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SAVOR Blowing Rock Festival Friday Events

bed and breakfast blowing rock ncLooking to stay in Boone during this year’s annual Blue Ridge Wine & Food Festival, aptly re-branded as Savor Blowing Rock? Lovill House Inn offers the perfect B&B accommodations you are searching for, in our historic Victorian farmhouse located minutes from Downtown Boone and a quick drive to Blowing Rock’s best restaurants and festival event locales. Find out more about Friday’s festivities with this info provided below. Visit historic Lovill House Inn and you’ll never want to leave. That is because we believe that we are here to pamper YOU! We offer a full breakfast – fresh fruit/juices, breads/biscuits and choices of hot entrees in the dining room each morning. Menus vary each day. Click to view our rates on Bed and Breakfast Blowing Rock NC rooms.

GoCarolinas.com featured this year’s Blowing Rock festival with an article. Check it out below. It’s pulled from this link, if you wish to check it out yourself. http://www.gocarolinas.com/news/entertainment/delight-blue-ridge-wine-food/nkpST/   Also, below is a list of Friday’s scheduled events for the festival. You must purchase tickets to any event you wish to go to. Go to the festival website at this link for more information on tickets: http://savorblowingrock.com/

“This year’s festival will be bigger and better than ever,” said Billie Rogers, Chamber Events Director.

Some tasty tweaks to this year’s festival include the Downtown Wine Down, from 3-7 p.m. on Friday. Shops downtown will have wine tastings to encourage participants to stop, sip and shop, and at least one distillery and the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum will also be included.

Thursday evening’s restaurant showcase, Taste!, will include not only North Carolina wines and food products, but also the state’s beers and distillers.

The big-tent Reserve Tasting on Saturday will feature Riedel glassware, so participants can best experience high-end wines offered.

A new seminar this year will be Build Your Own Bordeaux, hosted by Christopher’s Wine & Cheese, a popular local seminar offered for the first time at the festival.

Changes are already in the works to make sure the popular weekend only gets better, too. Rogers said next year’s event will be retitled Savor Blowing Rock to better reflect all that the revamped and expanded festival will have to offer beyond wine and food. In recent years, local beers, North Carolina spirits, added events, and concerts have become a permanent part of the festival, and are now central to its brand.

“Savor Blowing Rock encompasses all the things we’re celebrating with this annual festival. The views, the food, the drinks, the weather, the activities, the character; you can savor it with all your senses,” Rogers said.


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FRI, APRIL 15 Events:

  • Seminar: Vintage Paso

    April 15 @ 11:00 am12:00 pm

  • Seminar: Break Out the Bubbly!

    April 15 @ 11:00 am12:00 pm

  • Seminar: Riedel Challenge

    April 15 @ 12:00 pm1:00 pm

  • Seminar: Wine, Food & Spices

    April 15 @ 12:00 pm1:00 pm

  • Seminar: Wine and Chocolate

    April 15 @ 1:00 pm2:00 pm

  • Seminar: Washington State Wine Tasting

    April 15 @ 1:00 pm2:00 pm

  • Seminar: North Carolina is Rocking!

    April 15 @ 2:00 pm3:00 pm

  • Seminar: 5 Wines You’ve Never Heard of 90 Points or Over!

    April 15 @ 2:00 pm3:00 pm

  • Seminar: Taste Your Way Through History~ An American Wine Story

    April 15 @ 3:00 pm4:00 pm

  • Seminar: Capturing the Essence of Chianti

    April 15 @ 3:30 pm4:30 pm

  • Seminar: Pair Like a Pro

    April 15 @ 4:00 pm5:00 pm

  • Cooking Class: Grilling Class with the Grill Masters

    April 15 @ 3:00 pm5:30 pm

  • Wine Tasting at Christopher’s Wine and Cheese

    April 15 @ 2:00 pm6:00 pm

  • Sip, Shop and Stroll (formerly the Downtown Wine Down)

    April 15 @ 3:00 pm7:00 pm

  • Cork & Canvas

    April 15 @ 5:30 pm7:30 pm

  • Seminar: Montinore Estates Tasting

    April 15 @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm

  • Winemaker’s Dinner: Restaurant at Gideon Ridge

    April 15 @ 6:00 pm9:00 pm

  • Pairing Dinner: Gamekeeper Restaurant

    April 15 @ 6:00 pm10:00 pm

  • Pairing Dinner: Rustique

    April 15 @ 6:30 pm10:00 pm

  • Harris Brothers at Town Tavern

    April 15 @ 10:00 pm