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Upcoming Events in Blowing Rock North Carolina


April

30 - 31 Trout Derby - 6AM til 5PM, Saturday & Sunday. No pre-registration necessary. Public waters only, no ponds. Fishing at Mayview Lake (Broyhill Park) for children 11 and under and persons with disabilities. Win prizes for biggest fish in separate age categories. Fun for the whole family!, 4:30PM Sunday.

Ph: 828-295-4636 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@blowingrock.com
Web: www.blowingrock.com
Fee: Free

May

4 Art in the Park - A juried art and craft show featuring 130 artists.

Address: American Legion Grounds, Park Avenue , Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Web: www.blowingrock.com

12 Blue Ridge Celtic Festival at Blowing Rock - The Blue Ridge Celtic Festival at Blowing Rock takes place from 10 am to 10 pm. Feature bands include Enter the Haggis, Rathkeltair and Fire in the Kitchen. Lots of vendors, living history, great Celtic food and beer, Dancing, an authentic Celtic Village and much more. Tickets start at just $12.

Address: North Main Street , Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Email: info@chetola.com

June

25 Emergency Fest - 5th annual Emergency Fest featuring food, fun, and games centered around the exciting world of emergency services. See fire, rescue, and police apparatus and personnel from across the state along with characters who are sure to educate and entertain.

Address: Blowing Rock Fire Department
Park Avenue
Blowing Rock, NC 28605 , Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Ph: (828)295-5220 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Fee

5 - 8 Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show-Saddlebred Show - The Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show is one of the oldest horse show events in the country and has been a Blowing Rock tradition since 1923.

Address: Tate Show Grounds,1500 Laurel Lane , Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Ph: (828)295-4700 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@blowingrock.com
Web: www.blowingrockequestrian.com/
Fee: Admission.

7 - 15 Day out with Thomas at Tweetsie Railroad - Spend the day and take a 25-minute ride with Thomas the Tank Engine and meet Sir Topham Hatt. Advance tickets required to ride Thomas.

Address: Tweetsie Railroad, 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane Blowing Rock, NC 28605 , Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Ph: 800-526-5740 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@tweetsie.com
Web: www.tweetsie.com/

15 Art in the Park - Art in the Park is host to 90 artisans at each show. Some of the best local and regional artists and craftspeople showcase their handcrafted jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass, photography, painting and more. Upcoming 2019 show dates: June 15, July 13, August 10, September 7, and October 5.

Address: American Legion Grounds, Park Avenue , Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Ph: 828-295-7851 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@blowingrock.com
Web: www.blowingrock.com

29 Heritage Day and Wood Kiln Opening - Entertainment: Live Music all day Pottery: Wood and electric fired items from Bolick, Traditions, Ina Bolick and Roger Hicks. Demonstrations by artisans.
Other Artists: Handmade chairs and spinning wheels, wooden bowls and spoons, baskets, quilts, iron work, wood carvings, and Indian beadwork.
Demonstrations: Working steam engine, sawmilling, log splitting, and corn grinding.
Interactive events: A quilt party, horse and wagon rides, and clogging workshops.
Free Admission, Food served all day with pintos, cornbread, hotdogs, and ice cream.

Traditions Pottery Studio Directions: Located at 4443 Bolick Road, 3 miles south of Blowing Rock (14 miles north of Lenoir) Highway 321. Turn left at Blackberry Road (SR1500) and right on Bolick Road and follow the signs. 828-295-5099.

Address: Traditions Pottery, 4443 Bolick Road , Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Ph: (828)295-5099 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: sales@traditionspottery.com
Web: www.facebook.com/events/185474438848450/

July

23 - 8 Mountain Music Jammin' - This event is hosted every Sunday in summer, by Glenn Bolick, 1998 recipient of the Brown-Hudson Folklore Award. It features traditional mountain music, bluegrass, and gospel. It is open jam, so bring your instrument and join in, or just relax in the shade and enjoy. Cloggers welcome! A light snack will be served. Free admission.

