A wide array of entertainment, live arts events and family fun are available through the University and the local community. Local festivals include the Blue Plum Festival, Fun Fest, the Apple Festival and the Rhythm & Roots Reunion. Enjoy outdoor adventure at Boone Lake, Watauga Lake, and nearby Roan Mountain State Park. Other family-friendly activities include hiking and biking trails and some of the best trophy trout fishing in the country.
The area is replete with natural beauty and opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast. Bristol Motor Speedway is home to NASCAR and NHRA racing, and Biltmore House, the largest privately owned home in the USA, is nearby. You are invited to explore these and other opportunities by following the link below.