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Should You Rush To Buy a Home While You Can Still Afford It?

Column From Realtor.com: Should You Rush To Buy a Home While You Can Still Afford It? In our new monthly column, "On the House," we answer your burning questions about buying and selling a home in today's wild real estate market. First up: We tackle how to time y... View the full post »

Explore Lansing, NC

Tucked into the mountains of Ashe County, just minutes for downtown West Jefferson, Lansing is a hidden gem of the High Country.  Here you will find heritage trout waters, historic u-pick farms, live music jams and amazing food and craft.   Lansing NC, Thin... View the full post »

Tweetsie Railroad, Re-Opening April 9, 2022

Tweetsie Railroad, Re-Opening For The Season April 9, 2022!   tweetsie.comWild West Theme Park -- Tweetsie Railroad allows children and families to let their imaginations run wild and discover all sorts of fun. Kids can be a cowboy, a cowgirl or an engineer. And ... View the full post »

High Country Farmers Markets

Ashe County Farmers MarketEvery Saturday (rain or shine) Mid April – October / 8am – 1pm -- West Jefferson, NC2022 Season begins April 16th and ends October 29.  Over 50 Local Vendors Conveniently located at 108 Backstreet in Downtown West Jefferson. &nb... View the full post »

January 2022 High Country MLS Market Report

The 2021 MLS Market Report for the High Country Association of Realtors® saw agents finish out the year with records in sales volume and some comparable numbers to the historical totals we saw in 2020.As for December of 2021 the High Country MLS recorded 249 homes sold ... View the full post »

Christmas In July Festival 2022

JULY 1-2, 2022 -- Ashe County’s Christmas in July Festival is returning to Downtown West Jefferson with a new look and footprint for the festival!An opening ceremony will kick off the festival on Friday, July 1, 2022 at 5 PM followed by an entertainment lineup especiall... View the full post »

New River Marathon 2022

New River Marathon New River Marathon is planning for its upcoming race and invites all runners and walkers to join. The New River Marathon is scheduled for May 14 and will include options to participate in a marathon, half-marathon and/or 5K. Breath-taking s... View the full post »

Ashe County Art Day Trip

Ashe County NC Art Day Trip Article From:  High Country HostPictured: Florence Thomas Art School Gallery  The thriving arts scene in Ashe County encompasses visual art, music, literary and performing ventures-- including lively play producti... View the full post »

Parks In Our Area

Explore our area state and country parks! Mount Jefferson State Natural Area - Rising abruptly to more than 1,600 feet above the surrounding landscape. Five hiking trails allow exploration of rare geology and plant communities, including a child-friendly TRACK trail and a strenuou... View the full post »

MerleFest 2022

MerleFest 2022April 28-May 1, 2022  ~  merlefest.orgMerleFest was founded in 1988 in memory of Eddy Merle Watson as a fundraiser for Wilkes Community College and to celebrate ‘traditional plus’ music.We are about the MUSIC, MOMENTS and MEMORIES!MerleFest, con... View the full post »

Ski, Snowboard, Snow Tube, Ice Skate the High Country

North Carolina High Country is an oasis for outdoor adventure year-round. As the temperatures begin to drop and snow covers the mountain tops, you won’t want to miss a chance to hit the slopes. The High Country’s natural setting is perfect for ski season, typically lasting from Nov... View the full post »

Choose & Cut Christmas Trees

Christmas TreeS! Ashe County is a great location to find your family's Christmas Tree. A number of farms in the County offer terrific choose & cut experiences that are fun for all ages. Please download the Choose & Cut Map and Directory to view the location ... View the full post »

White House Christmas Tree

White House Christmas Tree Chosen at Peak Farms Video, Fox 46 Charlotte Officials from the White House were in Ashe County on Wed, Oct 20 to select a tree for the upcoming holiday season. White House Ground Superin... View the full post »

Tweetsie Christmas 2021 Season

Celebrate the holiday season as Tweetsie Railroad transforms into a winter wonderland for Tweetsie Christmas! Enjoy a nighttime train ride among thousands of dazzling lights!Tickets include admission and are for a specific date and train ride time. A limited number o... View the full post »

Tweetsie Ghost Train

Tweetsie Railroad transforms from the Wild West into a haunted park with Halloween thrills and chills for all ages. The highlight of each evening is a nighttime ride on the Ghost Train, other spooky attractions include the Haunted House and the Freaky Forest. Younger ghou... View the full post »