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Mitford Comes 'Home' to Blowing Rock Again PDF Print
Written by Hayes Performing Art Center Release   
Thursday, 02 June 2011 11:51

This Schedule of Events contains information about this weekend’s festivities in Blowing Rock, NC.  Everyone is encouraged to get in on the fun of turning Blowing Rock into Mitford for the weekend.  Restaurants should feature Mitford-style specials, shops are encouraged to offer customer Mitford discounts or feature special items. Please note that on Saturday, Return to Mitford will have several characters from the Mitford books throughout downtown as part of a contest and to encourage visitors to enjoy downtown. 
Schedule of Events

Thursday, June 2

Trolley Tours of "Mitford"

3 and 4 o'clock around Blowing Rock

Tickets - $15. No Refunds. Tours run at 3:00pm & 4:00pm on the hour.

Trolley leaves from First Baptist Church on Sunset Drive

Please contact the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce for tickets and availability information : 828-295-7851.

A great discounted rate for the early arrivers and the locals! SOLD OUT



"An Evening with Father Tim"

(HIGH COUNTRY LOCALS NIGHT)

Readings of excerpts from Ms. Karon's Mitford Novel Series directed by Bob Inman, starring Stephen Ware.

Hayes Performing Arts Center  - 7:30pm

$25, $30, and $40.  No Refunds.

Please call the Hayes Center Box Office at 828-295-9627 or visit www.hayescenter.org for more information.

A great discounted rate for the early arrivers and the locals!

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Friday, June 3

Trolley Tours of "Mitford"

All day around Blowing Rock

Tickets - $18.  No Refunds.  Tours run from 11:00am to 4:00pm on the hour.

Trolley leaves from First Baptist Church on Sunset Drive

Please  contact the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce for tickets and availability information : 828-295-7851.

Lecture with Jan Karon

Hayes Performing Arts Center 10am

Tickets are $30, $40 and $50, depending on seat location.  No refunds.

Please call the Hayes Center Box Office at 828-295-9627

or visit www.hayescenter.org for more information.

Luncheon with Jan Karon

Chetola Resort - 11:30am

Tickets $75, includes a photo with Jan!  No Refunds. 

Menu entirely from the Mitford Cookbook and Kitchen Reader.

A portion of your luncheon ticket price is tax deductible and will benefit the Hayes Performing Arts Center.  Vouchers will be given at the luncheon.

Tickets are purchased at the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce, 828-295-7851

"An Evening with Father Tim"

Readings of excerpts from Ms. Karon's Mitford Novel Series directed by Bob Inman, starring Stephen Ware.

Hayes Performing Arts Center - 7:30pm

$40*, $50*, and $60*

Ticket prices vary by seat location.  No Refunds.

Please call the Hayes Center Box Office at 828-295-9627 or visit www.hayescenter.org for more information.

*This special Friday, June 3 performance will feature a live interview with Jan Karon.



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Saturday, June 4

Trolley Tours of "Mitford"

Trolley Leaves from Frist Baptist Church on Sunset Drive

Tickets - $18. No Refunds.  Tours run from 11:00am to 4:00pm on the hour.

Please  contact the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce for tickets and availability information : 828-295-7851.



Mitford Bake and Book Sale

Saturday, June 4 from 9:30 to 4 pm.

Outside the Blowing Rock Community Club/Library on Main Street, members of the library will sell homemade goods from the Mitford Cookbook and Kitchen Reader in individual size portions.  Among the items to be included are Puny's Banana Bread, Esther's Orange Marmalade Cake, Emma's Pound Cake, Marge's Chocolate-Raspberry cake, and Emma's Fudge.  All proceeds will benefit the library.

Lecture with Jan Karon

Hayes Performing Arts Center 10am

Tickets are $30, $40 and $50, depending on seat location.  No Refunds.

Please call the Hayes Center Box Office at 828-295-9627

or visit www.hayescenter.org for more information.

Luncheon with Jan Karon

Chetola Resort - 11:30am

Tickets $75 and includes a photo with Jan! No Refunds.

Menu entirely from the Mitford Cookbook and Kitchen Reader.

A portion of your luncheon ticket price is tax deductible and will benefit the Hayes Performing Arts Center.  Vouchers will be given at the luncheon.

Tickets are purchased at the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce, 828-295-7851



Mitford Character Autograph Contest

Noon – 4pm

Throughout Downtown Blowing Rock

Collect autographs from all five Mitford characters who are in downtown Blowing Rock.  Pick up an autograph sheet and start playing!  You could win an autographed set of the Mitford series.  Drawing will be held at 5pm at Revive: Java, Juice and Gelato (located in the Martin House).



Mitford Trivia

Saturday, June 4 · 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Blowing Rock School Auditorium, 160 Sunset Drive

How much do you really know about Mitford? Do you have the courage to pit your knowledge of the beloved novel series against other fans? Contestants chosen from the audience will match their Mitford wits to win prizes.
General Admission $10,  For tickets call (828) 414-1844  www.ensemblestage.com

“An Evening with Father Tim"

Readings of excerpts from Ms. Karon's Mitford Novel Series directed by Bob Inman, starring Stephen Ware.

Hayes Performing Arts Center - 7:30pm

$30, $40, and $50

Ticket prices vary by seat location. No Refunds.

Please call the Hayes Center Box Office at 828-295-9627 or visit www.hayescenter.org for more information.





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Sunday, June 5



Dedication of the Jerry Burns Memorial Bench

A dedication of a Memorial Bench for Jerry Burns.

2pm Edgewood Cottage

Author Jan Karon will speak at a public dedication honoring Jerry Burns, former editor of the Blowing Rocket.  Friends and colleagues should gather for this special event.



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All Weekend

Special offers from downtown merchants:

Commemorative jewelry at Gems by Gemini

Mitford Pottery pieces at Bolick and Traditions Pottery

Advent Walk Hot Cider and Mitford Cookbook samplings at Revive on Main

  
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