Traditions Pottery Studio Directions: Located at 4443 Bolick Road, 3 miles south of Blowing Rock (14 miles north of Lenoir) Highway 321. Turn left at Blackberry Road (SR1500) and right on Bolick Road and follow the signs. 828-295-5099.

Address: Traditions Pottery
4443 Bolick Road
Blowing Rock, NC 28605 , Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Ph: (828)295-5099 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: sales@traditionspottery.com
Fee: Fee

3 Fireworks Extravaganza - Celebrate the 4th of July at Tweetsie Railroad. Special hours-Park open till 9pm, fireworks will begin at 9:30. Enjoy the most spectacular fireworks show in the High Country!

Address: 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane , Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Ph: 800-526-5740 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.tweetsie.com/
Fee: Parking for fireworks show $10/car

4 - 6 Independence Day Festival and Parade - The Grandaddy of all small-town parades! Join us for the 4th of July at our festival and the parade on Saturday. Activities include park games, airwalks, watermelon eating contests, music, and dancing! The parade will take place on Main St, and will be followed by fireworks on Saturday! Catch the Park Dance on Friday!

Address: Main Street , Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Ph: 828-295-5222 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.blowingrock.com

5 - 7 Bob the Builder - Join the Can-Do Crew when Bob the Builder performs his interactive Sing-Along Performance - singing, dancing and looking for aspiring builders in our town. He will also be available to pose with kids and families for photos.

Address: Tweetsie Railroad, 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane , Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Ph: 800-526-5740 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.tweetsie.com/

13 Art in the Park - Art in the Park is host to 90 artisans at each show. Some of the best local and regional artists and craftspeople showcase their handcrafted jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass, photography, painting and more. Upcoming 2019 show dates: June 15, July 13, August 10, September 7, and October 5.

Address: American Legion Grounds, Park Avenue , Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Ph: 828-295-7851 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.blowingrock.com

23 - 28 Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show-Hunter Jumper I - The Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show is one of the oldest horse show events in the country and has been a Blowing Rock tradition since 1923.

Address: Blowing Rock Equestrian Preserve , Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Ph: (828)295-4700 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@blowingrock.com
Web: www.blowingrockequestrian.com/
Fee: Admission

26 Blowing Rock Tour of Homes - Blowing Rock Tour of Homes includes 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 be sold at 3:00, and the houses close at 5:00. The Annual Tour of Homes is the primary fundraising project of the church. 100% of the profit from the tour is donated to charitable organizations in Blowing Rock and Boone. In 2017, $55,000 was distributed.

BLOWING ROCK TOUR OF HOMES TOUR INFORMATION - Refunds or exchanges are not available. Patrons are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and shoes. The historic homes in some cases do not have air conditioning. The opportunity to walk between several of the homes will be available. The homes are not handicapped accessible.Well supervised children six years and older are welcome. A ticket must be purchased for each child. Strollers are not allowed. Cars or other motorized wheels are not allowed at the homes or in the gardens. Food and/or beverages are not allowed in the homes. Water will be available for patrons outside of each home. Photographs may not be taken inside or outside the homes. Dogs are not allowed. No public restrooms are available at the homes. Restrooms are available at St. Mary's, Blowing Rock Park, and BRAHM.Tickets purchased before the Tour (before 5:00 P.M. on Thursday) are $30 each. On the day of the Tour tickets are $35. If you purchase tickets online your hard copy ticket will be available at "Will Call" at St. Mary's on the day of the Tour. The Opening Doors Cafe will once again provide a delicious lunch at the church for $15. This includes entree, bread, dessert, and beverage. A limited number of meals are available. Tickets may be purchased the day of the Tour.

Ph: 828-295-7323 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: stmaryofthehills.org/tour
Fee: $35

31 - 4 Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show-Hunter Jumper II - The Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show is one of the oldest horse show events in the country and has been a Blowing Rock tradition since 1923.

Address: Blowing Rock Equestrian Preserve , Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Ph: (828)295-4700 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@blowingrock.com
Web: www.blowingrockequestrian.com/
Fee: Admission

August

10 Art in the Park - Art in the Park is host to 90 artisans at each show. Some of the best local and regional artists and craftspeople showcase their handcrafted jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass, photography, painting and more. Upcoming 2019 show dates: June 15, July 13, August 10, September 7, and October 5.

