk begins Friday evening with the lighting of the town tree and a holiday play performed by Ensemble Stage at the Historic Banner Elk School.

Saturday’s events begin…

Read More

Woolly Worm Festival

Woolly Worm Festival

Since 1978, this quirky, world-famous festival has been used to predict the upcoming winter weather for the North Carolina High Country.

According to legend, the 13 bands on the woolly worm (woolly bear caterpillar) represent the 13 weeks of winter. Brown bands indicate a mild week, black bands…

Read More

Woolly Worm Festival

Woolly Worm Festival

Since 1978, this quirky, world-famous festival has been used to predict the upcoming winter weather for the North Carolina High Country.

According to legend, the 13 bands on the woolly worm (woolly bear caterpillar) represent the 13 weeks of winter. Brown bands indicate a mild week, black bands…

Read More

Art on the Greene

Art on the Greene

Three times each summer, the green at the Historic Banner Elk School comes to life with Art on the Greene, featuring high-quality, handmade arts and crafts from select regional and national artisans. The show includes metal artists, glass artists, potters, jewelry makers, painters, wood carvers and…

Read More

Art on the Greene

Art on the Greene

Three times each summer, the green at the Historic Banner Elk School comes to life with Art on the Greene, featuring high-quality, handmade arts and crafts from select regional and national artisans. The show includes metal artists, glass artists, potters, jewelry makers, painters, wood carvers and…

Read More

Art on the Greene

Art on the Greene

Three times each summer, the green at the Historic Banner Elk School comes to life with Art on the Greene, featuring high-quality, handmade arts and crafts from select regional and national artisans. The show includes metal artists, glass artists, potters, jewelry makers, painters, wood carvers and…

Read More

Art on the Greene

Art on the Greene

Three times each summer, the green at the Historic Banner Elk School comes to life with Art on the Greene, featuring high-quality, handmade arts and crafts from select regional and national artisans. The show includes metal artists, glass artists, potters, jewelry makers, painters, wood carvers and…

Read More

Art on the Greene

Art on the Greene

Three times each summer, the green at the Historic Banner Elk School comes to life with Art on the Greene, featuring high-quality, handmade arts and crafts from select regional and national artisans. The show includes metal artists, glass artists, potters, jewelry makers, painters, wood carvers and…

Read More

Art on the Greene

Art on the Greene

Three times each summer, the green at the Historic Banner Elk School comes to life with Art on the Greene, featuring high-quality, handmade arts and crafts from select regional and national artisans. The show includes metal artists, glass artists, potters, jewelry makers, painters, wood carvers and…

Read More

A Banner Elk Christmas

A Banner Elk Christmas

Join Banner Elk’s own professional theater company, Ensemble Stage, for a holiday musical variety show patterned after the Andy Williams and Bing Crosby television Christmas specials of the ’60s and ’70s. The stage will be set with women in beautiful dresses, men in tuxedos, lots of singing,…

Read More

A Banner Elk Christmas

A Banner Elk Christmas

Join Banner Elk’s own professional theater company, Ensemble Stage, for a holiday musical variety show patterned after the Andy Williams and Bing Crosby television Christmas specials of the ’60s and ’70s. The stage will be set with women in beautiful dresses, men in tuxedos, lots of singing,…

Read More

A Banner Elk Christmas

A Banner Elk Christmas

Join Banner Elk’s own professional theater company, Ensemble Stage, for a holiday musical variety show patterned after the Andy Williams and Bing Crosby television Christmas specials of the ’60s and ’70s. The stage will be set with women in beautiful dresses, men in tuxedos, lots of singing,…

Read More

A Banner Elk Christmas

A Banner Elk Christmas

Join Banner Elk’s own professional theater company, Ensemble Stage, for a holiday musical variety show patterned after the Andy Williams and Bing Crosby television Christmas specials of the ’60s and ’70s. The stage will be set with women in beautiful dresses, men in tuxedos, lots of singing,…

Read More

A Banner Elk Christmas

A Banner Elk Christmas

Join Banner Elk’s own professional theater company, Ensemble Stage, for a holiday musical variety show patterned after the Andy Williams and Bing Crosby television Christmas specials of the ’60s and ’70s. The stage will be set with women in beautiful dresses, men in tuxedos, lots of singing,…

Read More

The Quirky Woolly Worm Festival Returns to Banner Elk

The Quirky Woolly Worm Festival Returns to Banner Elk

Who needs the Farmer’s Almanac to predict the weather, when all you really need is a super fast woolly worm? That’s the premise of the 42nd annual Woolly Worm Festival happening October 19-20 in Banner Elk, North Carolina. The festival is known worldwide for its quirky mission of

Read More

In the Heights

In the Heights

Written by “Hamilton” composer, Lin-Manuel Miranda, “In the Heights” spans three generations of music representing the inhabitants of Washington Heights, New York. Following a dream, the people share memories of home, fall in love, worry about the changes in the neighborhood, and…

Read More

In the Heights

In the Heights

Written by “Hamilton” composer, Lin-Manuel Miranda, “In the Heights” spans three generations of music representing the inhabitants of Washington Heights, New York. Following a dream, the people share memories of home, fall in love, worry about the changes in the neighborhood, and…

