Dive into WinterFest!

From Staff Reports (reporter@mountaintimes.com)



Article Published: Jan. 24, 2013 | Modified: Jan. 28, 2013
Dive into WinterFest!

The ever popular Polar Plunge returns to Chetola Lake Saturday, Jan. 26, at 10 a.m.

Photo by Amanda Lugenbell



The 15th annual Blowing Rock WinterFest returns to the High Country Jan. 24 to 27, promising festival-goers a season’s worth of winter fun.

The lineup is as follows:



Thursday, Jan. 24

Shop ’til You Drop
WinterFeast at Timberlake’s Restaurant, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Winter Ales Craft Beer Tastings at Foggy Rock, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.


Friday, Jan. 25

WinterFashions Show at Timberlake’s Restaurant, 11 a.m.
All Day Shop ’til You Drop
Blowing Rock Art and History Museum, $3 discounted admission
Blowing Rock School PTO Spaghetti Dinner and Bingo, 5 to 7:30 p.m.
The Neighbors, Live at MK’s Southern Cooking, 5 to 9 p.m.
Wine, Cheese and Art at the Mountain Cottage, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Chillin’ with the Harris Brothers at Blowing Rock School Auditorium, beginning at 8 p.m.Appalachian Ski Mountain WinterFest Special EventWinter Ales Craft Beer at Foggy Rock


Saturday, Jan. 26

All Day Shop ’til You Drop
Raffle and Silent Auction at Blowing Rock School Cafeteria, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Polar Plunge at Chetola Lake, 10 a.m.
Children’s Activities at American Legion Hall, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cross-Country Ski and Snow Equipment Exhibition at SweetGrass, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hot Chocolate in Downtown Blowing Rock, beginning at 10 a.m.
Blowing Rock Art and History Museum, $3 discounted admission
Hay Rides through Downtown Blowing Rock, beginning at 11 a.m.
Chili Challenge at Blowing Rock School Gymnasium, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday Jam Brunch at Canyons, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Ice Carving Demonstrations in Memorial Park, noon to 4 p.m.
WinterFest Wine Tasting at Green Park Inn, beginning at 2 p.m.
A WinterFest Wedding in Blowing Rock Memorial Park at 3 p.m.
Old-Fashioned Interactive Melodrama presented by Ensemble Stage at Blowing Rock School Auditorium, 4:30 p.m.
Winter Ales Craft Beer at Foggy Rock
Caribbean Cowboys Live at Canyons, beginning at 9 p.m.


Sunday, Jan. 27

WinterFest Pancake Breakfast at Blowing Rock School Cafeteria, 8 to 11 a.m.
Sunday Brunch at Canyons with Todd Wright and Friends, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
All Day Shop ’til You Drop
WinterPaws Dog Show at Blowing Rock School Gymnasium, Registration at 1 p.m., Dog Show at 1:30 p.m.
Winter Ales Craft Beer at Foggy Rock

Additional Images

The ever popular Polar Plunge returns to Chetola Lake Saturday, Jan. 26, at 10 a.m.
Photo by Amanda Lugenbell

Throughout the WinterfFest weekend, festival-goers can take hayrides through downtown Blowing Rock.
Photo by Jeff Eason

The WinterPaws Dog Show returns Sunday, Jan. 27, at 1:30 p.m. in the Blowing Rock School Gymnasium.
Photo by Amanda Lugenbell

Lynne Lear, right, serves samples of wine at the WinterFest Wine Tasting at Green Park Inn, slated for Saturday, Jan. 26, at 2 p.m.
Photo by Jeff Eason

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