Meet the candidates and hear their answers
to the top challenges of Blowing Rock!
Questions? Call the Chamber at
MEGA Networking Event!
Regional Business After Hours with FIVE
Area Chambers of Commerce
Tuesday, October 17th, 5 pm - 7 pm
Blue Ridge Mountain Club (BRMC)
BRMC welcomes the Ashe, Blowing Rock,
Boone, Caldwell and Wilkes Chambers of Commerce to Business After Hours
with a “Sneak Peek” of their amenity center! The event will be held on the
“Event Terrace” of the new Village Center.
Appetizers and beverages will be provided.
Shuttle available for Chamber members!
Please consider bringing a donation for
the canned food drive!
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"I use steel alphabet, number, design
stamps, a hammer and a metal base block to impress personalized phrases or
designs onto metal blanks. Each strike of the hammer creates a single
impression onto the metal and therefore creates a unique piece each time. My
product line includes items for children, women, men, pets and even
luggage. The most popular creations are my personalized set of golf ball
markers, my domed pet ID tags, the 'My-Granbabies' necklace and anything
with a military flair. (I carry dog tags in several sizes!) I also create
bracelets, earrings, suitcase tags, collar stays, tackle box rings, quote
keychains and tons more...about 150 pre-made designs."
Fall Leaves Promotion at The Village Inns
of Blowing Rock!
It's everyone's favorite time of year
From apple picking to pumpkin spiced
everything, it's the time to relax and enjoy the simple things in life
before the stress of the holidays takes our full attention. Trick-or-Treat
yourself to the calm beauty of Blowing Rock at the Village Inn, Ridgeway Inn
or Hillwinds Inn of Blowing Rock, and enjoy the famous foliage of the Blue
Ridge Parkway and Grandfather Mountain.
Use Promo Code FALL LEAVES to save 15% on
your new favorite fall tradition. Available through November 15, 2017.
Any time Kevin Harvick®, driver of the No.
4 Ford Fusion, finishes in the top 10 in a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
race, you get a free Bloomin' Onion® the Monday immediately following
the race. Just say "Bloomin' Monday" to your server.
Games, live music, new seasonal menu &
brews and more!
For more information, call 828.295.9819
Canned Food Drive
October 14th - October 21st
Appalachian State University Campus
Here, in Watauga County, 24.2% of children
live in food insecure homes. Of the general population, over 8,000 people
don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Last year, the Appalachian
Ambassadors raised over 30,000 pounds of food for the Hunger and Health
Coalition. This year their goal, with the assistance of Gamma Iota
Sigma, is to collect over 25,000 pounds of food for the Hunger and Health
Additional drop off site! Donations will
be accepted at Business After Hours at Blue Ridge Mountain Club on Tuesday,
October 17th. Please consider bringing canned goods to this event or making
a monetary donation to the cause.
Saturday & Sunday, October 15th &
10 am - 5 pm
Sugar Mountain Resort
Sugar Mountain has lots of reasons for you
to grab your beer stein, put on your lederhosen or dirndl and bring your
appreciation for local school-age band music! Oktoberfestfeatures Bavarian music, German & American food,
children's fun center (hayrides, corn hole, pumpkin bowling & more!)
craft vendors, costume contest and barrels of beverages!
Admission, parking and shuttle service are
For additional information please call
828.898.4521 or visit the website.
Meta Gatschenberger Photo Exhibit
October 15th - November 30th
Cannon Memorial Hospital
Award winning Macro Photographer, Meta
Gatschenberger of Blowing Rock, will be exhibiting her framed prints of
Western North Carolina at the Cannon Memorial Hospital Art Gallery in
Linville. The exhibit will run from October 15th through November 30th, 2017.
Framed Prints will be available for sale.
Be part of the 3rd Annual Festival of
Trees at Chetola Resort this holiday season!
Decorate a 3' - 6' tree and make a
difference in your community. Your donation helps fill Western Youth
Network's mission, “To build kids of character and confidence so that every
person in the High Country reaches their full potential.”
Themes are on a first come, first served
basis. Registration deadline: October 20th
Brought to you by a partnership between
the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum and Appalachian State University!
Movie Day is a nation-wide movement that celebrates amateur filmmaking
and provides the opportunity for individuals and families to see and share
their own home movies with a community audience.
Free and open to the public. Parking is
available in the Library Deck.
Join us for an evening with James Beard
award-winning author Ronni Lundy and Appalachian chefs John Dean of the New
Public House and Shelley Cooper of Dancing Bear Lodge.
The locally-sourced dinner will feature
dishes featured in Lundy's Victuals, a James Beard
award-winning cookbook that presents a tapestry of stories,
photographs, and recipes that documents the evolution of Appalachian
Proceeds benefit Blue Ridge Women in
Agriculture's work to strengthen our local food system.
This year’s High Country Food Summit, a
gathering of scholars, farmers and food lovers, explores the theme “Dynamic
Traditions, Resourceful Communities.” Highlights include a
conversation with Ronni Lundy, author of Victuals, as well as an exploration of how communities are building
economic and ecological wealth from food waste. The afternoon will examine
the issue of food waste and how composting at the community scale can
maximize and localize benefits. Other activities will encourage
attendees to explore what makes High Country communities both unique and
uniquely regenerative: self-healing, self-sustaining, innovative and
The Hunger and Health Coalition is
bringing back the Masquerade Ball for year three! The last two have been
downright stellar, raising over $20,000 for the Hunger & Health
Coalition's programs to help those in need in our community.
Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served along
with a cash bar! The costumes, dancing, drinks and performances from
Appalachian Musical Theatre Ensemble will all be back too, plus visits with
fortune tellers and tarot card readers and even more surprises and twists!
To Volunteer or become an event sponsor,
please call Elizabeth Young at 828.262.1628.
Be sure to visit our website calendar for information on other and future events!
Community Events & News
2018 Community Calendar
Does your local organization have a public
event planned for 2018? Send the date to Amanda at the TDA so she can include it in the
2018 Blowing Rock Community Calendar! This is the printed calendar that is
distributed at Town Hall and at the Chamber of Commerce. This year's photos
will be gathered from historical archives.
Deadline: October 25th.
Hwy 321 Open House
Thursday, October 12th, 4 pm - 7 pm
Broyhill Center, Lenoir
The NC Department of Transportation
invites citizens and business owners to a public meeting regarding the
proposed widening of US 321 between US 70 in Hickory and Southwest
Boulevard in Lenoir. Read More
High Country Halloween Roundup
There’s a lot of Halloween fun to be had
in the High Country! Festivals, haunted houses, parades and kid friendly
For a list of area Halloween happenings,
Chamber Events, Information & Meetings
Blowing Rock Farmers Market: Thursday, October 12th at 4 pm, Park
Avenue - Last one of the season!
Candidates Forum: Monday, October 16th at 5:30 pm, Blowing
Rock School Auditorium
Five Chamber Business After Hours: Tuesday, October 17th at 5:30 pm, Blue
Ridge Mountain Club
Chamber Executive Board Meeting: Tuesday, October 24th at 8 am, Chamber
Chamber Board Retreat: Wednesday, November 15th, Location TBD