Fall Color Blog

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Fall Color Update: October 28, 2019

Fall Color Update: October 28, 2019

    We have been enjoying some beautiful color over the last several days! There was a lot of rain and fog on Saturday, but Friday and Sunday were both great days to be outside to see the foliage. After a slow start, the leaves are really putting on a show...

Fall Color Update: October 23, 2019

Fall Color Update: October 23, 2019

  Fall leaf viewing will be really good over the next few days, and bring your jacket and hat! The colder temperatures will certainly help shift remaining greens to more seasonal colors. Bass Lake is an excellent spot to enjoy color right now. The trail around...

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 the following week, and that seems...


Fall Activities

See ideas for your autumn visit!

Fall Festivals in the High Country

Fall Festivals in the High Country

While several local festivals have been cancelled this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, some are still happening with modifications. Be sure to make a note for 2021 for those that had to cancel. Dates change, but in general, each festival is held the same weekend in...

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 list has you covered. From orchards to farm...

Memorable Leaf Viewing Activities

Memorable Leaf Viewing Activities

Updated for 2020. 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 fantastic vantage points and gorgeous scenic drives to enjoy!  But if you want...

Blowing Rock Halloween Festival

Blowing Rock Halloween Festival

Presented by Blowing Rock Parks & Recreation October 31, 2020- tentatively scheduled.    Many of the usual activities at the Blowing Rock Halloween Festival cannot occur as planned due to regulations and concerns regarding COVID-19. We are currently...

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 apples are best for...

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. PLEASE NOTE: This is the 2019 list. While the same restaurants tend...