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2018 Valentine Fun Around the Rock
Nothing says romantic like a cozy experience in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Fireside meals, close rides on ski lifts, hand-in-hand strolls under the lights of downtown streets, and clear views for miles... Blowing Rock is an ideal getaway for romance and celebration! Looking for extra activities to add to a [...]
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Polar Plunge to Honor Longtime Plunger Dick Hearn
The Polar Plunge into Chetola Lake will be the frozen centerpiece of the 20th annual WinterFest in Blowing Rock, which begins on Thursday, January 25. The Plunge will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 27. Joan Hearn will be the Polar Plunge Queen, and her husband, Dick, who [...]
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WinterFest Turns 20
  The 20th edition of WinterFest heats up the High Country town from Thursday, January 25 through Sunday, January 28. Daily events include WinterFeast (with a dessert after party) on Thursday; the WinterFashion show at lunchtime on Friday; the Polar Plunge, Chili Challenge, Wine Tasting and Auction, ice carving demonstrations, [...]
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Dog Gone Good Time
Instead of leaving your dog behind when you go on vacation, bring your four-legged family member to beautiful Blowing Rock! Below, we’ve outlined a great one night adventure of activities and sights that are perfect for you and your pet. -Start your day off by taking a hike on one [...]
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New Year with Nature
Are you looking to connect with the natural world on New Year's Day?  Take a break from the rush of the holidays to start the year with clear, crisp air and wide views. Check out these nearby options for enjoying a guided "first hike" on New Year's Day. Be sure [...]
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Christmas Season Celebrations at BRAHM
From their Holiday Open House to the Madrigal Feast, there is lots to see and do this season at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum! Check out these special events in the weeks leading to Christmas. Holiday Open House, Concert & Craft Saturday, November 25: FREE admission to Blowing [...]
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Snow Sports and the Holidays!
Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? Appalachian Ski Mountain in Blowing Rock delivers with snowy slopes and outdoor ice skating for the holidays! Enjoy a variety of slopes and exciting terrain parks at this family-friendly resort. Appalachian Ski Mountain will again be open on Christmas Day during the 2017 [...]
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Festive Events Abound in Blowing Rock During the Holiday Season
If you visit Blowing Rock between Thanksgiving and New Years, you’ll find great natural beauty, a Norman Rockwell-esque downtown decorated and lighted for the season, unique shops and restaurants, and numerous holiday-themed events filling the calendar. And if you’re lucky enough to be in Blowing Rock on Thanksgiving day, you’ll [...]
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Attractions
Tweetsie Christmas
New in 2017! Enjoy the wonder of the Tweetsie Railroad dazzlingly lit for the holidays!  The train ride will feature thousands of lights on its open-air route- dress warmly to enjoy this special treat. Visit Santa in his Ginger Bread House, enjoy a live Christmas show in the Tweetsie Palace, warm up [...]
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Memorable Leaf Viewing Activities
Its fall here in the High Country, which means leaf lookers from all around come to see the magnificent autumn colors our beautiful mountains have to offer. There are many spots around the area to check out, but if you want to turn your leaf viewing experience into a fun-filled [...]
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