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  • 32nd Annual Symphony By The Lake

    Now in its 32nd year, the Symphony by the Lake will return to Chetola Resort for the centerpiece event of the summer on Friday, July 26th. The theme, A Journey of Imagination, will be reflected in the musical selections as well … Continued
  • New Art Events This Summer in Blowing Rock

    The arts have always been a natural fit in the Blue Ridge village of Blowing Rock, where a wealth of natural beauty inspires artistic expression and appreciation. This year brings two new special art events to add to a rich … Continued
  • Art in the Park 2019 Season Begins

    Now in its 57th year, Blowing Rock’s Art in the Park continues to present an incredible diversity of artistic media. The monthly Saturday event, which runs from May through October, sets up downtown on Park Avenue. More than 90 artisans … Continued
  • Blowing Rock: Small Town For Adventure!

    For the second year in a row, Blowing Rock has been voted a Top 10 Small Town for Adventure by the readers of USA Today! A selection of 20 towns was decided by a panel of experts, then the final … Continued
  • Mile of Flowers Returns in June!

    On Friday, June 28, the Blowing Rock Garden Club will host its  sixth bi-annual Mile of Flowers, giving participants a chance to explore several public and private gardens in downtown Blowing Rock.  The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. at … Continued
  • BR Historical Society Helps Cone Restoration

    On April 3rd, the Blowing Rock Historical Society (BRHS) presented the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation with a $3500 check for restoration projects at the Moses H. Cone Memorial Park.  This donation was from the proceeds of BRHS’s 2018 Artists in … Continued
  • Savor Blowing Rock- Now on Main Street!

    For the first time ever, Blowing Rock’s quaint Main Street will host the main tasting event for the upcoming Savor Blowing Rock on May 2-5, 2019. Previously known as the Grand Tasting, the revamped Saturday event is called Vintner’s Village … Continued
  • 40th Annual Trout Derby on April 6!

    The 40th annual Blowing Rock Trout Derby will take place in Blowing Rock on Saturday, April 6, from sunrise to 4:00pm.  No entry fees are required and no pre-registration is necessary. This event has celebrated the opening of trout season … Continued
  • National Recognition for Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show

    For the second consecutive year, the Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show (BRCHS) has been chosen as one of the top ten hunter-jumper shows in the nation.  Being selected for this honor automatically positions Blowing Rock as a nominee for the National Hunter … Continued
  • New Fun at This Year’s WinterFest!

    Each time the annual WinterFest Polar Plunge rolls around, the wacky costumes are always a big highlight. The most elaborate or ridiculous just might get awarded the Golden Plunger. At the 2019 edition of Blowing Rock WinterFest, on Thursday, January … Continued
  • 19th Annual Blue Ridge Conservancy 5K

    The 19th Annual Blue Ridge Conservancy 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run takes place here on Saturday, September 22. The event, formerly known as the Mayview Madness 5K, still traverses the Mayview neighborhood in Blowing Rock. The 5K run, sponsored by … Continued
  • Blowing Rock Music Festival Back for 5th Year

    Edited September 13: Please note that due to the impending threat of Hurricane Florence and concern for safety, the 2018 Blowing Rock Music Festival has been RESCHEDULED for SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7th. The Blowing Rock Music Festival once again welcomes a … Continued
  • Symphony by the Lake at Chetola Enters 4th Decade

    After celebrating its 30th anniversary last year, the Symphony by the Lake at Chetola Resort begins a fourth decade of summer centerpiece events in 2018. This year’s Symphony by the Lake will take place Friday, July 27th. The theme, Colors … Continued
  • Blowing Rock One of USA TODAY’s Best Small Towns for Adventure

    For the second year in a row, readers of USA TODAY have voted Blowing Rock one of its 10 Best…this time in the category of Small Towns for Adventure. In 2017, Blowing Rock was third on the list of Best … Continued
  • WNC Oasis Shriners Return to Blowing Rock June 1, 2

    “Kiss The Camel” Challenge Adds Intrigue to the Membership Drive The WNC Oasis Shriners are bringing their Spring Ceremonial, induction of new members and parade to the town on Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2. The Shriners Parade will … Continued
  • Summer Season Attractions & Events

    There are many places you can go to shop, dine, enjoy music and the arts, and experience lively events and attractions. Similarly, there are places where you can commune quietly with nature, hike, fish, zipline, rock climb, canoe or horseback … Continued
  • 2018 Art in the Park Focuses on Quality & Variety

    In its 56th year, Blowing Rock’s Art in the Park is renewing its commitment to the highest quality of offerings, variety and diversity of artistic media. The monthly Saturday event, which runs from May through October, returns for a third … Continued
  • Fresh Fun at SAVOR Blowing Rock

    Savor Blowing Rock will take place Thursday, May 3 through Sunday, May 6 this year. Organizers say that moving the four-day event from its previous April slot ensures the transition to spring-like weather in the High Country is complete. “This … Continued
  • Blowing Rock Rated One of America’s 25 Best Small Towns by Expedia

    One thousand Americans selected and polled by travel booking web site Expedia have rated Blowing Rock one of the 25 best small towns in the country. Expedia reviewed the feedback and pinpointed the most frequently mentioned favorite towns to visit. … Continued
  • Mountainaire Inn and Log Cabins Rated #1 Best Bargain Hotel in US

    TripAdvisor, which calls itself the world’s largest travel site, recently named Blowing Rock’s Mountainaire Inn and Log Cabins #1 in its list of 25 Best Bargain Hotels in the U.S., and ranked it #4 in the world in the same … Continued
  • Polar Plunge to Honor Longtime Plunger Dick Hearn

    The Polar Plunge into Chetola Lake will be the frozen centerpiece of the 20th annual WinterFest in Blowing Rock, which begins on Thursday, January 25. The Plunge will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 27. Joan Hearn will … Continued
  • WinterFest Turns 20

      The 20th edition of WinterFest heats up the High Country town from Thursday, January 25 through Sunday, January 28. Daily events include WinterFeast (with a dessert after party) on Thursday; the WinterFashion show at lunchtime on Friday; the Polar … Continued
  • Festive Events Abound in Blowing Rock During the Holiday Season

    If you visit Blowing Rock between Thanksgiving and New Years, you’ll find great natural beauty, a Norman Rockwell-esque downtown decorated and lighted for the season, unique shops and restaurants, and numerous holiday-themed events filling the calendar. And if you’re lucky … Continued
  • Fall Color is a Walkable Seasonal Amenity in Blowing Rock

    Nature’s Autumn Display is Within Easy Distance of Main Street The professional fall color prognosticators are predicting an average season upcoming in Western North Carolina. But there’s nothing average about fall color in, around and within short travel distance of … Continued
  • 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, … Continued
  • 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 … Continued
  • 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 … Continued
  • 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 … Continued
  • 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 … Continued
  • Award-winning Blowing Rock is a Cool Summertime Town

    Blowing Rock recently added another accolade to its already impressive kudos list, when readers of USA TODAY voted the Town to the newspaper’s Ten Best list of Southern Small Towns. Travel experts picked a list of 20 small towns from which to choose … Continued