Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Fall in BR

Those that know me know that Blowing Rock is one of my favorite places in the state, and also in the world. Perhaps there is no better time of year than autum to enjoy everything that "BR" has to offer. (And we are, after all, officially in to autumn.)

Here are just a sampling of the festivals and events coming up in the High Country.

-Tweetsie Railroad Ghost Train - Oct 3 thru Nov 1
-Blowing Rock Fall Weekend - Oct 4 & 5 -- a personal favorite.
"Join us in Blowing Rock for two popular events back-to-back. Art in the Park will take place on Saturday fron 10am-5pm. This juried art show features over 100 artists, and is the last show of the year. On Sunday, enjoy the sounds of Die Rheinlanders Oktoberfest Band. This group is one of the most anticipated of the year. The free concert will begin at 4pm in Blowing Rock Memorial Park on Main Street."
-Autumn at Oz - Oct 4 & 5
"Join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion, the Tin Man and Toto! Once a year, the gates to the theme park open to greet visitors for the Autumn at Oz Festival, where colorful scenes and characters bring the beloved story of the Wizard of Oz to life. The 15th anniversary of Autumn at Oz also features a mini-museum, delectable treats and face painting! Beech Mountain. Call the Beech Mountain Chamber of Commerce for more information: 1-800-468-5506"

-17th Annual Oktoberfest at Sugar Mountain - Oct 11 & 12

-28th Annual Apple Festival at Hickory Ridge Homestead- Oct 11

-31st Annual Woolly Worm Festival - Oct 20 & 21 - never been to this but have ALWAYS wanted to. A North Carolina legend.
"This is one of the most highly anticipated and well-attended events in the High Country. Woolly Worms are the feature attraction here, when the caterpillars are raced upward on lanes of string in a chase for prize money and public acclaim. The champion woolly worm is examined by festival forecasters who pronounce an official forecast for winter based upon the particular coloration of the victorious caterpillar. Food, Crafts, fun for everyone! Banner Elk.

-30th Annual Valle Country Fair - Oct 18
-Haunted Horn - to be announced
-3rd Annual Valle Crucis Punkin Festival - Oct 25
-Blowing Rock Halloween Festival - Oct 25

And as if that's not enough, don't forget the Blowing Rock fall foliage!

1 comment:

M. Lail said...

One thing I've noticed for all you Facebook users out there: You can now be a "Friend" of Blowing Rock.