Christmas in July Festival
Finest FestivalBy Leah Chester-Davis
West Jefferson | christmasinjuly.info
What better place for a Christmas in July Festival than Christmas tree country. West Jefferson in Ashe County, one of the nation’s top Christmas tree producers, has been hosting its annual summer festival for 34 years.
It’s the perfect time to head to the cooler temperatures of this quaint mountainous town — served by Blue Ridge Energy — and enjoy mountain music, traditional folk dances like clogging and flat footing, and other entertainment. Shop with local artisans and craftspeople and peruse the town’s shops. People watch or get caught up in activities of street performers, a tree baling competition, and lots of attractions for children, including a visit with Santa. Food vendors and fun are plentiful. Mark your calendar for June 30 and July 1, 2023.
“There is always a good group of vendors and friendly people, held in the fun town of West Jefferson with usually excellent weather. I always attend and enjoy it!”
—Nancy Kiplinger, Greensboro, A member of Blue Ridge Energy