Friday, August 19, 2011

Autumn At Oz - Beech Mountain NC Oct 1-2, 2011

The 18th Anniversary of Autumn at Oz,          
October 1st & 2nd, 2011 on Beech Mountain NC 

Guests will take a tour of Auntie Em's and Uncle Henry's farm and meet Dorothy and friends along the Yellow Brick Road. You may choose your guided tour session times when you purchase your ticket.

Everyone is encouraged to wear something "Ozzie" and bring their photos and treasures to add to the event. There will be a mini-museum to visit and artifacts to share. Bluegrass bands, local dancers, and a small petting zoo will add more fun at the Farm.

There will also be face painting, food treats, and special Oz concessions in "Kansas"! New and old trivia will be available for purchase, with part of the proceeds going back into upkeep and restoration.

Arrival times and day-of ticket sales are on Saturday and Sunday from 10 to noon, noon to 2, and 2 to 4pm. Saturday and Sunday are broken down into 3 sessions to accommodate our visitors. It does not mean that you can only spend 2 hours at the OZ Party.

The ticket price is $16.50 in advance, $20.00 the day of the party. Children 2 and under are admitted free. There are a limited number of tickets for each session. Each ticket will include a 10% discount coupon for participating Beech Mountain lodging and dining. Each ticket will also include a discount coupon from Grandfather Mountain good for $2 off each adult ticket and $1 off child's ticket. More information about participating locations coming soon.

Discount group tickets of 15 or more are available Sunday, October 2nd. Contact Beech Mountain Chamber of Commerce at 800-468-5506 for details.

Tickets are Non-Refundable, No Exceptions. Autumn at Oz will be held Rain or Shine, Snow and Twisters Too! Identification required with your printed ticket confirmation.

Click here to buy tickets online..

Click your heels! Come & Take a Nostalgic Stroll to The Land of Oz!

For more information on Historic Land of Oz and Private parties and tours go to .

Mile High Kite Festival - Beech Mtn NC - Sept 5, 2011

Mile High Kite Festival at Beech

How much string does it take to fly a kite a mile high?

Only a couple hundred feet if you visit the ninth annual Mile High Kite Festival on Labor Day weekend atop Beech Mountain, NC.

This festival takes place Sunday, Sept. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the town meadow, located above 5,000 feet in elevation.

Ample room is available for everyone to fly, plus there's a reserved field for demonstrations from the Wings Across Carolina Kiting and Okra Society (WACKOS) and the Richmond Air Force club from Richmond, Va.

Kite-flying music and announcing will be provided by Terry Murray of Kitebus Festivals. Meanwhile, prizes will be given for biggest kite, smallest kite and best-decorated kite.

Other activities include races with kids pulling parachute kites, face painting and a variety of craft and food vendors.

"We like to float the idea to come up and make a weekend of it," event organizer Calder Smoot said.

"There's a kite maker's competition Saturday judged by master kite builder Charlie Dunton and an all-ages street dance Saturday night in front of town hall. It makes for a great early fall weekend on Beech Mountain."

There's no admission charge to Saturday's street dance or Sunday's kite festival, and the first 300 children under age 12 receive a free kite on Sunday. Volunteers will be on hand with materials to help decorate the free kites, while vendors will have kites for sale.

For more information or lodging options, call (800) 468-5506 or visit

Article by The Mountain Times Online