Boone NC Shopping
While visiting the Blue Ridge Mountains of NC, guests enjoy an endless array of Boone NC shopping, from Farmers’ Markets to shops featuring unique crafts to an outlet mall. Numerous grocery and specialty food stores make it easy to stock your pantry, and college memorabilia as well as flea markets, antique and thrift stores abound. From Blowing Rock to Valle Crucis to Banner Elk, shopping in the Boone NC area of the mountains is an enjoyable way to spend some time on your next visit to the High Country.
Boone NC Area Farmers’ Markets
Throughout the Boone NC shopping area, we are fortunate to enjoy a number of local farmers’ markets. Enjoy the freshest local fruits and vegetables, as well as baked goods, local coffees, music and crafts while visiting our Farmers’ Markets in Blowing Rock, Boone and Banner Elk NC.
Watauga Country Farmers’ Market 591 Horn in the West Drive. Come experience the sounds, smells, tastes, and friendly atmosphere of the High Country. We have the area’s finest selection of quality produce from local growers, as well as seasonal fresh fruits and berries, local jams, jellies, and honey. You can also find fresh baked breads, cakes and pastries from our country kitchens, fresh farm eggs, fresh aged goat cheeses, locally farmed meats, fresh herbs, fresh-cut and dried flowers, wreaths and arrangements. Farm-based crafts including wool, birdhouses, jewelry, pottery, baskets, handcrafted yard art and garden furniture are offered by our skilled local crafters and artists. There is always a large selection of plants, including annuals, perennials and shrubs. New for 2017 will be beer tastings by local craft breweries and an additional food truck with a variety of delectable brunch/lunch items. Look for new and unique items every week, as well as special events, live music, cooking demonstrations, and children’s activities. Come be part of the excitement at Boone’s Town Square since 1974!
Boone’s Winter Farmers’ Market 252 Poplar Grove Road. Boone’s Winter Farmers Market, hosted by PHARMN, is to provide a retail space to local farmers and producers during the winter months. This indoor market is located at the Watauga County Agricultural Center, every 1st and 3rd Saturday December thru April from 9am-12pm.
Blowing Rock Farmers’ Market Park Avenue. The Blowing Rock Farmers Market offers a great mid-week selection of local produce and goods from area farmers. Located on Park Avenue, right in downtown Blowing Rock, it’s a convenient stop! Each Thursday afternoon, 4-6pm.
Avery County Farmers’ Market – Banner Elk 185 Azalea Circle SE. Produce of all varieties, greens, grass-fed beef, duck, chicken, pork, artisan breads, goat cheese, fresh flowers, maple syrup, jellies, jams, and handmade crafts. Every Thursday 430-7pm at the Old Banner Elk Elementary School
Ashe County Farmers’ Market 108 Backstreet W. Jefferson. Our market is open every Saturday rain or shine during market season from 8 am until 1 pm beginning April 15, 2017. Our Saturday Market will close for the season the last Saturday in October. During our peak produce season we also open a Wednesday Market. This year the Wednesday Market opens on July 5, 2017 and runs through the end of September or when our produce season wanes. Although our Wednesday Market is not heavily attended by our artisans, our produce vendors bring an abundant supply of fresh, local, seasonal produce during the peak of our growing season for canning, freezing or enjoying with your summer meals. Wednesday hours are 8 am to 1 pm.
Boone NC Area Grocery Stores
Earth Fare 178 W. King Street Boone
Harris Teeter Shops at Shadowline 240 Shadowline Drive Boone
Lowes Foods 267 New Market Center Boone
Lowes Foods Tynecastle Center 4000 Highway 105 South Banner Elk
Publix 1620 Blowing Rock Road Boone
Ingles 2575 Highway 105 South Boone
Food Lion Watauga Village Shopping Center 350 Village Drive Boone
Food Lion 1864 Old US 421 South Boone
Food Lion 3555 Tynecastle Highway Banner Elk
Food Lion 7533 Valley Boulevard Blowing Rock
Walmart Supercenter Watauga Village Shopping Center 200 Village Drive Boone
Boone NC Area Specialty Food Stores
BE Natural Market 273 Boone Heights Drive Boone. Natural food stores like ours started a health care “revolution.” We may be smaller than those big supermarkets, but the size of our heart is what really matters. Founded in 1984, Be Natural Market is a homegrown natural food store. It is our intention to provide a continued, expanded and refined emphasis on local produce and healthy products, value and selection to our customers. For friendly, knowledgeable, helpful, and dedicated service, visit us at Be Natural Market! We take pride in what we do…and happily others have noticed too: Awarded Best of the Best – Natural Food – Watauga County, Awarded Top 10 Right to Know Grocers in the Southeast, and much more!
