2018 Event Schedule
Festival Weekend Event Hours
Join us at Chetola Resort and stroll through a room brimming with holiday cheer! Open to the public Friday - Sunday, with admission by donation. Trees and wreaths available for purchase by silent auction. Lots of special events throughout the weekend. See details below!
Thursday, November 29 from 7:00pm-9:00pm
Friday, November 30 from 12:00pm-8:00pm
Saturday, December 1 from 10:00am-8:00pm
Sunday, December 2 from 10:00am-2:00pm
Cork & Craft: Wreath making event, sponsored by Rivercross
TUESDAY, November 27, 6:30-8:30PM
Always wanted to make a wreath but not sure how? Here's your chance to contribute 2 wreaths to Festival of Trees and receive expert guidance in wreath-making! All supplies included (supplies & wreaths!), along with snacks. $20 contribution appreciated. Call Rivercross at 828-963-8623 to register. Make a wreath in class; take a wreath to replicate; donate both to support WYN's programs & be part of the fun! Limited to 10 participants total.
Pre-Festival Holiday Trivia
WednesDAY, November 28, 7:00pm-9:00PM
Head to Lost Province in downtown Boone and test your holiday trivia. Learn about Festival of Trees and WYN in a fun & competitive environment. Donations accepted!
Auction site is live!
ThursDAY, November 29, beginning 5:00pm
Our auction site will be live by 5pm on Thursday. Visit to get a sneak peak of the trees, wreaths, and other goodies. Go ahead an Register on our Auction site NOW, and you’ll save a step before you visit! (Sometimes internet access is slow when the room is full.) You can get the bidding started if you see something you like, starting at 5pm Thursday.
Festival "First Look" VIP Reception, special thanks to Capital Bank
THURSDAY, November 29, 5:00-7:00PM
Kick off the Festival with merriment at our VIP Festival "First Look!" Appetizers and complimentary beverage provided by Chetola, followed by cash bar. This is a private event by invitation; tickets can be purchased for additional attendees.
Military Appreciation, gifted by Bricca & Sonny Sweet
Friday, November 30, 4:00-6:00PM
Please join us as we honor and spread holiday cheer to our active military, retired military, and veterans and their families who can enjoy the Festival during this time free of donation, courtesy of COL (Ret) Sonny Sweet & LTC (Ret) Bricca Sweet, founders of the Sonny Sweet Scholarship Fund in support of WYN kids. Presentation of Colors will occur at 4pm, brought to us by the WHS ROTC. Free gift and special raffle offering during this time.
Santaland, gifted by Carolina West Wireless
Saturday, DEcember 1, 1:00-5:00pm
Wander through the magical Christmas tree wonderland, with a special visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus! Bring the kids for this photo opportunity and lots of fun for all ages. Donation appreciated.
Festival of Lights, nightly, Nov. 29 - Dec. 2
Enjoy the fantastic Festival of Lights, nightly at sunset on the grounds of Chetola, along with the indoor Festival of Trees (Hosted Nov 29-Dec 2). Two Festivals in one great space for a limited time!
More special events being scheduled! Stay tuned.
2018 SponsorsThank you for supporting this fantastic organization, making a huge difference in our community.
Watauga County Christmas Tree Association
Our Festival Star Sponsor ($2,500+):
Carolina West Wireless
Sonny & Bricca Sweet (founders, Sonny Sweet Scholarship Fund)
Our Garland Sponsors ($1,000+):
Cary Family Foundation
Deal, Moseley & Smith
4 Forty Four
LifeStore Bank & Insurance
Our Sleigh Bells Sponsors ($500+):
Allen Wealth Management
Gamma Beta Phi
Highlands Wealth Management - Highlands Union Bank
Monkee's of Blowing Rock
Phi Gamma Delta
Our Holly Sponsors ($250+):
Hampton Inn & Suites, Boone
Hardee’s of Boone
Inn at Ragged Gardens/Best Cellar
The Leslie Eason Real Estate Team of Keller Williams Realty
Patrick & Margaret McCoy
David & Maureen Moses
NC Farm Bureau Insurance
New River Landscaping Inc.
Sky Country Transportation Services, Inc.
2018 Tree DesignersThank you to these designers for supporting WYN, making a huge difference in our community.
Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff
Diane Davant & Assoc. Interior Design
Fidelity Bank Mortgage - The Rosa Ivey Team
Fuschia Moss Floral Design
High Country Kids Triathlon
LifeStore Bank & Insurance
"Misfit Toys" group of friends
The Mustard Seed
The White Glove, Inc.
Tracey Heiss Interiors
828 Real Estate
Apple Hill Farm
ASU Child Advocacy Club
Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce
Caledonia Book Group
Canvas Beauty Bar / Mountain Mystic Spray Tannin
Center 45 and Hatchet Coffee
College Access Partnerships at A.S.U.
The Gilded Lily by Patra
Matt & Lauren Harris
High Country Resort Rentals
Log House Florist
Patty Johnson & Mandy Robertson
Principles of Leadership
Tammy Taylor Interiors
2018 Wreath Designers
Tammy Taylor Interiors
Traveling Vineyard: Wine with Yolanda, Independent Wine Guide
Blue Ridge Mountain Club
Fierce Girls Lead
High Country Association of Realtors
Mark Crowell Interior Design
Mast General Store
Additional Items for Purchase
WYN Tree - Special opportunity to purchase wish items for WYN & the kids we serve
Pet Place - themed stockings for cats & dogs
Scott Pearson Photography - lovely birch centerpieces