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25 Days of Holiday Shopping

Nothing is quite like the twinkle and warmth of a small town decked-out for Christmas, and Blowing Rock delivers the ambiance every year. 2020 is no exception, and you’ll find plenty of lights, window displays, and holiday cheer! This holiday season, get your tree and everything to go under it in Blowing Rock- from apparel and accessories to that perfect keepsake, the shops in Blowing Rock have you covered for all your gifts this winter.  Prefer to shop from home? See our list of online shopping links for Blowing Rock businesses here!

Join us for the Holiday Stroll on Friday, December 4 for an extra dose of holiday cheer while you do your gift shopping!

For the 2020 holiday season, local businesses are sharing 25 Days of Shopping with you! This selection is produced by the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce. New items posted daily from November 11 to December 5:

 

Daily Fall Photo: October 22, 2021

Daily Fall Photo: October 22, 2021

As fall foliage increases around Blowing Rock's elevation, rural drives are one of the best ways to enjoy the scenery! Edmiston Road at Flat Top RoadElevation around 3900 feet    This view is found near Appalachian Ski Mountain. Flat Top Road continues to Deck Hill...

Daily Fall Photo: October 21, 2021

Daily Fall Photo: October 21, 2021

As foliage at this elevation continues to develop over the next several days, this week is a good time to take a ride along Shulls Mill to enjoy a drive wrapped in color. Shulls Mill Road runs between Blowing Rock and the west side of Boone. It's home to Hound Ears...

Daily Fall Photo: October 20, 2021

Daily Fall Photo: October 20, 2021

The view at Linn Cove Viaduct was gorgeous today, but certainly illustrates how late our color season is this year.  Linn Cove ViaductElevation about 4400 feetThe Linn Cove Viaduct stretches along the south slopes of Grandfather Mountain, and is an impressive feat of...

Daily Fall Photo: October 19, 2021

Daily Fall Photo: October 19, 2021

There is currently a lot of yellow foliage in the area thanks to  beeches, poplars, yellow maples and several other species. The bright scarlet of red maples is a beautiful contrast and really stands out against Carolina Blue skies! This vibrant maple on Main Street...

Daily Fall Photo: October 18, 2021

Daily Fall Photo: October 18, 2021

Sunset at Cone Manor was beautiful today, especially as the light came through the changing leaves! At Cone ManorElevation 3970 feet    We're still waiting for peak color at this elevation, and you can still see plenty of green in the views. Won't be long before it...

Daily Fall Photo: October 17, 2021

Daily Fall Photo: October 17, 2021

The drive from Aho to Bamboo along the Blue Ridge Parkway is lovely right now! This section of the Parkway isn't full of big views. Instead, it winds through forested areas, the canopy hanging close overhead most of the way. All the sunny foliage creates a warm light...

Daily Fall Photo: October 16, 2021

Daily Fall Photo: October 16, 2021

We got a shift in the weather today, and it felt so much like FALL. Chill breezes and misty gusts blew most of the morning, and cooler temperatures came right in. We're looking forward to the chilly weather over the next few days as it's just what the leaves need to...

Daily Fall Photo: October 15, 2021

Daily Fall Photo: October 15, 2021

Bright sun and clear skies are the theme of the day here in the High Country! A morning hike to Rough Ridge offered colorful views: Rough Ridge on the Blue Ridge ParkwayElevation 4620 feet This is one of the most popular locations for fall color in the area. The trail...

Daily Fall Photo: October 14, 2021

Daily Fall Photo: October 14, 2021

Bass Lake is a popular spot for walking and running and it's easy to see why. With a flat, tree-lined trail around the scenic waterside, the location is perfect for enjoying the mountain weather. At Bass Lake today, still-developing color can be seen on the slope just...

Daily Fall Photo: October 13, 2021

Daily Fall Photo: October 13, 2021

Experts predict that peak color for the High Country can likely be seen next week. Right now, the most consistent color is being reported around Grandfather Mountain and similar elevations (4500+ feet). For now, most local color is spotty. Today's view at Green Hill...

Daily Fall Photo: October 12, 2021

Daily Fall Photo: October 12, 2021

It's hard to overstate how welcome the sun is after so many days of rain! But just as the rain was needed for the refill of Price Lake, it nourishes all our local water systems. The New River begins in Blowing Rock, and the headwaters flow into Lake Chetola before...

Daily Fall Photo: October 11, 2021

Daily Fall Photo: October 11, 2021

This week is off to a beautiful start!  The morning was a bit cloudy, but the sun came out over a bit of fall foliage by Tweetsie Railroad and High Gravity Adventures.  At Tweetsie Railroad and High Gravity Adventures Elevation around 3335 feet    Though we aren't...

