Blues Festival Will Kick Off June 10th

lansing nc blues festivalThe 2nd annual Ashe County Blues Festival will kick off Saturday June 10, 2017. It will feature some great blues musicians and bring blues hits to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Plan on seeing musicians such as the Red Dirt Revelators, Laws Guns & Money, Half Baked Betty, Seth Williams, and Smitty & the Jumpstarters.

The event is produced and promoted by V-Muse Productions and will take place in Lansing. It should be a wonderful event for everyone. Camping is available nearby and the weather should be fantastic.

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New River Canoe Race

new river canoe raceWant to enjoy some fun on the water and support local businesses and the High Country’s state parks? Check out the fun New River Canoe Race slated for June 3, 2017 from 9 am to 4 pm. The New River’s waters are calm and inviting; perfect for a canoe race! The race registration will begin at Zaloos Canoes and take place from 9 am to 1 pm.  The entry to the race will be on the New River access point at the Wagoner Access at the New River State Park. The sponsor of this event is the Friends of the High Country State Parks. Bring your own boat or rent one from Zaloos at a discounted rate on this day! Free shuttle service will be available from parking areas.

Activities will include live music, food and food trucks, environmental programs and an awards ceremony with fun door prizes. There will be free tubing at the park, and camping will be available for those who want to camp out nearby. All proceeds will support High Country State Parks. This event is a family friendly Ashe County event.

The New River is one of the oldest rivers in the world. It actually predates the formation of the Appalachian mountain range. It is one of our area’s most beloved assets. The endless fun, scenic beauty, and natural resources that it provides you cannot find in any other location in the High Country. To view NC mountain real state listings close in to the New River, along the New River, or with New River access click to get started in your search. Contact us! We’d love to work with you if you are interested in New River Real Estate in the High Country. Many areas that the New River snakes through are remote and hard to reach. Ashe County is one of the few accessible areas that offers a remote wilderness, with the convenient amenities of nearby suburban living.

Check out these upcoming events in Ashe County

events in ashe countyJoin us for the following fun events in Ashe County, North Carolina. If you are visiting the area during these next few weeks as the warm season kicks off please check out some of these fun things to do with your friends and family.

Century 21 Heritage Realty is one of the oldest Ashe County real estate firms with a reputation for our southern hospitality and ability to help all buyers and sellers with their real estate needs. Our advice is second to none in the area as our staff is comprised of locals, second home transplants, and commercial brokers who are ready to help you.

The 1st Annual Pink Disc Golf Tournament to benefit the Breast Screening Program at Ashe Memorial Hospital kicks off on Saturday May 20, 2017 at 8 am. Innova Disc Golf is sponsoring the event which will last until 6 pm. The entry fee is only $25 and includes lunch and a fun players pack. Join us for this fantastic event in Ashe County.

The 2017 Marathon Jam will take place on May 20, 2017 from 12 pm to 12 am at 303 School Ave, West Jefferson 28694. This acoustic open jam session welcomes all musicians. Donations are accepted and encouraged. The Marathon Jam’s organizer is the New River MOAA (Military Officers Association of America). Jam partners include: USAA, Ashe Arts Council, and Rooster Ridge Arts.

The first annual Music on the Green will take place on Sunday May 21, 2017 between 3 pm and 5 pm at 301 East Main Street, West Jefferson 28640. Sponsoring the event is the Museum of Ashe County History. Popular artists Wayne Henderson and Herb Key will kick off the festivities.

Events in the Area | Homes for Sale Ashe County

homes for sale in Ashe CountyThis part of North Carolina has some of the most gorgeous stretches of land, between the lovely farm land and stunning mountain views. That’s why we here at Century 21 Heritage Realty think you couldn’t possibly find a better place to live than the High Country. When it comes to homes for sale in Ashe County, Century 21 Heritage Realty can find you the perfect match for your family. Summer is beautiful, but the High Country also thrives in winter as well. And what better way to experience the High Country in the winter than by hitting up the slopes.

Beech Mountain is one of our favorite ski mountains. Beech has a ton of cool events going on before they close for the season. There is live music each weekend during the Beech Mountain Winter Music Series. Two super fun events happening in March and April are the Wreckless Rail Jam taking place on March 4th and the Easter Egg Hunt for all ages on April 15th. For more information on Beech Mountain events, visit www.beechmountainresort.com/events

Sugar Mountain is well known in the High Country and is located between Boone and Beech Mountain, a convenient “on the way” stop. On weekends at Sugar Mountain, there is always something happening, between races and live music. One event we like to mention is the NASTAR Races held every Saturday and Sunday at noon on Oma’s Meadow. This is a public racing program that provides racers the opportunity to compare their skills to the fastest member of the US Ski Team – how often can you say you raced the fastest person in the US? For more information on this event, visit www.skisugar.com/event/nastar-2

Any time you are looking for homes for sale in Ashe County, don’t hesitate to call Century 21 Heritage Realty. You don’t want to miss out on another year of winter fun on the slopes!

Ashe County Land for Sale Straight from Books

Ashe County land for saleThe mountains of North Carolina are some of the most visited places in the United States. The beautiful mountain ranges and valleys provide the best peaceful backdrop for a weekend away. Can you imagine living here? We get to experience this every day of our lives. At Century 21 Heritage Realty, we really appreciate these mountains. That’s why you should visit us if you are in the market for Ashe County homes or Ashe County land for sale.

We aren’t the only ones who adore these mountains. Authors from all over the country have based their books in the North Carolina mountains. To get a grasp on how loved these mountains are, we highly recommend a few of the books. One of the most recognizable of the works is the Outlander series. Diana Gabaldon bases her books in Scotland for the first few, but the fourth book in the series, Drums of Autumn, moves to North Carolina. We’ve heard fans of the series flock to the High Country to experience the similarities.

Another book we love that outlines the nature of our mountains is Serena by Ron Rash. The book focuses around two newlyweds who come to the mountains to create a timber empire. George Pemberton has already lived in the camp, but Serena is new and soon proves she can hold up just as well as any man in the North Carolina wilderness. This book takes you back in time to before the mountains were harvested, providing a glimpse of a world forgotten.

You can experience a taste of the mountains for yourself and even make them your home. We have several homes for sale for you to start your new life. Century 21 Heritage Realty also has lots of Ashe County land for sale, if you prefer to work from the ground up. Call us today and start your life in the mountains of North Carolina.

Upcoming Events in the Area

Right now as the temperature warms up to a balmy 36 degrees, which is 2 degrees warmer than our high today, I’m sure you are cuddled up with a blanket if you are like most of our clients and readers. We were blessed with an abundance of snow that moved in with the winter storm on Friday afternoon. That storm brought much needed snowfall to the region and blanketed the surrounding counties where the North Carolina ski resorts are located. If you are venturing out and about in the area and looking for fun things to do in West Jefferson and Ashe County, we’ve listed some fun events that are coming up this month that you may want to note.

Mt. Jefferson Hiking

At Mount Jefferson State Natural Area this Saturday January 14, 2017 you can check out the Geology Rocks Hike from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. This special led hike takes hikers up the Rhododendron Trail at Mt. Jefferson, the prominent peak seen from West Jefferson. On it you’ll get to observe several types of formations and learn more about the formation of the mountains in our area. Hikers will meet at the picnic shelter at 2:00; hikers can call 336-246-9653 for more information. Sunday January 15, 2017 another hike will be offered at Mount Jefferson; the Underground Railroad hike. A ranger will lead the excursion that begins at the picnic area at 2:00 pm and the hike will feature regional folklore stories regarding our infamous mountain ridge, Mt. Jefferson and the actual Underground Railroad that was used by slaves who had escaped their masters and were hiding out and trekking to safety further north. It is believed that the mountain served as a hide out spot along the railroad, but actual artifact evidence of such claims have never been unearthed.

Fun Local Concert Events

Edward Main will be playing at the Hotel Tavern bar, starting at 6:00 on Saturday January 14, 2017 and there is no cover charge. On the same day, at 7:30 pm the Coffee House Live will feature Wayne Henderson, Helen White, and Herb Key as well as other storytellers and folk entertainers. Tickets are just $12 for adults and $5 for students and the sponsor of the event is the Ashe County Arts Council.

On Saturday, January 21, 2017 Klee Liles will be playing at the Hotel Tavern starting at 6:00 pm. There is no cover charge for this event.

Check out the Kruger Brothers in Concert at the Ashe Civic Center starting at 7:30 on Thursday January 26, 2017. Tickets are just $22 adults and $5 students. Call 336-246-2787 if you wish to purchase tickets, or stop by the civic center. The Kruger brothers are well known throughout, and delight audiences with their acoustic sets.

The last Saturday of this month, from 6:00 to 9:00 the Hotel Tavern will host Matt Bizzell in concert.

The beginning of February brings a Grammy award winning artist to the area with the Al Petteway and Amy White concert at the Ashe Civic Center. The event will be held on Saturday February 4 2017, sponsored by the Ashe County Arts Council, begins at 7:30 pm and features Indie artists and Grammy duo Petteway and White. Their Celtic and Appalachian influenced style incorporates acoustic guitar, mandolin, Celtic harp, piano, banjo, lap dulcimer, and world percussion instruments.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Event

The Ashe Arts Center will feature a MLK Day celebration to honor and tribute Martin Luther King Jr on Monday, January 16, 2017.  The event, sponsored by the Ashe County Arts Council,  is slated to begin at 7:00 pm. It will feature essays, speeches, and tributes from community members highlighting the peaceful message of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This event is a free and open to the public.

Support of the Local Community 

If you want to take part in a wonderful community outreach event and enjoy some delicious southern fried fish, head out to the Ashe Outreach Fish Fry on Friday January 20, 2017 from 4:00 to 8:00 at the Riverview Community Center. This  event features $10 plates (or additional donations if you’d like to provide more) of fish or chicken, hush puppies, coleslaw with a drink and dessert and supports the Riverview community. During the harsh months of winter, many of our neighbors struggle to pay their heating bills, and have trouble with food costs as a result. The event sets aside money to support some 300 individuals a month.

