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The Triad cities of Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point are rich in culture, with destinations that include wineries, shopping, golf and dining.
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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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Fletcher (10.96 mile)
December 11 - 14
American Kennel Club (AKC) Dog Agility Trial at the Western NC Agricultural Center McGough Arena.
Asheville (14.66 mile)
November 18 -
January 3, 2016
Smells of gingerbread are in the air! The time has finally arrived for the 22nd Annual National Gingerbread House Competition!
Asheville (14.77 mile)
November 20 -
January 2, 2016
Winter Lights will transform the Arboretum’s gardens into a nighttime wonderland.
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Chimney Rock (6.23 mile)
Located in the heart of Chimney Rock Village on the banks of the Rocky Broad River.
Lake Lure (7.41 mile)
Enjoy good southern barbecue and broasted chicken at Papa T's located beside the Lake Lure Inn & Spa and across the street from the Beach at Lake Lure.
Hendersonville (7.61 mile)
Golden Corral family-style restaurants offer a buffet and grill. The buffet contains an array of food choices including hot meat options, pasta, pi...
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Gerton (0.57 mile)
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Bat Cave (2.64 mile)
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