Valle Crucis is a small community in Watauga County, North Carolina, very close to where I live. Today I want to show you Valle Crucis Community Park.
Valle Crucis Community Park runs along the Watauga River, off Broadstone Rd, behind the Mast General Store Annex. This park belongs to the community, and is funded by donations and maintained by volunteers. It’s not owned by the state, county or town.
There’s lots to do for kids. A playground, soccer fields and small, kid-sized buildings just perfect for using your imagination.
My dog loves to go for walks in this park. Lots of great smells, the river to cool your feet in. The park even has multiple “doggie bag” stations so you can clean up after your best friend. As you can see from this picture, Heidi is set for a brisk walk.
Posted by daffodilcorner on October 7, 2012
Two weeks from today! The Valle Country Fair!
Here are pictures of the site where the fair will take place, just off route 194 South. As you can see, the trees are starting to turn. Hopefully, they will be in full color on October 20th. These fields will be a mass of white tents, cars and lots and lots of people.
In addition to all the wonderful and unique crafts for sale, there is also entertainment, from cloggers to bluegrass music to traditional mountain storytelling. Some delicious food is available, as well as apple cider, made right there on the fair grounds.
If you are going to be in the Boone, NC area that day, please do visit the fair. And come see Daffodil Corner and Happy Whosits!
Posted by daffodilcorner on October 6, 2012
Yesterday I attended the Appalachian Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) Conference in Asheville, NC at the headquarters of Handmade in America. This was the first of what will hopefully become an annual event. It was AWESOME!
I met really talented but humble artists and crafters from all over western North Carolina. Some were jewelers, some fiber artists, photographers, writers, potters, basket weavers, you name it. What they all had in common is a passion for what they create, and a willingness to share their knowledge and experiences with others.
Yoko Morris, who leads AWE, and her cohorts at Handmade did a fantastic job of organizing the day around sharing sessions, workshops and panel discussions. They brought in guest speakers who were knowledgeable, articulate and very willing to share their experience with us. I learned so much! I can’t wait to start putting some of this new-found knowledge to work.
I made some new friends and business connections. I hope to be able to feature some of these North Carolina grown enterprises in future blog posts. Stay tuned…
Posted by daffodilcorner on September 27, 2012