Blowing Rock Chamber in Final Preparations for the 20th Edition of WinterFest

Exciting new highlight – Ice Skating in Memorial Park

BLOWING ROCK, N.C. (November 2017) – The Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce, which organizes WinterFest, has announced highlights of the 20th edition of the annual event, which runs from Thursday, January 25 through Sunday, January 28, 2018.

“For 20 years, Blowing Rock WinterFest has been a tradition for many families.  Each year we strive to preserve favorite events, and to introduce fun new events like our Ice Skating Rink addition in Memorial Park this year,” said Charles Hardin, Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce President/CEO.

Already scheduled daily events include WinterFeast on Thursday; the WinterFashion show at lunchtime on Friday; the Polar Bear Plunge, The Speckled Trout Beer Garden at The Inn at Ragged Gardens, Charity Chili Cookoff, Wine Tasting and Auction, ice carving demonstrations, and kids’ activities on Saturday; and the WinterPaws dog show and brunches on Sunday. The new ice skating rink will be open Friday and Saturday. For more information and updates as they become available, visit

WinterFest, which has been named a AAA “Top Pick” and a Top 20 Event by the Southeastern Tourism Society, is proudly sponsored by Hendrick Northlake Luxury Auto Mall.


For information:   Loni Miller or Charles Hardin, Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce