I have lived here in Ashe County ALL my life...I have not only always said "there's nothing to do here" but I have often heard "there's nothing to do" from so many of the locals in Ashe. I never realized just how much there is to do in our home town until I started this blog!
Not only have I discovered there are SO much to do, but a lot of the activities are even FREE! Not only for "out of towners" but also for locals and their children! Ashe County has so much to offer for all ages and all people!
There are weekly events, daily events, and business events! The Chamber has a list of events that they keep updated and we try to post new events weekly as well! You can reach the chamber events at this website: https://ashechamber.com/calendar.php
Blue Ridge Theater & Event Center
9331 Old Hwy 16 S West Jefferson NC
The Hotel Tavern
5 W Main, West Jefferson, NC 28694
February 6, 13 & 20
Boondocks Brew Haus
302 S Jefferson Avenue
THE TOP 10 REASONS TO CHOOSE A VACATION RENTAL OVER A HOTEL:
It seems if you’ve seen one hotel room, you have seen them all! So, lets forget the old humdrum ways of doing things. There’s another option when it comes to vacation accommodations — and it involves saving money, having more space, and breaking away from boring. Which we feel are all good things, in our humble opinion. We’re talking about the homes over hotels movement, and we’re its biggest supporters! Spread the word — and join us in a whole different way to travel! Hope to see you soon!
Have you checked out our Amazing Chamber of Commerce lately?
They have shirts, guides, disc for disc golf, anything you could ever need to visit Ashe County! They are located in downtown West Jefferson, within walking distance to our lofts.
Be sure to check out their website at https://ashechamber.com/
They have Visitor Information, Things to Do, An Events Calendar, A Business Directory, Webcams, Photos, Videos, Services, A Store, and their Contact Information.
This is just a start! Under each information tab, they have an entire list of things to do! I love being able to see the events for the entire month! It helps so much with making plans with my children!
Thank you so much Ashe Chamber of Commerce for all of your hard work!
Have you ever wondered how barn quilts became so popular, what a barn quilt was for, where it originated from, how to make one, or even why a barn quilt?!? Well I have, especially after driving in town and seeing a new barn quilt on Boondocks! I love it!
Anyways, so where did the idea of a barn quilt come from? According to Wikipedia, the first official quilt trail was begun in 2001 in Adams County, Ohio. Donna Sue Groves wanted to honor her mother, Maxine, a noted quilter, with a painted quilt square on the family's barn in Manchester, Ohio. Though many believe that the Groves farm is home to the first barn quilt, that is not the case. The first barn quilt was an Ohio Star which was unveiled as part of a community celebration at a nearby herb farm. The Groves farm later became part of a trail of 20 barn quilts that formed a driving trail throughout Adams County. Although an emerging concept, a U.S. national quilt trail has rapidly spread across Ohio to Iowa, Kentucky, Kansas, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, North Dakota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois, Texas, Minnesota, Nebraska, Colorado, South Dakota, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Oregon. Across the border in Canada, British Columbia has developed a trail, and barn quilts also exist in Ontario as well as in Kings County, New Brunswick.
If you have anymore questions, or interested in a barn quilt, I am sure the ladies in down town West Jefferson at Quilt Square Girls would be more than glad to help you! Here is their website http://www.ilovebarnquilts.com/index.html be sure to tell them we sent ya 😉