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Winter Fest 1/28 - 1/21
Winter Fashion Show - 1/29
Easter Weekend - 3/27


Calendar of Events

1st - 31st

Festival of Lights at Chetola Resort – At Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock.  A holiday tradition in Blowing Rock, Chetola’s Festival of Lights features a dazzling display of illuminations attracting thousands of visitors each year. A drive around Chetola Lake lets visitors see glittering ice skaters, a nativity scene, Rudolph catching a “big fish” in Chetola Lake, and much more. As visitors enter the resort they are given a guide that details displays and activities taking place throughout the holiday season. The kick-off for the Festival of Lights is Friday, November 28, at dusk. Chetola’s Festival of Lights will illuminate the grounds each night through January 25. Public is welcome and invited!Admission: Free

1st - 2nd

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

3rd

jazzslider3canyonsSunday Jazz Brunch – Every Sunday 11:00am – 2:30pm at Canyons, 8960 Valley Blvd Highway 321 South, Blowing Rock NC. The Canyons Sunday Jazz Brunch has been a High Country tradition since 1993! Enjoy performances by Todd Wright & Friends, among the area’s finest Jazz musicians. No cover!

4th

Winterfest Parade Puppet Workshop – Calling all children, ages 6 and older, come create a wonderful puppet in this two-day workshop and be part of the Blowing Rock Winterfest Snowflake parade! In this class, children will chose a character from a chosen folk tale, and construct their own, largescale puppets. They will get to breathe life into the puppets they build by animating their puppets in the Winterfest Snowflake Parade on January 30 2016 at 3 p.m. Preregistration is required for this class, and participants ideally should be available to walk in the Snowflake Parade. For more information, phone: 828.295.9099.

5th

Shag Dancing - 7:30pm at the Boone Moose Lodge.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays and enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $5.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

7th

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

8th - 9th

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

10th

jazzslider3canyonsSunday Jazz Brunch – Every Sunday 11:00am – 2:30pm at Canyons, 8960 Valley Blvd Highway 321 South, Blowing Rock NC. The Canyons Sunday Jazz Brunch has been a High Country tradition since 1993! Enjoy performances by Todd Wright & Friends, among the area’s finest Jazz musicians. No cover!

 

Shred for the Cup Rail Jam – Registration 9 – 11am / Event 12pm at Appalachian Ski Mountain. App Terrain Park will kick off the 9th Annual Shred for the Cup Series on Sunday, January 4 with the Smith Optics / Dakine Rail Jam! The Shred for the Cup Series has become the benchmark competition series in the region, with 3 events held throughout the winter season that test skiers & snowboarders skills in a variety of park disciplines (Rail Jam, Big Air, and Slopestyle). As always, the series has categories and features that cater to all skill levels (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced) of both skiers & snowboarders, as well as a dedicated Women’s category in both ski and board. Snowmaking temperatures should provide for some fresh snow for the ATP crew to work with in creating the setup. If all goes well with snowmaking, riders can expect a fun variety of rails & boxes setup in Candied Appal. Remember that points are given out for placement at each SFTC event, and are tallied throughout the season to determine the overall series winners that receive the coveted Series Cups!

11th

Winterfest Parade Puppet Workshop – Calling all children, ages 6 and older, come create a wonderful puppet in this two-day workshop and be part of the Blowing Rock Winterfest Snowflake parade! In this class, children will chose a character from a chosen folk tale, and construct their own, largescale puppets. They will get to breathe life into the puppets they build by animating their puppets in the Winterfest Snowflake Parade on January 30 2016 at 3 p.m. Preregistration is required for this class, and participants ideally should be available to walk in the Snowflake Parade. For more information, phone: 828.295.9099.

12th

Shag Dancing - 7:30pm at the Boone Moose Lodge.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays and enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $5.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

14th

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

17th

jazzslider3canyonsSunday Jazz Brunch – Every Sunday 11:00am – 2:30pm at Canyons, 8960 Valley Blvd Highway 321 South, Blowing Rock NC. The Canyons Sunday Jazz Brunch has been a High Country tradition since 1993! Enjoy performances by Todd Wright & Friends, among the area’s finest Jazz musicians. No cover!

