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Chetola Resort WinterFest Drink Specials

January 27 - January 30
Chetola Resort at Blowing Rock, 185 Chetola Lake Drive
Blowing Rock, NC 28605 United States

All weekend, we will have two amazing drink specials at Timberlake's Restaurant - Peppermint White Chocolate Martini with a blue sugared rim (pictured) & Mint Chocolate Chip Hot Chocolate

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Ongoing

Blue Deer on Main WinterFest Special

January 27 @ 8:00 am - January 30 @ 10:00 pm
Blue Deer on Main, 960 Main Street
Blowing Rock, NC 28605

Visit Blue Deer on Main (960 Main Street) for the official WinterFest Ice Cream Cookie - Sugar Cookie with Blueberry Ice Cream! Blue Deer on Main offers a variety of Ice Cream Cookies, Coffee's and more.

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Mystery Hill: The Frozen Heart Adventure: An Escape Experience

January 27 @ 9:00 am - January 30 @ 6:00 pm
Mystery Hill, 129 Mystery Hill Ln
Blowing Rock, 28605 United States

Wynter, a loyal subject of the kingdom, needs your help! Their queen, Persephone, has let her magical heart thaw, engulfing the kingdom in a sleeping curse. Can you help them solve the many obstacles and enchantments concealing the queen’s heart and save the kingdom before time runs out?

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Shop Til You Drop

January 27 @ 10:00 am - January 30 @ 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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BRAHM – Free Admission!

January 27 @ 11:00 am - January 29 @ 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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Storyland at BRAHM

January 27 @ 11:00 am - January 29 @ 5:00 pm
FREE

Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites is an immersive adventure through three beloved children’s picture books: The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter, The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats, and Where’s Spot? by Eric Hill. From idyllic country gardens to urban snowscapes, this exhibit engages children and adults alike in the joy of Read More

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The Speckled Trout Restaurant WinterFest Special

January 27 @ 11:00 am - January 30 @ 9:00 pm
The Speckled Trout Restaurant, 922 Main Street
Blowing Rock, NC 28605

Grilled Harissa Marinated Pork Loin Served with smoked gouda grits, goodnight brothers country ham, roasted tomato & porter beer red-eye gravy. Topped with a roasted butternut squash/pickled apple & kale salad. $22.22

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Blowing Rock Brewing Official WinterFest Ale

January 27 @ 11:00 am - January 30 @ 10:00 pm
Blowing Rock Brewing, 152 Sunset Drive
Blowing Rock, NC 28605

Winterfest Ale 7.1% ABV Cinnamon and Clove with Dark Candy Sugar plays in this sweet and warming ale, perfect for a snowy weekend in Blowing Rock. This brew was created especially for Blowing Rock’s annual celebration of the magic of winter, Winterfest! Pairing beautifully with wood burning fires, spicy chili, and laughter among friends, this Read More

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Hellbender Bed & Beverage Official WinterFest Cocktail

January 27 @ 12:00 pm - January 30 @ 9:00 pm
Hellbender Bed & Beverage, 239 Sunset Drive
Blowing Rock, NC 28605

Swing by the Hellbender Bed & Beverage to sip on the official WinterFest Cocktail. The WinterFest cocktail is crafted from Marker's Mark Bourbon, Blue Curacao, Lemon, Ginger, Honey and Egg White! The end results is the perfect icy blue, just like WinterFest! Don't miss out on this limited edition drink.

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Mystery Hill: WinterDuck Derby

January 27 @ 2:00 pm - January 30 @ 3:00 pm
Mystery Hill, 129 Mystery Hill Ln
Blowing Rock, 28605 United States
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Free

  No entry fee - free to public 3, 2, 1 Go! And we are off to the races, who knows which duck will win? We are ready to get the kids excited about our Duck Derby this year and ready to hand out a grand prize for the winner of our derby. Will we Read More

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WinterHawk Tournament Tomahawk Throwing Competition

January 27 @ 4:00 pm - January 30 @ 6:30 pm
Tomahawk Hill (at Mystery Hill), 129 Mystery Hill Ln
Blowing Rock, NC 28605 United States
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winterhawk tomahawk throwing competition

