Events

Located on and off the farm, Apple Hill Farm has activities for all ages to enjoy. We have lots of fun things planned to do, and we hope you will join us! If you are interested in hosting your own event, please contact us for more information.

On the Farm

Agritourism Works!

DATE: Sat Aug 13; Sat Sept 17

LOCATION: Apple Hill Farm | Banner Elk, NC 28604

Price: $175, lunch included

Join us for a fun and engaging day on our successful Agritourism Farm!

-A down and dirty look at the nuts and bolts of Agritourism
-A behind-the-scenes tour of Apple Hill Farm
-The 4 Keys to starting and running an Agritourism farm
-Interactive workshop time to create or refine your farm vision

Baby Goat Yoga

DATE: Fridays at 5:00 pm | May through July

LOCATION: Apple Hill Farm | Banner Elk, NC 28604

Price: $40

Join us for this fun yoga class outdoors and connect yourself with a farm experience and sweet baby goats to play with. You will practice a yoga flow while the baby goats play around  (and maybe on!) you. Bring your own mat, and come dressed to maybe get a little messy 😉

Barn Quilt Painting Class

DATE: September 17 | 10 am or 3 pm

LOCATION: Apple Hill Farm | Banner Elk, NC 28604

PRICE: $125

In this class you will create a 24 x 24 inch barn quilt, choosing from 8 designs. The surface will be primed and pre-taped so that you can jump right into painting. All class materials are provided, including hardware to hang your new barn quilt.

Extra pre-taped boards can be purchased for $50.

Knit with the Alpacas

DATE: June 25, July 9, July 30, 2022 | 10 am to 12 pm

LOCATION: Apple Hill Farm | Banner Elk, NC 28604

PRICE: $17

Bring your knitting or crochet projects and join us for a relaxing morning outdoors in the orchard with our alpacas and llamas.

Mini Photography Workshop

DATE: June 25, July 2, July 30, Oct 1, Oct 8, 2022 | 9 am to 10:30 am

LOCATION: Apple Hill Farm | Banner Elk, NC 28604

PRICE: $45

Join local photographer, Cindy McEnery, and our team for an exciting 90-minute photography workshop on our farm! Learn how to quickly and easily take better photos on your smart phone or DSLR.

1-Hour Pass: Angora Goat Shearing

DATE: October Date TBD

LOCATION: Apple Hill Farm | Banner Elk, NC 28604

PRICE: $17 for ages 11+, $12 for ages 4-10, $3 for ages 3 and under

Join us for a front row view of our twice-a-year angora goat shearing! Learn all about the fabulous mohair our goats grow, how it is shorn, and what we do to prepare it for spinning at the fiber mill. 

Purchase a 1-hour pass to watch the shearing, learn about the goats, and shop in our store. 

Christmas Celebration

DATE: November 18, 2022 – January 1, 2023

LOCATION: Apple Hill Farm | Banner Elk, NC 28604

PRICE: $17 for ages 11+, $12 for ages 4-10, $3 for ages 3 and under

Tour the farm decked out for the holidays Wednesdays through Sundays! Advanced ticket purchase required.

Alpaca Shearing Day

DATE: June 3, 2023

LOCATION: Apple Hill Farm | Banner Elk, NC 28604

PRICE: $17 for ages 11+, $12 for ages 4-10, $3 for ages 3 and under

Make a reservation for a one-hour time slot and you’ll get a front-row view of the whole process of shearing, fleece sorting, and more.

Off the Farm

Valle Country Fair

DATE: October 15, 2022

LOCATION: 194 S in Valle Crucis, NC

Food, Crafts, Mountain Music, and Family Fun, all for a good cause!

Join us and 150+ other vendors as we raise money for our community. 10% of all proceeds from all craft vendors go right back to those in need in the High Country! 

Juried crafts, tasty food, and a downright good time! 

SAFF | Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair

DATE: October 21-23, 2022

LOCATION: WNC Ag Center | Fletcher, NC

Fiber – Yarn – Supplies – Classes – Workshopes – Animals – & More!

Join us right outside Asheville, NC for 3 days packed full of fiber fun! 

140+ Vendors for all your fiber arts needs.

Admission will be $5/person per day. $10 pass for 3 days. Youth under 13 yrs. old will be free. Bring cash! Only at gate..no early ticket sales

Carolina Fiber Fest 2022

DATE: March 10 & 11, 2023

LOCATION: Expo Building | NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh NC

Classes – Yarn – Fiber Arts Supplies – & More!

Carolina FiberFest is a great place to meet others who share your passion for fiber! Meet new and familiar friends while working on your current project. There are plenty of places and opportunities to sit and knit/crochet/spin at Carolina FiberFest.

Banner Elk 4th of July Celebration

DATE: July 4, 2023

LOCATION: Downtown Banner Elk, NC 28604
One of the most popular (and most fun!) Fourth of July parades in North Carolina takes place each Independence day in Banner Elk. It’s a parade that makes Uncle Sam proud, with star-spangled vehicles, people and animals parading down Main Street surrounded by huge crowds.

Fine Arts and Master Crafters

DATE: July 15 – 17, 2022

LOCATION: Sugar Mountain Resort | Sugar Mountain, NC

The juried festivals feature an eclectic gathering of unique hand-crafted wares from fine artists and master crafters. Fine art examples are photography, paintings, jewelry , sculpture, pottery, weaving, glass art, wood crafts, wood furniture, specialty candles, body care & soaps and many more.

The Avery Fine Art & Master Crafts Festival benefits the Avery County Chamber of Commerce.

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