19th

Shag Dancing – 7:30pm at the Boone Moose Lodge.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays and enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $5.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

21st

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

22nd - 23rd

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

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Blowing Rock Winterfest – Don’t Hibernate, Celebrate! In 1997, Blowing Rock business owners got together and decided to create a festival to celebrate the fun side of winter – and Blowing Rock WinterFest debuted in January 1998.

This first year, Chilly, the lone snowman mascot in the logo, was born. Over the years, Chilly gained a scarf, a top hat, feathered friends, and eventually a wife named Crystal.

The logo has evolved through the years. And so has WinterFest. Events have been added including wine tasting, ice carving demonstrations, live music and an adorable dog show, WinterPaws. Not only is WinterFest a blast, it has raised thousands of dollars to help various charitable causes.

Whether the temps are a balmy 50 degrees or 30 degrees and snowing, attendees make this an annual winter trek because of the variety of events and entertainment available to them.

Over the years, the media has celebrated Blowing Rock winters right along with us. Travel & Leisure magazine named Blowing Rock “one of America’s Prettiest Winter Towns.” It has also been named one of the “Top Pick” events by AAA, and was named a Top 20 Event by Southeastern Tourism Society.

Blowing Rock WinterFest is now a Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce Event. The original committee retired, moved on, etc. leaving three lone members, two of which work for the Chamber. They work to continually create exciting winter celebrations and show visitors a good time so they will want to come back again and again. Come and celebrate winter in Blowing Rock! Chilly and Crystal will be holding the door for you.

Shop Til You Drop – Put on a pair of comfy shoes and make room in your trunk!  Blowing Rock is one of North
Carolina’s premier shopping destinations!  Shop in Blowing Rock’s quaint downtown boutiques and Tanger Outlet Shoppes on the Parkway.  Blowing Rock offers an abundance of shopping possibilities from art galleries to fine antiques, apparel to bookstores, home decor and yard art to locally made provisions, sunglasses to mittens, you can find it all here!

High Country Small Plate Crawl – Grab a fork and go “Dishing Through The Snow,” sampling some of the best bites in the area at the High Country Small Plate Crawl! Dozens of Independently owned restaurants will create
special Small Plate Menus, priced from $3 to $8, featuring their cuisine and Chef’s talent. Crawl from restaurant to restaurant from 7:00AM to 9:00PM – Breakfast, Lunch and/or Dinner hours – sampling the best of High Country culinary scene.Restaurants participate all five days during the same block of time: Breakfast, Lunch, and/or
Dinner. See hours of participation for each restaurant on the Passport. Print the Crawl Passport at brplateCrawl.com/Passport (http://platecrawl.com/passport ). A Passport is not required, but includes details such as addresses and hours of participation for all restaurants.
NEW THIS YEAR – Scan QR Codes with mobile devices instead of gathering punches on the Passport to enter the prize drawing! It’s fast, easy, and accurate. Register the first time you scan a code during the event. If ANYONE in a group purchases a plate, EVERYONE in the group gets to scan the QR code for validation. Servers present Crawlers with a QR Code to scan for validation when paying at each restaurant. Free QR Code applications are available for download. We recommend “QR Code Reader” by Scan, Inc.  Crawlers may share a phone or other mobile device. If Crawlers do not have access to a mobile device, they may ask for a “Takeaway Card” at each restaurant after a purchase. The
unique code on each card may be entered later on a computer. Crawlers are automatically entered into prize drawings each time they scan a QR Code or enter a Code manually based on the number of restaurants they visit. Prizes will be listed on the Crawl website. Winners will be contacted by email. Participating restaurants are located in Boone, Blowing Rock and Valle Crucis.  Include a restaurant outside of downtown Boone or Blowing Rock to double your prize winning chances! Qualifying restaurants will be indicated on the Passport.  Groups and sharing are okay, so you don’t get too full before trying all your favorite restaurants AND the ones you’ve always wanted to try. This is a rain-or-shine event. Small plates taste just as great no matter what the weather. Come hungry!
Blowing Rock Chamber Member Restaurants participating include Gamekeeper, Foggy Rock  Eatery and Pub, Timberlake’s at Chetola, Mellow Mushroom, Casa Rustica  and The Table at Crestwood,  For a complete listing, go to www.platecrawl.com.

