June 2017

July 2017

4th of July Festival & Parade

Sat, July 01

Join us for the 4th of July at our festival and parade on Saturday July 1st, 2017. Activities include park games, airwalks, watermelon eating contests, music, and dancing! The parade will take place on Main St, and will be followed by fireworks on Saturday! Catch the Park Dance on Sunday!...

Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation Special Tour of Moses Cone Park

Thu, July 06

At 11 am Gary Johnson and Willa Mays will meet people at Flat Top Manor to walk around outside and share the plans for the immediate landscape and new exhibits. Bring your own water bottle- no refreshments....

Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation Special Lecture: This Historic and Cultural Significance of Moses Cone Memorial Park

Thu, July 06

he Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation invites you to a special discussion about the history and cultural significance of Moses H. Cone Memorial Park and its future. Wine and cheese will be served at 5:30 p.m. with the talk beginning at 6 p.m....

First Friday Sip & Shop

Fri, July 07

Participating Blowing Rock merchants invite you to join them on the first Friday of the month for a "happy hour" style stroll where you can sip and shop in downtown stores. Stop by your favorite shops, or check out a new one! Free refreshments at participating locations....

Presentations from the NCSSM Summer Accelerator Program

Fri, July 07

Presentations from the NCSSM Summer Accelerator Program Attendees on July 7th at 3:30 pm at the Chamber Board Room ...

2nd Annual Rubber Duck Regatta

Sat, July 08

The 2nd Annual Ducky Regatta offers something for everyone! There will be prizes for the top two winners in each heat, culminating in $300 in cash prizes for the final race. Bring your family and join us from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. We will have food, live music, children's games and activities (...

Blowing Rock Young Professionals Meetup

Mon, July 10

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Town Council

Tue, July 11

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Art in the Park

Sat, July 15

Art in the Park is host to 90 artisans at each show. Some of the best local and regional artists and craftspeople showcase their handcrafted jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass, photography, painting and more. 2017 show dates: May 20, June 10, July 15, August 12, September 9, and October 7....

Concert in the Park

Sun, July 16

Original soul americana music would best describe Ashley Heath. Raised in the foothills of Appalachia, she has developed a strong passion for country, blues, and folk music. In March of 2015, Heath decided to go full time into singing and playing music, quit her part time job as a barista in downtow...

Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show Hunter/Jumper

Tue, July 25

Watch the horses and their riders navigate the courses in several daily prize divisions!...

Blowing Rock Tour of Homes

Fri, July 28

The 2017 Tour of Homes will be on Friday, July 28. The tour will include five beautiful Blowing Rock homes. Transportation will be provided. Walking to the homes will be an option for guests. The tour begins at 9:00, the last tickets will be sold at 3:00, and the houses close at 5:00. The Annua...

Symphony by the Lake

Fri, July 28

Enjoy a night of pop and classical performances by the Symphony of the Mountains under the evening sky. Bring your own picnic, make reservations for the patio, or enjoy a boxed dinner for the lawn from Chetola Resort. The fireworks finale brings the night to an exciting close....

August 2017

MOVIES AT THE MUSEUM: DESPERATE MAN BLUES

Tue, August 23

Directed by Ed Gillan, Desperate Man Blues tells the story of self-proclaimed king of record collectors Joseph E. Bussard, Jr. of Frederick, Maryland. Joe has amassed probably the greatest collection of 78 rpm recordings of country, blues, jazz, Cajun, and gospel music in the world. He has spent mos...

Board Meeting

Wed, August 02

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First Friday Sip & Shop

Fri, August 04

Participating Blowing Rock merchants invite you to join them on the first Friday of the summer months for a "happy hour" style stroll where you can sip and shop in downtown stores. Stop by your favorite shops, or check out a new one! Free refreshments at participating locations....

Town Council

Tue, August 08

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Shagging at the Rock

Sat, August 12

Enjoy performances by The Tams, The Original Drifters, and more great Beach Music bands at the first annual Shagging at the Rock Festival! Tickets on sale June 15....

Art in the Park

Sat, August 12

Art in the Park is host to 90 artisans at each show. Some of the best local and regional artists and craftspeople showcase their handcrafted jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass, photography, painting and more. 2017 show dates: May 20, June 10, July 15, August 12, September 9, and October 7....

Concert in the Park

Sun, August 13

The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) is the world’s largest not-for-profit songwriters trade association. Established in 1967, the membership of more than 5,000 active and professional members spans the United States and foreign countries. NSAI is dedicated to protecting...

