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Shop Til You Drop

January 25 @ 10:00 am - January 28 @ 5:00 pm
Downtown Blowing Rock, Main Street
Blowing Rock, NC 28605 United States
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shop until you drop

Put on a pair of comfy shoes and make room in your trunk!  Blowing Rock is one of North Carolina's premier shopping destinations!  Shop in Blowing Rock's quaint downtown boutiques and Tanger Outlet Shoppes on the Parkway.  Blowing Rock offers an abundance of shopping possibilities from art galleries to fine antiques, apparel to bookstores, home decor and Read More

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7:00 am

Breakfast Special at Southern Comforts

January 27 @ 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Southern Comforts, 870 Main Street
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
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$5.99

Come fill your belly before the day's activities at Southern Comforts with a hearty breakfast:   Two Eggs Bacon, Sausage or Liver Mush Grits or Hash Browns Two Plain Pancakes Coffee or Tea All for $5.99

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7:30 am

Pancake Breakfast at Sunny Rock

January 27 @ 7:30 am - 1:30 pm
Sunny Rock Eggs and Things, 8146 Valley Blvd
Blowing Rock, NC 28605 United States
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$5

Come to Sunny Rock Egg and Things for a fantastic Pancake Breakfast!  $5 for all you can eat of Tim's Outstanding Pancakes served with one side of link sausage or bacon.  Dine in only.  No Sharing.

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9:00 am

Polar Plunge at Chetola Resort

January 27 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Chetola Resort at Blowing Rock, 185 Chetola Lake Drive
Blowing Rock, NC 28605 United States
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Watch fearless contenders take the Plunge. The Polar Plunge in Chetola Lake is one of the highlights at WinterFest. Chetola starts cutting through the layer of ice well in advance so Plungers can feel the full impact! Agonize with your favorite “Plunger”, most in costume, while enjoying the antics and one liners of Emcee John Carter, WBTV news anchor! Read More

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10:00 am

Cork and Canvas at BRAHM

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut Street
Blowing Rock, NC 28605 United States
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$40 – $45

Drink wine and create art in a relaxed atmosphere facilitated by trained instructor. Each participant goes home with a finished work of art. All materials, including canvasses, paint, brushes, and aprons, are provided. Beverages and snacks are included in admission. $40 for BRAHM members, $45 for non museum members. Call 828-295-9099 to register. Reservation and Read More

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Hayrides

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce, 132 Park Avenue
Blowing Rock, NC 28605 United States
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winter hayrides

FREE!  Hayrides depart from the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce, 132 Park Avenue behind the Blowing Rock Market. A crowd favorite, don't miss this adventurous mode of transportation during Blowing Rock WinterFest!   Sponsored by Country Boy Landscaping.

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BrrrrAHM – Free Admission!

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut Street
Blowing Rock, NC 28605 United States
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Free

Take the "brrrr" out of the chill and come to the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum (BRAHM).  On Saturday, Jan 27th, admission to the museum is FREE!  Stop in, warm up, and tour the exhibits.   You'll be glad you did!

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Silent Auction & Raffle

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
American Legion Building – Blowing Rock, 33 Wallingford Street
Blowing Rock , NC 28605 United States
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silent auction

Brought to you by Mountain Alliance, the Blowing Rock WinterFest Silent Auction & Raffle takes place Saturday 10am-4pm.  Prize pick up is  later that day.  Come to the Blowing Rock American Legion behind the Police Station on Wallingford Street and bid on the many beautiful items, packages, and gift certificates donated by area retailers and businesses.  You Read More

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Ice Skating in Memorial Park

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Memorial Park Blowing Rock, United States + Google Map
$10

Ice Skating in Memorial Park! How cool is that? Join us for this fun NEW addition to WinterFest! The skating rink will be open Thursday 4-8 pm Friday 12-8 pm Sat. 10 am-8 pm Sun. 10 am -2 pm Cost is $10 to skate, includes skate rental. Tickets sold at the gate. For more information Read More

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10:30 am

Hands-On Ice Carving

January 27 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut Street
Blowing Rock, NC 28605 United States
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FREE

Help carver Cathleen Gallagher create an ice sculpture! Children will be allowed to help assist Cathleen as she creates a penguin ice sculpture. Hand chisels and safety goggles will be provided. CONTACT INFO  info@blowingrockmuseum.org  (828) 295-9099

