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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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Beech Mountain area
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Sugar Mountain area
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Blowing Rock (12.51 mile)
October 9 - 10 , October 16 - 17
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Ride on the Ghost Train, visit "The Boneyard” with its Black Hole, 3-D maze, and the “Freaky Forest.” Dare to go through the Haunted House. Enjoy the rides in the Creepy Carnival.
Lenoir (12.61 mile)
Watch pottery being unloaded from a wood kiln at Bolick's Pottery. Pottery items will include face jugs, Santa, candlesticks, and Christmas red pottery.
Penland (18.99 mile)
Penland School of Crafts Scholarship Auction
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Banner Elk (0.88 mile)
Puerto Nuevo is the delightful, new Mexican and seafood restaurant now open in the Banner Elk area. Puerto Nuevo offers authentic Mexican dishes, i...
Banner Elk (1.02 mile)
A great neighborhood Italian restaurant. Bar serving complimentary snacks. Also offers full catering services.
Banner Elk (1.19 mile)
Restaurant @ The Best Western in Banner Elk
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Sugar Mountain (0.47 mile)
Nestled deep within the Blue Ridge Mountains and is an ideal vacation destination for anyone seeking a peaceful retreat that offers easy access to an array of great activities.
Sugar Mountain (0.60 mile)
Sugar Ski & Country Club is a year-round condominium resort located on top of Sugar Mountain in the North Carolina High Country. Offering four seasons of enjoyment
Sugar Mountain (0.63 mile)
You are cordially invited to visit Sugar Top, a unique condominium community located atop Little Sugar Mountain near Banner Elk. Spectacular views.
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