Beech Mountain is the highest town in Eastern America and an ideal vacation spot in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains. Our elevation (5,506 feet) sets us apart 12 months a year.



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June is Family Fun Month on Beech

June is Family Fun Month on Beech Mountain with organized activities every day, plus great lodging deals. When was the last time your family enjoyed a hike, visited an animal habitat, paddled a canoe, rode bikes, or watched movies under the stars? All of this and more awaits this June in NC's Highest Town. Click below to access the calendar and lodging specials ...

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Summer Activities on Tap at Beech Mountain Resort

 MileHighYoga webFrom the first weekend in June to early September, there are a variety of activities to choose from every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Beech Mountain Resort.

Choose from fun options like: mountain biking, mile-high yoga, live music, disc golf and the resort's own craft beers served with panoramic Blue Ridge Mountain views at 5506' Skybar. The craft ales are also available in the ski village at Beech Mountain Brewing Company.
“We want everyone to know the resort isn't just for skiing anymore," says Talia Freeman, marketing director for Beech Mountain Resort. "We have a lot of activities from easy to extreme, as well as great food & beverage options."
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Finally! 47th Roasting of Hog Turns 47; Fireworks, Too!

47th annual Roasting of the HogBack in 1972, resident John Wade decided to start an annual Beech Mountain pig pickin' to celebrate the Fourth of July. Always the colorful type, John decided the event's name should make it sound like a legendary feast. So, he printed official invitations cordially inviting people to the 47th Annual (which it was not) Roasting of the Hog hosted by the Reverend (which he was not) John R. Wade III at his palatial estate (which it was not).

Most everybody in the tiny community attended and had a grand time. In 1973, it moved to the Beech Alpen Inn, where it was hosted by Wade and Raymond Ulysses Mills. By the third year, the 47th Annual Roasting of the Hog settled into the ski resort and became a civic event, which it remains to this day.

Over the years, fireworks have become part of the festivities and a few bells and whistles have been added, but one thing stayed the same through the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s and 2010s - the "47th Annual" name.

This year, the 47th Annual Roasting of the Hog finally turns 47 years old, and everyone is cordially invited on Saturday, June 30, to the palatial mountain estate of Beech Mountain Resort, for a feast of more than 1,000 pounds of barbecue pork and more than 300 pounds of roast turkey.
There will be an expanded fireworks display and John Wade, who now lives in Charleston, will be there, cooking pork and telling stories!

Summer Concert Series Features Three Big Name Bands

Yonder Mountain String BandThree of the top Americana, roots and newgrass bands in the nation will perform outdoor concerts this summer at Beech Mountain Resort.

The monthly concert series kicks off June 16 with the Wood Brothers, followed by Trampled By Turtles on July 14 and Yonder Mountain String Band on Aug. 11.
This impressive trifecta of concerts will turn Beech Mountain Resort's ski runs into a grassy playground featuring a special outdoor stage at the base of the slopes in Eastern America's highest elevation town.
It will be a festive atmosphere for concerts with Beech Mountain Resort's summer activities in full swing. Activities include the resort's popular downhill mountain bike trails, the mountainside disc golf course and the 5506’ Skybar at the top of the slopes. Click below for more concert info ...

Mile High Fourth - Sizzlin' Cool Multi-Day Holiday GetawayFireworks Beech Mountain

The resort towns of Beech Mountain and Banner Elk team up each July on a sizzling cool way to celebrate Independence Day. The Mile High Fourth of July takes place June 30-July 4 and includes fireworks, live music at multiple venues, barbecue, a parade and much more.

Spread over five days in the two neighboring towns, this extravaganza offers a great option for folks visiting the High Country during the July holiday week.
Highlights include a mile-high fireworks show Saturday night, June 30, atop Beech Mountain (elevation 5,506 feet) and an all-American  parade Wednesday, July 4, in Banner Elk. Saturday’s fireworks have been expanded to include larger shells producing more robust displays. Preceding the fireworks is Beech's 47th annual Roasting of the Hog, where families and couples gather for a feast of smoked barbecue and turkey ...

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