Jan
23
Thu
Blowing Rock WinterFest @ Downtown Blowing Rock Tickets
Jan 23 – Jan 26 all-day
Blowing Rock WinterFest @ Downtown Blowing Rock

Don’t hibernate-celebrate! Join us for the fun side of winter with events like the Polar Bear Plunge, WinterFeast, WinterPaws Dog Show, WinterFashion Show, ice carving, Winter Beer Garden and more. Many events are free, some ticketed.

Feb
15
Sat
Burnsville Wedding Expo @ Burnsville Town Center Tickets
Feb 15 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Burnsville Wedding Expo @ Burnsville Town Center

The Burnsville Wedding Expo invites brides-to-be and their fiances, family and friends, to meet local vendors and explore area options for weddings in western North Carolina.

A favorite expo tradition returns with brides digging through a tiered cake to find a wedding band hidden inside. The lucky participant who uncovers the ring gets to keep it.

The expo showcases approximately 35 vendors representing venues, planners, dress shops, menswear retailers, florists, stationers, caterers, jewelers, photographers, videographers, DJs, transportation companies and more.

Although many aspects of the wedding planning process are carried out through emails and phone calls, the expo provides face-to-face interaction. With an event as highly personalized as a wedding, matching personalities can be as important as comparing budgets and calendars. Attendees can talk with vendors, sample their products and ask questions.

Burnsville and the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains are a popular spot for wedding ceremonies and receptions for local residents and those planning destination weddings. Downtown Burnsville offers two venue options located right on Town Square, including Nu Wray Inn and Burnsville Town Center.

Mar
27
Fri
50th Annual Catawba Valley Gem & Mineral Show @ Hickory Metro Convention Center and Visitors Bureau Tickets
Mar 27 @ 9:00 am – Mar 29 @ 5:00 pm
50th Annual Catawba Valley Gem & Mineral Show @ Hickory Metro Convention Center and Visitors Bureau

The show will feature vendors selling gems, minerals, jewelry and fossils. There will also be demonstrations – faceting, cabochon cutting and tumblings.

Free admission for children 12 and under, Scouts, military in uniform, law enforcement, approved youth groups and organized senior groups.

Hours: Friday and Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday 11am-5pm

Mar
28
Sat
23rd Annual Catawba Valley Pottery & Antiques Festival @ Hickory Metro Convention Center and Visitors Bureau Tickets
Mar 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
23rd Annual Catawba Valley Pottery & Antiques Festival @ Hickory Metro Convention Center and Visitors Bureau

The Festival will include potters from across North Carolina and the southern United States.  There will also be dealers offering historical pottery and antiques, providing a context for understanding the history and use of pottery in the South. In all, there will be more than 110 vendors exhibiting antique and contemporary southern traditional pottery, antiques, furniture, textiles and folk art.

Along with the festival, Saturday includes special programming featuring pottery videos, demonstrations and an annual lecture “Clay Walls: Daniel Johnston’s Massive Installations” by Daniel Johnston and Henry Glassie. There will also be demonstrations & educational videos.

May
23
Sat
Art in the Park @ Downtown Blowing Rock Tickets
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Art in the Park @ Downtown Blowing Rock

Outdoor arts & crafts show featuring 90+ juried artisans in a wide variety of mediums. Meet artists and buy art at any of a series of six shows throughout the summer. Free parking, shuttle and admission. Rain or shine, since 1962!

Jun
13
Sat
Art in the Park @ Downtown Blowing Rock Tickets
Jun 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Art in the Park @ Downtown Blowing Rock

Outdoor arts & crafts show featuring 90+ juried artisans in a wide variety of mediums. Meet artists and buy art at any of a series of six shows throughout the summer. Free parking, shuttle and admission. Rain or shine, since 1962!

Jun
20
Sat
Lavender Thyme Festival @ Beagle Ridge Herb Farm Tickets
Jun 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Lavender Thyme Festival @ Beagle Ridge Herb Farm

Join us for a Lavender Festival here in Southwest VA. Why go to France when you can enjoy lavender right here in Virginia?

Lavender Thyme in VA is the 3rd week in June. Calling all lavender lovers, join us for a special weekend of lavender in the gardens. Take a garden tour and walk amongst our rows of lavender in the morning. U pick will be available, so come cut your own bunch of lavender; learn to grow, use and cook with lavender in the afternoon.

All activities are FREE.

Concessions will be available, come hungry.

Our shop is filled with our herbal bath products, lotions, dried lavender sachets as well as our herbal seasoning blends. Several types of lavender plants will be available for planting. Stroll through the themed display gardens, enjoy a cup of tea on the patio and watch as the hummingbirds feast on the flowers. Be sure to bring your camera. Enjoy your day in the lavender.

Currently scheduling group tours for 2020, herbal lunches in the gardens are available, call for particulars.

Jul
18
Sat
Art in the Park @ Downtown Blowing Rock Tickets
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Art in the Park @ Downtown Blowing Rock

Outdoor arts & crafts show featuring 90+ juried artisans in a wide variety of mediums. Meet artists and buy art at any of a series of six shows throughout the summer. Free parking, shuttle and admission. Rain or shine, since 1962!

Aug
15
Sat
Art in the Park @ Downtown Blowing Rock Tickets
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Art in the Park @ Downtown Blowing Rock

Outdoor arts & crafts show featuring 90+ juried artisans in a wide variety of mediums. Meet artists and buy art at any of a series of six shows throughout the summer. Free parking, shuttle and admission. Rain or shine, since 1962!

Sep
12
Sat
Art in the Park @ Downtown Blowing Rock Tickets
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Art in the Park @ Downtown Blowing Rock

Outdoor arts & crafts show featuring 90+ juried artisans in a wide variety of mediums. Meet artists and buy art at any of a series of six shows throughout the summer. Free parking, shuttle and admission. Rain or shine, since 1962!