Blowing Rock Winterfest

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Blowing Rock Winterfest

Don't Hibernate, Celebrate! Blowing Rock celebrates winter with lots of fun and events for the whole family- from the Polar Plunge to Ice Carving, hayrides to wine tasting. Join us for this four-day, Thursday through Sunday festival! January 24-27, 2019.

About the festival: In 1997, Blowing Rock business owners got together and decided to create a festival to celebrate the fun side of winter – and Blowing Rock WinterFest debuted in January 1998.Events have been added including wine tasting, ice carving demonstrations, live music and an adorable dog show, WinterPaws. Not only is WinterFest a blast, it has raised thousands of dollars to help various charitable causes.

Whethher the temps are a balmy 50 degrees or 30 degrees and snowing, attendees make this an annual winter trek because of the variety of events and entertainment available to them.

As WinterFest continued, it grew and become recognized by many. Travel Leisure magazine named Blowing Rock “one of America’s Prettiest Winter Towns,” AAA named WinterFest one of the “Top Pick” events, and Southeastern Tourism Society named it a Top 20 Event.

Ice Carving demonstrations, live music, WinterPaws, a dog show, beer garden, fashion show, wine tastings and seminars are just a few of the most favored events.

For the shopper in you, many businesses in Blowing Rock are open each day, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., for Shop Til You Drop.

When: January 24-27, 2019.
Where: In and around Blowing Rock
Cost: Please see individual event descriptions for ticket pick-up and check-in details at

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