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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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Blowing Rock (16.39 mile)
September 12 , October 3
A juried arts & craft show featuring 90 artists. Browse among the tents to view unique pieces. All artists have work for sale.
Linville (8.22 mile)
A day designed to get kids excited about the nature and culture of the North Carolina Mountains through fun and entertaining activities.
Little Switzerland (15.63 mile)
Celebrate Summer's end with free live music, good food, kid's free treasure hunt, free guided hikes and more! Gem mining, gold panning, mine tours, mineral collecting all day long.
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Marion (2.68 mile)
Breakfast, lunch & dinner. Steaks, hot bar, ice cream bar.
Chinese restaurant featuring lunch & dinner buffet or a la carte items.
Linville Falls (2.83 mile)
Specialty is BBQ - ribs, chicken & sliced pork. Use the best ingredients, buy local as much as possible, serve the world’s first eco-friendly vodka!
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Newland (0.86 mile)
Country Inns / Bed & Breakfasts
Come and stay at our home where we offer a warm and cozy rest for you.
Jonas Ridge (1.05 mile)
Country Inns / Bed & Breakfasts
If views are what you want, this is the place.Situated 3 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Enjoy mountain living with modern-day comforts.
Linville Falls (2.19 mile)
Hotels & Motels
The newly renovated Parkview Lodge is family owned & operated and is located on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
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