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Blowing Rock Hosts 18th Mayview Madness
The 18th Annual Stick Boy Mayview Madness 5k and 1-Mile Fun Run takes place here on Saturday, September 30, The 5k run starts at 8:30 a.m. adjacent to the American Legion Hall and finishes in front of Bistro Roca restaurant, where post-race snacks will be provided and awards presented.  The [...]
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The Restaurant at Gideon Ridge is One of America’s 100 Most Scenic
Restaurant reservation service OpenTable recently named The Restaurant at Gideon Ridge one of its 100 Most Scenic in America. The restaurant made the list for the first time this year and is one of six named in North Carolina. The state had the second most in the nation, behind only [...]
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Blowing Rock Music Fest Returns September 16
The musically-eclectic Blowing Rock Music Fest returns for a fourth year to the Blowing Rock Attraction in Blowing Rock on Saturday, September 16. Kristyl Harris, the Music Fest coordinator, said, “This year's Fest features a bunch of new regional talent, with performers that create some great fresh sounds while sticking to the roots of Appalachia. [...]
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Westglow Voted Travel+Leisure’s 2017 Top Domestic Destination Spa
The readers of Travel+Leisure magazine have voted Westglow Resort & Spa here the number one destination spa in the United States. In the category, magazine readers rated properties on their accommodations and facilities, treatments, service, food, and overall value, and Westglow came out on top in the numerical rankings. Other top ten destination [...]
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A Mountain Getaway: Three Things To Do in Blowing Rock This Summer
Located on the Blue Ridge Parkway and nestled along ridges against the Pisgah National Forest, Blowing Rock is a Rockwell-esque town with rugged nature in its backyard. Offering the feeling of seclusion without isolation and the quality of being old-fashioned but not outdated, the town has an individual charm. Long [...]
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11th Annual Art & Antiques Show
The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum (BRAHM) presents its 11th annual Blowing Rock Art & Antiques Show Friday, July 28 through Sunday, July 30. The show, which was started in 2006, has grown to be the Museum's largest event, bringing in dealers from all over the region. Lee Carol Giduz, BRHAM [...]
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Artists in Residence at Edgewood Cottage
For ten weeks, Edgewood Cottage will host regional artists in a studio setting for the eighth annual Artists in Residence series. The program is presented by the Blowing Rock Historical Society at Edgewood Cottage in downtown Blowing Rock.  Edgewood Cottage was the first home and studio of Elliot Dangerfield  and [...]
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2017 Rhododendron Blooms
Update for July 2nd, 2017: The blooms are here! The areas near Price Lake and south of Blowing Rock on the Blue Ridge Parkway are showing peak bloom on rosebay rhododendron shrubs.   June 22, 2017: They're nearly here! Lots of people ask about when the rhododendrons bloom, and that [...]
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Adventure
5 Great Hikes to Enjoy
Hiking is one of the best ways to see the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. There are countless trails in the area, especially along the Blue Ridge Parkway. From the myriad destination hikes and the 26 mile network at Moses Cone Park, to local sections of the Appalachian Trail [...]
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Made in the Mountains- A Quilt Event
Roey's Quilts and The Mountain Thread Company invite you to join them in celebrating the launch of the Blowing Rock Quilt Cooperative - a local network of fiber artisans with a goal to promote fresh approaches to traditional quilt artistry.  Join them at a free launch party and at the [...]
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