blowing rock winterfest
find us on facebook


Tickets available online
(will incur a service fee) or at the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce (no service fee) located at: 132 Park Avenue, Blowing Rock Phone 828-295-7851


available Friday and Saturday at:

chamber logo

Blowing Rock
Chamber of Commerce

132 Park Avenue,
adjacent to Main Street.

*Please note that the information currently on this site is for the 2014 festival.

Join us Jan 22-25, 2015 for the best Winterfest yet!


Click Here For More Information on the Individual Events
For a printable schedule, Click Here



Wednesday , January 22nd

ROBERT MONDAVI WINE DINNER - The Best Cellar - $75 plus tax and gratuity. Stay tuned for more details! 


DAY ONE: Thursday, January 23
{Opening Day}

  • ALL DAY SHOP 'TIL YOU DROP - Shop in our boutiques and specialty gift stores in town and at The Tanger Outlet Center throughout the day.
  • WINTERFEAST 5:30pm - 9:00pm – A fabulous array of culinary delights as the best restaurants in the Blowing Rock area come together at Timberlake's Restaurant at Chetola Resort.  Join us for this annual dinner that will kick off Blowing Rock WinterFest 2014! Advance Tickets ($25 each) available online or at the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce (828.295.7851) Participating restaurants include Timberlake's Restaurant at Chetola Resort, The Best Cellar, The Chestnut Grill at the Green Park Inn, Canyons, Meadowbrook Inn and Foggy Rock with more to come! Tickets may be purchased at the door based on availability ($30). Seatings are 5:30, 6:45 and 8:00pm. Please limit dining to one hour as a courtesy to guests of the next seating.
  • COCOA AND CANVAS - 5:00-7:00pm at Blowing Rock Art and History Museum.  A fun, two hour art class for adults and children over 10. $40 for non-members, $35 for members. BRAHM provides cocoa and light refreshments. 
  • WINTER ALES CRAFT BEER TASTINGS - Foggy Rock Restaurant. Following each WinterFeast seating, come enjoy NC winter ales and meet the distributors. For the remainder of Winterfest weekend, Foggy Rock will be offering winter ale specials. 8180 Valley Blvd., Blowing Rock. 828-295-7262.
  •  WINTERFEAST AFTER PARTY - Twigs Restaurant. Live music by Klee and Mike.  8:00pm til midnight.  No cover. 



DAY TWO: Friday, January 24

  • WINTERFASHIONS SHOW - Meadowbrook Inn, 11:00am - $25 for lunch and a wonderful fashion show of winter and spring wear from the ladies shops in the village.  What a great time to spend with the girls! Call the Blowing Rock Chamber for tickets 828.295.7851. 
  • ALL DAY SHOP 'TIL YOU DROP -Shop in our boutiques and specialty gift stores in town and at The Tanger Outlet Center throughout the day.
  • BLOWING ROCK ART AND HISTORY MUSEUM - $3 discount on regular adult admission during WinterFest. 
  • BLOWING ROCK SCHOOL PTO SPAGHETTI DINNER AND BINGO - Blowing Rock School Cafeteria and Gymnasium, 5:00pm til 7:30pm.  $7 spaghetti dinner for adults, $4 for 12 and under.  $1 bingo cards.  Come out and for food, fun and fundraising for Blowing Rock's very special young residents! 
  • WINE FLIGHTS - Twigs RestaurantJoin us for dinner in the bar or restaurant and enjoy an expansive wine flights menu with over 20 choices from various world regions.  Reservations suggested for dining room seating.  5:30 - 10:00.   Live music by Chad Triplett. 9:00 to 1:00. No cover.

  • CHILLIN' WITH THE KING BEES - Blowing Rock School Auditorium 8pm.  Call the Blowing Rock Chamber for tickets 828.295.7851. 
  • APPALACHIAN SKI MOUNTAIN WINTERFEST SPECIAL EVENT - Appalachian Ski Mountain, 5pm til Midnight.  Special pricing on ski and snowboard lessons and ice skating; reservations required.  Come, make the most of SNOW!
  • BLU-BOP, A BELA FLECK TRIBUTE BAND - Canyons 9:30pm. Cover $10