Join us at Tomahawk Hill, January 27-29, 2022 for the WinterHawk Tournament. One skilled competitor will become this year’s WinterHawk Champion! Will it be you? To participate in the qualifying rounds, register at Mystery Hill ticket office (you can register at the event as well). We will have a heated tent set up at Tomahawk Read More

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Festival of Lights at Chetola Resort

January 27 @ 5:30 pm - January 30 @ 10:00 pm
Chetola Resort at Blowing Rock, 185 Chetola Lake Drive
Blowing Rock, NC 28605 United States
Free

Close to 30,000 illuminations light up the lakeside at Chetola beginning at dusk each evening! As you stroll around Chetola Lake, view glittering ice skaters, a colorful train, Rudolph’s “Holiday Catch”, and much more. The Festival of Lights is free and open to the public nightly. Park and walk around Chetola Lake, sipping on hot Read More

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Evening with Charlie Ellis

January 28 @ 6:00 pm - January 29 @ 9:00 pm
Green Park Inn, 9239 Valley Blvd
Blowing Rock, NC 28605 United States
Free
charlie band

Mr. Charles Ellis, who mesmerizes and captivates listeners on his piano, performs in the lobby of the historic Green Park Inn. Mr. Ellis is an accomplished musician that has appeared in concert with Ramsey Lewis and Herbie Mann. Charlie joins us on Friday and Saturday evening from 6:00pm-9:00pm.

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10:00 am

Hayrides in Downtown Blowing Rock

January 29 @ 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 Memorial Park on Main Street in front of the 1888 Museum. A crowd favorite, don't miss this adventurous mode of transportation during Blowing Rock WinterFest!

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Silent Auction & Raffle

January 29 @ 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 will combine virtual bidding (January 22nd-29th) with an in-person viewing on Saturday, January 29th at the Blowing Rock American Legion (333 Wallingford Rd) behind the Police Station. The in-person viewing will take place from 10am-4pm with prize pick up later that day. Bid Read More

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Canceled: Polar Bear Plunge at Chetola Lake

January 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Chetola Resort at Blowing Rock, 185 Chetola Lake Drive
Blowing Rock, NC 28605 United States
$40

Concerns over COVID-19 safety and extreme weather forecasted for Saturday, January 29 have led to the cancelation of the 2022 Polar Bear Plunge at Chetola Resort. Registered participants have been notified of refund options via email. Please see full details of cancellation here.>> ### The Polar Bear Plunge in Chetola Lake is one of the Read More

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11:00 am

Charity Chili Challenge

January 29 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

This year the Charity Chili Challenge is taking place all over town! Participating restaurants will be serving their special chili on Saturday, January 29th and donating a portion of the proceeds to local nonprofits! "People's Choice Award" will go to the restaurant who raised the most money on 1/29 "Judges Pick" will be awarded to Read More

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Snow Making Demo with Meteorologist Brad Panovich

January 29 @ 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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Knife Making Demo at McCoy Minerals

January 29 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
McCoy Minerals, 537 Main Street
Blowing Rock, NC 28605 United States

Come out and watch The Stonedsmiths make custom railroad spike knives on Saturday, January 29th from 11am - 4pm at McCoy Minerals.  

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Curling with Charlotte Curing Association

January 29 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Blowing Rock School, 165 Morris Street
Blowing Rock, 28605 United States

Enjoy the opportunity to learn more about the most watched Winter Olympic sporting event....Curling! Members of the Charlotte Curling Association will set up a demonstration in the Blowing Rock School Gym. Patrons will be given the opportunity to learn more about curling and give it their best shot. Learn more about the Charlotte Curling Association Read More

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Chili Poolaza at Foggy Rock Eatery

January 29 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Foggy Rock Eatery & Pub, 8180 Valley Blvd.
Blowing Rock, NC 28605 United States

Come warm up after the Polar plunge and outdoor activities at Winterfest!   Chili Poolaza at Foggy Rock Eatery   Four Chilis and Four signature Grilled Cheese  Specials all day       CHOOSE ONE                                                                              CHOOSE ONE Foggy Rock Award winning  Chili                           Bacon, onion, tomato on grilled Thick cut Rye White Chicken Chili                                                  Pimento Cheese Read More

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12:00 pm

Ice Carving Demonstrations

January 29 @ 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.