 

 

29th

Winterfest Fashion Show – 11:00am – 2:00pm at Meadowbrook Inn.  A wonderful way to spend a Friday lunch with the ladies!  Blowing Rock retailers join forces to bring you the finest ladies apparel and accessories during the WinterFest WinterFashion Show. The newest winter and spring fashions will be featured from the area’s top retail stores including Doncaster, Monkees, TazMaRaz, Almost Rodeo Drive, Celeste’s, JW Tweeds, Take Heart, Sister Act and Sunset Tee’s and Hattery.  Doors open at 11:00 with a cash bar available.  The runway opens at 11:30 followed by a”Winter Warming” lunch. Yummy!  Spring Trends is the topic – come find out what you need in your closet!  Call 828-295-4300 for more information or tickets.

WinterFest JazzFest at Green Park Inn – 6:30pm – 9:30pm at Greenpark Inn.  The Green Park Inn will be featuring the Todd Wright Trio in the Chestnut Grille, which is the original Grand Ballroon of the historic Inn with stage and the
original oak dance floor on Friday night. There is no cover charge or minimum, and our full food and beverage services are available off our standard menu with six entrees.

WinterFest Ice Stroll – 12:00 noon – 5:00pm in Blowing Rock.  Stroll through Blowing Rock and see all the gorgeous
ice sculptures! Travis Dale, owner of Artisan Ice Sculptures is one of only five Master Ice Carvers in the United States.  He is displaying custom ice creations at several businesses in town.  Creativity abounds with an English Phone Booth, a picture frame (so you can take your picture as you are displayed in the “screen”), and a piggy bank full of coins.  Spend some time  in the shops and businesses while you enjoy the stroll-  locations marked on the map below.   *Duration of the ice art is dependent on the weather so put this on your early schedule!

WinterFest Family Night at Appalachian Ski Mtn – 6:00pm – 9:00pm at Appalachian Ski Mountain.  App Ski will present a special WinterFest Family Night on Friday, January 29. Learn to Ski / Learn to Snowboard packages will be offered through French-Swiss Ski College with special pricing.  A special Ice Skating  session with S’mores Roasting by the Rinkside Bonfire is offered for the “gliders” who love the ice. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED – no deposit necessary. Call French-Swiss Ski College at 828.295.9311 for more information.

30th

Chilly Chili Cookoff – 11:00am – 2:00pm at the BR School Gymnasium.  Come in from the cold and warm up with a wide assortment of chilis prepared by some of the areas best restaurant and at home chefs. Enjoy live music by Handlebar Betty!   Individuals will compete for cash prizes ($500, $250,
$100) and the winner of the restaurant competition will leave with the illustrious Chili Travel
Trophy handcrafted by local artisan Alex Hallmark. Be sure to cast your vote for your favorite in
the People’s Choice Award! $7 for unlimited tasting.

Polar Plunge at Chetola Resort – 10:00am – 12:00pm at Chetola Resort.  Some folks just don’t have good sense! But they do have good hearts! Watch fearless contenders take the Plunge. The Polar Plunge in Chetola
Lake is one of the highlights at WinterFest. Chetola starts cutting through the layer of ice well
in advance so Plungers can feel the full impact! Agonize with your favorite “Plunger”, most in
costume, while enjoying the antics and one liners of our new plunge emcee, John Carter!
Judges will award the famous “Golden Plunge” award to the best costumes. Plungers begin
jumping at 10:00 am but get there early for good viewing! Proceeds will benefit local charities
Western Youth Network and Hospitality House!

Little Miss Winterfest – 12:00 noon – 2:45pm at Meadowbrook Inn.  Does your little girl want to be a princess?  Or
even a queen?  Little Miss WinterFest turns every little girl into royalty!  Every contestant will recieve a tiara and winners will be awarded a beautiful satin, monogrammed banner and a large crown.  The competition will be based on winterwear so no special apparel is necessary.  Contestants will be judged on Best Smile, Best Personality and Beauty (though they are ALL beautiful!  All children are eligible, residency is not a factor.   Thank goodness we don’t have
to be a judge!).  An optional Most Photogenic category is also available.  A portion of the registration fees will benefit the Blowing Rock Elementary School PTO program to renovate the playground.  This year, the event is centered around Disney’s FROZEN, with our own version of Elsa presiding.  All contestants and young audience members are invited to attend Cocoa with Queen Elsa following the event (fee for audience members).  $5 admission fee is for audience only.

