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Imminent Perils: John Beerman exhibit at BRAHM

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

Presented in the Rankin West Gallery. Imminent Perils: To Wonder at Trifles in the Paintings of John Beerman gathers together new works alongside earlier paintings to trace Beerman’s approach to the landscape. John Beerman’s paintings are uncommonly contemporary in their glimpses of natural and built environments. Open March 8th, 2022 - July 31, 2022. Check […]

Free

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Mystery Hill: Tales at the Hill

Mystery Hill 129 Mystery Hill Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Join us at the Dougherty House at Mystery Hill every Friday for Tales at the Hill! Enjoy Jack Tales and traditional Appalachian stories passed down from generations told by storytellers. Most of these events will feature live music and an actual historian, Professor Carson. Professor Carson and the Storytellers here at Mystery Hill share tales […]

Free with admission

North Carolina Outlander Tour by Our State

Inspired by Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series, Our State and AAA Vacations present an Outlander experience from New Bern to Blowing Rock. Meet in Raleigh to be transported to Tryon Palace in New Bern, glean more fascinating history from the New Bern area, then head west for additional Outlander-themed adventures. Trip dates are July 5-10, 2022. Website

A Gathering on ‘The Ridge’ by Novel Adventures

Don't miss the opportunity to immerse yourself  in a 5 day/4 night "Drums of Autumn" Novel Adventures Experience! They offer exquisite lodging in authentic historical buildings of the 1800’s at The Mast Farm Inn, all meals prepared by private gourmet chefs in fresh farm-to-table fashion, hikes (low impact degree of difficulty included), ziplining/ropes course(optional), whisky […]

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

Blaring bagpipes, astounding athletes, delicate dancers, rocking Celtic music and a spectacular highland setting makes this colorful celebration of Scottish culture the best highland games in America. Admission charged. Website

Day and multi-day tickets available

A Ceilidh on “Fraser’s Ridge” by Novel Adventures

Novel Adventures® annual 'Celidh on Fraser's Ridge' returns to The Mast Farm Inn July 9, 2022 with special guest Richard Rankin! All tickets entitle you to enjoy an authentic North Carolina pig roast with all the fixin's (including a delectable dessert!), private acoustic concert by the ah-mazing SYR Celtic folk band, cherry bounce, bonfires, and photo/autograph […]

BRAHM: App State Presents

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

App State Presents: Examining the ecological impacts of the Civil War and how scholars write history Join App State’s Judkin Browning and Tim Silver for an enlightening discussion about their new book, An Environmental History of the Civil War — a fresh look at the most written about event in American history. Browning and Silver […]

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Appalachian Summer Festival: Boone 150: A Celebration of Boone’s History

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts Lecture Hall 423 West King Street, Boone, NC

The Lunch and Learn Lecture Series features interactive and informative programming that provides a behind-the-scenes view of the festival’s offerings in the visual arts, music, theater and dance. Film Screening: DocuAppalachia: A Half Century Focus on the Environment. In 2017 an untitled, silent 16mm film reel from the 1970s was discovered in storage in Boone, NC. The heavily spliced […]

Free

Blowing Rock Tour of Homes

St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church 140 Chestnut Drive, Blowing Rock, NC

The 2022 Tour of Homes will be on Friday, July 22. Tickets available from St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church. The tour will include entrance to several beautiful Blowing Rock homes. Transportation will be provided. Walking to the homes will be an option for guests. The tour begins at 9:00, the last tickets will […]

$30

Appalachian Summer Festival: A Central Visual Heritage of the Holocaust: The Wehrmacht and Anti-Jews Propaganda with Dr. Daniel Uziel

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts Lecture Hall 423 West King Street, Boone, NC

PK camera team shooting in an unknown ghetto, c. 1941 (Image courtesy of Yad Vashem)​ The Lunch and Learn Lecture Series features interactive and informative programming  that offers a behind-the-scenes view of the festival’s offerings in the visual arts, music, theater and dance. Most of the visual documentation of WWII, from the German side, originates from the […]

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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. Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. Reservations are not required for the shows. Shows included with regular park admission. For more information and tickets please visit: https://tweetsie.com/special-events/riders-in-the-sky

Free with regular admission
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Railroad Heritage Weekend at Tweetsie Railroad

Tweetsie Railroad 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

A Once-a-Year Event for Railroad Enthusiasts of All Ages! Celebrate the golden age of steam locomotives behind Tweetsie's historic narrow-gauge, steam locomotives. Special attractions for rail fans, plus enjoy all of the Wild West adventure Tweetsie has to offer! For more information and tickets please visit: https://tweetsie.com/special-events/railroad-heritage-weekend

The Denim Ball at Flat Top Manor

Flat Top Manor Milepost 294, Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock, NC

Photo Credit: Kathryn Ray Location The front lawn of Flat Top Manor Milepost 294, Blue Ridge Parkway Blowing Rock, NC   It's time to start picking out your denim outfit! Join us on Thursday, September 15, for the 2022 Denim Ball, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation and the completion of exterior […]

Fraser’s Ridge Homecoming

Leatherwood Mountains Resort 512 Meadow Rd, Ferguson, NC 28624, Blowing Rock, NC

Located just east of Blowing Rock, this event celebrates the history of Jamie & Claire's North Carolina backcountry wilderness through workshops, hands-on activities, music, food and much more. The two-day event includes events and a meet & greet with special guest Graham McTavish of the Outlander television series! Limited tickets available. Website

Annual Thanksgiving Kiln Opening at Bolick & Traditions Pottery

Traditions Pottery Studio 4443 Bolick Road, Blowing Rock

Always the Saturday after Thanksgiving! Bolick and Traditions Pottery will host their Annual Thanksgiving Wood Kiln Opening on Saturday November 26. The groundhog style wood kiln will be unloaded at 10am on Saturday morning. Guests are encourage to be present at that time to watch the items being taken from the kiln and then make […]

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