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36th Annual Mountain Glory Festival

October 12th join the fall celebration 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 McDowell Arts Council to see 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 ...

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 ...

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