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BRPA Membership Levels

Who Is Eligible

Organizations, attractions, and businesses who serve the travel and tourism industry in the Blue Ridge Parkway, Shenandoah, and Great Smoky Mountains regions are a great fit for Blue Ridge Parkway Association membership.

Membership Levels

  • Organization - $350
    Chambers of commerce, travel organizations, convention and visitors bureaus, merchant associations, or government agencies and other such groups that are financed by membership dues from among business firms and individuals directly or indirectly engaged in the travel business.

    Organizations receive 4 free listing lines in the Blue Ridge Parkway Directory & Travel Planner, on www.blueridgeparkway.org, and on the Blue Ridge Parkway - Travel Planner mobile app and mobile website.


  • Attraction - $350
    Travel attractions or any commercial enterprise financed primarily through admission fees. 

    Attractions receive 3 free listing lines in the Blue Ridge Parkway Directory & Travel Planner, on www.blueridgeparkway.org, and on the Blue Ridge Parkway - Travel Planner mobile app and mobile website.


  • Business
    Lodging properties, restaurants, craft and antique shops, shopping malls, theaters and other recreational businesses of interest or necessary for tourists. 

    Businesses receive 3 free listing lines in the Blue Ridge Parkway Directory & Travel Planner, on www.blueridgeparkway.org, and on the Blue Ridge Parkway - Travel Planner mobile app and mobile website.

    • Large Business - $290
      Businesses that have $150,000 or more in annual sales

    • Small Business - $240
      Businesses that have less than $150,000 in annual sales


  • Associate - $240
    Businesses or organizations that serve the travel and tourism industry, such as consultants, banks, printers, or advertising firms. 

    Associate members will not be listed in the Blue Ridge Parkway Directory & Travel Planner, on www.blueridgeparkway.org, or on the Blue Ridge Parkway - Travel Planner mobile app or mobile website.


  • Individual - $30
    Any individual who has a personal interest in the Parkway and supports the purpose of the Association, but has no direct business interest.

    Individual members will not be listed in the Blue Ridge Parkway Directory & Travel Planner, on www.blueridgeparkway.org, or on the Blue Ridge Parkway - Travel Planner mobile app or mobile website.


Membership dues are payable at the time of application. The Blue Ridge Parkway Directory & Travel Planner is printed once per year.  The deadline for inclusion in the 66th edition is October 1 2014.  You may join after this date and your listing will be included in the 67th edition.  However, your listing can be added to the website soon after joining, and will remain online throughout your membership.

Annual membership renewal dues will be billed each year in June; dues not paid within 90 days after billing may result in suspension of membership.

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Oktoberfest

Friday, October 31, 2014, 6:00 pm

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Friday, October 31, 2014, 10:00 am

Free Guided Walking Tours of Historic Lexington

Friday, October 31, 2014, 3:00 pm

Downtown Trick or Treat

Friday, October 31, 2014, 3:30 pm

Halloween Eve Fish, Fry, Wine & Costume Party

Friday, October 31, 2014, 5:30 pm

Old Fort Mountain Music

Friday, October 31, 2014, 7:00 pm

Woody's Original Mountain Music

Friday, October 31, 2014, 7:00 pm

Tweetsie Railroad's Ghost Train

Friday, October 31, 2014, 7:30 pm
 

Highlights & Happenings

  • Rocky Knob & Mabry Mill, MP 169, 176.2
  • These Parkway treasures offer many opportunities for visitors including hiking, camping, picnicking, and one of the most-photographed structures along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
  • Mount Pisgah, MP 408
  • Mount Pisgah’s spectacular views, hiking trails, camping and the Mount Pisgah Inn make this area a popular destination for visitors along the Blue Ridge Parkway. The mountain and thousands of surrounding acres was originally purchased by indust
  • James River & Otter Creek, MP 60-63.8
  • At the lowest elevation along the Parkway, visitors can hike, camp, fish, have a picnic, and see restored Battery Creek Lock from the Kanawha Canal.
  • Parkway Visitor Center, MP 384
  • Visitors traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway can now make one stop to learn about the entire 469 miles and 73-year history of the Parkway. The Parkway Visitor Center opened in 2008 and unveiled innovative, high-tech interactive exhibits. The LEED-certif
  • Waterrock Knob, MP 451.2
  • An ideal spot for watching sunrise and sunsets across the rugged mountains, Waterrock Knob Visitor Center sits at almost 6,000 feet elevation. Exhibits, book sales, and a trail leading to the summit of Waterrock Knob await visitors. The last hik
  • Peaks of Otter, MP 86
  • With stunning views, natural beauty, and the surrounding Jefferson National Forest, it’s no wonder the Peaks of Otter area has attracted people to the region for more than 8,000 years.
  • Moses H. Cone Park, MP 294
  • A majestic 4,200 acres at the foot of Grandfather Mountain, named in honor of Julian Price, lies directly adjacent to the Moses H. Cone Memorial Park. Together these parks comprise the largest developed area set aside for public recreati
  • Fall Color - Tips for Leaf Season
  • Tips for planning your scenic drive or vacation to see the fall color along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
  • Hiking Trails
  • A journey on the Blue Ridge Parkway offers motorists spectacular views of Southern Appalachia’s diverse beauty for 469.1 uninterrupted miles.
  • Camping
  • Camping is one way visitors traveling through the Blue Ridge Parkway can spend the night under the stars in one of America’s most beautiful natural settings.
  • Nearby Accommodations
  • Explore the quaint towns and vibrant cities that the Blue Ridge Parkway weaves through, and a variety of lodging choices.
  • Parkway Road Conditions
  • An open Parkway is a safe Parkway. Be sure to check road conditions online or by phone before you travel and during your visit.
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