Blowing Rock averages less snow than the national average for winter precipitation for all US cities—rain, however, is frequent and heavy here.  Winters start in early November and linger into late April but are not to extreme, while, on the other hand, summer temps rarely break the eighties.

Spring months in Blowing Rock are made of wine and art.  The Blue Ridge Wine Festival showcases a number of select regional wines with tastings, competitions, dances, and auctions.  The annual Art in the Park celebration represents a four-decade-plus tradition of public exhibition in oils, acrylics, etchings, glasswork, craftsmanship, woodcarving, photography…basically any genre of visual art you can think of.  This festivity commences in May and is comprised of six shows between then and October.

Fall festivities center around music and railroads.  The Sunday Concert in the Park series is free, as public performances of everything from klezmer to calypso bring the gazebo in Moses Memorial Park to life, and the Mountain Home Music tradition of Appalachian musical offerings runs throughout the fall.  

The Tweetsie tourist hotspot also boasts lots of autumnal events of its own, including a railroad weekend in September and a ghost train come Halloween.

Finally, the Blowing Rock Winterfest keeps locals and visitors warm with festivity and helps to make the city a destination for all seasons .