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Shop Til You Drop

January 24 @ 10:00 am - January 27 @ 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

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BrrrrAHM – Free Admission!

January 24 @ 10:00 am - January 26 @ 5:00 pm
Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Ginny Stevens Lane
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).  Admission to the museum is FREE!  Stop in, warm up, and tour the exhibits.   You'll be glad you did!

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7:00 am

Breakfast Special at Southern Comforts

January 26 @ 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 26 @ 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 - Eggs 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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8:00 am

Polar Plunge at Chetola Resort

January 26 @ 8:00 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!

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10:00 am

Hayrides

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce, 132 Park Avenue
Blowing Rock, NC 28605 United States
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Free
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!

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Silent Auction & Raffle

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
American Legion Building – Blowing Rock, 333 Wallingford Road
Blowing Rock, NC 28605 United States
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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

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Cork & Canvas at BRAHM: Sold Out!

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Ginny Stevens Lane
Blowing Rock, NC 28605 United States
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$40 – $45

Create art in a relaxed atmosphere facilitated by trained art instructors. In this session of Cork & Canvas, join us as we paint Wassily Kandinsky's "Winter Landscape". Each participant goes home with a finished work of art inspired by a famous work. All materials, including canvasses, paint, brushes, and aprons, are provided. Mimosas and light

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11:00 am

Snow Making Demo with Meteorologist Brad Panovich

January 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Memorial Park Blowing Rock, United States
Free

Join Brad Panovich, Chief Meteorologist at NBC Charlotte, for a snow making demonstration in Memorial Park. He'll explain the science behind snow making and create a pile of snow for all to enjoy!

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Hot Chocolate from the Winter Warmer Project

January 26 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce, 132 Park Avenue
Blowing Rock, NC 28605 United States

The Winter Warmer Project, organized by the BSG bike ride committee, will be stationed on the Chamber lawn serving hot chocolate and collecting warm winter items for those needing them in the High Country. The most needed items are blankets (all sizes), socks (wool blend or fleece preferred) and gloves. Other requested items are coats and

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11:30 am

Rotary Charity Chili Challenge

January 26 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Blowing Rock School, 165 Morris Street
Blowing Rock, 28605 United States
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$8

Located at the Blowing Rock School Gym. Tickets sold at the door only. $8 for adults (12 and up), $5 for kids (5 and up). Under 5, free! Taste chili from local non-profit organizations and "vote" for your favorites with your dollars in their tip jars! Proceeds go directly to the charities, many of which

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K9 Keg Pull

January 26 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
American Legion Hall, 333 Wallingford Road
Blowing Rock, NC 28605 United States
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We are thrilled to add this popular local event to WinterFest for 2019! The course will be located in the parking lot in front of the American Legion building, with the WinterFest Beer Garden and Silent Auction & Raffle taking place right along with it! Registration is available online prior to the event (REGISTER HERE) as

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12:00 pm

Ice Carving Demonstrations

January 26 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Memorial Park Blowing Rock, United States + Google Map
Free

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 noon until 4pm to see what the Artisan Ice team is creating, including a bench made of ice for

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Hands-On Ice Carving

January 26 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Memorial Park Blowing Rock, United States
Free

Help carver Cathleen Gallagher create an ice sculpture! Children and adults will be able to assist Cathleen as she creates a polar bear from a block of ice. Hand chisels and safety goggles will be provided. Cathleen Gallagher is from Green Bay, WI. She is married with 3 grown children and 4 grandchildren. She moved

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1:00 pm

Arctic Art at BrrrAHM!

January 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Ginny Stevens Lane
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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WinterFest Beer Garden

January 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
American Legion Building – Blowing Rock, 333 Wallingford Road
Blowing Rock, NC 28605 United States
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$30

Join us for the 3rd Annual Winter Beer Garden at the American Legion, sponsored by The Speckled Trout Restaurant and Bottle Shop. Over 20 local and regional breweries and distilleries will be sampling their beverages outside the American Legion building while attendees view the exciting K-9 Keg Pull races taking place in the front lot.

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Wine Tastings at Sunset & Vine

January 26 @ 1:00 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 1pm to 6pm, so stop by the shop to taste what we are pouring.

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3:00 pm

Wine Tasting & Auction at The Green Park Inn

January 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd
Blowing Rock, NC 28605 United States
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$30

Experience an exceptional selection of international and NC wines! 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 ticket package, and lots more! Starting

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6:30 pm

Jazz at WinterFest

January 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd
Blowing Rock, NC 28605 United States
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Join us for our 4th annual Jazz at WinterFest! This year, our featured band will be the Todd Wright Jazz Quartet, and performances will be on Friday and Saturday evenings.  We’ll be taking reservations for Jazz at WinterFest for the general public on January 7th. (We’ll start taking dinner reservations for hotel guests beginning January 3rd). 

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7:00 pm

Bonfire, S’mores and Entertainment at Chetola Resort

January 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Chetola Resort at Blowing Rock, 185 Chetola Lake Drive
Blowing Rock, NC 28605 United States
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bonfire at chetola

Chetola will host an evening of outdoor winter fun at their firepit beside Chetola Lake each night of WinterFest. They'll have a cash bar with winter drink specials, gourmet s'mores packets ($5 each) and entertainment for the whole family. Entertainment specifics will be added as the event approaches and could include live music, storytelling and

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9:00 pm

Winter Jam – Live Music At Twigs

January 26 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Twigs, 7956 Valley Blvd
Blowing Rock, NC 28605 United States
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No Cover
twigs blowing rock

Friday and Saturday night we will be having live music in the bar starting at 9:00 with no cover. FRIDAY: Shelby Rae Moore Band SATURDAY: The Divers featuring Tall Paul with Klee and Mike & guests.

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