WinterFest Firewalk by Firewalk Productions
– 6:00pm – 7:30pm in Memorial Park.  Come to Memorial Park Saturday evening to see Dave Albin of Firewalk Productions walk barefoot on hot coals.  Dave was formerly with Tony
Robbins, the famous motivational speaker.  Tony and Dave both tell you the thing that prevents you from doing what you want is FEAR.  Dave will demonstrate how overcoming your fear can change your life.  Included in the demonstration will be a variety of breathtaking experiences including board breaking, rebar bending, arrow breaking and more.  If the wind is
too high, the firewalk will be replaced by a Glasswalk – yes, walking on broken pieces of glass.
If  you want to make changes within your life, you MUST do something to shake up and wake up the nervous system.  Eperiences like Firewalking and Glasswalking will do just that.  Come spend a little time with Dave Albin and Firewalk Productions.  It may just be the fire you have been looking for!

WinterFest Snowflake Parade With Special Guests from ASU!! – 3:00pm – 3:45pm in Blowing Rock.  What better way to celebrate winter than with a Snowflake Parade?!  The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum is hosting the kid’s activities and wants to show off their finesse with a walk down Main Street.  Join the parade or watch from the
sidelines!  Just come celebrate!
BREAKING NEWS!!!!  The Appalachian State University Mountaineers Football Team won the Camellia Bowl and will be joining us at the WinterFest Parade!  Come watch the contingent of athletes, faculty, staff, Yosef supporters and more celebrate the winning of their first bowl game appearance!

Artic Art at BRAHM – 1:00pm – 2:00pm at the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum.  Come and celebrate winter
by making some arctic art at BrrrAHM! BRAHM art teachers and the Blowing Rock Girl Scouts Troop 02252 are going to be on hand to help you create a wintery, cool (get it?) piece of art! And yes, the Girl Scouts will be selling cookies! Afterwards, be sure to visit the Winterfest Snowflake Parade, which begins at 3.00 p.m. Join in or watch! For more information, click here: http://www.blowingrockwinterfest.com/event/winterfest-snowflake-parade/ BRAHM is
excited to be a part of Blowing Rock Winterfest!

Polar Plunge Brunch – 10:00am – 1:00pm at Timberlake’s Restaurant at Chetola Resort.  Featuring a live feed of the Polar Plunge in Chetola Lake, drink specials and a special menu: Eggs Benedict / Biscuits and Gravy / Shrimp and Grits / Hickory Smoked Bacon / Sausage / Smoked Salmon and Accompaniments / Quiche / Sliced Pork Loin with Maple-Bourbon Glaze / Tomato Bisque / House Salad with Assorted / Toppings and Dressings $22 adults, $16 children 12 and younger Gratuity and drinks not included) Reservations required: 828.295.5505 Regular breakfast will be served from 7:30-10am).

2nd

Shag Dancing – 7:30pm at the Boone Moose Lodge.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays and enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

4th

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

5th - 6th

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

6th

Mardi Gras Party – 6:30 to 10:00pm at the Meadowbrook Inn in Blowing Rock.  The Watauga County Arts Council has just the thing to spark up your mid-winter blues — a Mardi Gras Party.
Join the WCAC at the Meadowbrook Inn in Blowing Rock on Saturday, Feb. 6 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. celebrating a mountain Mardi Gras.
Throughout the evening there will be live jazz music by local musician Todd Wright. While enjoying the music, guests can take a break to visit the Mask Bar where they can create a one-of-a-kind Mardi Gras mask. After all, what’s a Mardi Gras without masks?
The Cajun menu planned by the chef at the Meadowbrook Inn will set the mood with such culinary treats as mini chicken po’ boys, cajun sausage balls, jambalaya stuffed phyllo cups, corn and sage beignets and creole deviled eggs. All of these will be complimented with a cash bar in the lounge adjacent to the Four Seasons Ballroom.
When the music takes a break, guests put their heads together to try to come up with the answers to the Mardi Gras trivia questions and compete against other tables to win prizes. During the evening, with plenty of good hearted encouragement by emcee Raney Rogers, the WCAC will nominate and vote for a King and Queen of Mardi Gras and, capping off the evening with a Mardi Gras conga line led by the royal couple. As a final treat, at the end of the evening, someone will be winning a special gift being donated by the Spa at Eseeola Lodge.
Guests are welcome to reserve an entire table for 8, which they can come by before the party to decorate it in the Mardi Gras theme — we’re decorating tables in lieu of a float, since it’s too cold outside to have a parade. Festive dress is encouraged, but not required.
This event is being sponsored by the Meadowbrook Inn of Blowing Rock and proceeds will benefit community arts programming of the Watauga County Arts Council. Tickets are $35 in advance, $37 online and $40 at the door. Tables for 8 are $260.
For more information, visit www.watauga-arts.org or call them at (828) 264-1789.

