Gators, Clowns and All, Shriners Return Fun, Charity to Blowing Rock
By David Rogers. May 20, 2013. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- While wide-eyed kids of all ages will marvel at the antics of clowns and "gators" up and down Main Street the weekend of June 1st, children laid up in hospitals all around the country will benefit when hundreds of men with "flower pot" hats come to Blowing Rock for fun, ceremony and to promote charitable causes.
Fish Bracing for Blowing Rock Trout Derby
By David Rogers. April 5, 2013. BLOWING ROCK -- The fish hardly have a chance. With mostly sunny skies and 54 degrees (F) in the forecast for Saturday, scores (if not hundreds) of avid trout fishing enthusiasts are expected for "opening day" of trout season -- and a bunch of them will register their fish for a chance at winning valuable prizes, courtesy of the 34th annual Blowing Rock Trout Derby and the event's sponsors.