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Plan your getaway around a signature event or find out what’s happening during your visit. From quick weekend trips to longer stays, you might watch a hammer throw competition at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, sample sounds where they were born at the John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival, go for the top prize in the Big Rock Blue Marlin Fishing Tournament, or enjoy seasonal events like July 4th celebrations and Christmas light displays.
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The Tourism Department creates itineraries for group tours and ensures that your visit to Valdese is a wonderful experience.
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Marion (17.28 mile)
September 4 , September 11
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Free bluegrass jam each Friday evening with an ever changing line up of musicians and musical styles! Join the fun along with Max Woody and friends.
Spruce Pine (17.09 mile)
September 2 - 6 , September 9 - 13
(9) dates in all …
Live music and mountain dancing, storytelling and hayrides, monarch butterfly raising, naturalist tours and birding walks, arts and handwork demonstrations, book signings and more.
Marion (13.35 mile)
Annual Concert at the Historic Marion Depot on the lawn. Bring chair or a blanket and enjoy. In case of rain, the concert will be inside the depot.
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Morganton (3.55 mile)
Lunch on the River. Eat inside or outside.
Morganton (4.21 mile)
Right on the River. Dining inside or outside in the warmer months. Stroll down the River Walk (Greenway) before or after diner.
Morganton (5.22 mile)
Stylish coffeehouse located in the heart of downtown Morganton. Specialty drinks, sandwiches, and dessert. Upper Wine room opens at night with tapas menu.
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Glen Alpine (0.18 mile)
Country Inns / Bed & Breakfasts
This 1913 Country Manor turned B & B offers 4 luxurious guest rooms including 2 suites, spacious & elegant common rooms, the best porch in the Burke County and unbeatable outdoor event space.
Morganton (2.37 mile)
Fairway Oaks Bed & Breakfast welcomes you! Whether you're looking for golf, a relaxing getaway, or comfortable business accommodations, our home and the Morganton area have much to offer.
Morganton (3.13 mile)
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Remodeled 2013. New furnishings in every room.
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