I really wanted to go to Blowing Rock this Fall. I fell in love with North Carolina’s “Prettiest Small Town” when we visited about a month a go. Unfortunately I have to miss Fall in Blowing Rock this year – But there is still time for you to head up the mountain to see the beauty of the changing colors!
This October is special in Blowing Rock, with the grand opening of the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum which opened on Saturday, October 1.
The museum is located in the heart of downtown Blowing Rock, where it will host exhibits, educational programs and classes that promote the visual arts, history and heritage of the mountains of Western North Carolina. Opening museum exhibits include Elliott Daingerfield: His Art and Life in Blowing Rock; The Blowing Rock: A Natural Draw, highlighting the town’s famous rock outcropping; and The Historic Hotels of Blowing Rock. For more information, visit blowingrockmuseum.org.
Many other October events and activities in Blowing Rock give visitors additional reasons to come and stay. These include outdoor concerts, Mountain Home Music at the Blowing Rock School auditorium, regular performances at the Hayes Center, wine and cheese classes and weekly offerings of fresh food products at the Farmers Market. The final Art in the Park weekend and the Blowing Rock Halloween Festival bookend the month.
A full listing of Blowing Rock events in October is at blowingrock.com/calendar.php.
With the color season already underway, Amanda Lugenbell, Assistant Director, Blowing Rock TDA, encourages early visitation: “Next week is wide open for many of our accommodations, with occupancy increasing later in October. Of course, it will always be easier to find places to stay midweek rather than on October weekends.”
Seeing all these beautiful pictures really bums me out that I will not be able to go this year – But maybe you can! Wouldn’t you like to see this beauty with your own eyes?