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Live the Dream #38 - Blowing Rock Winterfest

Blowing Rock bonfireHow could one classify an event which includes:

  • Mass jumps into freezing water

  • Ice sculpting in a public square

  • Competition to see who has the best chili

  • Evening bonfires

  • Wine tasting

  • Activities for the kids


In Blowing Rock it's called simply Winterfest, a four-day annual event packed full of activities. UNC-TV recently featured a report on the tradition, which could make even the most devout summer lover anxious for the end of January to arrive.

Imagine a cool winter night roasting marshmellows by a bonfire. Imagine.

Watch North Carolina Weekend January 12, 2012 on PBS. See more from NC Weekend.



Imagine the convenience of winter escapes just a few miles down the road. There are more than 200 active opportunities to Live the Dream in the Blowing Rock area of the High Country.