Young Professionals of Blowing Rock

Mon, August 14

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Community Foundation Golf Tournament

Sat, August 19

Golf Schramble: Two Net Best Balls of Foursome. All players tee off and select the best located team member’s tee shot. All players count this shot as their first stroke. From this selected location, all players will play their own ball into the hole. This method of play applies to all hol...

Art Ball

Sat, August 19

SAVE THE DATE: More details to be announced soon!...

Executive Board Meeting

Tue, August 22

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Business After Hours

Tue, August 22

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Community Foundation Game Day

Fri, August 25

Bridging Support for our Community – Game Day play begins at 10am and ends at 2:30pm with lunch being served at 12:30pm. Register all players for your table game of choice. $35 per player (Includes lunch. $20 goes to the Blowing Rock Community Foundation and will be tax deductible) Play...

Community Foundation Tennis & Croquet Tournaments

Sat, August 26

The format will be determined by the number of teams playing in each division. It will be designed to maximize your playing time. Levels of play: All levels of play are welcomed. A handicap system will be implemented to create a level field of competition. 9-11:30 am, Tennis doubles event with...

Community Foundation Awards Cocktail Party

Sat, August 26

Cocktail hour (6:30pm – 7:30pm) followed by cash bar. Dress Code: No blue jeans, no shirts without collars, no short shorts, no tank tops....

Groovy Nights

Sun, August 27

Everyone’s favorite event is back! We’ll close out the 28th Annual Community Days with Groovy Nights! Held at Blowing Rock Country Club. Cash bar. $35 per person (tax deductible)...

Groovy Nights

Mon, August 28

Everyone’s favorite event is back! We’ll close out the 28th Annual Community Days with Groovy Nights! Held at Blowing Rock Country Club. Cash bar. $35 per person (tax deductible)...

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

Tue, August 29

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September 2017

Art in the Park

Sat, September 10

An outdoor juried art and craft show featuring 90 artists. Each artist invites you to stop by his or her tent and check out unique pieces. Enjoy pottery, fiber, glass, paintings, drawings, sculpture, fine crafts, and more. Prices for items range from $5 to $500, so come find your one-of-a-kind treas...

Summer Gatherings at Rustic

Sat, September 10

Join us for live music with our friend Cody Mitchell, hors d'oeuvres made with our Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars, and complimentary refreshments. Free and open to the public. We look forward to welcoming you!...

Sunday Concert in the Park

Sun, September 11

Each Sunday after Art in the Park from May through September, bring a chair or blanket and enjoy FREE entertainment at the gazebo in Memorial Park in Blowing Rock. The American Legion Hall is the backup venue in case of inclement weather. Concerts begin at 4:00pm. May 7th: Shelby Moore â€â...

Groovy Nights Variety Show

Sun, September 18

Fun Variety Show with refreshments. Part of the Community Foundation fundraiser, benefiting charities and kids in Blowing Rock. Three shows! Call to get tickets/register....

Groovy Nights Variety Show

Tue, September 20

Fun Variety Show with refreshments. Part of the Community Foundation fundraiser, benefiting charities and kids in Blowing Rock. Three shows! Call to get tickets/register....

Groovy Nights Variety Show

Fri, September 23

Fun Variety Show with refreshments. Part of the Community Foundation fundraiser, benefiting charities and kids in Blowing Rock. Three shows! Call to get tickets/register....

Blowing Rock Fall Classic

Sat, September 24

72-mile cycling event through Blowing Rock area, from the coordinators of Blood, Sweat & Gears and the Beech Mountain Metric. ...

The Blue Ridge Ascent

Sun, September 25

Bike, run, give back! Challenge yourself while surrounded by the natural beauty of the most picturesque mountain community in the High Country and help those in need! Three options for participation. Registration ranges $25 - $50 and includes a t-shirt and post-race refreshments. ...

Love Local, Share More Oasis Benefit

Thu, September 29

Benefit for OASIS in Boone, who work tirelessly to end domestic and sexual violence in our community. Gamekeeper will be donating a portion of their total sales. Donations start at 10%, If they have 100 diners, OASIS will receive 35% of the evening's sales. Also, select bottles of wine are 1/2 Price...

Howl-O-Ween

Fri, September 30

The sale will include holiday items and decor and winter items. We are also going to have a terrific photo opportunity outside of the building for people to come bring their pets for pictures with our veteri-scare-ian. We will also have adoptable kittens there to pose with people in our Hissing Boot...

First Friday Sip & Shop

Fri, September 01

Participating Blowing Rock merchants invite you to join them on the first Friday of the summer months for a "happy hour" style stroll where you can sip and shop in downtown stores. Stop by your favorite shops, or check out a new one! Free refreshments at participating locations....