If you are new to the area, and searching for Ashe County homes for sale, or looking to purchase a property in the coming period, we would love to help you. You can begin your search by clicking on any of the top menu tabs including ‘Search MLS’. This allows you to search for the best properties of real estate Ashe County NC and properties in the surrounding counties of Watauga, Alleghany, and Avery.

Holidays at Home in Ashe County

Ashe County North Carolina Real EstateCentury 21 Heritage Realty, your go-to source for all Ashe County North Carolina Real Estate, is located in West Jefferson, North Carolina. The area is rich with nature, culture, and community, just a few of the benefits of living in this area. Century 21 Heritage Realty can help you find your dream home. When you buy a home in Ashe County, you will find it’s easy to fit into the community here. Just in downtown West Jefferson alone, you will find the most interesting shops and friendliest people in the High Country. The Holiday season is a great time to find out for yourself!

Don’t forget about the Annual Hometown Christmas on November 25th! Hot chocolate, carolers, and an appearance by Santa Claus make this event special, but the holidays don’t stop with our tree lighting. Starting in December, the holiday mood spreads with the Christmas Crawl on December 2nd from 5pm to 8pm. Throughout the year, West Jefferson hosts “Gallery Crawl,” a free event sponsored by the Ashe County Arts Council. This special holiday edition will feature 17 galleries showcasing some of Ashe County’s Favorite Artists. It’s sure to be a great time!

Then, as always, there is the big part of the holidays, especially for kids! This year’s Saturday with Santa is December 3rd, 2016. Santa Claus will be available for free pictures beginning at 8:30am. There will also be story time with Mrs. Claus, crafts, milk and cookies, and more! Each child will also receive a goody bag and a holiday book. There are four different sessions beginning at 8:30 and going til 11:00pm. Reservations are required at $5 per child.

Let our Ashe County North Carolina Real Estate agents help find you a home in our community today! Find out why West Jefferson is the best kept secret of the High Country!

Ashe County Real Estate Tree Farms

Ashe County Real EstateThere are many benefits to living in the High Country. Ashe County real estate offers beautiful views, serene locations, and peaceful atmospheres, but more importantly, Christmas trees. That’s right, the beautiful Fraser Firs North Carolina is known for are grown right here in the High Country, and many farms in the area are members of the Ashe County Christmas Tree association. Though we here at Century 21 Heritage Realty love all seasons, we can’t help but get overwhelmed with excitement the closer the Holiday season gets.

Fall is officially falling and we are progressing ever forward into November. Soon Thanksgiving will be here. We will all stuff our faces, and after a brief nap, we will turn our faces toward the farms of Ashe County with high hopes of finding the perfect Christmas tree. The Ashe County Christmas Tree Association recognizes Saturday, November 26th 2016 as the official opening day of choose and cut season.

Living in Ashe County real estate gives you the perfect opportunity to visit many farms if you choose. Fraser Firs aren’t the only type of trees offered by the members of the Christmas Tree Association – in fact, most farms grow a wide variety of Christmas Tree species. Many farms also offer wreaths and garland. Bring the whole family along for the opportunity to visit gift shops, take hay rides, and enjoy some warm refreshments. There are many activities to enjoy to make your Christmas Tree picking trip a memorable experience for everyone.

When you are looking for your next home, Christmas Trees are just one of the many reasons to consider Ashe County real estate. Visit Century 21 Heritage Realty for our listings and we’ll help you find the perfect spot in our beautiful mountain town.

For more information on Christmas Trees and Tree Farms in Ashe County, visit www.ashecountychristmastrees.com

Happy Choosing!

Hometown Christmas West Jefferson November 25, 2016

Come out and celebrate Christmas with us on West Jefferson’s Backstreet, at the park on November 25, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. This is the official Tree Lighting Community event that features the Christmas tree being lit, Santa, caroling and hot chocolate giveaways. Community members and business owners will be out and about enjoying the festivities and giving back to the community during this holiday Christmas season. Welcome to West Jefferson, where small town America and Appalachian culture welcome you to come and ‘sit a spell’ and celebrate this Christmas season with us.

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West Jefferson Holiday Parade

This year’s annual West Jefferson Holiday Parade will take place in mid-November. Come out and celebrate with us! Century 21 Heritage Realty is the area’s best Ashe County real estate firm. Our staff always supports fun community West Jefferson events and this even will surely be a lot of fun. If you are searching for properties in the High Country, Ashe County is a secret hidden getaway located about 20 minutes from Boone, North Carolina and the economic and educational center that is in the town, Appalachian State University. If you’ve dreamed of owning your own slice of the Blue Ridge, we would love to help you with your NC mountain real estate questions and help you find properties that meet your guidelines.

Come to Downtown West Jefferson on Saturday, November 19 at 3 pm for the annual holiday parade. The event will be held from 3 pm to 5 pm and there will be lots of fun things to see and enjoy during. Locals Bands, Dance Groups, Churches, Businesses, Fire/Rescue Trucks, Police Cars & more participate in the Parade each year. Santa will be there as well! Come be part of this annual community event! We’d love to meet you and find out about your dreams and ideas of owning a new home in the High Country. Contact us with all of your Ashe County real estate questions.