Daily Fall Photo: October 10, 2021

Daily Fall Photo: October 10, 2021

Today was a beautiful sunny day, perfect for hiking! We wanted to show you how the color has developed at some higher elevations in the area, so we headed over to Beech Mountain. The Emerald Outback is near the summit, and it offers lots of excellent hiking and...

Daily Fall Photo: October 9, 2021

Daily Fall Photo: October 9, 2021

Another rainy day today, but hopefully the last for a little while! The clouds cleared in fits and starts over the afternoon, and we took a drive out to Beacon Heights Overlook hoping to see some color on the slopes of Grandfather Mountain.  This photo at Boulder...

Daily Fall Photo: October 8, 2021

Daily Fall Photo: October 8, 2021

Recent rains have helped increase the water levels at Price Lake. This morning we enjoyed reflections of fall color on the water's surface. Price Lake on the Blue Ridge ParkwayElevation 3400 feetAs of today, the National Park Service has not yet announced any changes...

Blowing Rock: A Bucket List Destination

Blowing Rock: A Bucket List Destination

Our new friends Ingrid and Marcus came to visit Blowing Rock and take a look around in mid-September. Marcus had visited Blowing Rock many years ago, so our town had been on their list for a while. They arrived on a Sunday and stayed two nights. Ingrid and Marcus...

Daily Fall Photo: October 7, 2021

Daily Fall Photo: October 7, 2021

With more rain today, we're grateful that the fall foliage wasn't farther along before it started. When we see this much rain later in the season it tends to strip the trees bare. And while there are a lot of leaves on the ground today, plenty remain on the branches,...

Daily Fall Photo: October 6, 2021

Daily Fall Photo: October 6, 2021

Rain dominated the weather today, and this morning's search for a view was thwarted by heavy fog at higher elevations. However, the clouds were shifting quickly all day so we checked the weather radar for a break and tried our luck just after 5pm. Clouds broke over...

Daily Fall Photo: October 5, 2021

Daily Fall Photo: October 5, 2021

Another view from around Blowing Rock still shows plenty of green foliage, with little pops of color here and there. This morning's images are from Appalachian Ski Mountain.  Appalachian Ski Mountain in Blowing RockElevation at lodge around 3675 feetThough the ski...

Daily Fall Photo: October 4, 2021

Daily Fall Photo: October 4, 2021

A cloudy start to the day still didn't hide the emerging color in town. Our elevation won't see peak color for a while yet, but views continue to get more colorful. Today's photos were taken along Valley Boulevard by the trailhead for the Middle Fork Greenway.  Valley...

Daily Fall Photo: October 3, 2021

Daily Fall Photo: October 3, 2021

Early signs of fall are everywhere around town! Foliage color is filling in, and views on Main Street and in local parks are getting more vibrant each day. Broyhill ParkElevation 3530 feetThe walk around Broyhill Park was especially pretty today. Maple trees and...

Daily Fall Photo: October 2, 2021

Daily Fall Photo: October 2, 2021

Today's photo is from Cragway Trail, located inside Grandfather Mountain State Park. Color is coming in nicely along the high points of the trail and at the top of the ridges.   View Along Cragway TrailElevations above 4500 feetThis network of trails inside...

Daily Fall Photo: October 1, 2021

Daily Fall Photo: October 1, 2021

Autumn colors are really starting to pop! It looks like this is the start of a beautiful first week of developing foliage. Today's main photo was taken on the Blue Ridge Parkway, near the Price Park Picnic Area entrance at milepost 297. Grandfather Mountain can be...

MP 305 – Grandfather Mountain

MP 305 – Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain is a 720-acre attraction operated by the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation. All proceeds from sales of tickets and souvenirs go toward caring for and presenting Grandfather Mountain in a manner that inspires good stewardship in others....

MP 303.9 – Yonahlossee Overlook

MP 303.9 – Yonahlossee Overlook

Heading south from Blowing Rock, this overlook is the last one before the Linn Cove Viaduct. There are no views from the overlook itself, but a short walk along the flat  footpath heading toward the Viaduct will provide a wide vista. To the south is the Viaduct (and a...

Don’t miss deals at Tanger Outlets in Blowing Rock! Tanger is offering exclusive sales earlier than ever. During the week leading up to Thanksgiving, Tanger will promote Super Sale Days, where shoppers can save big. All stores will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and will open at 6:00am on the day after Thanksgiving. Deep holiday sales will continue throughout the weekend! If you haven’t been in a while, there are some new stores, including local and regional shops. Just for the holidays, Tanger welcomes a Nail It DIY pop-up with lots of fun crafting gifts and projects!
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This 25 Days of Holiday Shopping Guide is produced by the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Modern Ford of Boone. Featuring gift ideas Nov.11th – Dec.5th from Blowing Rock businesses!

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