Special Events

Thanks to everyone who came out for Child Fest 2021!

We hope everyone had as much fun at Child Fest 2021 and Wheels and Reels as we did! We are so appreciative of everyone who helped make this very different Child Fest a great event. We’ll see you in April, 2022.

Next Child Fest:


Child Fest brings together our two favorite things— fun activities for the young (and young at heart!) with lots of valuable information about services that are available locally for parents and caregivers of young children.

Taste of the Blue Ridge

Taste of the Blue Ridge is our annual signature fundraiser – come out and have fun while supporting services for kids and families!  Because of Coronavirus, we are postponing Taste of the Blue Ridge until August 2021. We look forward to seeing everyone in Burnsville next summer where people can enjoy local food & beverages, play games, and place bids on a variety of amazing auction packages donated by businesses and residents. All money raised in our community stays in our community. Thank you for your wonderful support at this event!


The Blue Ridge Partnership for Children serves families, parents & children in Avery, Mitchell and Yancey Counties. We encourage everyone to take advantage of all the great resources, training sessions, and special events we offer each year.

Next Taste:


Burnsville Town Center


The Blue Ridge Partnership for Children hosts BLOCK Fest® events in Avery, Mitchell and Yancey Counties every year. BLOCK Fest is a research-based, interactive exhibit that promotes early math and science learning for young children through block play.

Next Block Fest:

Will be Re-scheduled

Burnsville, Spruce Pine, Newland


Healthy Halloween

Healthy Halloween is a festive day full of FREE, fun and healthy activities sponsored by local service providers. Kids wear their costumes and “trick or treat” at all of the vendor tables where they receive a healthy snack or prize or play a fun game.

Next Healthy Halloween:


Avery Rock Gym, Newland

AMY Wee Trade

AMY Wee Trade is a semi-annual children’s consignment sale supporting our Imagination Library literacy program. We like to think of AMY Wee Trade as a win, win, win: consignors sell items to make money for their family budgets, shoppers get great deals on kids’ clothes and toys, and the Partnership raises valuable funds to distribute FREE books to children in our community.

Next AMY Wee Trade:

May 18 – 20

Cross Street Commerce Center

Spruce Pine