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Mile High Kite Festival

September 2, 2023 @ 8:00 am - September 3, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

The Beech Mountain Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual Mile High Kite Festival as part of the town’s Labor Day Weekend festivities. The party starts the night before with a street dance outside the Beech Mountain Town Hall. Why “Mile High”? Because Beech Mountain is 5,506 feet above sea level. It is the highest incorporated town east of the Mississippi which makes it the perfect place to fly a kite. The elevation almost guarantees great breezes and when the temperatures are still in the mid to high 90’s in most of the Carolinas and Virginia, Beech Mountain remains cool with temperatures rarely exceeding 80 degrees. Two recognized kite clubs, one from Charlotte, N.C. and one from Richmond, Va., will be on hand to demonstrate flying techniques, staff kite clinics and help folks build their own kites. Free kites will be given to the first 150 children under the age of 13. Beech Mountain Chamber of Commerce Prizes are given to novice flyers for the biggest kite flown, the most original handmade kite flown, the kite to fly the highest, and whatever other categories the organizers can dream up. Food is available and parking is in a metered lot.

Saturday 9/2 is the Kitemakers Competition
Sunday 9/3 Show Kite and Sport Kite Demonstrations and games for children

Details

Start:
September 2, 2023 @ 8:00 am
End:
September 3, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
Website:
https://highcountryhost.com/mile-high-kite-festival

Venue

Beech Mounta
6370 US Highway 321 South
Blowing Rock, NC 28605 United States
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Phone
828-387-4236