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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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Black Mountain (10.32 mile)
May 7 - 10 , October 15 - 18
LEAF is one of the treasured traditions for families and friends across the Southeast!
Asheville (10.55 mile)
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Chimney Rock (6.23 mile)
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Lake Lure (7.41 mile)
Enjoy good southern barbecue at Lake Lure Smokehouse located beside the Lake Lure Inn & Spa and across the street from the Beach at Lake Lure.
Hendersonville (7.61 mile)
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Gerton (0.57 mile)
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Hendersonville (2.42 mile)
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Bat Cave (2.64 mile)
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