Groovy Nights

Fri, September 01

Everyone’s favorite event is back! We’ll close out the 28th Annual Community Days with Groovy Nights! Held at Blowing Rock Country Club. Cash bar. $35 per person (tax deductible)...

Board Meeting

Wed, September 06

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Art in the Park

Sat, September 09

Art in the Park is host to 90 artisans at each show. Some of the best local and regional artists and craftspeople showcase their handcrafted jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass, photography, painting and more. 2017 show dates: May 20, June 10, July 15, August 12, September 9, and October 7....

Concert in the Park

Sun, September 10

Shelby Rae Moore is a phenomenon! At barely twenty years of age, she has been wowing audiences for years with her voice, style, poise, stage presence and repertoire. Having grown up in a musical family, she began singing at a very early age and has evolved into a seasoned professional. She ha...

Blowing Rock Young Professionals Meetup

Mon, September 11

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Town Council

Tue, September 12

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The Blowing Rock Music Festival

Sat, September 16

Outdoor event, rain or shine, at The Blowing Rock Attraction! Americana, Blues, Folk, Rock, and Jazz. Tickets will be sold at the Blowing Rock Attraction, the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce, and the Boone Chamber of Commerce. VIP tents available, lawn chairs and coolers welcome. Gates open at 9am,...

Business After Hours

Tue, September 19

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Executive Board Meeting

Tue, September 26

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Partner Appreciation Gala

Tue, September 26

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Ghost Train Halloween Festival at Tweetsie Railroad

Fri, September 29

It's scary fun for the whole family! Enjoy ghastly attractions, including Chost Train rides, the Haunted House, and the Freaky Forest, available only for Ghost Train hours. Separate park admission; regular park activities available 9am-6pm, with Ghost Train fun from 7:30 to 11:30pm. Advance tickets ...

October 2017

Scholars and Scones: Blue Ridge Conquistadors: The Story of the Berry Site and the Exploring Joara Foundation

Thu, October 06

It might be hard to believe, but the southern Appalachians became the linchpin for the future of Spanish colonialism in what is now known as the United States. This talk will explore why Juan Pardo's 1567 mission was so important and how archaeologists are now able to tell the tale. Find out ways th...

Art in the Park

Sat, October 08

An outdoor juried art and craft show featuring 90 artists. Each artist invites you to stop by his or her tent and check out unique pieces. Enjoy pottery, fiber, glass, paintings, drawings, sculpture, fine crafts, and more. Prices for items range from $5 to $500, so come find your one-of-a-kind treas...

Summer Gatherings at Rustic

Sat, October 08

Join us for live music with our friend Cody Mitchell, hors d'oeuvres made with our Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars, and complimentary refreshments. Free and open to the public. We look forward to welcoming you!...

Pet Supplies Plus Adoption Event

Fri, October 14

Your Best Friend is Waiting! Please join the Watauga Humane Society at Pet Supplies Plus for an Adoption Event on Friday, October 14th from 11am - 4pm. We will have lots of animals available for adoption and would love to help you find your Best Friend! www.wataugahumanesociety.org ...

39th Annual Woolly Worm Festival

Sat, October 15

There will be tons of family fun, food and craft vendors. Don't forget to bring your woolly worm for the Big Woolly Worm race! First prize is $1000 cash!...

SNIPS Craft Sale

Sat, October 15

There will be an array of handmade crafts to include jewelry, notecards, coasters & trivets, dog toys, cat toys, dog bandanas, knitted hats, blankets, scarves, lavender sachets, yard art, magnets and much, much more! All proceeds from sales benefit the public low-cost spay neuter programs of the WHS...

SNIPS Craft Sale

Tue, October 18

SNIPS Craft Sale sponsored by the NSCS (National Society of Collegiate Scholars) in the Plemmons Hall Student Union of the ASU Campus. There will be an array of handmade crafts to include jewelry, notecards, coasters & trivets, dog toys, cat toys, dog bandanas, knitted hats, blankets, scarves, lave...

SNIPS Craft Sale

Sat, October 22

SNIPS Craft Sale at Mast Store Downtown Boone. There will be an array of handmade crafts to include jewelry, notecards, coasters & trivets, dog toys, cat toys, dog bandanas, knitted hats, blankets, scarves, lavender sachets, yard art, magnets and much, much more! All proceeds from sales benefit the...

Monique Carr: “Plein Air Fragrances

Sat, October 22

You're invited to meet award-winning Modern Impressionist plein air painter Monique Carr on Saturday, Oct. 22. Hear her story at Alta Vista Gallery in Valle Crucis, NC, at the opening reception for her new show, “Plein Air Fragrances," which is hanging now through Nov. 14. The event is from ...

