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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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Valdese (18.22 mile)
August 7 - 8
In its 40th year the Historic Waldensian Festival celebrates the Waldensians and their successful return to their homelands.
Hickory (19.69 mile)
August 21 , August 22
Voted best tournament in the SE by the Martial Arts Tournament Tour three years in a row. Awards & trophies some of the best on the circuit. We are sanctioned by the NBL (14 pts) & SKI (AAA).
Hickory (19.68 mile)
July 18 , October 10
Toy, hobby, sports card, and NASCAR show.
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Lawndale (3.73 mile)
Southern / Home Cooking
A nostalgic old general store and cafe nestled at the foothills of NC’s South Mountains.
Fallston (5.12 mile)
Polkville (8.55 mile)
American, Southern / Home Cooking
Great homecooked breakfast and lunch. Fresh produce available. Famous deep fried peanuts.
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Lawndale (1.70 mile)
Country Inns / Bed & Breakfasts
Renovated 1926 farm house out in the country. Located on a 40-acre horse farm with boarding stables and riding ring. Hiking and riding trails. 30 m...
An excellent example of Queen Anne Victorian architecture, the Inn offers a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere for the weary traveler, business pe...
Casar (6.90 mile)
Nestled among rolling fields and beautiful mountain woodlands. South Mountain Family Camp provides a perfect year round retreat for families, church groups and school classes.
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