Festivals and Events

Blowing Rock Farmers Market 2021

Farm fresh produce, meat and whole foods at The Blowing Rock Farmers Market. Every Thursday, 4 – 6pm May 20 – September 30, 2021. 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 2021 (VIRTUAL)

VIRTUAL ONLY  The St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church presents the 60th Annual Tour of Homes on Friday, July 23, 2021.   The tour is 9am to 2pm,  price of the ticket is $25.00 at the church or at the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce.  The tours consist of views of…
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Valle Crucis Country Fair 2021

The Valle Crucis Country Fair is on October 16, 2021.  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 2021

Blowing Rock Art in the Park is now in its 58th year.  The dates of 2021 Art in the Park are May 22nd, June 12th , July 17th, August 14th, September 11th, October 2nd.  There are only 6 shows a year. The shows are from 10am to 5pm, and can be found set up…
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Blue Ridge Relay 2021

The Blue Ridge Relay is on September 10 and 11, 2021. 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 2021

The 65th Grandfather Mountain Highland Games will be held July 8 – 11, 2021 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, drumming, athletic…
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Annual Blood, Sweat and Gears 2021-Cancelled

This years Blood, Sweat and Gears in on June 27, 2021 is cancelled sponsored by  Mast General Store. 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.…
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Blowing Rock Trout Derby 2021

The Blowing Rock Trout Derby is now in its 42th year.  The Trout Derby is on April 3, 2021. 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 fishing…
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Symphony by the Lake in Blowing Rock 2021

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 23, 2021. 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.