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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
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Beech Mountain area
The Beech Mountain TDA is a government entity that promotes travel and tourism on Beech Mountain.
Sugar Mountain area
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Blowing Rock (18.64 mile)
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Ride on the Ghost Train, visit "The Boneyard” with its Black Hole, 3-D maze, and the “Freaky Forest.” Dare to go through the Haunted House. Enjoy the rides in the Creepy Carnival.
Valle Crucis (6.37 mile)
The Valle Country Fair is an overgrown church bazaar set in the center of one of the most picturesque valleys in the North Carolina Mountains at the peak of the fall color season.
An authentic harvest festival set in a scenic valley featuring food, crafts, music and fall color.
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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)
We offer small plate fare in the style of tapas. However we do not limit ourselves to Spanish cuisine. We bill ourselves as progressive alternative dining.
Newland (5.75 mile)
Located in downtown Newland, Riverwalk Pizza features a lunch and dinner buffet along with fresh salads and 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
Banner Elk (4.27 mile)
Gorgeous million-dollar mountain home on almost 3 acres in The Lodges at Eagles Nest. Located 10 minutes away from Sugar and Beech Mountain ski res...
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