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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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Cleveland County boasts the perfect location, desirable climate, heritage and, most importantly, friendly people.
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Shelby (8.77 mile)
Longtime touring buddy with Hootie and the Blowfish, Edwin McCain plays at the Gibson.
Eleven talented studio musicians from Nashville
Hickory (19.80 mile)
A village dating from 1782 to 1873 with 70 log structures only open to the public one day each year, which is the 4th Saturday in October! Tickets are required and sell out in advance.
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Fallston (3.44 mile)
Polkville (4.53 mile)
American, Southern / Home Cooking
Great homecooked breakfast and lunch. Fresh produce available. Famous deep fried peanuts.
Shelby (7.85 mile)
Award winning BBQ and part of the unspoked BBQ war in Cleveland County. With two Bridges Barbecue restuarants you will have to decide which is you...
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Lawndale (7.08 mile)
Country Inns / Bed & Breakfasts
Renovated 1926 farm house out in the country. Located on a 40-acre horse farm with boarding stables and riding ring. Hiking and riding trails. 30 m...
Shelby (8.22 mile)
Country Inns / Bed & Breakfasts
Morgan & Wells is a robust home full of architectural details in virbrant Uptown Shelby. Walking distance from live music, dining, entertainment and shopping.
Shelby (8.54 mile)
The rolling hills of the Blue Ridge mountains give the area surrounding the Nell's Farmhouse in Shelby a natural beauty all its own.
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