Saturday Night Concert at Blowing Rock School Auditorium

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.

The Dawgful Dead, Handlebar Betty & Friends, Fight Club, Roscoe Rose, Parkers’ Mandolin


Complimentary beer after at Blowing Rock Ale House when you present your ticket!


Watauga County School System does have a mask requirement when indoors.

Mystery Hill: Murder at the Deadwood Saloon

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 announced. Come on out for an evening of food, fun, and mystery to see if you can figure out who dunnit!

The event is on Saturday, Jan. 29th from 6:30pm -9:00pm and can end earlier depending on participation. Dinner and drinks are included with your ticket purchase and dinner is being served at 6:30pm. Costumes are encouraged and available to rent. There will also be pre-dinner drinks and the bull ride challenge will be open for Deadwood Saloon guests.

TICKETS: Will be available for purchase via Mystery Hill Jan. 1, 2022.

Evening with Charlie Ellis

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.

Storyland at BRAHM

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 literacy. With text presented in English and Spanish, Storyland provides practical tools for cultivating literacy through everyday activities and argues that it is never too early to cultivate a love of reading. Picture book illustrations are transformed into three-dimensional play and learning environments highlighting the six major literacy development areas: print motivation, print awareness, letter knowledge, sound awareness, vocabulary, and narrative skills and comprehension. Children will explore these foundational literacy skills through imaginative, interactive experiences and dramatic play inspired by classic stories.

Storyland, a traveling exhibit created by Minnesota Children’s Museum and sponsored by First Citizens Bank, Tres & Beth Abernathy, Ralph & Elizabeth Patterson, Joel & Bernadette Hackney, and Janis & David Fite will provide imaginative, book-based experiences for children ages 2-8 years old.

BRAHM – Free Admission!

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!

BRAHM: Black Bears of the Blue Ridge Mountains

Join us on January 27th when we learn history and facts about black bears with the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation. We will also learn about the life of Mildred the Bear, Grandfather Mountain’s charismatic resident mascot from who lived at the mountain from 1973-1993.


About the speaker

Cassie Petrilla has a background in Environmental Studies from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. She has worked as an environmental educator in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and throughout Western North Carolina. She is currently working as the Education Specialist with the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation.

Bonfire, S’mores and Entertainment at Chetola Resort

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 giant board games.

Cork & Canvas: Winterfest

Please join us for Cork and Canvas on Saturday, January 30, 2021, from 4:00 – 6:00 pm.

Join us as we paint “Barn in the Woods” inspired by the late Wolf Kahn, in a relaxed atmosphere. Here is a look back at his 2014 exhibit here at BRAHM.

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. Trained instructor will lead you step by step.

Wine, beer and light snacks are complimentary.

Cost: $45 general admission | $40 for Museum members (not yet a member? join today and save!)

Online ticket purchase is required in advance of the event. There is limited seating available, so register today!

Please Note: Limited seating available. An 80% refund will be issued if the participant cancels one week prior to the event. For cancellations made less than one week prior to the event, BRAHM will issue a refund IF the museum is able to fill the vacated spot.

Participants must be over 21 years of age, with valid ID in order to drink alcoholic beverages. Participants under 18 are

Register here.



This workshop has limited tickets to ensure social distancing. Everyone will have their own table to work at, with plenty of space in between. People who share the same house can work at the same table. Masks are required to enter the museum and participate in the class. All BRAHM staff will be masked.