The Blowing Rock TDA wants to hear from residents, business owners, and locals as we work toward a Sustainable Tourism Management Plan. A survey of just nine questions is currently available. These are not multiple-choice questions; the open-ended format allows respondents to give full opinions and suggestions.
Symphony by the Lake tickets are SOLD OUT!
There was an overwhelming response for tickets to Symphony by the Lake at Chetola this year. Because of the interest in this event, tickets sold out almost three weeks in advance!
The Chamber is looking forward to the return of what is considered "the highlight of the summer" in Blowing Rock!
Ribbon Cutting: Vera Bradley
LOCATION Tanger Outlets
DATE AND TIME 07/20/21 4:30pm - 07/20/21 5:00pm
Join the Chamber of Commerce for the official ribbon cutting of Vera Bradley.
Sponsored by First Citizens Bank and Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce
Watauga Democrat Best of the Best
The Watauga Democrat Best of the Best awards are in the 11th year of being presented and this year, awards were given in 177 categories.
The Blowing Rock Chamber applauds the hard work and service that each of these winners brings to our community and we are proud of your accomplishments.
Art Gallery – Turchin Center
Attraction – Tweetsie Railroad
Bakery – Stick Boy Bread Co.
Bank – BB&T
Cable Company – SkyLine/SkyBest
Car Dealer (New) – Modern Automotive Group
Car Dealer (Used) – Ross, Dodge, Jeep, Chrysler, Ram
Caterer – Reid’s Catering
Computer Repair – Dougnet
Disc Golf Course – Chetola Resort
Fencing Company – VPC Builders
Florist- Log House Florist
Fuel Oil Dealer – Blue Ridge Energy
General Store- Mast General Store
Gift Shop – Mast General Store
Golf Course – Boone Golf Club
Heating & Air Conditioning – Edmisten Heating & Cooling
Home Builder – VPC Builders
Hotel – Courtyard by Marriott
Ice Cream/Yogurt Restaurant – Blue Deer Cookies
Internet Provider – SkyLine/SkyBest
Japanese Restaurant – Makoto’s
Jewelry Store – Village Jewelers
Landscaping Company – Ground Effects
Mattress Company – Blackberry Creek
Men’s Clothier – Mast General Store
Non-Profit – Hospitality House
Nurse Practitioner – Natalie Bovino/BR Medical
Office Outfitters – WJ Office
Pest Control – A1 Pest Control
Pickleball Courts – Chetola Resort
Printing – Precision Printing
Real Estate Agency – Berkshire Hathaway
Restaurant Service – Pepper’s
Ski Slope – Appalachian Ski Mountain
Spa – Chetola Resort
Sports Bar – Town Tavern
Storage Facility – The Webb Company
Wedding Venue – Chetola Resort
White Water Rafting – Wahoo’s Adventures
Winery – Grandfather Winery
Zipline Company – Sky Valley
High Country Real Estate Report
BOONE - REALTORS® are welcoming the summer selling season and the High Country is still bustling with buyers. Unit sales total 1,500 homes sold this year, with June accounting for 287 of those sales. Last month most homes sold in less than 60 days of the list date. The High Country MLS reports the median sold date within 44 days of being on the market. It is evident that buyers are looking for homes quickly, which increases the demand for inventory.
Watauga Campus Student Services Open House - Thursday, August 5th at 5:30pm.
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute
Watauga Campus Student Services Center
372 Community College Drive
Volunteer Call - BRAHM Gala
Volunteers needed for 10th Anniversary Gala!
BRAHM needs volunteers for the Gala on Friday, July 30th. Volunteer tasks will include but are not limited to greeting, traffic directing, cleanup, and assistance with the live Fund-a-Need auction. If you are interested in volunteering for the Gala, please contact Krystal Carter, Special Events Intern, at 828-295-9099 or firstname.lastname@example.org. And thank you!
6th Annual Ducky Regatta
Casting Bread’s 6th Annual Ducky Regatta will be held virtually on Saturday, July 24, 2021, beginning at 11 a.m. The event features multiple heats of duck races on the Middlefork River that culminate with the championship race for a cash prize of $300.
Sponsor duck entries for $5 each by visiting www.increasefoodsecurity.org. All proceeds benefit the work of Casting Bread to increase food security by providing food, compassion and community. Read Full Release Here.
Artist in Residence
A daily event to recommend! This week's Artists in Residence are Earl Davis with Oil Landscapes, and David & Barbara Ballesty with Pottery. In Earl’s landscape paintings, he explores the effect of light on scenes in nature as he takes inspiration from hiking national parks, roaming trails of the Blue Ridge, and fishing the streams of the High Country. Earl authors a column in The Blowing Rocket entitled “Raccoon Theology” and is pastor of Middle Fork Baptist Church.
Located in beautiful Artists Alley in Blowing Rock, David and Barbara offer custom pottery for both functional needs and sheer enjoyment, including serving vessels, dinnerware, vases, and decorative sculpture.
Artists in Residence at Edgewood Cottage continues through September 19 and is open every day.