DAY THREE: Saturday, January 25

  • ALL DAY SHOP 'TIL YOU DROP - Shop in our boutiques and specialty gift stores in town and at The Tanger Outlet Center throughout the day.
  • RAFFLE & SILENT AUCTION - 10am-4pm Purchase your raffle tickets for a chance to win fantastic prizes that include trips, hotel packages, ski packages and equipment, restaurants, etc. Don't forget the Silent Auction! Raffles will close at 3pm, Silent Auction will close at 4pm with prize pickup following.  Located in the Blowing Rock School Cafeteria on Morris Street. Proceeds benefit Mountain Alliance, a program to promote leadership and bring outdoors to youth.
  • THE POLAR PLUNGE - 10am Watch the fearless contenders take the Plunge into Chetola Lake. Sponsored by Chetola Resort. The #1 spectator sport in Blowing Rock. Don’t miss it! New Polar Plungers are welcome. It costs only $25 to jump. Proceeds to benefit Watauga Humane Society and Western Youth Network. 
  • CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES -11am -  3pm Parents are invited to accompany their children for activities such as crafts, reading and more. Activities scheduled in the Blowing Rock Recreation Center beside Memorial Park behind the Police Dept. Brought to you by High Country Girl Scouts.  And yes!  Girl Scout Cookies will be available for purchase!
  • CROSS-COUNTRY SKI & SNOW EQUIPMENT EXHIBITION - 10am - 5pm Join Blowing Rock Realty and SweetGrass for a cross-country ski and snow equipment exhibition on the beautiful grounds of SweetGrass in Blowing Rock (just off 221, approx. 6 miles outside of Blowing Rock). Enjoy games, prizes, a snowdog building contest, hot chocolate and cookies. Call 828-295-9861 for details and directions.
  • HOT CHOCOLATE – 10am Downtown Blowing Rock
  • BLOWING ROCK ART AND HISTORY MUSEUM - $3 discount on regular adult admission during WinterFest.
  • HAY RIDES -11am Downtown Blowing Rock - Brought to you by Country Boy Landscaping, pickup/load at the Blowing Rock Chamber 132 Park Ave.   
  • CHILLY CHILI COOKOFF! D-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s! -11am-2pm-ish. Taste a wide variety of chili! Restaurants, businesses and individuals will be serving up spicy or mild, chunky and smooth for your tasting pleasure. Located at the Blowing Rock School Gymnasium on Morris Street.  Tickets available at the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce, online, or at the door.  This is a fundraiser to buy playground equipment for the elementary school.  Come help us out!!!! 
  • SATURDAY JAM BRUNCH - 11am-2:30pm -Canyons Restaurant and Bar, 8960 Hwy. 321, Blowing Rock. No cover. (828-295-7661).
  • ICE CARVING DEMONSTRATION - Noon - 4pm Have we got a treat for you! This year watch the US Army Special Forces Ice Carving Team turn blocks of ice into enchanting works of art. FREE - Downtown Blowing Rock - Memorial Park
  • WINTERFEST WINE TASTING - 2pm - Held again this year at The Historic Green Park Inn. Enjoy tasting a wide selection of fabulous local, regional and international wines.   Representatives will be on hand to talk about the characteristics of the many different wines which will be available for purchase.  The WinterFest Wine Tasting is immediately followed by the Wine Auction.  Purchase Tickets at the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce or Online.
  • WINTERFEST WINE AUCTION - 4pm The Historic Green Park Inn - Let the bidding begin!  An outstanding selection of wines and other items will be auctioned at the 15th Annual WinterFest Wine Auction.  A big crowd always turns out so come early.
  • FIRE & ICE COCKTAIL FUNDRAISER - 5:30-7:30, Meadowbrook Inn- Four Seasons Ballroom  711 Main St Blowing Rock.  Mix and mingle with friends and visitors while enjoying a roaring fire, ice and vodkas, models in furs, and an array of diamonds for sale.           Tickets - 828-295-4300  $25

  • DUSK BONFIRE -Weather permitting in Memorial Park. Make your own toasted marshmallows or s'mores. All supplies provided.
  • SOUTHERN WINTERFEST JAM AND MOONSHINE TASTING - Twigs Restaurant  Live music by The Harris Brothers and many types of moonshine available for tasting.  9:00 to 1:00am.  No cover.

  • WINTERFEST MELTDOWN with the Buck Haggard Band Canyons Restaurant - 9:30pm.   Cover $5. 


DAY FOUR: Sunday, January 26

  • SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH @ CANYONS -  11am 'til 2:30pm  Todd Wright  and Friends. for more info. 
    • SUBWAY
  • ALL DAY SHOP 'TIL YOU DROP -Shop in our boutiques and specialty gift stores in town and at The Tanger Outlet Center throughout the day.
  • WINTERPAWS Dog Show -1:30pm Registration at 1:00pm. Located in the Blowing Rock School Gymnasium; Sponsored by the Watauga County Humane Society
  • WINTER ALES CRAFT BEER- Foggy Rock Restaurant. Come enjoy NC winter ales for the remainder of Winterfest weekend,.  Many winter ale specials. 8180 Valley Blvd., Blowing Rock. 828-295-7262.



Official Winterfest Merchandise is available at Sunset Tees & Hattery on Main Street in Blowing Rock



For more information about Winterfest Sponsorships, click here.


877-295-7801 or 828-295-7851