Read More

In the Heights

In the Heights

Written by “Hamilton” composer, Lin-Manuel Miranda, “In the Heights” spans three generations of music representing the inhabitants of Washington Heights, New York. Following a dream, the people share memories of home, fall in love, worry about the changes in the neighborhood, and…

Read More

In the Heights

In the Heights

Written by “Hamilton” composer, Lin-Manuel Miranda, “In the Heights” spans three generations of music representing the inhabitants of Washington Heights, New York. Following a dream, the people share memories of home, fall in love, worry about the changes in the neighborhood, and…

Read More

In the Heights

In the Heights

Written by “Hamilton” composer, Lin-Manuel Miranda, “In the Heights” spans three generations of music representing the inhabitants of Washington Heights, New York. Following a dream, the people share memories of home, fall in love, worry about the changes in the neighborhood, and…

Read More

In the Heights

In the Heights

Written by “Hamilton” composer, Lin-Manuel Miranda, “In the Heights” spans three generations of music representing the inhabitants of Washington Heights, New York. Following a dream, the people share memories of home, fall in love, worry about the changes in the neighborhood, and…

Read More

In the Heights

In the Heights

Written by “Hamilton” composer, Lin-Manuel Miranda, “In the Heights” spans three generations of music representing the inhabitants of Washington Heights, New York. Following a dream, the people share memories of home, fall in love, worry about the changes in the neighborhood, and…

Read More

Passport Please!

Passport Please!

Join Lees-McRae Summer Theatre for “Passport Please!,” an exciting adventure that teaches children about the diversity and beautiful cultures that make up the world. This new interactive musical, written by Janet Barton Speer and John Thomas Oaks, the creators of “The Denim King” and “Screen…

Read More

Fourth of July Parade & Party in the Park

Fourth of July Parade & Party in the Park

An all-American celebration takes place each Fourth of July in Banner Elk. It’s a day that makes Uncle Sam proud, starting with the Banner Elk Fourth of July Parade at 11 a.m. The parade begins at the Lees-McRae campus library and goes down Main Street. The parade concludes with a Party in the…

Read More

The Wiz

The Wiz

Lees-McRae Summer Theatre opens its season with “The Wiz,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz” with a “soulful” twist. Every song is uplifting, and every journey is a parable telling us how to see a better world. Magical places with outlandish characters helped this show earn seven Tony Awards…

Read More

The Wiz

The Wiz

Lees-McRae Summer Theatre opens its season with “The Wiz,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz” with a “soulful” twist. Every song is uplifting, and every journey is a parable telling us how to see a better world. Magical places with outlandish characters helped this show earn seven Tony Awards…

Read More

The Wiz

The Wiz

Lees-McRae Summer Theatre opens its season with “The Wiz,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz” with a “soulful” twist. Every song is uplifting, and every journey is a parable telling us how to see a better world. Magical places with outlandish characters helped this show earn seven Tony Awards…

Read More

Mile High Fourth of July

Mile High Fourth of July

For a sizzling cool Independence Day getaway, come to the third annual Mile High Fourth of July celebration.

The North Carolina resort towns of Banner Elk and Beech Mountain, located high in the Blue Ridge Mountains, have combined forces on a six-day extravaganza to celebrate our nation’s…

Read More

The Wiz

The Wiz

Lees-McRae Summer Theatre opens its season with “The Wiz,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz” with a “soulful” twist. Every song is uplifting, and every journey is a parable telling us how to see a better world. Magical places with outlandish characters helped this show earn seven Tony Awards…

Read More

The Wiz

The Wiz

Lees-McRae Summer Theatre opens its season with “The Wiz,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz” with a “soulful” twist. Every song is uplifting, and every journey is a parable telling us how to see a better world. Magical places with outlandish characters helped this show earn seven Tony Awards…

Read More

The Wiz

The Wiz

Lees-McRae Summer Theatre opens its season with “The Wiz,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz” with a “soulful” twist. Every song is uplifting, and every journey is a parable telling us how to see a better world. Magical places with outlandish characters helped this show earn seven Tony Awards…

Read More

The Wiz

The Wiz

Lees-McRae Summer Theatre opens its season with “The Wiz,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz” with a “soulful” twist. Every song is uplifting, and every journey is a parable telling us how to see a better world. Magical places with outlandish characters helped this show earn seven Tony Awards…

Read More

Passport Please!

Passport Please!

Join Lees-McRae Summer Theatre for “Passport Please!,” an exciting adventure that teaches children about the diversity and beautiful cultures that make up the world. This new interactive musical, written by Janet Barton Speer and John Thomas Oaks, the creators of “The Denim King” and “Screen…

Read More

Passport Please!

Passport Please!

Join Lees-McRae Summer Theatre for “Passport Please!,” an exciting adventure that teaches children about the diversity and beautiful cultures that make up the world. This new interactive musical, written by Janet Barton Speer and John Thomas Oaks, the creators of “The Denim King” and “Screen…

Read More