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Grandfather by Night – Less Adventurous Edition

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

Explore Grandfather Mountain afterhours with your own personal guides! You’ll discover some of the park’s nighttime wonders, while stopping at its most significant sites.

$50

Blue Ridge Fiber Guild at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

Edgewood Cottage 115 Ginny Stevens Ln., Blowing Rock, NC

The Blue Ridge Fiber Guild is a multi-talented group of High County residents who share an interest in fiber arts.  Each member specializes in using fibers to produce original functional and decorative artworks.

Free Entry

Alysa Cantor at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

Edgewood Cottage 115 Ginny Stevens Ln., Blowing Rock, NC

Alysa primarily works in clay to produce decorative and functional pottery.  She has added a series of shadow boxes as form, with both clay and encaustic (hot liquid wax) as primary media to expand her work.

Free Entry
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Riders in the Sky at Tweetsie Railroad

Tweetsie Railroad 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Come hear America's favorite Cowboys, as this Grammy Award-winning quartet sing and entertain audiences "the Cowboy Way." Performances at Noon and 3:00 p.m.

Scott Ballard at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

Edgewood Cottage 115 Ginny Stevens Ln., Blowing Rock, NC

Scott believes in original art. Ideally, everyone would have access to such art in and for their homes. The landscape of the High Country is a wonderful muse.

Free Entry

Randi Robeson at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

Edgewood Cottage 115 Ginny Stevens Ln., Blowing Rock, NC

Randi’s love of horticulture and botany has informed her still life paintings and in oil painting, she found the medium to capture all the things she loves.

Free Entry

Art in the Park

Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce 132 Park Ave, Blowing Rock NC, NC, United States

Art in the Park hosts some of the best local and regional artists! Craftspeople showcase their handcrafted jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass, photography, painting and more in this juried show. Website

Free Entry

Concert in the Park: Alair Summer Concert Series

Memorial Park 1036 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC

Mark your calendars for the 2024 Alair Homes High Country Summer Concert Series! Hosted in Downtown Blowing Rock at Memorial Park, this year’s concert series is a food drive for @HungerHealthCoalition’s A Simple Gesture Program.

FREE

Brad Gates at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

Edgewood Cottage 115 Ginny Stevens Ln., Blowing Rock, NC

Brad is a self-taught pointillist artist who is a full-time High-Country resident. Pointillism is an art form where thousands of small brushstrokes or pen marks present composed images when viewed from afar.

Free Entry

Lee Harper at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

Edgewood Cottage 115 Ginny Stevens Ln., Blowing Rock, NC

Lee has been a painter almost as long as she’s been a dancer. Lee’s oil paintings reflect “dancing on the canvas” and are full of motion and heavily pigmented color, brimming with vibrant energy. 

Free Entry

Plein Air Festival

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

The Blowing Rock Plein Air Festival is a four-day, open enrollment plein air painting event. It takes place in the beautiful mountainous area surrounding the town of Blowing Rock in western North Carolina, from Tuesday, August 20th, to Saturday, August 24th, 2024. 

Jim Magruder at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

Edgewood Cottage 115 Ginny Stevens Ln., Blowing Rock, NC

im captures unique and engaging images of the landscape, culture, and people of our region. He scours mountains, woods and towns hunting for scenes that reveal the beauty, wonder and sometimes the pathos of the area and its inhabitants.

Free Entry

Sue Wilders at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

Edgewood Cottage 115 Ginny Stevens Ln., Blowing Rock, NC

Sue paints what she knows and what she sees but very much considers herself a work in progress. Sue studied Japanese and Chinese art for five years and was artist in residence for 17 years at the Morikami Japanese Museum in Delray Beach Florida.

Free Entry

Hawk Watch at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

All throughout September, guests are invited to join the mountain’s naturalists as they count and celebrate the annual spectacle of fall raptor migration.

Lucas Hundley at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

Edgewood Cottage 115 Ginny Stevens Ln., Blowing Rock, NC

Function, beauty, feeling and fun drive Lucas’s work.   His hope is that the energy he invests in every piece flows to the users and enriches their lives. 

Free Entry

Crystal Hurt at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

Edgewood Cottage 115 Ginny Stevens Ln., Blowing Rock, NC

Crystal is a watercolor artist from the mountains of North Carolina. Crystal fills/paints her “shadowboxes” and other paintings with small commonplace living things, particularly those provided by an incredibly diverse Blue Ridge Mountains environment.

Free Entry

Junior Naturalist Day at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

Junior Naturalist Program activities throughout the day will be provided specifically for children ages 5-12, but all ages are welcome!

Art in the Park

Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce 132 Park Ave, Blowing Rock NC, NC, United States

Art in the Park hosts some of the best local and regional artists! Craftspeople showcase their handcrafted jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass, photography, painting and more in this juried show.

Free Entry

Concert in the Park: Alair Summer Concert Series

Memorial Park 1036 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC

Mark your calendars for the 2024 Alair Homes High Country Summer Concert Series! Hosted in Downtown Blowing Rock at Memorial Park, this year’s concert series is a food drive for @HungerHealthCoalition’s A Simple Gesture Program.

FREE

Art in the Park

Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce 132 Park Ave, Blowing Rock NC, NC, United States

Art in the Park hosts some of the best local and regional artists! Craftspeople showcase their handcrafted jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass, photography, painting and more in this juried show.

Free Entry
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Fall Color Ramble at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

From October 5 through 13, guests enjoy short, guided nature walks that highlight Grandfather Mountain’s fall colors. The Fall Color Rambles take place daily, weather permitting, and are included in your admission ticket.

Concert in the Park: Alair Summer Concert Series

Memorial Park 1036 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC

Mark your calendars for the 2024 Alair Homes High Country Summer Concert Series! Hosted in Downtown Blowing Rock at Memorial Park, this year’s concert series is a food drive for @HungerHealthCoalition’s A Simple Gesture Program.

FREE

Beary Scary Halloween at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

Visit Grandfather Mountain for a day of nature programs about animals that some consider creepy and crawly! This fun-filled celebration includes an opportunity to trick-or-treat on the mountain and then watch special Halloween enrichments be given to the animals. Included with admission.