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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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Banner Elk area
The Avery County Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center is conveniently located in the Shoppes at Tynecastle at the intersection of NC Hwy. 105 and NC…
Beech Mountain area
The Beech Mountain TDA is a government entity that promotes travel and tourism on Beech Mountain.
Sugar Mountain area
Contact us or visit our website for the most up-to-date information on beautiful Sugar Mountain.
Boasting 17 wineries, friendly towns, beautiful countryside and a strong culinary scene, Surry County is the ideal romantic getaway in North…
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Banner Elk (6.20 mile)
October 18 - 19
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October 4 - 5 , October 18 - 19
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Beech Mountain (5.30 mile)
Come enjoy the only authentic Mexican food in Beech Mountain, also visit us at 4501 Tynescastle Hwy., Suite 1, in Banner Elk.
Banner Elk (5.72 mile)
Tapas Menu: over 100 menu items, extensive wine list, all ABC permits, live music. Sampling of the diverse menu includes escargot, sesame-seared t...
Newland (5.75 mile)
Two convenient locations one at the entrance to Sugar Mountain and one in Downtown Newland; Lunch and Dinner Buffet, Fresh Salads, Hot Subs
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Elk Park (2.35 mile)
Located in the blue ridge mountains near Banner Elk and Elk Park. Very large sites, full hookups, concrete patios, coin laundry. Real easy access.Free high speed internet and cable TV.
Banner Elk (3.14 mile)
Located on over 80 acres of ridgetop property just 7 miles from downtown Banner Elk. We have 2 bedroom cabins, 2 family cabins, small group cabins
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