Art of Oil 819 W. King Street Boone and 110 North Jefferson Avenue West Jefferson. We are a gourmet olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting room in the High Country of North Carolina. Art of Oil offers you the opportunity to taste a variety of fine olive oil and balsamic vinegars from around world FREE everyday! With over 45 types on-tap, we feature unfiltered extra virgin olive oils, organic extra virgin olive oils, and flavor fused oil and vinegars. In addition to the oil and vinegar, we carry local handmade pasta, cheese, wine and other gourmet food products. Stop by and try it out today!
Blowing Rock Market 990 Main Street Blowing Rock. The Blowing Rock Market remodeled in 2001 has been called, ”The Nicest Gas Station in America” by Southern Living. The gourmet market / gas station dates back to the 1940’s as a small full-service Esso gas station. Today it offers many gourmet treats. In addition to the Boar’s Head Deli and the best cup of coffee in town, the Exxon Station on Main Street in Blowing Rock has a wine selection of over 800 labels, imported beers, cheeses, teas, hot sauces, cigars, cards, soft drinks, imported chocolates, juices, candies, snacks, groceries, maps, and travel books. Many people are amazed by the quality of products. From the unique wine selection, to the delectable Boar’s Head Deli it is worth your visit while in Blowing Rock!!
Erick’s Cheese & Wine Shop 4004 Highway 105 South Banner Elk. Erick’s Cheese & Wine Shop has been a favorite stop in Banner Elk for over 37 years. From the distinctive, collectible wines you’ll find in Erick’s temperature controlled fine wine room, to highly rated wines for under $10 a bottle, and everything in between – Erick’s inventory is hand picked for your enjoyment. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, Erick’s will special order. And we offer discounts on quantity purchases, too. Whether you’re planning an intimate evening with your friends, a special party, need the perfect gift, or want help in making selections for your wine cellar that you’ll enjoy for years to come – Erick’s is the place!
J & M Produce, General Store & Grill 117 Shore Drive Blowing Rock. The everyday farmer’s market, general store, gasoline, feed, canned goods, fresh baked items, and good food hot from the grill. Stop by and check it out!
Stick Boy Bread Company 345 Hardin Street Boone. Situated on Hardin Street across from the campus of Appalachians State, come visit us at the original Stick Boy location where we have been sharing our love of food with High Country since 2001. Using traditional ingredient and methods, we produce a wide range of baked goods and also have a full espresso and smoothie bar. We only have about a dozen parking spots and even fewer seats, but in this bustling production bakery you’ll find naturally fermented sourdough loaves, chocolate torte, cream cheese cinnamon rolls and a delicious frothy cappuccino.
Sunset & Vine 150 Sunset Drive Blowing Rock. Sunset & Vine originally started as Christopher’s Wine & Cheese, a specialty wine shop. At that time, we realized that everyone around us was carrying so many of the mass produced, big box type wines. We hand select each wine to reflect the best taste and value of each wine region – locally and around the world. Our shop carries wines that are not the typical labels taking up space at the grocery stores; they are mostly from small producers. That doesn’t mean expensive – there is a great selection to fit any budget. We also strive to enhance your culinary adventure with an assortment of cheeses and chocolates from around the globe chosen for their ability to pair and blend with the flavors of wine. Should you need picnic baskets, chocolates, Champagnes, cheese, recipes, or assistance selecting a perfect bottle of wine for dinner; we’re here to serve your adventure into the world of wine
Tomato Shack 4634 Highway 105 South Boone. We’re a country store that specializes in local, home grown produce and home made condiments. Honey, Jams, Cheeses, Hams, Ciders, Pickles, Relishes, Salsas, Hot Sauces, BBQ Sauces, Fruit Butters, Sugar Free Jams, Molasses.
Flea Market/Thrift & Consignment Stores
Anna Banana’s Fine Consignment 641 W. King Street Boone. Anna Banana’s is a fine consignment store located in the heart of downtown Boone. We are a special addition to the area in that we buy, sell, and trade! By paying close attention to both the local fashion scene & top trends, we provide a storefront that gives customers a way to create their own unique look even on a tight budget. We strive to create a warm, friendly and memorable experience for all of our guests. As a local business, we maintain a strong presence in the community through supporting local causes and partnering with charitable organizations such as the Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge.
