The unofficial kick-off of autumn in the High Country is right around the corner – the Fall Bazaar at Boone United Methodist Church.

The event has become so popular over the past 34 years that now thousands attend in search of hidden treasures and bargains, good food and fellowship.

Located at 471 New Market Blvd, directly behind the New Market Shopping Center, the church’s annual Fall Bazaar will be Friday, September 14th, from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Saturday, September 15th, from 7:30 to 11 a.m.

Features include furniture, computers and electronics, sports equipment, clothing of all kinds, handmade crafts, Christmas items, jams and jellies, baked goods, new and previewed books and videos, yard sale items, as well as “down home” country cooking.

Saturday brings the famous “BAG” sale that begins at 7:30 a.m. Breakfast will be available for sale on Friday and Saturday morning. This year the Friday BBQ Lunch will be a benefit for the Grace Academy School.

A silent auction featuring antiques, a large amount of unique furniture and many new items from local businesses will accept bids on Friday the 14th until 6 p.m.

The Bazaar is one of the church’s main events involving more than 500 volunteers of all ages serving over 6,000 hours. The event benefits the church building fund as well as many local missions.

The Bazaar has evolved into one of the most fun and effective ways of recycling used furniture and other items. This is a major "green" event of the High Country.

For more information, call (828) 264-6090 or visit www.booneumc.org.