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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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Blowing Rock area
The Blowing Rock Visitor Center offers information on all there is to do in the village of Blowing Rock.
The Boone Area Visitors Bureau invites you to explore the Boone area.
Visitor information, brochures, referrals, toll-free number. Group tour information kits, itineraries and help in planning group tours in the area.
Enjoy an authentic coastal experience on North Carolina’s Crystal Coast, with waters of crystalline purity bordering sandy, sparkling beaches. From…
When you think of extraordinary golf, the Pinehurst area, also known as the “Home of American Golf”, often immediately comes to mind. Full of…
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Banner Elk (9.57 mile)
June 25 , July 23
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Come enjoy a trolley tour of the local Avery County wineries!
Blowing Rock (9.14 mile)
May 9 , June 13
(6) dates in all …
A juried arts & craft show featuring 90 artists. Browse among the tents to view unique pieces. All artists have work for sale.
Blowing Rock (8.68 mile)
June 4 - 7 , July 21 - 26
The 92nd annual Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show is one of the oldest horse show events in the country. Three weeks of competition!
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Valle Crucis (2.56 mile)
American, Cajun / Creole
Full-service restaurant featuring regional Southern cuisine. Outdoor dining in North Carolina’s first Rural Historic District, Valle Crucis, or ind...
Valle Crucis (2.60 mile)
Over Yonder is a destination restaurant in Valle Crucis, near Boone, Banner Elk and Blowing Rock that features Appalachian cuisine in a relaxed, historic setting.
Valle Crucis (2.67 mile)
Almost all foods at Simplicity's are handcrafted and homemade. Our gourmet and organic menus vary seasonally so we can best showcase the wonderful produce and products available locally.
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Valle Crucis (1.58 mile)
Country Inns / Bed & Breakfasts
Inn at Little Pond Farm is a charming farmhouse C.1900 with a fresh and luxurious approach to innkeeping. Our five inviting rooms are detailed to p...
Valle Crucis (2.06 mile)
Since 1790, travelers and residents of Valle Crucis have enjoyed the warm hospitality of the Baird House. Located on 16 private quiet acres along t...
Vilas (2.42 mile)
A 2-story log cabin with 5 luxurious bedrooms, large comfortable porches, sweeping views, and plenty of privacy. The lodge overlooks Valle Crucis. ...
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