Don't hibernate! Celebrate! The 24th Annual Blowing Rock Winterfest returns January 27-30.

Winterfest is filled with lots of outdoor fun, food and drink, arts and entertainment, all designed to celebrate winter in the High Country.

The event includes a wine tasting, ice carving demonstrations, live music, the Winter Paws Dog Show, the Polar Bear Plunge into Chetola Lake, and many more fun wintertime events and activities.

Winterfest tickets can be purchased at the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce, 132 Park Avenue in Blowing Rock, via phone at 828-295-7851 or online at BlowingRockWinterfest.com.