March 2021 | news & updates
New Around Town
Bull Riding at Mystery Hill
Mystery Hill has been busy this year! With new improvements and attractions, there's more family entertainment than ever. The newest addition is The Bull Ridge Challenge- a mechanical bull that's a ton of fun. Set inside an inflatable cushion, it's great for all ages. The bull rides are included in several of the attraction packages at Mystery Hill. Check out their website for more information.

New Location for Doc's Rocks
Doc's Rocks has a new location at Tanger Shoppes on the Parkway. This means LOTS of space and more flumes for finding treasures! Doc's Rocks is an educational gem mine, and that means the staff really love geology and helping people learn more about our Appalachian Mountains. It's engaging for kids, and fun for adults, too! These gem-cutting experts can also turn your finds into beautiful jewelry. Don't miss the Appalachian Fossil Museum!

The Penny Path Creperie
Blowing Rock's newest restaurant is The Penny Path, which specializes in sweet and savory crepes! There are so many combinations to enjoy, and they're all made to order. Find them at Tanger Shoppes on the Parkway.

Take a Look
New Exhibit Coming
March exhibits and programming at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum (BRAHM) examine community, social justice, long friendships, and native histories. You can join in events from home, too! If you've not yet seen the beautiful Cherokee crafts in Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual: Tradition and Innovation, hurry because it closes on March 6! The newest exhibit, TRANSFORMATION, opens March 20.
A Winter Visit
What do you enjoy during a winter visit to Blowing Rock? Shannan recently came to Blowing Rock for the first time, and she shared a video of her trip! Check out what she and her family experienced in town. Click to watch the video on YouTube,
Where to Sled?
We've had a fairly snowy winter so far this year, and we're likely to see a bit more before the spring. When it snows in Blowing Rock, some of the most-asked questions are about sledding. Check out our roundup of places to sled near Blowing Rock!
Enjoy From Home
Cone House Virtual Tour
The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation recently launched a 3-D tour of Flat Top Manor at Moses Cone Memorial Park! This immersive experience features high-resolution visuals and lots of details to find throughout the property. See the attic and enjoy the view from the widow's walk, learn about architectural features and how the family connected with the community, and more.

In Case You Missed It
This year's Blowing Rock WinterFest saw a lot of changes so that we could celebrate winter safely. One thing that didn't need to change was the Ice Stroll! Local businesses featured ice sculptures outside their shops & restaurants for everyone to enjoy. Here's a video of them all:
Coming Up Later
Tweetsie Opens
April 2
The Wild West theme park welcomes one and all!
Blowing Rock Trout Derby
April 3
Celebrate the opening of Trout Season with us!
Art in the Park Begins
May 22
Six shows, selected Saturdays from May to October.