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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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Chamber of Commerce combined with the county Visitor Center. Our lobby area is open 24/7 and offers information and brochures on local events.
Enjoy an authentic coastal experience on North Carolina’s Crystal Coast, with waters of crystalline purity bordering sandy, sparkling beaches. From…
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Wilkesboro (19.56 mile)
April 23 , April 24
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MerleFest, considered one of the premier music festivals in the country, serves as an annual homecoming for musicians and music fans.
Sparta (9.76 mile)
Bicyclists, enjoy the spectacular beauty and challenge of the Blue Ridge and experience small-town hospitality at the Tour de Mountains. Choose from 16. 35. 65 or 100 mile routes.
The new season kicks off Friday, September 5th with one of the most recognizable artists in the country music industry- Mr. Ronnie Milsap.
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Laurel Springs (1.23 mile)
Ashe County, Blue Ridge Parkway, Motley’s Countryside Barbecue Restaurant & Catering is available in our restaurant in the heart of the Blue Ridge ...
Laurel Springs (1.65 mile)
1950s restored full-service restaurant offering a varied menu with a dining area and updated lounge with full ABC permits.
Laurel Springs (1.74 mile)
Station's Inn restaurant features burgers, hot dogs, pizza, sandwiches & daily specials. Located right off the Blue Ridge Parkway at Mile Post 248. Convenience store on-site with snacks and beverages.
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Laurel Springs (0.17 mile)
Country Inns / Bed & Breakfasts
Doughton Hall Bed and Breakfast offers wine and appetizers and/or dessert upon arrival. Full country breakfast each morning. Guests may arrive as guests, but leave as family!
Laurel Springs (1.57 mile)
This rental is located near the Eastern Continental Divide at more than 3000 feet elevation and just off the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Laurel Springs (1.63 mile)
Wild Woody’s offers tent camping on the river. Or bring your own camper, or rent one of ours!
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