Blowing Rock is the perfect destination for your next family vacation. The area boasts many family attractions including Tweetsie Railroad, The Blowing Rock, Grandfather Mountain and The Blue Ridge Parkway. In addition, the Blowing Rock area offers tons of opportunities for family friendly outdoor adventure. Take your family hiking on our numerous trails along the Blue Ridge Parkway, mountain biking on the brand new trail parks nearby, canoeing on Price Lake just outside of Blowing Rock on the Parkway, whitewater rafting, guided fly fishing, and much more! Stay in Blowing Rock with your family and enjoy our hospitality and award-winning restaurants.
 
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...

Favorite Kids Activities in Blowing Rock

Favorite Kids Activities in Blowing Rock

We asked some local kids and teens about their favorite summer things to do around Blowing Rock. Here's what they told us! -Porter, age 5, said his favorite things are fishing at Broyhill Park, riding down the water slide at the [Robbins] Pool, and kayaking [at Price...

Movies in the Park

Movies in the Park

The 2020 series is being tentatively scheduled. Due to COVID-19 concerns, the first two dates have been canceled. Remaining 2020 film nights for now are:Friday, July 17Saturday, July 25Friday, July 31Friday, August 7 Outdoor movies in Memorial Park on Main Street in...

WinterFest Fun for Kids

WinterFest Fun for Kids

Winterfest was made for families, and kids are sure to have a great time! We celebrate winter in lots of different ways all weekend and there will be plenty of fun for every age group. See the full schedule at BlowingRockWinterFest.com or read below for specific links...

Rainy Day Fun

Rainy Day Fun

Blowing Rock and the High Country are known for being outdoor destinations, so rainy days can stump folks looking for entertainment. But there's still LOTS to do in the area! We've listed over 40 links below as suggestions to enjoy a rainy day around here. If it’s a...

Off the Beaten Path

Off the Beaten Path

You’ve crossed Grandfather’s Mile-High Swinging Bridge and been hiking at Bass Lake, enjoyed a show at the Shaefer Center and ridden the rails at Tweetsie, and now you’re looking for more. Or perhaps you just like to find those out-of-the-way gems first. Below, we’ve...

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...

July 4th Celebration

July 4th Celebration

THE 2020 FESTIVAL HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Due to concerns over COVID-19, the Town of Blowing Rock will not be hosting festivities for the Independence Day holiday.  Join us for 2021 festivities! Join the town of Blowing Rock for games, music, and fun! Free entertainment...

Concerts in the Park

Concerts in the Park

Blowing Rock's Concert in the Park Series is an annual set of free outdoor concerts. Always on Sundays following Art in the Park, the performances offer entertainment from a variety of musical genres. Family-friendly and casual! Bring a lawn chair or blanket to...

Choose & Cut Christmas Trees

Choose & Cut Christmas Trees

Get your tree and everything to go under it in Blowing Rock! Starting the weekend after Thanksgiving, all area tree farms are ready to help you find your perfect tree. Walk among the rows to find just the right height, width, and type! Local farms specialize in the...

Water Adventure

Water Adventure

Are you looking for a place by the water to enjoy the view? Perhaps you’d like to cool off on a warm Blue Ridge day. The Blowing Rock area features lots of places where water and related activities are the main attraction. Canoeing and kayaking are very popular on...

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...