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Off the Beaten Path

Off the Beaten Path

You’ve crossed Grandfather’s Mile-High Swinging Bridge and been hiking at Bass Lake, enjoyed a show at the Shaefer Center and ridden the rails at Tweetsie, and now you’re looking for more. Or perhaps you just like to find those out-of-the-way gems first. Below, we’ve...
Blowing Rock Trout Derby

Blowing Rock Trout Derby

For four decades, we’ve been celebrating the opening of Trout Season with friendly competition and prizes! The Blowing Rock Trout Derby is a much-anticipated early springtime event in the village. We have some of the best trout fishing anywhere in the Southeast,...
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...

Beguiling Blowing Rock Beckons With High Season Activities

The months of May through September in North Carolina’s Prettiest Small Town sparkle with events and activities as sure to please travelers as are the mild daytime temperatures and cool nights. Surrounded by the multifaceted natural beauty of the High Country, Blowing...

Savor Food, Libations, & Spring in Blowing Rock

Liked the Wine & Food Festival? You’ll Love SAVOR Blowing Rock!After ten years of steady growth and incremental enhancements, organizers of the spring culinary and libations festival in North Carolina’s Prettiest Small Town have decided to kick it up another...