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Holidays & Events

ASU Homecoming - 10/02
Leaf Season ~ Mid October
Halloween Festival - 10/31

Holidays, Festivals & Events

Blowing Rock’s Halloween Festival
Monster March Parade and Moonlight Scavenger Hunt - Oct. 31, 2015

• Your kids and their costumes.
• Your flashlights.
• Your camera/phone.
• A chair for parade watching.
• Parents and Grandparents – Bring your costumes, as well!
• Parade Watchers? Wear your orange, black, and fall colors!

The event kicks off at 3pm on Saturday with Air Walks, Games and the Fun House in Memorial Park.

From 4-8pm, hayrides through town will delight all ages!

And then…“The Monster March” showcases costumed kids and their parents (plus pets, bikes, strollers, and wagons) all decked out…and walking down Main Street beginning at 5:45pm. (Children absolutely love being in a parade with their family!) Parade watchers abound for this event! After this 15 minutes of fame, families take their children up and down Main Street to trick-or-treat at our downtown stores marked with balloons!

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The annual Costume Contest kicks off at 7pm at the Recreation Center.

And just after the Costume Contest, for ages 6-13 (with parents in tow), there is still the Moonlight Scavenger Hunt to be accomplished at our beautiful Broyhill Lake, in the center of the park…close enough to be downtown, dark enough to be just a tiny bit scary (So bring your flashlights.)!

Ghost Train at Tweetsie Railroad - Gates Open at 7:30pm

Oct. 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 30-31

Deadly Details

  • Advance tickets recommended.
  • Admission $34 Per Person, Children 2 and under enter FREE!
  • A limited number of guests admitted nightly.

Ghastly Attractions

  • Ghost Train Rides
  • Exciting Haunted House
  • Halloween Shows
  • 3-D Maze
  • Black Hole™
  • Trick-or-treating
  • Freaky Forest
  • Warp Tunnel
Tweetsie Ghost Train

Make Family Memories—Celebrate Halloween in Blowing Rock!

Oct. 24 – “The Wolf Man” at Ensemble Stage Company
Oct. 31, 2015 – Blowing Rock’s Halloween Festival
Oct. Weekends – Ghost Train at Tweetsie Railroad

Life is all about making memories, and you will delight in being a part of Halloween in our charming village!

Book your stay at the Meadowbrook Inn in Blowing Rock!
Walk 1 block to Blowing Rock’s Halloween Festivities
Drive 5 mins. to Ghost Train at Tweetsie Railroad
Walk across the street to see “Frankenstein” by Ensemble Stage Co.

Book Online, or give us a call at 828-295-4300.

Make it easy on your children and stay both Friday and Saturday nights. (Our Front Desk is open 24/7.) Staying both nights will allow plenty of time and space to don costumes and makeup for both children and parents. When Saturday’s events end, little ones can swim in Meadowbrook’s indoor pool, or just fall asleep after a long, wonderful, fun-filled day with their very own special family.

“The Wolf Man” Performed by Ensemble Stage Company
Oct. 24, 2015 at 7pm

(Located across the street from Meadowbrook Inn)

This favorite Halloween classic is complete with live sound effects, angry townspeople, Dr. Frankenstein, and, of course, the creature. The classic tale comes to life onstage as it’s presented in the unique style of a 1940’s radio play.

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Christmas Tree Package

The holidays are full of traditions, and one that has always been treasured among visitors to the Blue Ridge Mountains is to choose and cut your own tree. Join Meadowbrook Inn this holiday season to create a memorable experience with your family and loved ones with our very special Christmas Tree Package.

Book Now


Or call (800) 456-5456 to reserve your package today!

Package features:

  • Cocoa and Cookies on arrival
  • Voucher for up to a 7’ tree from Circle C Tree Farms (They will cut and net your tree.)
  • Complimentary hot breakfast
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

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Days of operation:
Open Daily: Thursday, Nov. 27 through Dec. 22

Hours of operation:

Weekdays Noon-5:30
Weekends 10am-5:30

Meadowbroo kInn | Blowing Rock NC Hotel | Christmas Tree Package
Meadowbrook Inn | Blowing Rock NC Hotel | Christmas Tree Package
Meadowbrook Inn | Blowing Rock NC Hotel | Christmas Tree Package
Meadowbrook Inn | Blowing Rock NC Hotel | Christmas Tree Package

Circle C Tree Farms features:

  • Hayrides (weather permitting)
  • Wreaths for sale
  • Cocoa and other beverages for sale
  • Petting Zoo


Contact Info:

828-265-7504 or 828-773-4026

Circle C Tree Farms Address:
313 Will Cook Road, Boone, NC

Blowing Rock Winter Fest

Join the Village of Blowing Rock as we celebrate the fun side of winter at the Annual Blowing Rock Winterfest! From the Wine Auction and Live Bluegrass, to the Chili Cook-Off, Kid’s Activities, and the Polar Plunge in Chetola Lake, there’s something for everyone!

Phone: 828-295-7851


Winter Fashions Show

Friday, January 23rd, 2015 – 11:00am

$26 for lunch and a wonderful fashion show of winter and spring wear from the ladies shops in the village.  What a great time to spend with the girls! Call the Blowing Rock Chamber for tickets 828.295.7851.

Meadowbrook Inn & Suites - Winter Fashions Show

Appalachian Performing Arts Series

The Performing Arts Series at Appalachian State has a long history of bringing excellent events to the area with the lowest ticket prices imaginable. Events run from Fall through Spring, and a schedule is available on their website.