Bluebird Exchange 240 Shadowline Drive Boone. We offer the community a comfortable and child-freindly experience to make money and save money whilst ecologically raising their children in style. We have a gated play area, so even little ones will enjoy a visit to our shop!
Bolick & Traditions Pottery 1155 Main Street Blowing Rock. Mike and Janet Calhoun produce handmade pottery in traditional shapes such as face jugs, Rebekah pitchers, candle sticks, mugs, bowls, and teapots. Bolick Pottery and Traditions Pottery features Bolick, Traditions, and Original Owens Pottery, as well as gifts from Natural Life, Demdaco, P Graham Dunn and Savannah Bee Company. Casual fashions and handbags including Chala and Mona-B plus handmade jewelry, soaps, loitons, and candles.
Curiosity Consignment Mega Warehouse 3100 Highway 105 South Boone. Curiosity Mega 22,000 Sq Ft Warehouse IS the largest consignment warehouse and showroom within 150 miles of the High Country in Boone, NC.
Hidden Valley Antique Mall & Flea Market 8795 Highway 105 South Boone. This locally owned mall with over 45 booths invites you to visit often to find the amazing collections of unique items presented by the various dealers. There are 1000’s of quality items in stock! This shop has something for all and something priced for every budget. The friendly and knowledgeable staff welcomes you to browse until “your heart is content” while enjoying these pieces of history.
Regear Outdoors 967 Rivers Street Boone. Your marketplace for buying and selling high quality used outdoor gear and clothing!
Wee-Cycle Children’s Consignment 1100 E. King Street Boone. Wee-Cycle Children’s Consignment is a full-time store open 7 days a week as well as a quarterly children’s consignment sale, offering high quality children’s items to our community. Wee-Cycle was established in 2004 out of our concern in recycling children’s clothing within our community. There is a goldmine of recyclable items in each of our homes. Our idea is to offer a cheaper path to children’s fashion and more while tapping into Boone’s green consciousness. We put in many hours before to give you a super clean, high quality, well organized store. If you have never shopped consignment, now is the perfect time to try it.
Art and Craft Galleries & Stores
Alta Vista Gallery 2839 Broadstone Road Valle Crucis. Created in 1990, Alta Vista Gallery is more than art…it’s an experience. We hope you can come here in person someday, to experience our historic property in Valle Crucis, NC. Only 10 minutes from Boone. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Sitting in our porch swing or purple porch rockers to enjoy the mountain views. Hundreds of paintings in various styles and mediums by over 100 artists Plus: Handmade Kaleidoscopes, Jewelry, Stained-Glass, and the nationally-acclaimed works of Mangum Pottery and Motawi Tiles
Art Cellar Gallery 920 Shawneehaw Lane Banner Elk. A celebrated arts destination for 25 years featuring painting and sculpture by regionally, nationally and internationally acclaimed artists. The gallery collection also includes regional pottery, glass and wood.
Blowing Rock Frameworks & Gallery 7539 Valley Boulevard Blowing Rock. Blowing Rock Frameworks & Gallery is in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina. Our gallery displays several local artists and their interpretations of incredible mountain vistas and wildlife of the area. We have been in business for over 23 years as a reputable frame shop and gallery, providing high quality product to all our customers.
Carlton Gallery 10360 Highway 105 South Banner Elk. One of the most established Fine Art Galleries in the High Country of Western North Carolina, Carlton Gallery features a spirited collection of artwork in all mediums with over 200 local, regional, and national artists. Originally established as a small fiber studio in 1982, the gallery today presents an inspiring array of original works and exceptional gift ideas for visitors and collectors, including paintings in oils, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media; giclees and limited edition prints; photography, pottery, designer jewelry, sculpture, wood, glass, fiber arts and more. The gallery conveys a casually elegant atmosphere with the spirit of the local community and summer residents along with artists’ receptions and many exhibitions throughout the season in the High Country. Workshops are conducted in oils, acrylics, watercolor, drawing, expressive and intuitive arts and mixed media collage.
