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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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Adventure
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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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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