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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 (4.39 mile)
September 5 - 6
This two-day event takes place over Labor Day Weekend and features many craft and food vendors, activities for kids, music, and more.
Beech Mountain (4.88 mile)
October 3 - 4
On Saturday and Sunday, travel back in time to 1939 to the enchanted world of “Oz,” high atop Beech Mountain at the former Land of Oz park.
Valle Crucis (5.77 mile)
An authentic harvest festival set in a scenic valley featuring food, crafts, music and fall color.
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Banner Elk (1.87 mile)
Chef Bill Greene’s contemporary American fine dining restaurant is a cullinary experience. All recipes are made from scratch.
Banner Elk (2.13 mile)
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Contemporary Cuisine includes fresh seafood, steak, pasta and signature dishes!
Banner Elk (2.15 mile)
Cafe & beer bar...inspired food for family & friends.
We offer a nice beer list, wine list, kids menu, appetizers, lunch, dinner and desserts.
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Banner Elk (0.88 mile)
Set in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. We are open all year so come and visit, whether during the summer or for the ski season!
Banner Elk (0.95 mile)
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Cozy atmosphere & prime location. Efficiencies, 1- and 2-bedroom suites with HBO, indoor pool, jacuzzi, saunas, and exercise room. Condos are fully furnish including kitchenette.
Banner Elk (1.65 mile)
After a hard day on the slopes relax by a roaring fire in a cozy and secluded log cabin minutes from three of the area’s ski resorts.
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