Harvest Gala



decorative table settingWe hoped to have brought many more visitors into the fresh air and sunshine of Turtle Island Preserve in 2020, so this special occasion is our alternative to the many planned events that were cancelled this year.  As the cold winds of autumn return to these hollows, we have created one more magical event for a small group of supporters. In an effort to generate much-needed funding, this gala event is geared toward people and organizations who are in a position to generously support our nonprofit outdoor education center and camp scholarship programs.



 Guests will be delighted to visit Turtle Island Preserve in all our splendid glory of fall colors. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be available in our outdoor kitchen and dining area, live mountain music, activities, demonstrations, a behind the scenes tour, and a silent auction will also take place before a wood-fired, candle-lit supper is served. A fireside talk with Mountain Man Eustace Conway will wrap up the experience. While Eustace no longer typically hosts visitors himself, this one night a small group of interested adults will be his personal guest for a memorable, authentic Turtle Island mountain outdoor experience. 



Date/Time: Saturday October 31 - 1pm-8pm

Available Spaces: limited to the first 50 inquiries

Cost: $225 per/person online, $200 per/person by postal mail

Cancellations: all payments are non-refundable for this special fundraiser event

Road Conditions: 1.5 miles off-road gravel - watch the video(link is external)

Location: 8 miles east of Boone, NC - Base camp at Turtle Island Preserve is just 2 miles off the Blue Ridge Parkway - Bamboo Gap Exit

Other Conditions: Rain or shine. Warm, waterproof layers and sturdy outdoor shoes required. The full moon will light your way, but also bring a flashlight and be mindful of approximately 100 yards of walking on uneven ground from the parking area to the activity area.

 * All ticket sales are final and non-refundable

How To Register:

Option 1: Pay $225 each online w/ credit card by clicking the yellow "Buy Now" button - then email these forms to: mail@turtleislandpreserve.com 


Harvest Gala Options


Option 2: Pay $200 each w/ check or money order by Postal Mail - print and enclose these formsto:

Turtle Island Preserve

Attn. Harvest GalaRogers Cabin - open air wood floor overnight shelter

2683 Little Laurel Road

Boone, NC 28607



After You've Registered:

(Please print out and read before coming)

Driving/ Parking Instructions

Critical Orientation Info

Required form - must submit prior to arrival