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Fall in Blowing Rock

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More Fall activities and posts below the Color Blog!
2021 Daily Fall Photos will begin October 1.

Daily Fall Photo: October 28, 2021

Daily Fall Photo: October 28, 2021

Just before the rain settled in today, we took a look at the views from The Blowing Rock. This vantage point from the top of the John's River Gorge offers a beautiful illustration of foliage color gradually moving to lower elevations as the season progresses. Of...

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Daily Fall Photo: October 27, 2021

Daily Fall Photo: October 27, 2021

The Blue Ridge Parkway is full of vibrant color just north of Blowing Rock. In particular, the couple of miles from Green Hill Road to Aho Road was especially colorful today with maple and oak trees showing rich shades of coral, crimson, and gold.  Blue Ridge Parkway...

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Daily Fall Photo: October 26, 2021

Daily Fall Photo: October 26, 2021

This week, the Town of Blowing Rock is showing off some of the best fall color in recent memory. Colors are peaking at this elevation! All around town, fall foliage is adding bright splashes of color to every scene. Inn at Ragged GardensElevation around 3520 feet   ...

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Fall Activities

Discover ideas for your autumn visit!

Fall Festivals in the High Country

Fall Festivals in the High Country

Fall events make the season extra festive! If you have missed a festival, note the timing of individual events to plan ahead for the following year. Dates change, but in general, each festival is held the same weekend in each year (ex: Woolly Worm Festival is the...

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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...

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Memorable Leaf Viewing Activities

Memorable Leaf Viewing Activities

It's 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 to turn your...

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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 Wednesday, and the traffic is less dense. Plan early morning times for outdoor...

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Blowing Rock Halloween Festival

Blowing Rock Halloween Festival

The 2021 Blowing Rock Halloween Festival will take place on Saturday, October 30. Join Blowing Rock Parks & Recreation for tons of FREE fun with a full afternoon of spooky activities! From downtown trick-or-treating to the famous Monster March, this is among the...

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Visiting? Here’s the Latest on Operations & Safety!

Visiting? Here’s the Latest on Operations & Safety!

Updated November 18, 2021, 11:05 am. Blowing Rock's businesses are open. The safety of our community and visitors is a top priority. Nearby: The neighboring Town of Boone has instated a mask mandate requiring any persons aged 2+ to wear a mask while indoors inside...

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5 Sunset Views in Blowing Rock

5 Sunset Views in Blowing Rock

The warm light creates the evening "golden hour" when everything is cast in a glow. Sunset light enhances fall colors, too! Check out these beautiful, no-hike sunset spots for a perfect end to your day whether with your friends, your significant other, or alone with...

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Heirloom Apples in the High Country

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...

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Waterfalls Near Blowing Rock

Waterfalls Near Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock is home to several waterfalls, and there are even more to be found in the nearby region. See below for directions to more than a dozen waterfall viewing sites. Several require hiking, so they are arranged by trail difficulty. Each of these falls is...

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Fishing Near Blowing Rock

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...

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High Country Wine Trail

High Country Wine Trail

The High Country has a wine trail! If you haven’t visited our local wineries, you’re in for a real treat. Great wine and beautiful views combine for a unique experience at each location. Grandfather Mountain Winery is in Foscoe, just to the northwest of Blowing Rock....

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Fall Events

We add new events often so if you do not see many listed, check back soon.

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