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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:

 

MP 296.5 – Boone Fork Trail

MP 296.5 – Boone Fork Trail

Moderate 5.2-mile trail that traverses streams and goes through tunnels of rhododendron and opens up into pastures filled with wildflowers. Also discover beautiful waterfalls along the way. Trails: Boone Fork Trail - moderate Views: Waterfall, meadow, streams Picnic...

MP 296.4 – Boone Fork Falls

On the 5-mile loop on Boone Fork Trail you can see many small cascade falls and a few larger ones along the Boone Fork River and its tributaries. The trail is fairly strenuous, crossing Boone Fork River numerous times and some side trails are steep and difficult....

MP 295.9 – Sims Pond Overlook

MP 295.9 – Sims Pond Overlook

Sims Pond Overlook features a picturesque pond stocked with trout by North Carolina Hatcheries and is a great fishing spot. The Green Knob Trail begins at this overlook (you can also access it from Sims Creek Overlook). Trails: Green Knob Trail Views: Pond view and...

MP 297 – Julian Price Memorial Park

MP 297 – Julian Price Memorial Park

Price Lake  |  Hiking Trails  |  Picnicking  |  Camping  |  Related Articles  |  Upcoming EventsEnjoy 4,200 acres of rolling mountains with elevations ranging from 3,400 to nearly 4,000 feet, plus a lake, stream, hiking trails, and a campground at Julian Price...

MP 294 – Moses Cone Memorial Park

MP 294 – Moses Cone Memorial Park

Carriage Trails  |  Southern Highland Craft Guild  |  Related Articles  |  Upcoming EventsIn 1901, industrial magnate Moses H. Cone and his wife Bertha built a 20 room Colonial Revivalist mansion on Flat Top Mountain. Born to immigrants, Cone worked his way up from...

MP 290.4 – Thunder Hill Overlook

MP 290.4 – Thunder Hill Overlook

Thunder Hill is one of the most popular places to view the sunrise on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Enjoy a nearly 180° panoramic view.  Trails: Access the Mountains to Sea Trail Views:  Picnic Tables: No Camping: No  

MP 289.8 – Yadkin Valley Overlook

MP 289.8 – Yadkin Valley Overlook

Overlook with a view of the Yadkin River Valley. Pull off with limited parking. Trails: Access the Mountains to Sea Trail Views: Yadkin River Valley Picnic Tables: No Camping: No  

MP 289.5 – Raven Rocks Overlook

MP 289.5 – Raven Rocks Overlook

View a beautiful sunrise from Raven Rock Overlook, located at Milepost 289.5. There are no picnic tables but you can bring a blanket and picnic out on Raven Rock. Rock climbers also love this spot.  Trails: Access the Mountains to Sea Trail Views: Information about...

Moses Cone: The Denim King & His Gilded Age Manor

Moses Cone: The Denim King & His Gilded Age Manor

Born in Jonesborough, Tennessee in 1857, Moses Herman Cone was the eldest of 13 children born to Jewish-German immigrants. He and his brother, Caesar, worked with their father in his dry goods business in Maryland and later moved to Greensboro, NC, and partnered with...

Chetola Resort: A Haven of Rest with a Rich History

Chetola Resort: A Haven of Rest with a Rich History

In 1846, Lot Estes purchased 100 acres with a horse stable and a way station for freight, passengers, and mail for only 5 cents per acre. Mr. Estes built a family home which was eventually used as a boarding house and became known as Silverlake, a summer resort. In...

The Green Park Inn: Grand Dame of the High Country

The Green Park Inn: Grand Dame of the High Country

The 73,000 square foot Green Park Inn opened its doors in summer 1891, the vision of three Lenoir, NC businessmen, led by Civil War veteran Major George Washington Findlay Harper.  The posh new hotel featured sixty guest rooms furnished with fireplaces, running water,...

Annie Oakley’s Shooting Range at Mayview Manor

Annie Oakley’s Shooting Range at Mayview Manor

Annie Oakley shooting with other woman, location unknown, ca.1920. MS6 William F. Cody Collection Annie Oakley was born Phoebe Ann Mosey in 1860 near Willodell, Ohio. She began trapping at the age of 7 and hunting by age 8 to help feed her family after her father...

Elliott Daingerfield’s Edgewood Cottage

Elliott Daingerfield’s Edgewood Cottage

Built around 1890, Edgewood Cottage was the first home and studio of artist Elliott Daingerfield (1859-1932) and was revitalized by the Blowing Rock Historical Society to preserve his legacy. Elliott Daingerfield was born in Virginia and trained as an artist in New...

Rosebay Rhododendron Bloom Update

Rosebay Rhododendron Bloom Update

Lots of people ask about when the rhododendrons bloom, and that depends on species, elevation, and local climate. The Rosebay, also known as the white rhododendron, is a prominent rhododendron along the Blowing Rock areas of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The blooms vary...

2021 July 4th Parade

2021 July 4th Parade

As the High Country looks forward to the return of summer events, one of the holiday mainstays is sure to be welcomed with excitement: The Blowing Rock 4th of July Parade. Blowing Rock’s Main Street is known for being a vibrant gathering place, especially for holiday...

Art in the Park is an Outdoor Gallery

Art in the Park is an Outdoor Gallery

Blowing Rock’s Art in the Park offers open-air gallery experiences for art-lovers, collectors, and craft enthusiasts each year. The six-show series, which is presented once a month from May through October, sets up downtown on Park Avenue. The show is adjacent to Main...

Symphony by the Lake at Chetola: Return of a Summer Tradition

Symphony by the Lake at Chetola: Return of a Summer Tradition

Released May 11, 2021 Symphony by the Lake returns to Chetola Resort for a centerpiece event of the summer on Friday, July 23rd. The theme, Music from Around the World, will be reflected in the musical selections as well as the décor of some of the 20 patron tents...

Sculpture & Art in Blowing Rock

Sculpture & Art in Blowing Rock

The Blowing Rock community embraces art with sculptures, murals, and works that are accessible to the public. Most are outdoors, some are indoors- take a tour!

Elevate Your Shopping in Blowing Rock

Elevate Your Shopping in Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock is a shopping destination for those with excellent taste. Whether you are interested in boutique apparel, brands like Louis Vuitton and vintage Chanel, one-of-a-kind antiques, silver-smithed jewelry, oriental rugs or the finest in home decor, Blowing Rock...

Art with Altitude

Art with Altitude

The mountains around Blowing Rock are the perfect muse for the creation of art, and our village embraces and celebrates the amazing artwork we are privileged to exhibit.Museums & Public ArtBlowing Rock Art & History Museum (BRAHM) BRAHM may be located inside...

Blowing Rock Makers

Blowing Rock Makers

Creativity at WorkBlowing Rock has a history of attracting creative people who draw inspiration from the natural splendor of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Painter Elliott Daingerfield summered in Blowing Rock, and taught painting classes to ladies (quite progressive for...

41st Trout Derby Kicks Off Spring Recreation

41st Trout Derby Kicks Off Spring Recreation

Anglers of all ages and levels are invited to compete for cash and prizes at the 41st Blowing Rock Trout Derby! The Derby will take place in Blowing Rock on Saturday, April 3, from sunrise to 4:00pm.  No entry fees or pre-registration are required. This event has...

A Wine Lover’s Guide to Blowing Rock, NC

A Wine Lover’s Guide to Blowing Rock, NC

Blowing Rock has long been a culinary destination with restaurants boasting extensive wine lists and shops with unique, hard-to-find wines. It’s the natural marriage of fine wine and creative cuisine, set against the backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Please check...

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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