Festivals and Events

Blowing Rock Farmers Market 2022

Farm fresh produce, meat and whole foods at The Blowing Rock Farmers Market. Every Thursday, 4 – 6pm May 19 – September 30, 2022. rain or shine! Ample parking is available at the American Legion Parking Facility. Vendors may include: •Ripshin Goat Dairy, with a variety of fresh chevre •Pasta…
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St. Mary Tour of Homes in Blowing Rock 2022

The 2022 Blowing Rock Tour of Homes, sponsored by St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church, is back and in person!! Five lovely and unique homes on Chestnut Street will be offered on Friday, July 22nd.The tour begins at 9:00 AM and closes at 5:00 PM. Advanced tickets are $30 and…
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Valle Crucis Country Fair 2022

The Valle Crucis Country Fair is on October 15, 2022.  This started as a overgrown church bazaar set in the center of one of the most picturesque valleys in the North Carolina mountains at the peak of the fall color season. They now have 135 juried artists, homemade jams and…
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Blowing Rock Art in the Park 2022

Blowing Rock Art in the Park is now in its 60th year.  The dates of 2022 Art in the Park are May 21, June 11 , July 16, August 13, September 10, October 1, 2022.  There are only 6 shows a year. The shows are from 10am to 5pm, and…
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Blue Ridge Relay 2022

The Blue Ridge Relay is on September 9 and 10, 2022. The 208 Mile Blue Ridge Relay  is one of the longest running relay races in the United States, takes place in the picturesque Blue Ridge and Black Mountains of Virginia and North Carolina. The Blue Ridge Relay consists of…
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Grandfather Mountain Highland Games 2022

The 66th Grandfather Mountain Highland Games will be held July 7 – 10, 2022 at MacRae Meadows on Grandfather Mountain near Linville, NC.  They are the premier Scottish Highland games and gathering of Clans.  Grandfather Mountain Highland Games and Gathering of Scottish Clans, foster and restore interest in traditional dancing, piping,…
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Annual Blood, Sweat and Gears 2022

This years Blood, Sweat and Gears in on June 25, 2022 is sponsored by  KASK. The  Annual Blood Sweat and Gears is a challenging to strenuous  100 mile loop bike ride starting and ending at the Valle Crucis Elementary School, approximately 5 miles south of Boone, North Carolina.  The route…
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Blowing Rock Trout Derby 2022

The Blowing Rock Trout Derby is now in its 42nd year.  The Trout Derby is on April 2, 2022. There are a fish fry hosted by the Blowing Rock Fire Department on Friday night.  All funds go to the Blowing Rock Fire Department.  The Trout Derby is a two day…
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Symphony by the Lake in Blowing Rock 2022

The Symphony by the Lake at Chetola Resort has become a favorite summer event. The dates of the symphony for this year is Friday, July 22, 2022. You can sit by the lake at Chetola Resort in the cool mountain breeze, and watch the swans drift by. Bring a picnic,…
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The Hemlock Inn has been lovingly owned and operated by the Summers family since 1994.