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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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Hickory (11.45 mile)
October 16 - 17
Wood working extravaganza and sale. Free demonstrations and classes.
Hickory (12.13 mile)
The sixth annual Bethlehem Day Festival & Cruise-In will feature a wide variety of arts/crafts vendors, games, food, children's activities, and a cruise-in.
Hickory (9.22 mile)
September 11 , September 18
Live music under the sails. Bring chair/blanket. Great restaurants downtown where you can eat dinner before the music starts. Or bring your own picnic!
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Granite Falls (5.58 mile)
Funky southern gastropub restaurant, tasting room and brewery in the historic Granite Bottling Works (1903 - 1978) and Pepsi bottling plant.
Hickory (6.77 mile)
American, Southern / Home Cooking
Amos Howards began as the Olde Hickory Brewery in the mid-90s. Serves American pub food at a good value.
Hickory (7.05 mile)
The ultimate place to get together with your friends, watch sports, drink beer and eat wings. Burgers, sandwiches, salads and drinks.
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Connelly Springs (4.08 mile)
Bring your horse and camp near the Equestrian Barn! We also offer dedicated campsites or backcountry camping.
Icard (5.01 mile)
Hotels & Motels
Conveniently located just off I-40 at exit 116.
Hickory (5.76 mile)
You must be fully self contained. No tents or pop-ups without bathrooms. Must have gate code to enter. Call for gate code. 4 extra large pull through sites for Big Rigs.
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