Hands Craft Gallery 543 W. King Street Boone. What began as the dream of a small group of craftspeople in 1975 continues today in a very personal and continually-changing environment. The history of Hands Gallery Co-op is as varied and intriguing as the artists who have come and gone over the years. Today, the co-op serves as a role model for arts and crafts co-ops throughout the Southeastern US. Each of the artist members has a full display of work in the gallery. It’s the best place to see a broad range of their work as well as the fine work of consignment artists. The members operate the gallery, so you’re likely to walk in and meet one of them. Feel free to ask questions about their work. Visitors may even catch a glimpse of one of the artist members at work while overseeing the gallery.
Main Street Gallery 960 Main Street Blowing Rock. Local area artists feature their fine arts and crafts in this unique cooperative gallery located on Main Street across from the Blowing Rock post office. Enjoy pottery, jewelry, fiber art, basketry, photography, paintings, woodworking, and other traditional and contemporary hand crafted art. Open every day 10am-6pm
Morning Star Gallery 1151 Main Street Blowing Rock. Here you will find imaginative fine art and crafts all handmade in the USA. Morning Star Gallery has featured only American artists for more than 25 years, and represents contemporary creative artists who excel in their chosen disciplines. You will find an ever-changing selection of fine art and crafts with a special focus on regional talent. You are invited to browse through paintings and prints, treasures from the potter’s wheel, as well as photography capturing the beauty of this unique geographic section of the Appalachian mountains. Enjoy our collection of artisan crafted jewelry and fashion accessories in a setting of sparkling blown glass and more. We hope that you will find treasures that delight the eye and make your heart sing!
Shoppes at Farmers Hardware 661 W. King Street Boone. Today, the Shoppes at Farmers offers a unique shopping experience in the heart of historic downtown Boone. We feature a wide variety of merchandise including: jewelry, handbags, totes, footwear, apparel, baby gifts, handcrafts, framed art, home décor, furniture, toys, stringed instruments, kitchenwear, birdfeeders and much more. Our eclectic emporium combines goods from local artisans as well as experienced retailers to create a one-stop shopping experience like no other in the High Country.
Appalachian Angler Fly Shop & Guide Service 174 Old Shulls Mill Road Boone. Offering Fly Fishing Adventures Since 1986. Located in beautiful Boone, North Carolina, Appalachian Angler is the pioneer of float fishing in the Southeast and takes pride in offering the most experienced guides in the region. Our goal is to provide each guest with a memorable fly fishing trip, as well as a knowledge base to pursue flyfishing as a lifetime hobby.
Due South Outfitters 1082 E. King Street Boone. Due South Outfitters is a professional fly fishing guide service and full service fly shop servicing the High Country and surrounding areas. Due South Outfitters was the recipient of the 2017 Best of the Blue Ridge Fly Fishing Outfitters award. As the High Country’s only Trout Unlimited endorsed guide service, we offer professionally guided fly fishing trips on the headwater streams that surround Boone as well as on the tailwaters of Eastern Tennessee. Whether you want to fly fish for native trout in the remote streams of NC or float for trophy fish on some of the best tailwaters in the Southeast, we are the fly fishing outfitter that you have been searching for.
Foscoe Fishing Company & Outfitters 8857 Highway 105 South Boone. Foscoe Fishing Company & Outfitters is the only Orvis Endorsed Flyfishing Outfitter and Guide Service in North Carolina’s High Country. We operate a full service fly shop in Boone and offer high quality fly fishing on the Watauga, Linville, Toe, Elk, New River, and many other pristine mountain streams that are located near our shop. The shop is open all year round and we have a professional knowledgeable staff. We also offer float and walk guides on the tailrace waters of Tennessee on the famous Watauga and South Holston Rivers. These waters offer excellent opportunities for catching Brown, Brook, and Rainbow trout. In addition, there is great smallmouth fishing in the area as well.
Outlet and Mall Shopping
Boone Mall 1180 Blowing Rock Road Boone. At the Boone Mall, you are sure to have a great time whether shopping, grabbing a bite to eat, or meeting with friends.
Tanger Outlets 278 Shoppes on the Parkway Road Blowing Rock. Buy direct from more than 30 brand name manufacturer and designer outlet stores. Shop for bargains among nationally known brands like Banana Republic, Coach, J Crew, and G.H.Bass. Strollers, wheelchairs and gift cards are available at Tanger Shopper Services. Tanger Coupon books, AAA / AARP and Military discounts also available.
Boone NC Shopping