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First Friday Sip
September 7th, 3 pm - until...
Merchants invite you to join them for a "happy hour" style stroll
where you can sip and shop in stores from 3 pm until... (many stores may be
open late!) Stop by your favorite shops, or check out a new one, before
heading over to music on the lawn! Free refreshments at participating
Some of the best
local and regional artists and craftspeople will showcase their handcrafted
jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass, photography, painting and more! Rain or
shine on Park Avenue, Downtown Blowing Rock.
Free parking on the
street and in the parking decks on Wallingford Street and BRAHM. Free
trolley from Tanger Outlets and Food Lion, all day, looping every 20
The NC Department of
Revenue is offering this FREE workshop at their office in Hickory. You will
learn basic business requirements including how to register a business and
how to file and pay taxes relevant to your business.
The Blowing Rock
Chamber is looking for a few good people to serve on its board of
directors. Each year at this time the board takes nominations for board
seats from the membership at large. If you know of someone, perhaps
yourself, who would be interested in being part of a very active group of
business leaders helping to forge the future of our community while
supporting and promoting our business members, please email Charles Hardin. These nominees, along with those submitted
by the board, will be reviewed by the Nominating Committee and a slate of
directors will be submitted to the membership for a vote in late October or
Vote Blowing Rock
the South's Best
Voting is now open
for Southern Living's South's Best awards 2019. We all know Blowing Rock is
the best of the best, but let's vote and make sure readers of Southern
Living Magazine know as well! Online voting is open through October 9th.
(Helpful hint: when voting online and you're asked "What states have
you visited", if you select "None of the Above", you'll have
NC cities and towns in your voting selections).
Storie Street Grill
is under new ownership! Local Blowing Rock couple Lela and Aaron Silver
have taken this wonderful opportunity to shine in our community. Aaron has
been the Executive Chef at Storie Street for the last 2 years and Lela is
the former General Manager at Over Yonder.
"Our goal at
Storie Street Grille is to contribute to creative dining which seems to be
burgeoning in Blowing Rock, make our guests feel like they are a part of
our family, and support local NC agriculture and spirits. Guests can look
forward to us polishing up the menus and giving back to our community
through sponsorships and event dinners. We want to make every guest feel
that they know us as people, not just an establishment they eat at
occasionally. Great food and atmosphere are important, but if guests do not
know your heart, you aren't feeding their full palate."
Visit Storie Street
Grille at 1167 Main Street, Downtown Blowing Rock. Call 828-295-7075 for
This unique music
festival is held atop a beautiful mountain with 155 acres located in Todd,
NC at the Blue Bear Mountain Campground. The festival brings a great lineup
of Americana, Bluegrass, and similar genres. There are plenty of great
vendors for this event. Family friendly, rain or shine event.
Come to Blowing Rock
Art & History Museum for a concert by Alexa Rose. Alexa has the rare
ability to find strikingly original melodies that nevertheless sound like
they must have existed for a long time, stored away maybe in the ether of
creativity, self-evident and awaiting discovery.
This is Appalachian
State's largest and most comprehensive career event. Serving students and
alumni of all majors and skills, the event is host to many companies,
non-profits, healthcare and government agencies that are ready to network
with students and introduce them to valuable internship and job
The Town has been
divided into four zones. Residents in each zone can expect to have their
curbside brush collected in the respective full week of each month.
1 will be collected September 3-7
2 will be collected September 10-14
3 will be collected September 17-21
4 will be collected September 24-28
Questions? Call Town
Hall at 828.295.5200.
Blowing Rock Fall
The annual Blowing
Rock Fall Classic 72 mile bike ride is next Saturday. The route begins and
ends on Park Avenue, Downtown Blowing Rock. Park Avenue will be closed to
traffic from dawn until approximately 4 pm. Please plan ahead, use caution
while driving, and watch for cyclists.