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Horn in the West

Horn in the West, by Kermit Hunter, is an outdoor drama produced every summer since 1952 in the Daniel Boone Amphitheatre in Boone, North Carolina . The show, the oldest revolutionary war drama in the United States, is about the life and times of the first people to settle the mountains of western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee. It covers a time period during the American Revolution between the Battle of Alamance in 1771 and the Battle of King's Mountain in 1780. The story follows the family of Dr. Geoffrey Stuart, a British loyalist, who is forced to flee the lower colony due to the actions of his son during the Battle of Alamance. Led into the mountain country by frontiersman Daniel Boone, Stuart must come to terms with his own loyalties, which are divided between his country and his son.

Horn in the West has become a summer tradition in the North Carolina Appalachian region.

Loved by young and old, the Horn in the West drama is located in the heart of Boone, North Carolina in one of the most beautiful outdoor theatres in the country. This adventure, from our nation's heritage, has offered thrilling outdoor entertainment to generations of Americans since it premiered in 1952.

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Horn in the West 2013 Season

Dates: June 28 to August 17, Nightly Except Mondays
Times: 7:30pm Preshow; 8:00pm Main Performance

Rates: VIP Package: Adult VIP $34 and Child (12 and under) $24
(Gold Level Seating*) PLUS Complimentary Rain Insurance, Souvenir Program, VIP Lanyard, Guided Museum Tour, Daniel Boone Native Gardens Admission, Special Gift, Seat Cushion, Popcorn and a Drink

*Gold Level Seating: Adult Gold $25 and Child (12 and under) $13 
(First few rows of Upper or Lower Center Sections)

General Reserved: Adult Gen. $20 and Child (12 and under) $10

Children's Theater: Puss in Boots, 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 20th, 27th, and August 3rd and 10th. All tickets: $6

Enjoy dinner on our grounds before the show! 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Dinner with Dan'l: A delicious Southern cuisine buffet, catered by Dan'l Boone Inn, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights only. Complete with crispy fried chicken, country ham, biscuits, green beans, stewed apples and strawberry shortcake for dessert. Adults: $14 - Children: $8. Advanced reservations required.

Woodland's BBQ: Chopped BBQ pork plate from Woodland's, on Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights only. With baked beans, cole slaw or BBQ cole slaw, cornbread or hot jalapeno cornbread. All plates: $9. Banana pudding, sold separately. Reservations recommended.


For ticket information, call 828-264-2120.