Daily Events

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

Make a plan now to enjoy one of our special "Daily Events" during your visit to Grandfather Mountain!

Scroll through the exciting list below to locate the events that interest you, or choose a specific date to see the park happenings on that day.

The vast majority of our events are included with your park admission fee, but some events which require a small fee to participate to ensure you receive expert guidance and knowledge from specially trained individuals. Check the cost section of each Event Listing to confirm whether any additional fees apply.

We look forward to seeing you on the mountain!


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Aug 30 2016

Keeper for a Day Habitat Experience

Come spend your day shadowing and working alongside the keepers of the Animal Habitats. Learn how to interact with the animals, clean up, prepare food and provide enrichments.

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Aug 30 2016

Bear Encounter: Habitat Animal Interpretive Talk

Encounters provide an opportunity to see the habitat animals up close and learn about the fauna native to the mountains of North Carolina. Animals will receive an enrichment — a special treat, new toy or unfamiliar scent to break up their routines and help keep them active and intellectually stimulated. Staff will be available to answer questions following the encounter. (10-15 minutes, meet at Bear Habitat)

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Aug 30 2016

Cougar Encounter: Habitat Animal Interpretive Talk

Encounters provide an opportunity to see the habitat animals up close and learn about the fauna native to the mountains of North Carolina. Animals will receive an enrichment, and staff will be available to answer questions afterward. (10-15 minutes, meet at Cougar Habitat)

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Aug 30 2016

Otter Encounter: Habitat Animal Interpretive Talk

Encounters provide an opportunity to see the habitat animals up close and learn about the fauna native to the mountains of North Carolina. Animals will receive an enrichment, and staff will be available to answer questions afterward. (10-15 minutes, meet at Otter Habitat)

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Aug 30 2016

Deer Encounter: Habitat Animal Interpretive Talk

Encounters provide an opportunity to see the habitat animals up close and learn about the fauna native to the mountains of North Carolina. Animals will receive an enrichment, and staff will be available to answer questions afterward. (10-15 minutes, meet at Deer Habitat)

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