Watauga County Farmers’ Market

The very first Farmers’ Market I every visited was the Watauga County Farmers’ Market on our very first family trip to the North Carolina mountains. It has been a regular stop each and every trip since. I even follow them on Facebook. That is how I found this video…Take a look.

10th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition Finalists Announced

It’s that time of year again…

This year’s panel of esteemed jurors has completed preliminary judging and has chosen 46 images for exhibition from almost 900 submissions. A complete list of finalists can be seen below.

Final judging to select this year’s Best In Show and individual category winners will take place prior to the public reception opening on March 1, 2013 at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts in Boone, NC. The exhibition will open to the public from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Voting will also begin for the People’s Choice Award on March 1, 2013 at 7:00 pm.

Once voting for the People’s Choice Award ends on May 17, 2013, competition organizers will announce this year’s award winners the following week.

via 10th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition Finalists Announced.

I’ll be looking forward to the posting of the photo’s…Congratulations to all of the finalists.

Paddling in New River, NC

A gentle current and the forested mountains and meadows lining the New River in North Carolina make it a paddling paradise for the entire family. Some of the best paddling occurs along a 26.5-mile stretch of the river that has been designated a National Wild & Scenic River. A handful of launching areas scattered along this stretch of the river give you a place to put-in and take-out your vessel.

North Carolina Mountains

CD of Old-Time Smokies Music Nominated for Grammy

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is pleased to announce that the CD, Old-Time Smoky Mountain Music, produced by the Park’s nonprofit educational partner, Great Smoky Mountains Association, has been nominated for a Grammy Award.
nps.gov – Great Smoky Mountains National Park – News Releases