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Mile of Flowers Returns in June!
On Friday, June 28, the Blowing Rock Garden Club will host its  sixth bi-annual Mile of Flowers, giving participants a chance to explore several public and private gardens in downtown Blowing Rock.  The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Memorial Park Gazebo and end at 4 p.m. In [...]
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BR Historical Society Helps Cone Restoration
On April 3rd, the Blowing Rock Historical Society (BRHS) presented the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation with a $3500 check for restoration projects at the Moses H. Cone Memorial Park.  This donation was from the proceeds of BRHS's 2018 Artists in Residence (AiR) program. In presenting the check, President Rita White [...]
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National Recognition for Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show
For the second consecutive year, the Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show (BRCHS) has been chosen as one of the top ten hunter-jumper shows in the nation.  Being selected for this honor automatically positions Blowing Rock as a nominee for the National Hunter Show of the Year for 2019.   BRCHS is the only horse [...]
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Cycle NC Mountains to Coast Ride Starts in Blowing Rock!
The twenty-first annual Cycle NC Mountains To Coast ride will run from Blowing Rock to Atlantic Beach on September 28 to October 5, 2019.  1,100 bicyclists are expected to participate in this unique ride. Weekend Schedule for Cycle NC Blowing Rock will welcome the riders with true mountain hospitality! Participants [...]
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New Fun at This Year’s WinterFest!
Each time the annual WinterFest Polar Plunge rolls around, the wacky costumes are always a big highlight. The most elaborate or ridiculous just might get awarded the Golden Plunger. At the 2019 edition of Blowing Rock WinterFest, on Thursday, January 24 through Sunday, January 27, everyone is invited to enjoy [...]
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Heirloom Apples in the High Country
It's apple season! In the fall, High Country produce stands and farmers markets are bursting with unique apple varieties. Which apples are best for making apple pie? What about cider? What makes the NC High Country ideal for growing so many varieties of apples? Bill Moretz of Moretz Mountain Orchard [...]
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Daily Fall Photo: October 17, 2018
Cooler temperatures have definitely blown in! The day dawned cloudy and blustery, though the clouds have cleared as the day continues. We took a short trip on the Blue Ridge Parkway this morning to see how colors are developing at higher elevations. This spot near Green Mountain Overlook is located [...]
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First Day of Fall 2018
Saturday, September 22- Happy first day of fall! It was a beautiful day to welcome the new season, with cool breezes and clear skies. There is already evidence of the foliage change on the way! A few trees in town are starting to shift, but as usual the higher elevations [...]
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19th Annual Blue Ridge Conservancy 5K
The 19th Annual Blue Ridge Conservancy 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run takes place here on Saturday, September 22. The event, formerly known as the Mayview Madness 5K, still traverses the Mayview neighborhood in Blowing Rock. The 5K run, sponsored by Stick Boy Bread Company, starts at 8:00 a.m. adjacent to [...]
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Finding Fraser’s Ridge
If they are looking, fans of Diana Gabaldon's "Outlander" series may easily see Fraser's Ridge, Jamie and Claire's North Carolina homestead, here around Blowing Rock. We certainly do! First of all, Diana Gabaldon herself once said that Fraser's Ridge is up near Boone and Blowing Rock. It has been remarked [...]
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