Movies at the Museum: Night of the Hunter

Tue, October 25

With Halloween just around the corner, are you ready to get a little spooked? If so, come join us for classic thriller Night of the Hunter. Based on the Southern Gothic novel by Davis Grubb, Night of the Hunter was adapted for the screen by well-known author James Agee (A Death in the Family) and ...

Creepy Crafts & Spooky Stories

Sat, October 29

Come hear spooky (but not that spooky!), live, Halloween storytelling with your little ones at BRAHM! Afterwards join us to create a creepy craft that you can take home. Halloween costumes encouraged....

Blowing Rock Halloween Festival

Sat, October 29

All free and open to the public! -Creepy Crafts for kids at the Museum 2-3pm -Air walks in Memorial Park 3-8pm -Games & a Fun House in the Recreation Center for the Kids! 3-5:30pm -Hay Rides through Blowing Rock with Tom: 4-8pm (Meet in Memorial Park) -THE MONSTER MARCH: Line up at the American Legi...

War of the Worlds

Sat, October 29

An adaptation of Orson Welles' famous 1938 broadcast, "The War of the Worlds." Performed live just like they did on the Mercury Theatre sound stage in 1938 including the sound effects being performed on stage by foley artists. The show is approx. 1 hour in length and is suitable for all ages....

Board Meeting

Wed, October 04

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First Friday Sip & Shop

Fri, October 06

Participating Blowing Rock merchants invite you to join them on the first Friday of the month for a "happy hour" style stroll where you can sip and shop in downtown stores. Stop by your favorite shops, or check out a new one! Free refreshments at participating locations....

Art in the Park

Sat, October 07

Art in the Park is host to 90 artisans at each show. Some of the best local and regional artists and craftspeople showcase their handcrafted jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass, photography, painting and more. 2017 show dates: May 20, June 10, July 15, August 12, September 9, and October 7....

Blowing Rock Young Professionals Meetup

Mon, October 09

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Town Council

Tue, October 10

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Business After Hours

Tue, October 17

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Executive Board Meeting

Tue, October 24

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Halloween Parade

Sat, October 28

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November 2017

Thanksgiving Buffet

Thu, November 24

Open for Two seatings at 12:30pm & 3:00pm. Bountiful Thanksgiving Buffet with live music featuring Amantha Mill. Reservations required. 828-295-4300...

Christmas in the Park & Lighting of the Town

Fri, November 25

Santa, hot chocolate, carols, and music! Entertainment in the park and family fun all afternoon. ...

Annual Thanksgiving Kiln Opening at Bolick & Traditions Pottery

Sat, November 26

Be present at 10:00 a.m. to watch us unload the wood kiln, and them make your selection. Items in the wood kiln will include work from Bolick's and from Traditions. With face jugs such as Santas, wizards and cry babies, Rebekah pitchers, candlesticks, sculpted chickens, and other traditional wares. ...

Annual Christmas Open House

Sat, November 26

May you feel the peace that is the Miracle of Christmas. This painting is "Glimmer of Hope" by Jeremy Sams. May we all have hope… and faith, grace, peace, and love. Please bring friends and come celebrate with us on Saturday, Nov. 26, at our Annual Christmas Open House, from 11 a.m. to 5 p...

SNIPS Craft Sale at Mast Annex, Valle Crucis 11/26/2016 11am - 3pm

Sat, November 26

SNIPS Craft Sale at Mast Annex Store in Valle Crucis. There will be an array of handmade crafts to include Holiday gift items, jewelry, notecards, coasters & trivets, dog toys, cat toys, dog bandanas, knitted hats, blankets, scarves, magnets and much, much more! All proceeds from sales benefit the...

Holiday Open House

Sat, November 26

Holiday Open House will feature music, kids' crafts, and cookies. The event is free and open to the public....

Blowing Rock Christmas Parade

Sat, November 26

Annual holiday celebration on Main Street! ...

Blowing Rock Young Professionals Meetup

Mon, November 13

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Town Council

Tue, November 14

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Chamber Board Retreat

Wed, November 15

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Business After Hours

Tue, November 21

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Christmas Parade

Sat, November 25

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Executive Board Meeting

Tue, November 28

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December 2017

Festival of Trees

Thu, December 01

Over 75 beautiful themed trees and wreaths on display! Bid on your favorites to take them home. Donations accepted as admission, proceeds benefit Western Youth Network....