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11:30 am

Rotary Charity Chili Challenge

January 27 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
$8

Located at the Blowing Rock School Gym. Tickets sold at the door. $8 for adults (12 and up), $5 for kids (5 and up). Under 5, free! Taste chili from different non-profit organizations and "vote" for your favorite with your dollar in their tip jar! All proceeds go directly to the charities. LIVE music from Read More

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12:00 pm

Ice Carving Demonstrations

January 27 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Memorial Park Blowing Rock, United States + Google Map

Artisan Ice Sculptures has again joined forces with Blowing Rock WinterFest to bring you the best ice carving event you've seen in quite a while - at least since last year!    Come by Memorial Park from 10am until 4pm to see what the Artisan Ice team is creating.  You'll be amazed at the creations Read More

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WinterFest Beer Garden

January 27 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
On the lawn of The Inn at Ragged Gardens, 203 Sunset Drive
Blowing Rock, NC 28605 United States
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$30

Join us at the 2nd Annual WinterFest Beer Garden at the Inn at Ragged Gardens!  This year's event is sponsored by The Speckled Trout Restaurant and Bottle Shop, and will include over 15 vendors.  WinterFest's motto is "Don't Hibernate.  Celebrate!" and that's precisely what we'll be doing at the WinterFest Beer Garden.  Local and regional Read More

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Wine Tastings at Sunset & Vine

January 27 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sunset & Vine, 150 Sunset Drive
Blowing Rock, North Carolina 28605
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$10

Join us at Sunset & Vine, (formerly Christopher's Wine & Cheese) as we celebrate winter with a full schedule of wine tastings throughout the day on Saturday.   We will be tasting wines from 12pm to 6pm with several different distributors, so stop by the shop to taste what we are pouring.

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1:00 pm

Arctic Art at BrrrAHM!

January 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut Street
Blowing Rock, NC 28605 United States
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Free

Join us for FREE crafts for the young (and young at heART) during WinterFest.  

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3:00 pm

WinterTastings & Auction at The Green Park Inn

January 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd
Blowing Rock, NC 28605 United States
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$30.00
wine tasting and auction

Satiate your palate with a tasting of excellent wines and other beverages!   The Tasting begins at 3 pm on Saturday; Auction immediately follows at 5 pm. Register for the auction as wine will be only one of the many types of items on the bidding block, including a Savor Blowing Rock Festival Basket with Read More

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4:00 pm

Cork and Canvas at BRAHM

January 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut Street
Blowing Rock, NC 28605 United States
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$40 – $45

Drink wine and create art in a relaxed atmosphere facilitated by trained instructor! Each participant goes home with a finished work of art. All materials, including canvasses, paint, brushes, and aprons, are provided. Beverages and snacks are included in admission. $40 for BRAHM members, $45 for non museum members. Call 828-295-9099 to register. Reservation and Read More

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5:30 pm

WinterFest BonFire in the Park

January 27 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Memorial Park Blowing Rock, United States + Google Map
FREE

Come warm up by the fire! Boy Scout Troop 101 will be out in Memorial Park on Friday and Saturday from 5:30pm-8:00pm with s'mores available with a donation to their troop.

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6:00 pm

Bonfire at Chetola Resort

January 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chetola Resort at Blowing Rock, 185 Chetola Lake Drive
Blowing Rock, NC 28605 United States
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bonfire at chetola

Beginning in January, every Saturday at the fire pit on the lawn of Chetola Resort, 7-10pm. S'mores packets ($5 each) with winter drink specials available for purchase.

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Jazz at Winterfest

January 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd
Blowing Rock, NC 28605 United States
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Dinner seating is 6-9pm with the music from 6:30-9:30pm from The Todd Wright Quartet.  Performance is in the Chestnut Grille and seating is only available with dinner reservation. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Please call Green Park Inn for reservations 828-414-9230

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9:00 pm

Winter Jam – Live Music at Twigs

January 27 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
twigs blowing rock

Friday and Saturday night we will be having live music in the bar starting at 9:00 with no cover. FRIDAY: The Mitch Hays Band SATURDAY: Matt Walsh Drink Specials! Tequila flights and 123 night ( $1 mystery beer $2 house vodka drinks $3 glass of wine ) for the entire Winter Fest.

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