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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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The Tourism Department creates itineraries for group tours and ensures that your visit to Valdese is a wonderful experience.
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Marion (18.09 mile)
Annual Concert at the Historic Marion Depot on the lawn. Bring chair or a blanket and enjoy. In case of rain, the concert will be inside the depot.
Marion (16.88 mile)
September 3 , September 10
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Open to all musicians, no scheduled performers. Outdoors (weather permitting), bring chairs or blankets. Call for more information.
Lenoir (14.86 mile)
September 11 , September 12
The 30th Annual Sculpture Celebration features a Blue Jeans Preview Party Friday evening & the competition Saturday
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Morganton (0.55 mile)
Stylish coffeehouse located in the heart of downtown Morganton. Specialty drinks, sandwiches, and dessert. Upper Wine room opens at night with tapas menu.
Morganton (0.57 mile)
Scratch preparations and traditional French techniques marry with southern practicalities to create straightforward, unpretentious fare.
Morganton (0.63 mile)
Offers small plates of freshly-made soups, bruschetta's, cheeses, and sweets plus wine, beer and teas all set in a relaxing atmosphere with outdoor seating available.
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Morganton (1.33 mile)
Hotels & Motels
Experience warm southern hospitality and great value. Located just outside the Blue Ridge and Black Mountains off Interstate 40, our hotel near Lake James is ideal.
Morganton (2.08 mile)
Remodeled 2013. New furnishings in every room.
Morganton (2.52 mile)
Hotels & Motels
Experience the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains when staying at Hampton Inn Morganton. Centrally located in the Piedmont Region, this hotel provides easy interstate access
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