Recent news, activities, special events and upcoming festivals!

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 ...

Spend Summer Here!

Create your base camp in Old Fort, Marion, Little Switzerland, Lake James, or the Linville Falls area to trek or bike our Pisgah Backcountry Trails.  The Pisgah National Forest spreads throughout western North Carolina with close to 70,000 acres and hundreds of trail miles right here in our ...

45th Annual NC Bluegrass Festival

Join us for the 45th Annual NC Bluegrass Festival, scheduled for August 15th through 17th at Tom Johnson's Camping Center in Marion, NC.  Pick up tickets for a day or save when you buy a 3 day ticket. This year's lineup includes regional favorites Balsam Range, Rhonda ...

Coming Up!

Warm weather is here and summer is around the corner! We can help you with outdoor plans, rainy day fun, or share special  venue ideas for your special celebrations.

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