Thursday, October 3, 2019

Weekly Village Update 10.3.19

The voice "FOR BUSINESS" in Blowing Rock and beyond

There are two candidates forum opportunities in October
Blowing Rock Civic Association Candidates Forum: Today
Blowing Rock Chamber Candidates Forum: October 14th

The Blowing Rock Chamber Candidates Forum will be held on October 14th at the Blowing Rock School Auditorium beginning at 5:30 pm.
The Blowing Rock Civic Association Candidates Forum will be held today, October 3rd at the American Legion with a social at 6:15 and the forum at 7 pm.

Upcoming Chamber Events
·     Sip & Shop with Downtown Retailers, October 4th, 3 pm until....
·     Last Art in the Park of the season, October 5th, 10 am- 5 pm, Park Ave and be sure to stop by Gaines Kiker's studio celebration from 1 - 5 pm too!
·     Concerts in the Park, October 6th, 4 pm-6 pm, Memorial Park
·     Grand Opening at Alair Homes of the High Country, October 12th,11 am - 1 pm
·     Candidates Forum, Blowing Rock School Auditorium, October 14th, 5:30 pm
·     Business After Hours at The Ridgeline, October 15th, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Are you coming to the Alair Homes event?

109 Aho Road, Suite #3, Blowing Rock, NC
10/03/19 11:00am - 10/03/19 1:00pm

Are you coming to BAH at The Ridgeline?

8960 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
10/15/19 5:30pm - 10/15/19 7:00pm

Christmas Ornaments are here!
This year's Blowing Rock Christmas Ornament features the historic Mayview Manor, with artwork by Ed Springs. Ornaments are $15, available for purchase at the Chamber. We can ship ornaments for an additional $5. Call Harrison for details on shipping or bulk orders at 295-7851.
2019 Christmas Ornament

Member News

Gaines Kiker Celebrates 25 Years in Business!!
Open House Celebration on
Oct. 5th from 1 - 5 pm
Blowing Rock's talented silversmith, Gaines Kiker, will celebrate 25 years with an Open House on October 5th! All are invited- hours are 1-5 pm. Gaines Kiker would like to thank the many clients, visitors and the community for their patronage, support and encouragement throughout his 25 years in business. Be sure to stop in to offer congratulations on this milestone!

Thursday, October 3rd at 6:00 pm
With folklorist and writer Byron Ballard. TAC Talks are free for museum members, $5 for non-members.

Book your Holiday Party at Chetola
Chetola Resort is offering Chamber members 40% venue pricing for your Holiday party!

For more information please contact

Calm, Cool & Invested Financial Seminar
Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 6:00PM - 7:15 PM
At Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce
A free catered meal will be provided by Ridgeline!

An informative workshop by Billy Chick and Tim Carroll to find out how to create a financial strategy based on your goals and stay on track with the help of a financial advisor. Space is limited. Reserve your spot today!

RSVP: Terra Olive Kendrick (828) 295-6176 by tomorrow October 4th or

Fall Exhibition Celebration at the Turchin Center!
Friday, Oct. 4th from 6 - 10 pm
During Boone's Downtown Art Crawl

During this event the Turchin Center will feature six exhibitions, including the opening of
Keith Bryant: Metaphorical Reality in the Mayer Gallery.

Numerous exhibiting artists will be on-hand to meet visitors and provide insight into their intriguing work.

The musical group Belleville Rendezvous will perform, refreshments and a cash bar will also be available. This event is free and open to the public.

Sign-Up to Design a Tree at Festival of Trees by Oct. 5th!
Design a tree in support of WYN (Western Youth Network). Your tree will be seen by hundreds of people and auctioned to benefit WYN. Tree themes are first come, first served.

2019 Fisher Grand Prix Winner Venezuelan Luis Larrazabal and Cassini Mira Flores on their way to winning the third James H. Fisher International Grand Prix, and first time event in Blowing Rock
Recap: James. H. Fisher Memorial Grand Prix raises over $100,000 for Hunger
The Grand Prix itself offered $50,000 in prize money, the largest purse ever offered at the Broyhill Equestrian Preserve. 24 horses representing 6 countries competed in the event. 

Zaloo's Bonfire Family Night
Saturday, Oct. 19th, 6 - 9 pm
Zaloo's in Jefferson, NC
3874 NC Hwy 16 South

Live band, bonfire, smores, hotdog roast, auction, and family fun!

Proceeds benefit The Nest Alliance and Camp New Hope.

Tickets $5 in advance / $8 at door
Kids 3 & under free.
Call to buy tickets: 336-246-3066

Lyle Lovett Tickets on Sale
Tickets on sale now
Show date: Saturday, Feb. 1st, 2020

The Schaefer Center has added Lyle Lovett to the 2020 lineup! Details here

Firefly Nights Family-Fun at Mystery Hill every Fri. & Sat.
Mystery Hill presents Firefly Nights on Tomahawk Hill, 5-9pm on Fridays & Saturdays through October 26! Learn more at or call 828-264-2792.

Ghost Train Time at Tweetsie!
September 20th – October 26th
Every Friday & Saturday evening
7:30 – 11:30 pm 

Visit all the frightfully entertaining Halloween attractions, and take a chilling journey through the night on the Ghost Train. It’s safe, scary fun for the whole family. Advanced tickets required (to ensure admission).  Details

Valle Country Fair Returns Oct. 19th
Mountain music, handmade crafts, barbecue, Brunswick stew, apple cider, apple butter, and peak autumn color all come together in a huge hay field at the heart of Valle Crucis, NC, on Saturday, October 19 at the Valle Country Fair. What started as a little church bazaar in 1978 now welcomes thousands and has raised more than $1 million for local charities over its first 40 years.

Alzheimer's Seminar
Sunday, Oct. 20th, 12:15 - 2:00 pm
Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church in Blowing Rock

The one-hour program covers:
» Typical age-related changes.
» Common warning signs of Alzheimer’s.
» How to approach someone about
memory concerns.
» Early detection, the benefits of a diagnosis
and the diagnostic process.
» Alzheimer’s Association resources. 

RSVP at or by calling 800.272.3900

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