Between Wilkesboro and Boone, NC lies the sleepy little town of West Jefferson.
This little mountain town nestled in the Blue Ridge mountains of Western North Carolina is a bustling and hustling place – whoever is on their city planning and city council has worked really hard to make fun public events happen in West Jefferson, and happen often!
Last fall I attended ((on a whim and a chance because I didn’t know about it before hand)) an antiques fair that was very well attended and a lot of fun.
Last night we headed over to West Jefferson with a group of friends for dinner, and found that there was a 4th of July street fair in full swing!
Lots of folks gathered as the evening got busier!
Blue grass music filled the air!
My toes were tapping as I sang along!
The night was unbelievably cool. If I didn’t know better, I would have guessed I was in Oregon, or Idaho, where temps fall quickly after the sun goes down. There was blissfully NO HUMIDITY yesterday thanks to the hurricane sucking it all away – and what we were left with was a 4th to remember. I’m sure many were wishing they had packed a sweater. I was lucky that I did!
Don’t forget the street vendors!
Homemade ice cream turned by an old tractor engine. FUN!
Funnel Cakes anyone?
((Notice the sweat shirts and sweaters!?))
It was a good thing I’d already eaten dinner…this could blow my gluten free status!
In front of the Ashe County cheese factory!
Cool enough to need a denim shirt!
Happy 4th, North Carolina!
We didn’t stay for fireworks. Instead we took a long drive through winding roads, and up onto the Blue Ridge parkway just a bit. The deer were out here and there, it was the most gorgeous evening. We got home just as fireworks were starting to go off, their sounds ringing through the crisp mountain air. It’s a good thing we got home when we did, Sadie was shaking to beat the band. She HATES gunshots and other loud noises.
But from the front porch we could see fireworks in the sky in the distance. They were fairly far away, but I’d rather be on my porch watching them that anywhere else in the world.
I’ve been a bit confused on the goings on here. I thought relatives were arriving TOMORROW. They are arriving TODAY..which means I need to get this place spiffied up a bit. I spent yesterday sewing and making a mess ---not that that would surprise anyone, and it felt so good!
Have a great Saturday, everyone! Don’t forget to stop over at Suzanne’s at http://coloradolady.blogspot.com for Yard Sale Saturday today!