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An area rich in history, this region also is home to furniture and pottery making, a barbecue battleground and Yadkin Valley wineries.
These south-facing beaches are home to America’s Coolest Small Town, Cape Lookout National Seashore and the nation’s best wreck diving.
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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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Wilkes County has so much to offer, from real estate and business development to education to fun things to do for the whole family.
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May 25 , October 5
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Drag racing held each weekend beginning in April. Gear Jammers, Funny Cars, Motorcycles & Jet Cars. "Test and Tune" every Thursday night, weather permitting. Snack bar and picnic area on site.
Wilkesboro (0.63 mile)
April 24 - 27
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Wilkesboro (0.08 mile)
Located at Wilkes Community College, we’re within walking distance of the MerleFest (Merle Watson Festival), Hampton Inn and College Park Inn.
Wilkesboro (0.38 mile)
Our steaks are cut fresh daily. Open for lunch & dinner 7 days a week. All ABC permits.
A locally owned diner with burgers, sandwiches, vegetarian foods, and salads. They offer a variety of coffee drinks and frozen yogurts.
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Wilkesboro (0.15 mile)
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Wilkesboro (1.10 mile)
Located off 421 at the entrance of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, we offer the perfect place for business or leisure with spacious rooms and deluxe complimentary breakfast.
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