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Fall Color Blog

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Daily Fall Photo: October 28, 2020

Daily Fall Photo: October 28, 2020

A ginko tree glows through the rain and fog today at Moses Cone Memorial Park. Plus, a couple more autumn scenes from around the park, where it's clear that foliage season has passed at this location. While there are still a few more colorful views to enjoy around...

Daily Fall Photo: October 27, 2020

Daily Fall Photo: October 27, 2020

Today's view is from along Highway 221 by the Blue Ridge Parkway access in Blowing Rock. In this spot, most of the leaves have dropped. While there are still some nice displays around town, at this point in the foliage season the most colorful displays are below 3000'...

Daily Fall Photo: October 26, 2020

The late portion of the season brings color from more mature sassafras trees, hornbeams, and oaks. The oak trees in particular have been especially varied in hues this year, and vibrant as well. Though color at this elevation is thinning, the drive along the Blue...


Fall Activities

See ideas for your autumn visit!

Thanksgiving Day Dining

Thanksgiving Day Dining

Several restaurants and eateries in Blowing Rock will be open on Thanksgiving Day to welcome you! Reservations are required at most. Follow the links provided for more information on each restaurant. Best Cellar – Open for a 3pm lunch. Reservations required....

Fall Festivals in the High Country

Fall Festivals in the High Country

While several local festivals have been cancelled this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, some are still happening with modifications. Be sure to make a note for 2021 for those that had to cancel. Dates change, but in general, each festival is held the same weekend in...

Apples, Mazes, & Farm Fun!

Apples, Mazes, & Farm Fun!

Fall means harvest time, and it brings more to mind than just pumpkin spice... everything. Whether you're looking for a pick-your-own orchard, a corn maze, or just want to take home a taste of fall in the NC Mountains, this list has you covered. From orchards to farm...

Memorable Leaf Viewing Activities

Memorable Leaf Viewing Activities

Updated for 2020. 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 fantastic vantage points and gorgeous scenic drives to enjoy!  But if you want...

10 Tips for a Fall Visit to Blowing Rock

10 Tips for a Fall Visit to Blowing Rock

We want you to have a safe and relaxing visit on your next trip to Blowing Rock! Here are 10 tips for for less stress: Visit on a weekday if you can. The leaves are just as beautiful on a Tuesday, and the traffic is less dense.   Plan early morning excursions for...

Blowing Rock Halloween Festival

Blowing Rock Halloween Festival

This event is cancelled for 2020.     Many of the usual activities at the Blowing Rock Halloween Festival cannot occur as planned due to regulations and concerns regarding COVID-19. Rather than risk the health of our residents and visitors with modified...

Heirloom Apples in the High Country

It's apple season! In the fall, High Country produce stands and farmers markets are bursting with unique apple varieties. In Blowing Rock, local apples are available at Sunset Tees & Hattery and Blowing Rock Market during the fall season. Which apples are best for...