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Everything You Need to Know About WinterFest, Friday-Sunday

It’s that time of year again—WinterFest is returning to Blowing Rock from January 26-January 29 for a weekend full of activities, events and most importantly, the Polar Plunge!

The Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce brings you the event of the season, jam packed with shopping, delicious foods and wines and fun events for people of all ages.

According to Ray’s Weather, there is supposed to be some light snow this weekend, providing participants of the WinterFest events with a true wintery mix.

The events started yesterday, but don’t worry! There are plenty of activities, events and fun to be had for the rest of the weekend!

Here are the events for the upcoming festival:

On Friday-Sunday, Jan. 26-29:

  • Shop Til You Drop at Downtown Blowing Rock and Tanger Outlets: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

On Friday, Jan. 27:

  • Pancake Breakfast at Sunny Rock: 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • WinterFashion Show at Meadowbrook Inn: 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
  • Wine Tasting at Sunset &Vine: 3-5 p.m.
  • Cork and Canvas at BRAHM: 4-6 p.m.
  • WinterFest Sip and Stroll at Downtown Blowing Rock: 4-7 p.m.
  • WinterFest Ice Stroll at Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce: 5-7 p.m.
  • Appalachian State WinterFest Snowflake Parade at BRAHM: 5:30-6:15 p.m.
  • Jazz at WinterFest at the Green Park Inn: 7-10 p.m.
  • Pre-Plunge Bonfire Party at Chetola Resort: 7-9 p.m.

On Saturday, Jan. 28:

  • Pancake Breakfast at Sunny Rock: 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Silent Auction & Raffle at American Legion Building: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Hayrides at Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Polar Plunge at Chetola Resort: 10 a.m.-noon
  • BrrrrAHM at BRAHM: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Little Miss & Teen Miss WinterFest Pageant at Meadowbrook Inn and Suites: 11 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
  • Ice Carving Demonstrations at The Inn at Ragged Gardens: noon-4 p.m.
  • Wine Tastings at Sunset & Vine: noon-6 p.m.
  • Arctic Art at BRAHM: 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
  • WinterTastings & Auction at the Green Park Inn: 3-5 p.m.
  • Cork and Canvas at BRAHM: 4-6 p.m.
  • Bonfire at Chetola Resort: 6-9 p.m.
  • Jazz at Winterfest at Green Park Inn: 7-10 p.m

On Sunday, Jan. 29:

  • Sunday Brunch at Foggy Rock: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • WinterPaws Dog Show at Blowing Rock School: 1-3 p.m.

For more information and a more detailed description of the events and how to get involved, visit the WinterFest website.