Performing Arts Series

Easter Weekend at Meadowbrook Inn

The Easter Bunny will be visiting the Meadowbrook Inn this year, and guests who stay the night before Easter morning will wake up to an Easter morning surprise! The Easter Bunny will be leaving a basket of goodies for children outside your room containing eggs, candy, a jump rope and sidewalk chalk.

Be sure to bring your camera to get your picture taken at breakfast with the Easter Bunny on April 5th, 2015 from 9-10am. The package and breakfast are both complimentary, so don’t forget to mention the Easter Bunny Package when you book your reservation. Supplies are limited, so hurry and book now!

To book the complimentary Easter Bunny Package, please call 828-295-4300.

Meadowbrook Inn | Blowing Rock NC Hotel | Easter Package

Blue Ridge Wine and Food Festival of Blowing Rock

The Blue Ridge Wine and Food Festival features wine tasting in downtown Blowing Rock, Fire on the Rock Chef Challenges, the Uncork Festival kick off, wine seminars and cooking classes, and VIP Wine Gala and Vintner’s Dinners. There are many more activities hosted around town. Next Year’s festival will be from April 16-19, 2015.

Phone: 877-295-7965

Blueridge Wine Festival
Midnight at the Oasis

The 11th annual Midnight at the Oasis event will be held at Meadowbrook Inn & Suites again this year on Friday, May 2nd, 2014 from 7-11pm. Tickets are $35 and proceeds from the event support the local non-profit agency OASIS that provides interpersonal violence support for victims in Watauga and Avery counties. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served along with a cash bar and musical guest, Latitude. Please come and support our great community volunteers!

Please Click Here to purchase tickets for Midnight at the Oasis. For questions or additional information, please call the OASIS office at 828-264-1532.

More About OASIS

Since 1978, OASIS has offered many different services to victims of intimate partner violence and sexual assault including a 24-hour crisis line for survivors of domestic violence, confidential emergency shelter for women and children, short term crisis intervention counseling, support and advocacy for legal and medical processes, case management information and referrals, transitional housing, support and services and skill development programs as well as support groups and more.

Blowing Rock Art in the Park

Held since 1962, Art in the Park now features 100 exhibitors in each of six shows May through October. Work includes: painting (oil, watercolor and acrylic), etching, stained and blown glass, basketry, wood carving and turning, clay, photography, fiber, jewelry and more. Stay at the Meadowbrook Inn and walk one block to the Park.

Phone: 828-295-7851


Fourth of July Festival and Parade

Join the Town of Blowing Rock for our annual festival and small-town parade! Held on the weekend closest to Independence Day. Enjoy festivities all weekend long, with free entertainment, music, games, and fireworks.


Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

The annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games is the premier Scottish Highland tournament and gathering of Scottish Clans. The event’s mission is to foster and restore interest in the traditional dancing, piping, drumming, athletic achievement, music and Gaelic culture.

Phone: 828-733-1333

Highland Games
Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show

The Meadowbrook Inn & Suites is a proud supporting hotel of the 91st Annual Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show. As a special offer to all Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show judges, participants, show competitors and attendees, we are offering Horse Show-tailored multi-day packages in our spacious accommodations. Please visit our Horse Show page to book your room and for more information.

Watch as equestrians from across the country come together at the Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show and showcase their skills in the hunter and jumper events. Many riders and trainers, both professional and amature, have been coming to the horse show for decades and are excited to show off all their hard work and new skills for the judges.

Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show
Blowing Rock NC Hotel | Meadowbrook Inn & Suites | Horse Show Package

Appalachian Summer Festival

Appalachian State University’s major summer attraction features the finest in music, theatre, dance, visual arts and film. It’s held each July on and around the university campus. Check their website for the schedule.

Phone: 828-262-6084 ext. 103


Symphony By The Lake at Chetola

The symphony performance has become a much anticipated summer event. Come see for yourself why people have fallen in love with this experience. You can sit by the lake in the cool mountain breeze and watch the swans drift by. Bring a picnic or sample delicious cuisine prepared by Chetola’s chef. Immerse yourself in the delightful sounds of the Symphony of the Mountains as the evening slips into night when a spectacular fireworks display begins.

Phone: 828-295-7851

Symphony by the Lake

Meadowbrook Inn Beach Blast on the Blue Ridge – Friday & Saturday (September 12 & 13, 2014)

Come for the Weekend!

The Beach Blast Special includes:

  • Rates as low as $159 – Book Online
  • Free Hot Breakfast, Parking & WiFi
  • Welcome Reception 3:30-5:00 PM on both Friday and Saturday
  • Complimentary Beach-Themed Welcome Package on Arrival
  • Tanger Outlet Coupon Book voucher for each shopper
  • Noon checkout on Sunday
  • Map to the Blue Ridge Mountain Club
  • Located next door to the Friday Concert at Ragged Gardens!

Available for an additional fee for your arrival:

  • Wine, Champagne
  • Chocolate Strawberries
  • Fruit and Cheese Tray
  • Flowers

Please call 828-733-1333 to book this great deal!

Meadowbrook Inn & Suites | Hotel in Blowing Rock NC | Blowing Rock Hotel

The Blowing Rock Music Festival
September 20, 2014

Only a 7 minute drive from the Meadowbrook Inn!

The Blowing Rock Music Festival Special includes:

  • Rates as low as $199 – Book Online
  • Free Hot Breakfast, Parking & WiFi
  • Welcome Reception 3:30-5:00 PM on both Friday and Saturday
  • Tanger Outlet Coupon Book voucher for each shopper
  • Noon checkout on Sunday
  • Located next door to the Friday Concert at Ragged Gardens!

Available for an additional fee for your arrival:

  • Wine, Champagne
  • Chocolate Strawberries
  • Fruit and Cheese Tray
  • Flowers

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