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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 (14.27 mile)
September 25 - 27
Hosted by the American Hairless Terrier Association (AHTA). All Events, crating, grooming and vendors will be inside the event building.
Hickory (11.25 mile)
A village dating from 1782 to 1873 with 70 log structures only open to the public one day each year, which is the 4th Saturday in October! Tickets are required and sell out in advance.
Newton (19.43 mile)
Plays a mix of originals. Animated versions of Marcels’ song “Blue Moon” & Dexys Midnight Runners’ “Come On Eileen,” to name a few.
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Morganton (6.07 mile)
We offer so many delectable meals across several different menus and at a great value, like our Lunch combos from $6.99 with over 50 combinations.
Morganton (7.38 mile)
A true farm-to-table dining experience where classic Southern cuisine meets fabulous new twists. Boasting seasonally inspired menus with fresh meats and produce from locally owners farms.
Morganton (7.49 mile)
Offers small plates of freshly-made soups, bruschetta's, cheeses, and sweets plus wine, beer and teas all set in a relaxing atmosphere with outdoor seating available.
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Connelly Springs (3.32 mile)
Bring your horse and camp near the Equestrian Barn! We also offer dedicated campsites or backcountry camping.
Morganton (5.08 mile)
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Morganton (5.73 mile)
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National chain hotel on Interstate 40, Exit 105.
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