Annually, many events take place in Blowing Rock and most of them are unique to the town, helping to keep its unique charm alive. Every year, these events bring thousands of visitors to the little town and are reasons that the charming little village has maintained its traditional historic resort atmosphere. Read further for more information on some of the most popular Blowing Rock Events that take place here and fall in love with this scenic mountain paradise. These events are some of the best times to check out local real estate. Whether you are searching for Blowing Rock Condos, cabins, or other Blue Ridge Properties with views of the parkway, I can help you. Take some time and check out the real estate for sale in Blowing Rock.
Mitford Days Blowing Rock
Author Jan Karon used the adorable town of Blowing Rock as her inspiration for her series of novels based on the fictional town of “Mitford”. She has written more than 10 adult fiction books and numerous children’s books based on characters that reside in “Mitford, North Carolina” which is largely based on the people and places in Blowing Rock. In September of each year, the town and the author’s fans celebrate Mitford Days with several events that revolve around the author and her famous books.
Winterfest Blowing Rock
Winterfest in Blowing Rock began in 1998 and is a yearly event for the town of Blowing Rock. Taking place over the course of a weekend in late January, Winterfest brings many special moments including the popular Chili Challenge, Bonfires, Wine Tasting Events, Ice Carving Demonstrations, a Pancake Breakfast, and the most famous event, the Polar Plunge where residents and volunteers bravely gather at Chetola Lake to take the plunge into the freezing waters all in the name of good fun and charity.
Blowing Rock’s Art in the Park
Art in the Park in takes place in the downtown park. Celebrated and well noted artists from around the Southeast showcase and sell their works in a variety of mediums during this event that takes one weekend out of the months of May – October. During the Art in the Park weekends, numerous people come up to the town for the day to browse the art in the park and shop at the downtown shops. You can find handcrafted jewelry, pottery, fiber work, glass work, photography, paintings and so much more.
Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show
The town of Blowing Rock in conjunction with the Blowing Rock Equestrian Preserve has hosted the Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show yearly for more than 85 years. Participants compete in a variety of events including hunter jumper and saddlebred. Horse enthusiasts from all over the country descend upon Blowing Rock, bringing their horses and families to enjoy the show. As a resort area, Blowing Rock is home to many stables, riding companies and training schools.
Fourth of July Parade Blowing Rock & Tweetsie Fireworks
Tweetsie Railroad family amusement and western themed park is located off of Hwy 321 in Blowing Rock. A well known attraction, Tweetsie does a spectacular firework show for the Fourth of July holiday each year. Residents and visitors begin parking along the sides of the highway long before dark, and after dark the park shuts down and begins an amazing firework show that is always worth the wait. Some of the Blue Ridge Properties for sale in Blowing Rock in my listings may have great views of the Tweetsie show, as various locations in the higher altitudes of Blowing Rock overlook the lands of Tweetsie.
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