Address: American Legion Grounds, Park Avenue , Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Ph: 828-295-7851 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.blowingrock.com

10 - 11 Riders In The Sky - An annual event! Come hear Grammy award-winning music and comedy from America's Favorite Cowboys. Shows daily at Noon & 3:00 pm. First-come, first-seated; reservations not required; shows are included with regular park admission.

Address: Tweetsie Railroad, 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, , Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Ph: 800-526-5740 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@tweetsie.com
Web: www.tweetsie.com/
Fee: Park admission

September

7 Art in the Park - Art in the Park is host to 90 artisans at each show. Some of the best local and regional artists and craftspeople showcase their handcrafted jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass, photography, painting and more. Upcoming 2019 show dates: June 15, July 13, August 10, September 7, and October 5.

Address: American Legion Grounds, Park Avenue , Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Ph: 828-295-7851 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@blowingrock.com
Web: www.blowingrock.com

20 - 26 Tweetsie Ghost Train Halloween Festival - It's safe, scary fun for the whole family! Visit the Haunted House or Freaky Forest, 3-D Maze, the Black Hole, rides, Halloween shows and Trick-or-Treating. Take a chilling journey into the night on the Ghost Train - if you dare! A limited number of guests are admitted each night, so don't wait until it's too late! Last two Fridays and Saturdays in September, and Fridays and Saturdays in October. 7:30 - 11:30 pm.

Address: Tweetsie Railroad, 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane , Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Ph: 800-526-5740 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.tweetsie.com/
Fee: Advance tickets required!

October

5 Art in the Park - Art in the Park is host to 90 artisans at each show. Some of the best local and regional artists and craftspeople showcase their handcrafted jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass, photography, painting and more. Upcoming 2019 show dates: June 15, July 13, August 10, September 7, and October 5.

Address: American Legion Grounds, Park Avenue , Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Ph: 828-295-7851 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@blowingrock.com
Web: www.blowingrock.com

November

8 Christmas in the Park, and Lighting of the Town - Free. Caroling, hot chocolate, cider, bonfire & visit from Santa.

Address:
Park Avenue
Blowing Rock, NC 28605 , Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Ph: (828)295-4636 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@blowingrock.com
Fee: Fee

9 - 10 Thanksgiving Wood Kiln Opening - A long-time favorite of visitors to the High Country, Traditions Pottery is owned and run by a family related to the Seagrove potters. Visitors are invited to view the artistry of these Appalachian craftsmen. Be present at 9:00 a.m. to watch potters unload the wood kiln. Find face jugs such as Santas, wizards and cry babies, Rebekah pitchers, candlesticks, sculpted chickens, and other traditional wares. Plenty of Christmas RED pottery will also be available. Food will be served. Free admission.
Enjoy "old time mountain music."

Traditions Pottery Studio Directions: Located at 4443 Bolick Road, 3 miles south of Blowing Rock (14 miles north of Lenoir) Highway 321. Turn left at Blackberry Road (SR1500) and right on Bolick Road and follow the signs. 828-295-5099.

Address: Traditions Pottery
4443 Bolick Road
Blowing Rock, NC 28605 , Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Ph: (828)295-5099 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: sales@traditionspottery.com
Fee: Fee

December

31 Blowing Rock New Year's Celebration - Torchlight skiing and fireworks. US Highway 321 between Boone and Blowing Rock

Address: 940 Ski Mtn. Rd. , Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Ph: (828)295-7828 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@appskimtn.com
Web: blowingrock.com

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Mystery Hill - Heritage & Native Artifact Museums

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Blowing Rock Mountain View

Privately owned duplex with scenic, mountain view. Fully furnished, spacious two stories on each side. One bedroom, one bath with full kitchen; including microwave, w/d, phone, cable TV, carport and large wrap around deck.4 miles from downtown Blowing Rock off Hwy 221. Seasonal:

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Blowing Rock Conference Center

Retreat and Conference Center. Complete facilities for up to 250

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