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  • Blowing Rock Festivals

    Blowing Rock Festivals

    Complete with a Chili Cook-off and the Polar Plunge in Chetola Lake, Blowing Rock’s January Winterfest is one of the largest winter events in the High Country. Hot chocolate tastes better at the end of a fun, activity filled winter day! www.blowingrockwinterfest.com. In April, SAVOR Blowing Rock welcomes spring with a celebration of wine, food and […]Read More »
  • Fun for Young Families

    Fun for Young Families

    Blowing Rock is a fantastic base of operations for your family getaway. If you are traveling with young children, this itinerary offers some ideas for an action-packed day. Morning: Tweetsie Railroad The park opens at 9am so you can get the day started right with historic steam locomotives, Wild West shows, dancing, rides and more! […]Read More »
  • Gem Mining

    Gem Mining

    The Blue Ridge Mountains have a rich history of mining for the valuable resources found deep in the local earth. Hidden in the complex layers of rock that form these mountains are myriad deposits of minerals and gems. In addition to useful materials like quartz and mica, gemstones and gold can be found as well. […]Read More »
  • Peaks and Gorges

    Peaks and Gorges

    The Blowing Rock is a rock formation that juts out over the John’s River Gorge at about 4000 feet above sea level. The views of the gorge and the Pisgah Forest are immense and breathtaking. The Blowing Rock is so named because of the constant winds that flume up from the surrounding rocky walls. The […]Read More »