Don’t Hibernate… Celebrate! 

Blowing Rock is celebrating its 25th Annual WinterFest. Blowing Rock WinterFest is a four day celebration of the winter season, and all the warm pastimes people love to do when it’s cold. From the icy waters of the Polar Bear Plunge to warm drinks sipped by a fire, Blowing Rock WinterFest has it all.

January 26 – 29, 2023 

This year will feature the ever popular Polar Bear Plunge, Rotary Chilly Chili Challenge, WinterFest Beer Garden, Ice Carving Demonstrations, Curling with Charlotte Curling Association, and much more! Come enjoy the quaint, mountain town in all its festive glory and celebrate the season of winter. “With WinterFest back in full swing, we encourage everyone to come out and celebrate this exciting season that offers so many fun opportunities that are unique to our beautiful mountain town,” says John Goheen, festival coordinator.

The town will be lit with twinkle lights. Many local stores, restaurants, and attractions will be running special offers during this time as well. There’s even more, including the Silent Auction, Wine Seminars, Square Dancing, and Cork & Canvas classes. Don’t miss great activities all weekend just off Main Street, too, like the Festival of Lights at Chetola Resort and the Tomahawk Hill Winterhawk Tournament, Winter Duck Derby and Frozen Heart Adventure at Mystery Hill.

Several festival activities are free, some are ticketed. For a full schedule of events, tickets, lodging partners, event packages, and participation information, go to blowingrockwinterfest.com. Tickets and info are also available by calling 828-295-7851.