7th

Sunday Jazz Brunch – Every Sunday 11:00am – 2:30pm at Canyons, 8960 Valley Blvd Highway 321 South, Blowing Rock NC. The Canyons Sunday Jazz Brunch has been a High Country tradition since 1993! Enjoy performances by Todd Wright & Friends, among the area’s finest Jazz musicians. No cover!

Appalachian Ski  Mountain – 1st Sunday Night Specials! – 7:30 – 10pm at Apalachian Ski Moiuntain.  Ski or Ride for only $10! The first Sunday of Every Month. Order online and get more time!

12th - 13th

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

14th

Sunday Jazz Brunch – Every Sunday 11:00am – 2:30pm at Canyons, 8960 Valley Blvd Highway 321 South, Blowing Rock NC. The Canyons Sunday Jazz Brunch has been a High Country tradition since 1993! Enjoy performances by Todd Wright & Friends, among the area’s finest Jazz musicians. No cover!

16th

Shag Dancing – 7:30pm at the Boone Moose Lodge.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays and enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

18th

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

19th - 20th

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

23rd

Shag Dancing – 7:30pm at the Boone Moose Lodge.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays and enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

25th

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

26th - 27th

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

1st

Shag Dancing – 7:30pm at the Boone Moose Lodge.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays and enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

4th - 5th

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

6th

Appalachian Ski  Mountain – 1st Sunday Night Specials! - 7:30 – 10pm at Apalachian Ski Moiuntain.  Ski or Ride for only $10! The first Sunday of Every Month (Dec 7, Jan 4, Feb 1, Mar 1). Order online and get more time! Session starts at 6:30 if ordered online 24 hrs in advance!

8th

Shag Dancing – 7:30pm at the Boone Moose Lodge.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays and enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

10th

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

11th - 12th

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

17th

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

18th - 19th

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

22nd

Shag Dancing – 7:30pm at the Boone Moose Lodge.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays and enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

24th

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

25th - 26th

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

19th

Blowing Rock Easter Egg Hunt – At Blowing Rock Memorial Park, 1036 Main Street , Blowing Rock NC.  Games and activities start at 10:00am, Easter egg hunt starts at 11:00am. Visit from Easter Bunny during games! All free and open to the public.

29th

Shag Dancing – 7:30pm at the Boone Moose Lodge.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays and enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

1st - 30th

BRBeerMonthNC Beer Month in Blowing Rock – Blowing Rock is well-known for locally inspired, indulgence-worthy dining and laid back leisure. A month-long celebration of NC beers just fits here. You’ll find North Carolina brews in town all year, but for NC Beer Month, our watering holes are pulling all the stops. Throughout April, local restaurants are featuring NC Beers in delicious ways, from flights to dining specials. Plus our very own brewery, Blowing Rock Brewing Company, has fun in the works to commemorate NC Beer Month 2015.

2nd

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

3rd - 4th

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

4th

Blowing Rock Trout Derby – At the Blowing Rock Clubhouse, 108 Lakeside Drive , Blowing Rock NC. 36th Annual- Free fun for all! No pre-registration is necessary, and no fees to enter. Always on the first day of Trout Season, the Derby kicks it off with a family-friendly competition event. Bring your catch to the Derby Headquarters to measure and enter for great prizes! Kids can fish downtown and catch special tagged fish, too! Free “Fish for Fun” bags and art contest for kids.

5th

westglowEaster Brunch at Rowland’s Restaurant – 11:00am – 2:00pm at Roland’s Restaurant.  Experience world-class culinary fare in our historic mansion, where the elegance of fine dining can be rediscovered amid gracious hospitality and the comfort of home.  Mountain views and romantic fireside dining create a magical setting where you can enjoy the flavors of new American cuisine prepared with a flare of Southern sensibility.  Call 828-295-5141 for more information.

