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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
Contact us for information on lodging, dining, attractions, shopping,and other business in Avery County.
Beech Mountain area
The Beech Mountain TDA is a government entity that promotes travel and tourism on Beech Mountain.
Sugar Mountain area
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Blowing Rock (14.37 mile)
Games, downtown trick-or-treating, and the Monster March! Free family fun...
Valle Crucis (8.81 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.
Blowing Rock (14.29 mile)
November 27 , November 28
Free! Live music, caroling, hot chocolate, cider, hayrides & visits with Santa. Plus, the lighting of the Town Tree!
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Newland (0.01 mile)
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Family style and international cuisine. Fresh mountain trout caught & cooked the same day to traditional Italian dishes like pork cacciatora & pasta primavera
Newland (0.08 mile)
Located in downtown Newland, Riverwalk Pizza features a lunch and dinner buffet along with fresh salads and hot subs.
Newland (0.16 mile)
Offers some of the best chop pork, ribs and chicken in the South (or Southeast). Rated in the top 100 Barbeque Restaurants in North Carolina
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Newland (0.85 mile)
Hotels & Motels
The Shady Lawn Lodge offers lodging & accommodations, from traditional motel rooms with at least queen-size beds to king bed suites.
Linville (3.04 mile)
Country Inns / Bed & Breakfasts
A whitewashed picket fence surrounds this restored, turn-of-th- century Victorian farmhouse, with its English cottage perennial and herb gardens. Offers in-room massage therapy and free Wi-Fi.
Linville (3.28 mile)
A family owned and operated motel located in the shadow of Grandfather Mountain. We offer modern, clean, grade A rooms with heating/air conditioning, telephones and cable TV.
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