Enjoying FALL in the Blue Ridge Mountains Blowing Rock
ou won’t find a better High Country hub for enjoying fall in the Blue Ridge Mountains! With tree-lined streets and gardens overflowing, Blowing Rock is simply beautiful in autumn. The town is located directly on the Blue Ridge Parkway and home to Bass Lake Trail, which might be the best autumn stroll in the state. Take a walk under maple canopies, watch the wildlife, and see Flat Top Manor peeking through the reds and yellows on the ridge, reflected onto the glassy
water below. The trail is part of Cone Memorial Park, a former estate built by Moses Cone, dubbed the “Denim King.” This fall, learn more about the fascinating history of the family and view works from the renowned modern art collection of the Cone Sisters at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum. Modern Visions, Modern Art: The Cone Sisters in North Carolina will include work by Henri Matisse, Sarah Stein, Jacques Villon, Marie Laurencin,
Rembrandt van Rijn, and more through November 30, 2019. The village of Blowing Rock has a wide selection of quaint inns, hotels, and rentals that you’ll love, many within walking distance of fantastic shopping and dining. And the town is convenient to local fall festivals like Valle Country Fair, Oktoberfest at Sugar, and the Woolly Worm Festival. Mark your calendar for their fall events, too! The last Art in the Park of the
2019 season is Saturday, October 5, featuring over 90 regional artists and their huge variety of work. A free Concert in the Park follows on Sunday, October 6. The Blowing Rock Halloween Festival is October 26- enjoy downtown trick-or-treating, the moonlight scavenger hunt, and participate in the Monster March on Main Street! See more about this Parkway town, including weekly fall color updates during the season, on BlowingRock.com
Smoky Mountain Elk Fest photo by Ed Green.
September 14, 2019 10AM – 9PM at the Festival Grounds in Maggie Valley, NC. Celebrate elk at Haywood County’s inaugural family friendly outdoor festival featuring cultural performances and live music all day including music by Andy Griggs, Jordan Brooker, and Kaitlyn Baker. Come on out and have fun with an elk bugling contest, trout race, kids’
activities, timber sports, a variety of educational elk demonstrations as well as elk habitat tours and hikes. Only $5.00 a person and kids 12 and under are Free! Visit SmokyMtnElkFest.com for more information.
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