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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 (13.17 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 (13.50 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.
Spruce Pine (10.64 mile)
September 2 - 6 , September 9 - 13
(9) dates in all …
Live music and mountain dancing, storytelling and hayrides, monarch butterfly raising, naturalist tours and birding walks, arts and handwork demonstrations, book signings and more.
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Plumtree (0.17 mile)
The restaurant serves not only casual dining but also offers on site catering for special group meals and occasions on a year round basis
Crossnore (4.41 mile)
This work-study program is a great way to make a difference in someones life and have a great cup of coffee while enjoying a great menu.
Crossnore (4.67 mile)
Southern / Home Cooking
Year-round restaurant and full-service catering. Homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, and entrees to carry-out or eat-in.
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Newland (0.17 mile)
Located along 1600 ft of the North Toe River, Buck Hill Campground is the perfect place for families to relax and play!
Select your type of lodging from our bed & breakfast, private cabin, campground or even group lodging. Restaurant on-site, winery on-site, & brewery on-site!
Bakersville (3.01 mile)
Choose between house or cabin. Extremely private and quiet, secluded hollow on 60 acres, 3800 ft. elevation. Fish the stocked pond, hike through th...
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