The Cove Creek Development and Preservation is an organization working to maintain the beauty of the Historic Cove Creek Community in Watauga County, North Carolina. Our organization works to preserve the Cove Creek High School and the surrounding historic sites in the area. These renovations are done in an attempt to preserve the local heritage for future generations. Current projects include major construction to improve the building’s drainage to avoid water flowing into the basement and damage to the building.  Also, we are seeking funds for roof repairs.


We are so proud to have as long time tenants, Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese  Medicine, www.jungtao.edu




Chris and Paul are a wonderful part of the WPA built Historic Cove Creek High School (which is also home to the annual “Doc & Rosa Watston MusicFest ‘n Sugar Grove”). They are a “perfect fit” in keeping the heritage of Fine Woodworking and Bluegrass Music alive in the community.


Chris Capozzoli, in addition to being a great musician, is known for crafting incredible guitars, as well as other beautiful musical instruments, some of which are on display in our Historic building. Chris attended the American School of Lutherie to further fine-tune his concepts, designs, professionalism and natural creativity. Visit his website: www.capozzoliguitarcompany.com for more info


Paul & Kim Fuelling are a husband and wife team who work in Fine Woodworking and Oil Painting. They studied Fine Arts at John Herron School of Art in Indianapolis.  Together, Paul and Kim construct a unique, custom built line of furniture, doors, and paintings with an acute attention to detail and craftsmanship.


Visit www. fuellingwoodworking.houzz.com, for more information.


We are extremely happy to have the only nonprofit day school in the High Country, The Sugar Grove Developmental Day School is located in what was formerly the school’s library and provides the highest standard of care possible, www.sgdds.org


The primary fundraising event of Cove Creek Preservation and Development (CCP&D) is the MusicFest n’ Sugar Grove. This year marks the 18th Doc & Rosa Watson MusicFest n’ Sugar Grove. The photos below are from the past events when the Featured Artist was Doc Watson. Doc passed away on May 29, 2012; see Farewell to Doc and Rosa.