It's late July which means it's time for the infamous Blowing Rock Horse Show. It's a fixture on the show circuit and while it's held in the tiny little hamlet of Blowing Rock (NC), it's one of the best horse show venues out there. And because it's such a cool place (in more ways than one) it's uber competitive. If you have not been as a spectator or competitor, then add it to your bucket list. You won't be disappointed.
Its rustic charm is special and when you aren't showing or watching the horses, the tiny village is full of cute shops and great restaurants. It's crowded this time of year, but what a special place to be.