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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 (7.61 mile)
September 5 - 6
This Labor Day weekend, fly a kite a mile high in the Town of Beech Mountain. The 13th annual Mile High Kite & Craft Festival is in the town meadow.
Spruce Pine (15.43 mile)
July 29 -
August 2 , August 5 - 9
(14) 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.
Linville (4.60 mile)
A day designed to get kids excited about the nature and culture of the North Carolina Mountains through fun and entertaining activities.
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Newland (0.01 mile)
(5) styles in all …
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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