Special Events

Child Fest

Child Fest is the Blue Ridge Partnership for Children’s annual celebration of the young child. The event is held each April at Mitchell High School with activities indoor and out including inflatables, train rides, a musical calliope, and tons of fun activities!

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.

Next Child Fest:

Re-scheduled for a Later Date

Mitchell High School

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! Enjoy local food & beverages, play games, and place your bids on a variety of amazing auction packages donated by businesses and residents.

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:

August 3, 2020

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:

Re-scheduled for a Later Date

St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Burnsville


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:

October 29, 2020

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:

June 11-13, 2020

Cross Street Commerce Center

Spruce Pine