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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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Banner Elk area
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Beech Mountain area
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Sugar Mountain area
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Blowing Rock (16.79 mile)
September 25 -
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.
Valle Crucis (12.41 mile)
The Valle Country Fair is an overgrown church bazaar set in the center of one of the most picturesque valleys in the North Carolina Mountains at the peak of the fall color season.
An authentic harvest festival set in a scenic valley featuring food, crafts, music and fall color.
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Pineola (0.10 mile)
Family style Italian restaurant. Locally owned & operated...simply good food. We do accept all major credit cards.
Crossnore (1.97 mile)
Southern / Home Cooking
Year-round restaurant and full-service catering. Homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, and entrees to carry-out or eat-in.
Crossnore (2.13 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.
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Pineola (0.06 mile)
Hotels & Motels
Small, country, family motel. Est. 1951. Reasonable rates. Handmade quilts on every bed. Covered picnic area, 2 furnished cottages. Fully equipped.
Pineola (0.24 mile)
The sites are level and grassy. They are shaded and the roads are paved. There are 69 RV sites, 7 pop-up sites, and 34 park model sites in addition 16 tent sites.
Pineola (0.53 mile)
Country Inns / Bed & Breakfasts
Pineola Inn offers modern rooms, honeymoon suites, & log cabins. We're conveniently located beside High Country Ski Shop and Country Store.
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