Easy to find, hard to leave!
Located in Sparta, just 4 miles
from the New River and 7 miles
from the Blue Ridge Parkway.
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The 4 for $4 Meal Deal
Just Got Bigger
Junior Bacon Cheeseburger
or Crispy Chicken BLT
1016 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone
5 Reasons to Bring Your
Business to Watauga County
2. Education Focus
3. Culture of Entrepreneurship
4. Outstanding Quality of Life
5. Hub of Northwestern NC
Watauga County Office of
Above and Beyond
Summer- Monday - Sat. 12-6pm
Winter- Mon., Wed. - Sat. 12-6pm
Sunday 1-5pm (closed Tuesday)
Live music during Summer
Come enjoy a glass of our award
winning wine while you relax by
the Watauga river!
Sky Valley Zip Tours
Your Canopy Adventure Awaits
5 min. from Boone/Blowing Rock
10 zip lines, a swinging bridge,
a cliff jump, and countless views
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2021 Blue Ridge Calendar Winners
We received 1045 photo contest entries, and 15138 votes were cast in the contest.
In choosing the winners, we used the following criteria: 1) Voting results, 2) Image quality 3) Only one winning photo per photographer, 4) Region and scene diversity, and 5) Uniqueness of the scene. Every year, the quality of the photographs gets better making selection of winners harder.
We could have published 10 different, beautiful calendars with the photos submitted.
Many thanks to all the photographers who submitted photos to this year's contest:
Aidan Kiser, Alan Ryczek, Albert Chow, Alice Purser, Amy Jones, Andrea Westwood, Ann Anderson, Anna Smith Waller, Aria F Cardwell, Ashley Lambert, Austin Lubkemann, Barbara Jennings, Belinda Forsyth, Betsy Deal, Bill Barbour, Bill Daniels, Bob Kitchen, Brenda S Hoss, Brendan Finnegan, Brett Miller, Brian Dix, Brian Vandermark, Carol Brooks Bennett, Carol Robinson, Carolyn Canup, Cassandra Ellison, Catherine J Walker, Catherine Walker, Cathy Eising, Chris May, Christie Agnew, Christopher Bennett, Cinda L Goff, Cindy High, Cindy Soell, Clay McCreary, Crissy Vance, Crystal Nunnemaker, Dale Mayberry, Dan Devine, Dan Whiteman, Daniel Gale, Darlene Barber, Dave Clark, Dave Parnell, Dave Russo, David Conrad, David Maurice Clifton, David Mull, Dawn O'Neal-Shumate, Deborah HolderCaine, Denise F. Powell, Denise Gouge, Dennis Bohr, Dolly Osborne, Donnie Williams, Doug Munroe, Earl Rubley, Ed Young, Egidio Antonaccio, Elizabeth Massey-Nichols, Ella Smith, Ellyn Williams, Emily Henderson, Eric Goodson, Eric Mills, Frank Alexander, Frank Davenport, Frank Packard, Freddie Fernandez, Germaine Galjour, Gloria L Huskins, Graham Fisher, Greg Henry, Hilary Walker, Holly Miller, Howard F Glover, Ira Stone, James Cadolino, Janet Edsell, Janet Furr, Janet McNabb, Janice Tuttle, Janie DeVos, Janis Harless, Janna Lyons, Jean Peacock, Jeff Miller, Jennifer Coffey, Jennifer Eddiba, Jennifer Powers, Jeremy Edwards, Jim Phillips, Jimmy Brooks, J0 Christian, Jodi Blackwell, Jodi Orshan, Joe Mager, Joe Sherrill, Joey johns, John Canup, John Cockman, John M Hilley, John Porta, John Rabb, John Turnmyre, Jonathan Vance, Juanita Farmer, Juliet Isaacs, Kai Leathers, Karen J Maj , Karowin Cassell , Kathryn Greven, Kayla Hollandsworth, Keith Tindall, Kelly Brown, Kelly Miller, Ken Jones, Kenneth Austin, Kristin Landrum, Kristin Ratliff, Kristina M Love, Kyle Silva , larry gittleman, Larry Ollis, LARRY W VEATCH, Laura Eslinger Smith, Lauren Bassler, Lauren Lockamy, Leah Perkins, Leah West, leslie restivo, Lillian Howes, Lily Beck, Linda Lashalle Stiltner, Lisa Carter, Lisa Maultsby, Lissa Brown, Liz Redding, Lizabeth Roupe, Lois Evans, Lolita Hefner, Lori Lacivita, Lou Nachman, Luke Miller, Lynne Townsend, Marcy Marxer, Margaret Lualdi, Maria Nash, Marilyn W. Ball, Mark Corey, Mark Nixon, Martie Latham, Mary Ann Reeley, Mary Bengtson, Mary Beth Ryan, Mary Johnson, Mary Lou Fodor, Meghan Jones, Meta Gatschenberger, Michael , Michael Holland, Michael Mathers Barrick, Michael Reich, Michelle Dee, Michelle Lewis, Michelle O Cranford, Mike Herring, Mimi Brown, Nancy A Murray, Nancy Simmons, Nancy Stershic, Norah Hampton, Pam Walker, Pam Williamson, Pat Matthews, Patricia Joynes, Patton Reighard, Paul Horton, Paul Parker, Peggy Ward, Phillip Harrison , Piper Ward Woodring, Rachael Kelley, Randy F. Bennett, Renee Withrow, Richard Fuller, Richard Hill, Rob Johnson, Rob Mehnert, Robin Porter, Rodney Smith, Roger Tharrington, Ron Forster , Ryan Childress, Ryan Reynolds, Ryleigh Knox, Sally J. Ling, Samuel Shores, Sarah Poovey, Scott Richardson, Scott Rowe, Scottie Pritchard, Sharon Haddad, Sharon Stafford, Sharon Tepedino, Sherry Dollar, Silas Powell, Spencer Bloom, Stella vance , Stephanie van der Westhuizen, Stephen G. Hill, Stephen Simmons, Steve Carter, Steven Young, Susan Murphy, Teddy Wilcox, Therese D Barry, Therese D. Barry, Thomas Mabry, Tim Honeycutt, Tim Huber, Tina Cunningham, Tina Lyon, Tom Bork, Tom Fisher, Tom Shelburne, Trip Wheeler, Tyler Penland, Valerie Seals, Vanessa Bianchi , Victor Deal, William A Dunson, William Selsor, Yvonne Hardin, Zach Miners, Zane Homeier
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