we would like to thank these TITLE SPONSORS FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS:

The Back 2 School Festival is an event designed to streamline school readiness efforts for a greater impact on Watauga County families.


Our Beginning

The Back to School Festival (B2SF) was created to lift the heavy financial burden that back-to-school shopping creates for local families. When families are unable to afford supplies the responsibility often falls on faculty and staff and can leave the child feeling insecure or inadequate.  We can make a difference!



“The outpouring of generosity from all corners of the community resulted in hundreds of children & families able to start the school year fully prepared to learn & succeed.”

— Dr. Scott Elliot, Watauga County Schools Superintendent