blowing rock winterfest polar plunge at chetola resortComplete 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 fun. The Grand Tasting event offers wines from several North Carolina vineyards, as well as an impressive domestic and international collection. www.blueridgewinefestival.com.

April also brings the Blowing Rock Trout Derby, a weekend fishing event with prizes awarded in several age groups. Kids can fish in Broyhill Lake, right in town.

Blowing Rock is also home to great small-town holiday festivals and annual events. Parades, games, and outdoor musical performances attract families of all ages and sizes. Join the fun with our 4th of July Festival, Halloween Festival & Monster March, Christmas in the Park & Lighting of the Town and more. For a list and descriptions of festivals: http://www.blowingrock.com/members.list.php?memcategoriesid=11