Blue Ridge Heritage Days in Blowing Rock THIS WEEKEND (Sept 17-19)

Blowing Rock will be a hub of Family Friendly Fun this weekend, with Blue Ridge Heritage Days! For the 75th Anniversary of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock will celebrate the art, history, and culture of mountain living with exhibits, demonstrations, performances and interactive experiences.

From Friday to Sunday there are all kinds of activities for kids, parents and grandparents!  I’ve gathered just a few of the events to experience with the family!

Friday, September 17: Tours and Movie Night!

Movie in the Moonlight– 9:00pm
Disney’s Cars at the Blowing Rock School Soccer Field (Rain location: School gym)
Tickets: $5 adult. Up to three children (age 11 and under) will gain FREE admission with each paying adult. Additional children (age 11 and under) are $3. Advance tickets can be purchased at Chamber of Commerce.
Sponsored by NCMB Enterprises.

“Chapels and Churches” Tour– 4pm & 6pm. One-hour trolley tour of local churches with history and anecdotal tales of the buildings and their congregations. Tour departs from First Baptist Church on Sunset Drive. Tickets are $7.50 each (limited seating).

There are LOTS more tours scheduled, click here to see all of them.

Saturday, September 18: Street Festival

Tents on Main Street will house artists and crafters who will demonstrate everything from broom making to pottery turning. Plus, enjoy a farmers’ market that highlights the edible products, plants and cut flowers as they were presented and used in the days of old. A stage will be erected at Laurel Lane and festival-goers will enjoy music by local bands. The Liar’s Competition will entertain the crowd and dancers will demonstrate tradition clogging and square dancing. Games and activities in Memorial Park will remind older folks of childhood pastimes, and entertain the younger set as well. A parade of cars will make its way down Main Street in the afternoon, with a car for each model year of the Parkway’s existence. There may be a chance for you to ride in one of these very special cars- stay tuned for more info!

Special events during the Festival:

10am-Farmers’ Market and Crafter Demonstrations begin
11am- Opening Ceremonies.
11:30am- Morning Games in Memorial Park and Parade Car Auto Show at First Baptist
Noon- Diana & Sarvis Ridge on the Laurel Lane stage
2 pm- Historical Society’s Parade of Cars- 75 for 75 Years of the Parkway
3 pm- Afternoon Games in Memorial Park, Announcements and Raffles
4 pm- Liar’s Competition
5 pm- Cloggers and Country Dancers on the Laurel Lane stage
7 pm- Street Dance with The Neighbors

ALL FREE EVENTS! Great family fun!

For more information about the festival, visit http://blowingrock.com/heritagedays.htm or call Billie Rogers at 828-295-7851.