Recent news, activities, special events and upcoming festivals!

October 12th - 36th Annual Mountain Glory Festival

Celebrate small-town life in the mountains with a day of fall fun in downtown Marion, NC. Between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm look for original arts and crafts, festival foods, regional musicians performing ole time mountain music, the Best Dressed Pet Contest, and more.  Stop by the ...

Sept. 14th - 2nd Annual WNC Bigfoot Festival

Downtown Marion, NC is celebrating the legendary creature with an amazing event. Start your day with Saturday morning's Bigfoot Chase beginning at 8:00 am, followed by a day of "everything Bigfoot" including 190 vendors. Special guest Cliff Barackman, from the television show, Finding Bigfoot, is part of the ...

45th Annual NC Bluegrass Festival

Wow! The Adams family has hosted this incomparable celebration of traditional bluegrass music for the past forty-five years.Their experience shows!  This year's headliners include Rhonda Vincent and The Rage, Balsam Range, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, the King James Boys and many more. 

Brews, Blues, and BBQ Festival

BBQ, Beer, and Blues Music Festival in downtown Marion, NC. Featuring a variety of NC breweries, large and small plus great NC BBQ, regional blues bands and more. Be prepared for a lot of southern charm with a little bit of true soul!

Eat Locally!

During your vacation, we'll help you find local produce and other regionally grown foods. Each Tuesday and Saturday, Marion hosts a tailgate market at 67 W. Henderson Street, in the heart of The 310 District. Call to request this brochure/map. Thursday between 2:30 and 6:00 pm ...

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