 

timberlakes-restaurant-600x375_oEaster Buffet at Timberlake’s – Seatings at 11:30am and 1:30pm at Timberlake’s Restaurant at Chetola Resort, 185 Chetola Lake Dr. , Blowing Rock NC. Easter Buffet at Timberlake’s Restaurant at Chetola Resort. For more information or reservations, call 828-295-550 or visit http://chetola.com/documents/EasterBuffet2015.pdf for menu.

7th

Shag Dancing 7:30pm at the Boone Moose Lodge.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays and enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $5.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

9th

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

10th

Tweetsie Railroad Opens – April 10 – November 1, 2015
Shows:
Shows1 - CopyWild West Train Adventure – Take an exciting ride into the Wild West! Experience a scenic and action-
packed three-mile train ride pulled by one of Tweetsie’s historic coal-fired narrow-gauge steam locomotives. Train departure schedule is posted on Main Street. Last train departs at 5:00 pm (8:30 pm on July 4, 6, 13, 20, and 27).

 

 

shows2 - CopyDiamond Lil’s Can-Can Revue – The Palace Saloon is the place for high-kicks and high-jinx as Tweetsie’s
own Diamond Lil presents the renowned Tweetsie Can-Can Dancers. Between shows you can enjoy classic movies on the big screen. Palace Saloon • 10:30 am, Noon, 1:30, 3:00 and 4:00 pm (6:00 pm on July 4).

 

 

shows3 - CopyTweetsie Country Clogging Jamboree – This high-energy musical variety show features a mix of
traditional and contemporary styles of dance with the world famous Tweetsie Cloggers. Pavilion Theater
• 11:00 am, 12:30, 2:00, 3:30 and 4:30 pm (6:30 pm on July 4), Monday, June 16 through Labor Day.

 

 

shows4 - CopyHopper and Porter’s Musical Celebration – Hopper the Rabbit is a Tweetsie engineer and Porter the Turtle
is a conductor. Their story is presented in a live musical that the kids will love! Miner’s Mountain Theater • 11:00 am, 12:30, 2:00, 3:30 and 4:30 pm (6:00 pm on July 4).

 

 

shows5 - CopyMiner’s Mountain Magic – Join us for a magical journey. This show will feature slight-of-hand tricks that
will astound even the most skeptical. Miner’s Mountain Theater • 10:30 am, Noon, 1:30, 3:00 and 4:00 pm (6:30 pm on July 4).

 

 

 

shows6Sunset Show – Just as Cowboys ride off into the sunset at the end of the movie, so too our entertainers
mosey into the Palace Saloon for one last show at the end of the day. Performers from every show at
Tweetsie will be featured together on one stage. Palace Saloon Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays after last
train returns. May 2 through August 31.

 

All shows, dates, and times subject to change.  Tweetsie operates rain or shine, so plan accordingly.  Call
1-828-264-9061 or Toll Free 1-800-526-5740 for more information, or 1-877-TWEETSIE (1-877-893-
3874) for tickets.

10th - 11th

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

14th

Shag Dancing 7:30pm at the Boone Moose Lodge.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays and enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $5.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

16th

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

Wine Seminars at the Meadowbrook Inn – At the Meadowbrook Inn, 711 Main Street, Blowing rock, NC. Call 828-295-4300 for more information.

2:00pm – 3:00pm – Wine and Cheese

4:00pm – 5:00pm – Hidden Treasures

16th - 19th

The Blue Ridge Wine and Food Festival – The Blue Ridge Wine & Food Festival has become a highly-anticipated tradition in Blowing Rock, and 2015 is the festival’s 10th year! The event celebrates the excitement of spring in the Blue Ridge with the best in cuisine, wine, and beer with pairings, dinners, seminars, entertainments, and the Grand Tasting. How about a Whiskey & Bacon seminar, with tasty bites and NC Defiant Whiskey? Or try out a Wine Maker Dinner at one of our acclaimed restaurants. New this year: fresh seminar topics, the Downtown Winedown, and an extended Grand Tasting time! Mark your calendars for this annual event with a new name in 2016: Savor Blowing Rock.

17th

FoggyRockBeer & Bites Pairing Seminar – Don’t miss the Beer & Bites pairing seminar at Foggy Rock Restaurant. Bartender and beer-lover Kaela will guide you through several tasty pairings. Part of the Blue Ridge Wine & Food Festival.

