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Valle Crucis Conference Center

146 Skiles Way

Banner Elk, NC 28604

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The 2019 Western North Carolina Agritourism Farm Tour will be held on Friday August 16, 2019, departing from the Valle Crucis Conference Center in Banner Elk, NC. We will travel together on a charter bus visiting five very diverse farms in Watauga & Ashe County, North Carolina area.

Thursday evening dinner and networking time (optional)

Friday morning breakfast (optional)

On Friday morning at 7:30am the buses will load and depart from the Valle Crucis Conference Center in Banner Elk and travel to Apple Hill Farm, also in Banner Elk. From there, the group will visit Shipley Farms Beef in Vilas. F.A.R.M. Cafe in Boone will serve the group lunch (included with your ticket) and tour the High Country Food Hub. After lunch, New River Corn Maze in Crumpler is the next stop. The last tour of the day will be at Heritage Homestead Creamery, also in Crumpler, returning to the Valle Crucis Conference Center, our original departure point, by 5:00 pm.

The Summer NC Agritourism Farm Tour is a perfect fit for farmers considering an expansion into welcoming the public, for community members in agriculture, economic development, tourism, local food and farm media representatives learning more about the growing industry of Agritourism. This is a fun-filled day with networking and educational opportunities available to all participants.

Be sure to dress for the weather and be prepared to walk at the farms after a presentation from the agritourism operator at each stop. Bring a camera for photos, cash if you plan to purchase any items while at the farms and for a thank you to our bus drivers who will be taking care of us throughout the day.

Please note that tickets will be sold on a first come - first serve basis, with a priority to farmers. Once the buses are full, there will be no additional ticket sales available.

For more information please contact:
Chris Mills at 919.422.0054 / ncana.chris@gmail.com
Annie Baggett at 919.707.3120 / annie.baggett@ncagr.gov

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*The picture above is from Apple Hill Farm located near Banner Elk, NC and is the first stop on our farm tour.

**If you are not staying at the Valle Crucis Conference Center (or you wish to extend your stay beyond Thursday evening) you may consider other accomidations such as the Best Western Mountain Lodge at Banner Elk , Azalea Inn Bed & Brekfast, Little Main Street Inn & Suites, The Inn at Elk River, Walnut Tree Log Cabin, Banner Haven Bed & Breakfast, The Banner Elk Inn


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