Where the Funds go.


The Valle Country Fair was founded in 1978 by the members of Holy Cross Episcopal Church to raise funds for community outreach. The mission of Holy Cross includes a commitment to "share Christ's love through compassionate ministry."


There are a number of fair concessions operated by the church membership that give 100 percent of their proceeds to the Fair. Other exhibitors are asked to "tithe" by donating ten percent of their revenues to the Fair.


Concessions operated by the church include take-home treats like apple butter, jams and jellies and baked goods, as well as lunch fare like Brunswick stew, sausage with onions and peppers, chili, and barbecue.

The 2019 Fair channeled $60,000 to High Country organizations which serve people in need. Part of the money is disbursed via grants to area ministries and some is retained to be used by the outreach committee throughout the year to assist individuals and families in crisis. Nonprofit groups in Avery and Watauga Counties are invited to apply to receive monies from the Fair by contacting the Mission & Outreach Committee of the Church of the Holy Cross.


2019 Valle Country Fair Grant Recipients

Children's Council

Creative Peacemaker Center

Hunger and Health Coalition

Mountain Alliance

Parent to Parent Family Support Network

Spirit Ride Therapeutic Riding Center

W.A.M.Y. Community Action

Watauga Co. Schools Extended Learning Centers


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Saturday, October 17,  2020

9 am - 4 pm

​Free Admission

Parking adjacent to the Fair

$10 per car/personal vehicle

$25 per small bus or van

$50 per large bus or motor coach



NC 194 across from Holy Cross Church  (122 Skiles Way, Banner Elk, NC  28604) & the Valle Crucis Conference Center

Valle Crucis, NC  28691


Box 543, Valle Crucis, NC 28691



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