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Symphony by the Lake at Chetola Enters 4th Decade
After celebrating its 30th anniversary last year, the Symphony by the Lake at Chetola Resort begins a fourth decade of summer centerpiece events in 2018. This year’s Symphony by the Lake will take place Friday, July 27th. The theme, Colors of the Mountains, will be reflected in the musical selections [...]
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Sightseeing Points of View
The Blue Ridge Parkway is  America's Favorite Drive, but there are lots of ways besides the family car to see the local sights. Try some of these on your next visit! Moped Rentals  Mazarine Mopeds in Blowing Rock offers two, four, and eight-hour rentals of mopeds from a sweet little fleet! Rentals include [...]
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Blowing Rock One of USA TODAY’s Best Small Towns for Adventure
For the second year in a row, readers of USA TODAY have voted Blowing Rock one of its 10 Best…this time in the category of Small Towns for Adventure. In 2017, Blowing Rock was third on the list of Best Southern Small Towns and this year it finished eighth in [...]
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WNC Oasis Shriners Return to Blowing Rock June 1, 2
“Kiss The Camel” Challenge Adds Intrigue to the Membership Drive The WNC Oasis Shriners are bringing their Spring Ceremonial, induction of new members and parade to the town on Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2. The Shriners Parade will take place along Main Street starting at 2 p.m. on [...]
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Summer Season Attractions & Events
There are many places you can go to shop, dine, enjoy music and the arts, and experience lively events and attractions. Similarly, there are places where you can commune quietly with nature, hike, fish, zipline, rock climb, canoe or horseback ride. But there are very few places where you can [...]
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Art in the Park
2018 Art in the Park Focuses on Quality & Variety
In its 56th year, Blowing Rock’s Art in the Park is renewing its commitment to the highest quality of offerings, variety and diversity of artistic media. The monthly Saturday event, which runs from May through October, returns for a third year to Park Avenue, close to Main Street and downtown [...]
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Fresh Fun at SAVOR Blowing Rock
Savor Blowing Rock will take place Thursday, May 3 through Sunday, May 6 this year. Organizers say that moving the four-day event from its previous April slot ensures the transition to spring-like weather in the High Country is complete. “This year, Savor will offer a very interactive experience for guests. [...]
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Blowing Rock Rated One of America’s 25 Best Small Towns by Expedia
One thousand Americans selected and polled by travel booking web site Expedia have rated Blowing Rock one of the 25 best small towns in the country. Expedia reviewed the feedback and pinpointed the most frequently mentioned favorite towns to visit. Blowing Rock ranked 16 of the 25 towns, which included [...]
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Fishing Near Blowing Rock
The High Country's beautiful streams, lakes, and rivers provide wildlife sanctuaries and many recreational opportunities- like fishing! The best times of year to fish for trout here in in the High Country are the spring, fall, and winter months, when the water temperature is between 45° and 65°. Our waters offer [...]
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Mountainaire Inn and Log Cabins Rated #1 Best Bargain Hotel in US
TripAdvisor, which calls itself the world’s largest travel site, recently named Blowing Rock’s Mountainaire Inn and Log Cabins #1 in its list of 25 Best Bargain Hotels in the U.S., and ranked it #4 in the world in the same category in its 2018 Travelers’ Choice awards. Only two properties [...]
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