It’s always a tricky task to accurately predict fall color in the High Country in terms of arrival, peak and vividness of hues…but it’s safe to predict that fall color in and around North Carolina’s Prettiest Small Town will be worth seeing. And this year it seems to be arriving early.
Visitors to Blowing Rock in October will find almost daily events and activities that will add enjoyment to the scenic beauty of the surroundings and the charm of the town’s picturesque Main Street. A full listing of events: blowingrock.com/eventcalendar.php.
October highlights are as follows:
The last three Farmers Market Thursdays are Oct 2, 9 and 16 and the last Art in the Park is Saturday, Oct 4.
BRAHM is presenting Common Threads, celebrating the lives of five influential women and their contributions to the High Country over the span of 100 years. Through January 2015 (blowingrockmuseum.org).
Tweetsie Railroad’s monthlong Ghost Train Festival gets underway September 26. The festival includes Ghost Train rides, the Haunted House and the Freaky Forest (tweetsie.com).
The Blowing Rock Halloween Festival is Saturday, Oct 25. Free and open to the public. Details at blowingrock.com/eventcalendar.php.
Blowing Rock is less than two hours from Charlotte and Greensboro, three hours from Knoxville and Raleigh and five hours from Atlanta and Charleston. For fall color images, go to blowingrock.com/FallFoliage.htm. Postings will start weekly commencing Sep17 and daily after Oct 1.
BLOWING ROCK N.C. (September 2014)
For information: Tracy Brown, Executive Director, Blowing Rock TDA