Festivals and Events

Blue Ridge Relay 2024

The Blue Ridge Relay is on September 6 and 7, 2024. 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 2024

The 68th Grandfather Mountain Highland Games will be held July 11 – 14, 2024 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 2024

This years Blood, Sweat and Gears in on June 22, 2024 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 2023

The Blowing Rock Trout Derby is now in its 43nd year.  The Trout Derby is on April 1, 2023. 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 2023

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 21, 2023. 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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MerleFest 2024

MerleFest is on April 25 to 28, 2024 on the campus of Wilkes Community College in North Wilkesboro, NC.   MerleFest was founded in 1988 in Memory of Eddy Merle Watson as a fundraiser for Wilkes Community College and to celebrate “traditional plus” music. MerleFest, which began in 1988, is about the…
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Blowing Rock Winterfest 2024

January 25 – 28, 2024 Join the Village of Blowing Rock as we celebrate the fun side of winter at the  Annual Blowing Rock Winterfest! From the Chili Cook-Off to downtown hayrides, from the icy Polar Plunge to WinterFeast, there’s something for all age groups at Blowing Rock Winterfest. •Shop…
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ASU Home Games 2023

Appalachian State University Football Home Game Schedule 2023 Saturday, September 2           Gardner State Saturday, September 16        East Carolina- Family Weekend Tuesday,  October 10             Coastal Carolina Saturday, October 28             Sourthern Miss Saturday,  November 4 …
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Sunday Concert in the Park 2023

Hemlock Inn is located downtown Blowing Rock one block from the museum. Hemlock Inn offers Blowing Rock lodging for the Blowing Rock attraction and other festivals and events. Check out Blowing Rock accommodations and the specials that we have going on right now on Blowing Rock lodging and Blowing Rock…
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The Hemlock Inn has been lovingly owned and operated by the Summers family since 1994.