Beer Dinner with Blind Squirrel Brewery – Blowing Rock’s newest restaurant, Rustique, will be hosting a Beer Dinner with Blind Squirrel Brewery. Chef Shayne Lewis will prepare a delicious line up of courses to pair with Blind Squirrel brews. Part of the Blue Ridge Wine & Food Festival.

Motown in the Mountains – At The Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Dancing and Auction! Featuring Soul Benefactor and benefiting Boone Service League. $40/person, tickets available online. Friday, April 17 at 6:30 at the Green Park Inn.

Wine Seminars at the Meadowbrook Inn – At the Meadowbrook Inn, 711 Main Street, Blowing rock, NC. Call 828-295-4300 for more information.

1:00pm – 2:00pm – Wine and Chocolate

2:00pm – 3:00pm – Syrah / Shiraz

3:00pm – 4:00pm -New World vs. Old World

4:00pm – 5:00pm -Lambrusco / Italian Wines

4:00pm – 5:00pm -Burgundy Basics

17th - 18th

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Craft Beer Tastings – At Timberlake’s at Chetola Resort. Featuring Lost Province Brewery of Boone, Appalachian Mountain Brewery of Boone, Blowing Rock Brewing of Blowing Rock, French Broad Brewery of Asheville, and Catawba Brewing of Morganton. Just $10 per flight per person. Wine flights available, too. Part of the Blue Ridge Wine & Food Festival.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

18th

Pig Pickin’ and Beer Tasting - The Blowing Rock Town Tavern is hosting a Pig Pickin’ and beer tasting with Appalachian Mountain Brewery! Enjoy $8 BBQ plates, live entertainment, beer tastings, plus treats from Appalachia Cookie Company. The event runs from 1pm to 7pm, with bands starting at 1 and 4. There’s no cover, so you may even consider sticking around for Karaoke Night starting at 9pm.

Chetola Resort’s Corkscrew 5K – Chetola Resort at Blowing Rock, 185 Chetola Lake Dr. , Blowing Rock NC. The Corkscrew 5K, in conjunction with the Blue Ridge Wine & Food Festival, combines road racing and wine (or, if you prefer, walking and wine). Join us for this third annual event that benefits the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation & Girls on the Run.  Race begins at 8:30am. Same-day registration and packet pick-up from 7:30-8:20am. Early packet pick-up on Friday, April 17 from 4-6pm in the Chetola Recreation Center.
*Wine-Free 5K: $25 in advance, $35 morning of the race
*Wine-Lovers 5K (includes 4 wine stations along the route): $30 in advance, $40 morning of the race; Must be 21 to enter this division; wrist bands will be given out and are required to be worn during race.

21st

Shag Dancing 7:30pm at the Boone Moose Lodge.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays and enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $5.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

23rd

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

24th - 25th

Welcome Reception – Fridays and Saturdays from 3:30-5pm in the Meadowbrook Inn Lobby of the Main Building. Complimentary Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage.

Live Music with Charlie Ellis – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd , Blowing Rock NC.  Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-10pm as the legendary Charlie Ellis tickles the ivory inside the lobby of this 123 year old historic hotel. Open to the public, free. Cocktails, snacks and dinner also available for purchase.

25th

“Old Fashioned” Dancing at the Rock – 7:30pm – 10:30pm at the American Legion Hall, Blowing Rock. 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. Bring out your dancing shoes every other week and get ready for a good time. $8.00 per person / $15.00 per couple. Suitable refreshments will be available to fend off fatigue. Music by: George Wilson and Friends. For more information call Blowing Rock Parks and Recreation at (828)295-5222.

28th

Shag Dancing 7:30pm at the Boone Moose Lodge.  Join The Boone Shag Club on Tuesdays and enjoy open dancing to DJ “Gentleman” George Brown. $5.00 cover charge for non-members. For more information, visit www.booneshagclub.com.

30th

Doodlebug Club – 1:00pm – 2:0pm at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St. , Blowing Rock NC. Doodlebug Club is an hour long fun and educational art program for preschool aged children on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. Projects concentrate on basic art skills such as holding your paintbrush, the primary colors, or holding a pair of scissors. Children are introduced to different art mediums like watercolors, crayons, oil pastels, clay, and colored pencils. We usually have time for each child to create several pieces of art! After clean up it is story time! It’s a great way to introduce your child to art and meet other children and parents. Targeted for children aged 3-5.

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