Celebrate a Weekend of Spectacular Events in Blowing Rock!
Blowing Rock is buzzing with excitement this weekend as it plays host to a delightful array of events that cater to various interests. From celebrating a century-old tradition at the Horse Show to exploring beautiful homes during the Tour of Homes, and enjoying the thrilling K9s in Flight show at Tweetsie, there's something for everyone in this charming town. And if you're a bookworm, we've got you covered with two fantastic writer events that promise to inspire and delight. So, mark your calendars and get ready to experience a weekend like no other!
The Horse Show Turns 100! Date: Ongoing through Sunday Location: Broyhill Equestrian Preserve
Step into a world of elegance, grace, and equestrian prowess as the Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show celebrates its centennial season! The show is already underway, with competitors showcasing their talents in the Hunter Jumper I divisions. Don't miss the chance to witness the captivating displays of skill and passion from riders and their magnificent horses.
The event is open to the public, so gather your friends and family and head over to the Broyhill Equestrian Preserve, conveniently located just a mile from Main Street. With an affordable admission fee of $10 per day, this is an opportunity to witness a century-old tradition that has become a cherished part of Blowing Rock's heritage. And here's a fun idea: show your support and welcome the competitors to town by hanging your show ribbons with pride!
Tour of Homes: A Feast for the Senses Date: Friday, 9 am - 4 pm Location: Various Homes in Blowing Rock
If you have a penchant for beautiful architecture and interior design, the annual Blowing Rock Tour of Homes is tailor-made for you! Presented by St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church, this much-anticipated event allows visitors to explore exquisite homes in the area. Immerse yourself in the charm and craftsmanship of each house as you stroll through their captivating spaces.
Tickets for the Tour of Homes are available this week at St. Mary's or online for $30 in advance. The best part? The proceeds from the event go towards supporting local non-profit organizations, making this tour a win-win for everyone involved. For all the details on the featured houses, transportation, and ticket purchasing, be sure to visit St. Mary's website.
Thrills and Excitement at Tweetsie Railroad Date: Saturday and Sunday Location: Tweetsie Railroad
Looking for some family-friendly fun? Head over to Tweetsie Railroad for the K9s in Flight Frisbee Dogs show! Enjoy the spectacle of these highly skilled and energetic dogs as they perform incredible stunts, catching frisbees with incredible precision and flair. And the best part? This special event is entirely free with your admission to Tweetsie Railroad.
While you're there, don't forget to check out some of the new rides at the park. Whether you're a returning visitor or it's your first time, there's always something new to discover at Tweetsie. Adam Wurtzel of WCCB had a firsthand look at the K9s in Flight and the exciting rides, so make sure to catch his interviews and fresh scenes from this exhilarating experience.
For all the book lovers out there, Blowing Rock has something special in store this week. Two distinguished authors are coming to town for book signing events that promise to ignite your passion for literature and storytelling.
On Thursday, July 27th at 4:30 pm, make your way to the Blowing Rock Community Library to meet Randy Johnson, an acclaimed author known for his regional guidebooks, including the award-winning "Grandfather Mountain: The History and Guide to an Appalachian Icon." Randy's expertise on local trails will surely leave you inspired to explore the natural wonders of the Appalachian region.
On Saturday, July 29th at 11 am, head to the Take Heart Boutique, where Barbara McKay awaits to share her delightful book, "Coming Home: Recipes and Reflections from a Life in the Spotlight." As a seasoned on-air personality, businesswoman, and host of numerous cooking shows, Barbara's book is a treasure trove of culinary wonders and personal reflections that will warm your heart.
Both events are free, so don't miss this chance to engage with these talented authors, get your books signed, and perhaps even uncover a new favorite read!
With so many exciting events happening this weekend in Blowing Rock, there's no reason to stay indoors. Embrace the festivities, savor the moments, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you're a sports enthusiast, an architecture admirer, a dog lover, or a bookworm, Blowing Rock has the perfect experience waiting for you. So, gather your loved ones and immerse yourself in the vibrant charm of this enchanting town!