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Blowing Rock Market Oyster Roast

January 29 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Blowing Rock Market, 990 Main Street
Blowing Rock, NC 28605 United States

Stop by the Blowing Rock Market on Saturday, January 29th from 12:00pm - 3:00pm for their WinterFest Oyster Roast. More details to be released soon!

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WinterWine: Ravenscroft Glass Seminar (12PM)

January 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Manor Hotel, 567 Main Street
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
$65

Enjoy a one hour seminar hosted by Danny Sanford, owner of Fine Wine Trading Company, as he teaches you the importance of glassware. Sample wine from four different glasses...and take them home! Ravenscroft Crystal Titanium Pro glasses are constructed of brilliant lead-free crystal are our most popular glass for on premise use. Ravenscroft Crystal Titanium Read More

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Charcuterie Workshop with Boone Boards at Bolick & Traditions Pottery

January 29 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bolick & Traditions Pottery, 1155 Main Street
Blowing Rock, NC 28605

Join us on January 29 as we collaborate with Boone Boards, LLC for a FREE charcuterie workshop. Meet owner Arden Harter as she shares her knowledge on creating the delicious art of charcuterie.   Shop our large selection of charcuterie boards crafted by three NC Artist. A wide selection of pottery bowls, and other charcuterie accessories will Read More

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1:00 pm

5th Annual WinterFest Beer Garden

January 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce 132 Park Avenue
Blowing Rock, NC 28605 United States
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$40

Join us for the 5th Annual WinterFest Beer Garden on the Blowing Rock Chamber Lawn! This year’s event is sponsored by The Speckled Trout Restaurant and Bottle Shop and will feature fantastic local breweries. 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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2:00 pm

Mystery Hill: Polar Dunk

January 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mystery Hill, 129 Mystery Hill Ln
Blowing Rock, 28605 United States

Did you miss the Polar Plunge at Chetola this year? Were you too chicken to give it a go? No worries! We're offering a Polar Dunk this year during Chill at the Hill on Saturday from 2pm-4pm. Polar Dunkers can choose from a list of charities to donate to and take the plunge for a Read More

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3:00 pm

WinterWine: Ravenscroft Glass Seminar (3PM)

January 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Manor Hotel, 567 Main Street
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
$65

Enjoy a one hour seminar hosted by Danny Sanford, owner of Fine Wine Trading Company, as he teaches you the importance of glassware. Sample wine from four different glasses...and take them home! Ravenscroft Crystal Titanium Pro glasses are constructed of brilliant lead-free crystal are our most popular glass for on premise use. Ravenscroft Crystal Titanium Read More

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Southern Star Whiskey Tasting

January 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
southern distillery

North Carolina's own Southern Star Whiskey tasting led by Certified Bourbon Professional Andrew Dover! Truly a grain-to-glass distillery, Southern Distilling Company is deeply rooted in heritage matched with boundless innovation in nearby historic Statesville, North Carolina. $10 per person. Contact Green Park Inn to sign up for the tasting: 828-414-9230

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6:30 pm

Mystery Hill: Murder at the Deadwood Saloon

January 29 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mystery Hill, 129 Mystery Hill Ln
Blowing Rock, 28605 United States
$49.95

Murder at the Deadwood Saloon is our interactive Murder Mystery Dinner Theater experience. For weeks people have been pouring into the Deadwood Saloon for its 1st annual poker tournament. There is a smattering of bandits, saloon girls, and card sharks all coming together on Saturday, Jan. 29th when the winner of the tournament will be Read More

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7:00 pm

Saturday Night Concert at Blowing Rock School Auditorium

January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Blowing Rock School Auditorium, Sunset Drive
Blowing Rock, North Carolina 28605
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Four performers will take the stage 7:00- 8:30pm. The concert also marks the Grand Re-opening of the auditorium at Blowing Rock School, which has seen significant renovations. Admission will serve as a fundraiser for continuing work and performances at the space. General admission is $15 for adults and $5 for kids age 12 & under. Read More

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