Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Big goings-on in Blowing Rock

The quaint, picturesque village of Blowing Rock will be busy over the next several months. Its 44th annual Art in the Park will be held one Saturday over the next six months, according to Scott Seaman of the Blowing Rock Victorian Inn. The dates for the event are May 13th, June 10th, July 15th, August 12th, September 19th and October 7th from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the American Legion Grounds in Blowing Rock.

In addition, the village will be hosting Celtic Festival 2006 on May 20th from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. "by the lake," with a concert to follow at 7.

The Guilde of St. Andrew of North Carolina recreates the ambiance, intrigue and pagentry of the 16th century noble and royal life, with particular emphasis on the Court of Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots.

Be sure to enjoy turkey legs, roasted corn on the cob, Celtic beers and drink. You can also trace your family roots, see Falconry demonstrations and much more.

(Here's a plug for the Victorian Inn.)

1 comment:

Becky Lail said...

What a great place for "anything"!
Blowing Rock is full of culture and
famous people from all over. Jan Karon, probably one of the most renowned authors, wrote her "Mitford" novels using Blowing Rock as the backdrop, and using Blowing Rock natives as material for her characters. Jerry Burns, editor of the local newspaper, ran her first stories in his paper, until the demand was so great, that they had to be "books". I would have to say some of my favorite vacations as a child were spent in Blowing Rock, and eating at the Farm House, with live entertainment performed by college students from surrounding schools.
What a great place!