Apr
25
Sat
Burnsville Metric @ Burnsville Town Square Tickets
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am
Burnsville Metric @ Burnsville Town Square

The annual Burnsville Metric kicks off the riding season in the idyllic Yancey County countryside. Cruise through the Toe River Valley on a 60.7-mile ride. The ride begins and ends on Burnsville Town Square, passing through the communities of Huntdale, Red Hill, Loafers Glory and Bakersville along the way. For less-experienced riders, a 43-mile loop provides a shorter option. After the ride, relax with food and craft beer.

Early registration is available. Day-of registration and packet pickup take place 7:15 a.m.-8:45 a.m. Ride begins promptly at 9 a.m.

Jun
4
Thu
Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show Saddlebred @ Broyhill Equestrian Preserve Tickets
Jun 4 – Jun 7 all-day
Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show Saddlebred @ Broyhill Equestrian Preserve

The Saddlebred show is loaded with chrome and flash, featuring various classes and exciting divisions. Enjoy this outdoor show, now nearly 100 years old, on beautiful grounds adjacent to Blue Ridge Parkway lands!

Aug
15
Sat
Face the Forest 5K Obstacle Course Run @ Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest Tickets
Aug 15 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
Face the Forest 5K Obstacle Course Run @ Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest

Get ready to see what you’re made of on a run through the hills, dales and woodlands of Poplar Forest plantation. Join the Jamerson YMCA and Poplar Forest at the 9th annual Face the Forest 5K Obstacle Course Run and take on the obstacles placed along the way—climbing walls, balancing teeter-totters, flipping tires and trenching through mud. The competition is open to families and teams of all ages. Face the Forest entry fees support children’s educational programming at Poplar Forest and the Y’s annual campaign, which provides outreach, financial assistance, youth and family programming and many other resources within the community. Registration fees and race details available by July 1.