The Blowing Rock, Boone, Caldwell, Wilkes,
Ashe and Avery County Chambers of Commerce were treated to awesome food and
amazing views at the new Blue Ridge Mountain Club Amenity Center Tuesday,
October 17th. More than 400 guests enjoyed lots of networking with new
friends, live music by the Neighbors, beer from Blowing Rock Ale House and
fantastic food from CR Catering. Guests were also treated to guided
tours of the new condominiums at BRMC; all have million dollar views with a
much lower price tag.
The fun continued well past the 7 pm end
Ribbon Cutting at
Julian Price Campground's New Shower
Tuesday, October 24th at 10 am
Julian Price Campground, Loop D (Milepost
Come celebrate the opening of this new
facility at Julian Price Campground! This is the second campground on the
Parkway to offer showers!
Holiday Cheer for the Rest of the Year!
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The North Carolina Department of
Administration’s Division of Purchase & Contract (P&C) is excited
to launch its first online training module for vendors. The How to Do
Business with the State online teaching tool was created to navigate
vendors on how to register and form a successful partnership with the
state. This 20-minute module explores answers to frequently asked questions
and can be accessed now by clicking here.
If you have questions or experience any
technical difficulties, please contact the Division of Purchase &
Contract at 919.807.4500.
Real Estate Report
Local real estate activity continued its
long standing upward trend through September, with third quarter sales the
best in several years. Growth continues to be driven by competitive
interest rates, which remain below 4 percent. Inventory has slowly declined
as the summer months fade. Read More
Member Events & News
Steaktober at Outback Steakhouse
This is how Outback Steakhouse does
October! Steak and unlimited shrimp starting at $15.99! At Outback there's
always enough to go around. With tender, juicy steak and unlimited shrimp,
nobody leaves hungry.
Unlimited shrimp available for dine-in
only. Visit our local Outback at 8280 Valley Boulevard, Blowing Rock, or
call 828.295.6283 for details.
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
Festival of Trees
Registration Deadline: TOMORROW!
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."
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.
Register now and help High Country Breast
Cancer Foundation raise funds to help LOCAL breast cancer patients. The
foundation provides scholarships for childcare, wigs/hats, support classes
for caregivers, nutritional education, therapeutic classes, career
counseling and workshops, individual counseling, transportation services,
support group meetings for survivors, end-of-life support and more!
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.
Tanger Trick or Treat
Tuesday, October 31st, 5 pm - 7 pm
Tanger Outlets, Blowing Rock
A fun, family event for all! Stores
will host a Spooktacular Scavenger hunt for guests that require you to
participate in all the fun clues and complete your scavenger hunt
card. Bring your completed cards to shopper service to be entered in a
drawing for a $100.00 Tanger Shopping Spree!
Additional fun activities for the family
including a costume contest, meet and greet with local fire and police, pet
costume contest and much more!
Sunday, November 5th, 1 pm - 4 pm
The Inn at Crestwood
Come one, come all to the Bridal Showcase!
Take a tour of the facility, get to know some of the top vendors in the
High Country and receive awesome door prizes!
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.
Blowing Rock Halloween Festival
Saturday, October 28th
Downtown Blowing Rock
Come out for the Halloween festival! Get
ready for an afternoon filled with creepy crafts, airwalks, games, a
funhouse, hay rides and a monster march! Evening activities include
trick-or-treating, costume contest and moonlight scavenger hunt!