Fall Color Blog

  • Fall Color Update: October 16, 2019

    Fall Color Update: October 16, 2019

      We have finally seen some truly chilly temperatures this week! That means progression of foliage color changes, and we’re really starting to see more now. The color peak for the area has been predicted for the upcoming weekend and … ContinuedRead More »
  • Fall Color Update: October 9, 2019

    Fall Color Update: October 9, 2019

    This photo from Tuesday, October 8 shows some color developing around Price Park on the Blue Ridge Parkway around Blowing Rock’s elevation. We’ve had some much-needed rain over the last few days, and the weather has been damp, cool, and … ContinuedRead More »
  • Fall Color Update: October 2, 2019

    Fall Color Update: October 2, 2019

    There has definitely been some color development this week! We’ve had very warm days for this time of year, but thankfully the mornings have still been cool. This has probably helped the fall color along, according to local experts like … ContinuedRead More »
  • Fall Color Update: September 25, 2019

    Fall Color Update: September 25, 2019

    Fall has officially begun, and we’re on color watch! This week, there are lots of goldenrod and aster flowers in bloom, adding color in the fields and along High Country roadsides. It’s still early in the season for widespread foliage … ContinuedRead More »

Fall Activities

  • Blowing Rock Halloween Festival

    Blowing Rock Halloween Festival

    Presented by Blowing Rock Parks & Recreation October 26, 2019 All events are free! Join us in Blowing Rock for some family-friendly fun all afternoon! Prizes Awarded for the Costume Contest 2-3pm: Creepy Crafts hands-on activity at Blowing Rock Art … ContinuedRead More »
  • Heirloom Apples in the High Country

    Heirloom Apples in the High Country

    It’s apple season! In the fall, High Country produce stands and farmers markets are bursting with unique apple varieties. In Blowing Rock, local apples are available at Sunset Tees & Hattery and Blowing Rock Market during the fall season. Which … ContinuedRead More »
  • Waterfalls Near Blowing Rock

    Waterfalls Near Blowing Rock

    Blowing Rock is home to several waterfalls, and there are even more to be found in the nearby region. See below for directions to more than a dozen waterfall viewing sites. Several require hiking, so they are arranged by trail … ContinuedRead More »
  • Memorable Leaf Viewing Activities

    Memorable Leaf Viewing Activities

    Its fall here in the High Country, which means leaf lookers from all around come to see the magnificent autumn colors our beautiful mountains have to offer. There are many spots around the area to check out, but if you … ContinuedRead More »
  • Apples, Mazes, & Farm Fun!

    Apples, Mazes, & Farm Fun!

    Fall means harvest time, and it brings more to mind than just pumpkin spice… everything. Whether you’re looking for a pick-your-own orchard, a corn maze, or just want to take home a taste of fall in the NC Mountains, this … ContinuedRead More »
  • High Country Halloween Roundup

    High Country Halloween Roundup

      There’s lot of Halloween fun in the High Country! Some is scary, some is just a little spooky.Follow the title links for details about all these events! In Blowing Rock: Blowing Rock Halloween FestivalSaturday, October 26, from 3:00 to … ContinuedRead More »
  • Fall Festivals in the High Country

    Fall Festivals in the High Country

    There are lots of annual fall festivals across the High Country! Check out these fun events and round up your whole crew to enjoy. Bear in mind that the routes to most of these festivals can get heavy with traffic, … ContinuedRead More »
  • Thanksgiving Day Dining

    Thanksgiving Day Dining

    Several restaurants and eateries in Blowing Rock will be open on Thanksgiving Day to welcome you! Reservations are required at most. Follow the links provided for more information on each restaurant. •Best Cellar – Open 12:30-5:00 pm, Thanksgiving Menu plus … ContinuedRead More »
  • Area Hiking Trails

    Area Hiking Trails

    Adjacent to Pisgah National Forest, Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, Julian Price Park, and the Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock is the perfect place to begin your hiking adventure. Also nearby is Grandfather Mountain, the Linville Gorge Wilderness area, and … ContinuedRead More »
  • Ghost Train Halloween Festival at Tweetsie

    Ghost Train Halloween Festival at Tweetsie

    Tweetsie Railroad’s annual Ghost Train® Halloween Festival is celebrating its 30th year of thrills and chills on the rails during 2019. Friday and Saturday nights from September 20 to October 26, guests will enjoy a frightfully spooky ride as the … ContinuedRead More »
  • High Country Wine Trail

    High Country Wine Trail

    The High Country has a wine trail! If you haven’t visited our local wineries, you’re in for a real treat. Great wine and beautiful views combine for a unique experience at each location. Grandfather Mountain Winery is in Foscoe, just … ContinuedRead More »