2019 Festival of Trees Event Hours

Thursday, December 5 from 7:00pm-9:00pm

Friday, December 6 from 12:00pm-8:00pm

Saturday, December 7 from 10:00am-8:00pm

Sunday, December 8 from 10:00am-2:00pm


What is the Festival of Trees?

The Festival of Trees is a magical holiday event sure to please all who walk through the door!

Join us at Chetola Resort as we transform the Evergreen Room into a Christmas spectacle for this annual event, and raise funds for Western Youth Network through admission donations and the purchase of these festive trees and wreaths!

You can buy a fully decorated tree for your home. No need to buy a tree or decorations–just come to Chetola and bid on your favorite fully decorated tree that even comes with PRESENTS!

  • Over 75 themed trees & wreaths will be on display for your viewing enjoyment!

  • Stroll throughout the room and admire the creativity & dazzling lights

  • All items sold via online auction or a simple buy it now feature

  • Purchased trees/wreaths must be picked up on Sunday

  • Also featuring a free raffle, as well as a packed calendar of special events for extra holiday cheer

  • Admission is by monetary donation and all proceeds benefit the community by supporting Western Youth Network


Western Youth Network

All money raised goes directly to this amazing organization.

WYN invests in the lives of children and adolescents in order to build a better future and a stronger community for the High Country.  We truly are "raising a community" and we do this by providing unique and quality programming that offers individualized support to over 300 youth each year.


We couldn't do it without all of you!

WYN Advisory Board


Thomas A. Barrett (2015)
CEO SIAA MidAmerica, Inc. (Strategic Insurance Agency Alliance)

Dr. Jan Rienerth (2015)
WYN co-founder and retired professor emeritus of the Sociology Dept. at Appalachian State University.

Jerry Moore (2016)
Retired former head football coach at Appalachian State University from 1989 to 2012.

John and Faye Cooper (2016)
John E Cooper, Jr, Chairman of the Board of Mast General Store.  Faye Bolick Cooper, Treasurer, Mast General Store.

Rev. Gary Gloster (2016)
Retired Suffragan Bishop of North Carolina, (Episcopal Church)

Hanes Boren (2016)
Ski First Tracks and Footsloggers of Boone, Founder. 

Sonny Sweet (2016)
Retired Executive Director of the Watauga Chapter of the American Red Cross; retired Army Colonel, with nearly 31 years of Service. Sonny Sweet Scholarship Endowment established in his honor.

Dr. Harry Davis (2016)
Appalachian State University School of Business. North Carolina School of Banking, Dean

Richard Sparks (2016)
President and CEO- Appalachian Regional Health Care System (2016)

Kent Tarbutton (2016)
Owner of Chetola Resort at Blowing Rock

Joe Miller (2016)
Owner of Cheap Joe's Art Stuff and prominent local artist

Chuck Mantooth (2019)
CEO Appalachian Regional Healthcare System


Festival of Trees Planning Committee

  • Jenny Koehn

  • Erica Lackey

  • Kate Stucke

  • Margaret McCoy

  • Jan Todd

  • Mandy Robertson

  • Erika Cary

  • Kate Younger

  • Julia Roberts

    Event graphics by Leslie Temple

WYN Board of Directors

Cindy Wallace, Chair

  • Member since 2016

  • Higher Education Consultant

Jennifer Koehn

  • Member Since 2009

  • Dept. Student Engagement & Leadership, ASU

  • Associate Director

Bob Holder, Vice Chair

  • Member Since 2013

  • Donor Express Software

  • Founder and CEO

Billie Brandon Howell

  • Member Since 2015

  • Deer Valley Development Corporation

Wayne J. Miller, III

  • Member Since 2013

  • Merrill Lynch

  • Senior Vice President – Wealth Management

  • Financial Advisor

Wysteria White

  • Member Since 2014

  • Boone Area Chamber of Commerce

  • Manager of Member Services

Keith J. Shockley

  • Member Since 2016

  • Commercial Credit Underwriter/AVP at BB&T

  • Co-owner Center 45 Climbing and Fitness

Brenda Bradley Lowman

  • Member Since 2016

  • Retired, Mast General Store Training and Event Coordinator

Tucker Deal

  • Member since 2016

  • Attorney; Deal, Moseley & Smith, LLP

David Robertson (2016)

  • Member since 2016

  • LEED Accredited Professional