Thaw Out In Boone With Gopher

April 21, 2023
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The annual Thaw Out Festival in Boone, NC, celebrates spring’s arrival and the winter snow’s thawing in the area. The festival features a variety of activities, including live music performances, arts and crafts vendors, food and drink, and other entertainment.

” THAW OUT 🫠 GUIDE presented by @appalachianmountainbrewery

WHEN: Saturday, April 22nd from 12PM – 11PM

WHERE: High Country Fairgrounds – 748 Roby Green Rd


There is limited free parking at the fairgrounds we recommend carpooling, using a ride share app, or using our shuttle service with @boonepartybus

There is no same-day re-entry for THAW OUT.


Last Year’s Thaw Out Festival saw thousands gather at the Horn of the West for a full slate of entertainment. Great bands like Funkelstiltskin kept the crowd jamming throughout the day.

Funkelstiltskin – Live at Thaw Out Festival 04/23/22 Boone, NC

The festival has been a long-standing tradition in Boone, with roots dating back to the 1970s. Originally known as the “Boone Heritage Festival,” it was rebranded as the Thaw Out Festival in the early 2000s to reflect its focus on celebrating the coming of spring.

Thaw Out is moving to the High Country Fairgrounds with a new title sponsor Appalachian Mountain Brewing this year. Excitement is building as people share their memories of past Thaw Out festivals:

” THAW OUT 🫠 UPDATE: this is so cool!!! These photos were taken at the original Thaw Out in 1992 from @brookiecookie10_ ‘s mom.

Her mom shared these photos from when she went and now her daughter is going this year!! 😮‍💨

This is literally why we are obsessed with THAW OUT – it’s so dam special!!

and we can’t wait to lay in the sun and melt away with you in two weeks!!! 🫠🫠🫠🫠 “


Gopher is excited to announce that we are a proud sponsor of the 2023 Thaw Out Fest alongside some other local legends:

Appalachian Mountain Brewery and Cidery

High Rise Beverage Co.

Revolution Boone

The Finmore at 241

Appalachia Cookie Company

Beech Mountain Ski Resort

Mananalu Water

Anna Banana’s

Need a ride to the festival? Food, alcohol or tobacco delivery to the pregame? We got you. #gopherit. We even have a couple of surprises for people that Gopher to the event. Anyone that takes a Gopher to Thaw Out Festival 2023 gets a free T-shirt, please feel free to stop by and see us once you arrive to claim. The first ten riders will also receive a free VIP upgrade to the event.

See you there!

About Gopher:

Gopher, an on-demand community marketplace app. Using the Gopher app you can request any help you need for the price you’re willing to pay. Need a ride to the event? Set your price, and let a Gopher do the rest! Need help getting some chores done around the house before you go? Need someone to pick up your groceries? Whatever it is, Gopher will help make your life easier.

” Shout out to this Gopher user for sharing their experience!

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