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SAVOR Blowing Rock Returns to the High Country with Tasteful Foods, Wines and Unforgettable Events, Apr. 20-23

SAVOR Blowing Rock returns for another year in the High Country, bringing seminars, wines and beers, foods and a variety of cultures, music and so much more from Thursday, Apr. 20 – Sunday, Apr. 23 in downtown Blowing Rock. Whether it’s learning about Jack Daniels being created in Lynchburg or being able to experience local restaurants and craft beers, SAVOR brings with it a fantastic time that will be remembered. 

There are going to be approximately 60 vendors at the event, selling both food-related objects and alcohol products. However, there are only about 20 that are selling only food products. All vendors have to have products that are related somewhat to food and drink. For example, one company Lip Sense is selling lipstick that doesn’t come off on wine glasses or when you eat. 

In those 20 vendors, there are about 11 of them who are coming from farmers’ markets. While they won’t have products such as onions, tomatoes and other vegetables from their gardens, they will be selling jams, jellies, pickled vegetables, breads, chocolates, cheeses and other homemade foods. 

It is expected for anywhere between 1200 and 1600 people to show up to the event, so the vendors are going to be getting their businesses out there. However, with so many people comes a great need for volunteers. It takes about 100 volunteers to make this festival run smoothly and effectively. There needs to be at least one volunteer at all of the cooking classes and seminars, which amount to about 16 events, and there needs to be even more at the larger events that are being put on. The Blowing Rock Chamber is still looking for about 12 volunteers to help them out with the festival, and your effort is greatly appreciated! Call 828-295-7851 for volunteering opportunities

Tickets can be purchased for separate events, and you can do so online here or you can call 828-295-7851. 

Below is the complete schedule of events that will be taking place during SAVOR, from Thursday until Sunday. For more in depth descriptions of the events, visit the website

With cooking classes, seminars and simply tasting delicious foods and ornate wines, SAVOR Blowing Rock is going to hit the High Country another tasteful event for all!

Apr. 20

11 a.m.-12 p.m.: Seminar – Exploring the Rhone Valley, Sunset and Vine in Blowing Rock

12 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Whiskey and Cigars!, Blowing Rock Cigar Company

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Seminar – Michael David Wines, Sunset and Vine

2 – 3 p.m.: Seminar – Blends from Around the World, Sunset and Vine

3 – 4 p.m.: Seminar – From Farm to Barrel to Bottle, Meadowbrook Inn

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Seminar – The Aroma of Wine

4 – 5 p.m.: Seminar – What Makes Vodka Vodka and the Distillation of Spirits, Meadowbrook Inn

5 – 9 p.m.: New Public House Special Thursday Pairing, The New Public House

6 – 8 p.m.: TASTE! A Restaurant Showcase, Main Tent on Main Street

6 – 8 p.m.: TAC Talk: Cheese-makers of Western NC, Blowing Rock Art and History Museum

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.: Seminar – Elyse Winery Tasting.


Apr. 21

10 – 11 a.m.: Seminar – Wine and Cheese, Meadowbrook Inn

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Seminar – “Grapes That Don’t Belong” Wine Tasting, Sunset and Vine

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Seminar – How to Stock the Bar with NC Spirits

12 – 1 p.m.: Seminar – Riedel Challenge, The Inn at Ragged Gardens

12 – 7 p.m.: Whiskey and Cigars!, Blowing Rock Cigar Company

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.: Seminar – Best Wines Under $20

2 – 3 p.m.: Seminar – World Cup of Wine: Old World vs. New World, Sunset and Vine

2 p.m.: Seminar – Beer and Food Pairing 101

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.: Seminar – A Taste of South Africa, Meadowbrook Inn

3 – 7 p.m.: Sip & Shop Downtown Event!, Downtown Blowing Rock

3:00 – 4:30 p.m.: Seminar – Crude Bitters and NC Spirits, Meadowbrook Inn

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.: Seminar – Wines of the Pacific Northwest

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.: Seminar – Moonshine: NC’s Legacy, Meadowbrook Inn

4 – 6 p.m.: Cork & Canvas, Blowing Rock Art & History Museum

4 – 5 p.m.: Seminar – Tour por Espana (Tour of Spain), Meadowbrook Inn

5 – 6 p.m.: Seminar – Journey through Spain, Sunset and Vine

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.: Seminar – Journey through France, Sunset and Vine

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.: Seminar – Experience Australian Wines, Sunset and Vine

6:30 – 9 p.m.: Gamekeeper Wine Dinner with Honig Winery, Gamekeeper Restaurant

6:30 – 9 p.m.: Wine Dinner: Vidalia Restaurant, Vidalia

9:30 – 11:30 p.m.: Shelby Rae Moore Band at Town Tavern


Apr. 22

8:30 – 10:30 a.m.: Chetola Resort’s Corkscrew and Brew 5K, Chetola Resort at Blowing Rock

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Cork & Canvas, Blowing Rock Art and History Museum

12 – 7 p.m.: Whiskey and Cigars!, Blowing Rock Cigar Company

12 – 3 p.m.: New Public House Ole’ Lunch, The New Public House

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.: Country Ham, Cushaws, and Stack Cakes: A Celebration of the Appalachian Table with Fred Sauceman, Blowing Rock Art and History Museum

1 – 5 p.m.: Grand Tasting, Main Tent on Main Street

1 – 3 p.m.: Cork & Canvas, Blowing Rock Art and History Museum

1 – 5 p.m.: BRMC 3rd Annual Songwriter Showcase, BRMC Courtyard at The Martin House

2 – 3 p.m.: Seminar – The Tuscan Wine Region, Sunset and Vine

3 – 5 p.m.: Reserve Tasting – 2nd Seating, The Inn at Ragged Gardens

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.: Seminar – 90+ Point Wines or Over!, Sunset and Vine

4 – 6 p.m.: Cork & Canvas, Blowing Rock Art & History Museum

5 – 6 p.m.: Seminar – Exploring Bordeaux, Sunset and Vine

9:30 – 11:30 p.m.: Karaoke at Town Tavern, Town Tavern


Apr. 23

12 – 3 p.m.: New Public House Brunch, The New Public House

1 – 4 p.m.: High South Wedding Expo

1 – 3 p.m.: Bubbles & Bidding, Blowing Rock Art and History Museum