Valle Crucis Park News ~ SEPTEMBER 2020

AUCTION UPDATE: This year’s Park auction, held as a virtual event, ran from September 12-20. We’re delighted to say that the auction broke all previous auction fundraising, earning over $35,000. This was particularly important during a summer in which so many of our usual events were disrupted–and we couldn’t have done it without you! Special thanks to all who donated their time and auction items, and to everyone who placed bids. Successful bidders have received instructions for item pickup via email. 

To kick off the auction we aired a special, prerecorded Tiny Porch concert on September 11. Featuring Willa Finck (formerly of The Forget-Me-Nots) and friends, this was an hour of Celtic-infused and traditional fiddle and guitar music–with a little bit of trombone, just for fun. You can view a recording of this show and our other Summer 2020 Tiny Porch concerts on the Park’s YouTube channel. 

Effective July 24, we implemented a new parking fee of $5 per car on most Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm. Friends of the Park receive free parking at all times. For more information about the parking fee initiative, please view this Summer Update video or read our parking fee FAQ document. If you have further questions or want to learn more about becoming a Friend of the Park, please click HERE or email Ashley at

With North Carolina now in Phase 2.5, the playground area is open. We are accepting pavilion reservations for groups of up to 25 people. Parking continues to be allowed in the gravel lot only–please, no parking on the roadway, in the overflow lot, or at nearby businesses. We hope you enjoy your time at the Park safely and responsibly! Thanks for your continuing cooperation.


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