Recent news, activities, special events and upcoming festivals!

Happening in August!

August is packed with interesting and fun events, including the upcoming 44th Annual NC Bluegrass Festival! Tickets are available in advance and at the door.  Take a look at this year's performers and join us at Tom Johnson's Camping Center.  The complete lineup and ticket details ...

Summer Play List!

We have your summer play list! Explore, relax, and enjoy this breathtaking region of the Pisgah National Forest and Blue Ridge Mountain range.  

Marion's Pub & Grub Crawl

Dreamers, millennials, and Gen-Xers have invested in downtown Marion's recent renaissance, bringing back an active downtown culture. Today, within a .3 mile section of Main Street, you'll find interesting shops, restaurants, tap rooms, a music hall, and microbrewery.  And, they aren't finished!  More new businesses ...

Plan A Party!

Looking for a small, special event venue? We have ideas! Many of our local lodging properties are well suited for an intimate wedding celebration, while others offer ideal conditions for your next family event or get together.  

April Events & Races!

Wow! April is ushering in warmer weather, blooming trees and flowers and one of the year's most exciting trail races.  Old Fort's Camp Grier, through their adventure "arm" Tanawha Adventures, is the beginning and end point for the first Annual Hellbender 100.  This foot race takes ...

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