Women's Fund of the Blue Ridge Holiday Cocktail Party & Shopping Bazaar

Thu, December 01

The Women's Fund of the Blue Ridge is hosting their annual Holiday Cocktail Party & Shopping Bazaar on December 1st at Chetola Resort from 3-6pm. All are invited to come eat, drink, and shop, and learn how to get involved in upcoming events. A portion of vendors’ proceeds benefits The Women...

2nd Annual Peabody's Holiday Wine Event

Fri, December 02

Join us on Friday for the 2nd annual Peabody's Holiday Wine Event at Gk. Call us at gk to reserve your place and buy your ticket ~ (828) 963-7400. (By the way, we'll be serving regular dinner menu starting at 8.)...

Santa at the Rock!

Sat, December 03

Come See Santa at The Blowing Rock! Saturday, November 26th, December 3rd, 10th and Sunday Dec. 18th, 1–3pm...

SNIPS Craft Sale at WHS Santa Paws 12/3/2016 1pm - 4pm

Sat, December 03

SNIPS Craft Sale at Santa Paws at the WHS Adoption Center. There will be an array of handmade crafts to include holiday items, jewelry, notecards, coasters & magnets, and much, much more! All proceeds from sales benefit the public low cost spay neuter program of the WHS SNIPS (Spay Neuter is a Pos...

Toy Drive at The Gamekeeper

Wed, December 07

Join us next Wednesday, 12.7, for a hip Toy Drive, benefiting #ChildrensHopeAlliance, the #HospitalityHouse and others needing help making Christmas merry. #HandlebarBetty will be throwing down some tunes. No dinner service, but don't fret! We'll be offering bar menu -http://gamekeeper-nc.com/gk-bar...

Winter Exhibition Celebration

Thu, December 08

The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum (BRAHM) invites the community to celebrate the grand opening of several exhibitions with a reception on Thursday, December 8, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. The Museum will provide free admission, refreshments, hors d’oeuvres, and live music throughout the eveni...

Holiday Stroll

Fri, December 09

Join us in Blowing Rock for the Holiday Stroll, a celebration of winter and the Christmas season in December. It’s like a town-wide holiday open house! On Friday, December 9 from 5 to 8pm, local businesses and organizations present an evening of fun surrounded by the twinkling lights of the s...

SNIPS Holiday Craft Sale at The Pet Place 12/10/2016 12pm - 3pm

Sat, December 10

SNIPS Craft Sale at The Pet Place (Harris Teeter Shopping Center) in Boone. There will be an array of handmade crafts to include Holiday gift items, jewelry, notecards, coasters & trivets, dog toys, cat toys, dog bandanas, knitted hats, blankets, scarves, magnets and much, much more! All proceeds ...

Christmas Singalong

Thu, December 15

Come sing in Christmas at BRAHM with our wintertime sing-along! We'll enjoy cider while sharing carols and other Christmastime tunes! Free....

An Ensemble Christmas

Sat, December 17

Blowing Rock's own Ensemble Stage presents its annual holiday variety show! Always a big hit, the show is patterned after the Andy Williams and Bing Crosby TV holiday specials from the 1960’s and 70’s with women in beautiful ball gowns, guys in tuxedos, lots of singing, dancing and a f...

Santa at the Rock!

Sun, December 18

Come See Santa at The Blowing Rock! Sunday, December 18th, 1–3pm...

An Ensemble Christmas

Sun, December 18

Blowing Rock's own professional theater group, Ensemble Stage, presents its annual holiday variety show! Always a big hit, the show is patterned after the Andy Williams and Bing Crosby TV holiday specials from the 1960’s and 70’s with women in beautiful ball gowns, guys in tuxedos, lot...

Christmas Day Skiing

Sun, December 25

The slopes will be open from 1 to 10 p.m. on Sunday, December 25. The day will serve as a fundraiser for Appalachian Ski Mtn's ski patrol and customers who purchase their tickets online before Dec. 25 will receive a 50 percent discount!...

New Year's Eve Fireworks and Torchlight Skiing

Sat, December 31

Join us for New Year's Eve and ring in 2017 in style! Fireworks, torchlight skiing and more! Moonlight ice skating from 10 pm to midnight.Festive Restaurant Specials also available from 9pm to midnight....

Board Meeting

Wed, December 06

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Blowing Rock Young Professionals Meetup

Mon, December 11

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Town Council

Tue, December 12

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Chamber of Commerce Holiday Party

Tue, December 12

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Executive Board Meeting

Wed, December 27

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January 2017

Thursdays

Blowing Rock Farmer's Market

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The market is located on Park Avenue in Blowing Rock. Our 2017 season will begin on May 25th and will occur every Thursday from 4 pm – 6 pm until October...