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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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Valdese (8.03 mile)
August 7 - 8
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August 21 , August 22
Voted best tournament in the SE by the Martial Arts Tournament Tour three years in a row. Awards & trophies some of the best on the circuit. We are sanctioned by the NBL (14 pts) & SKI (AAA).
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Drive up coffee lodge serving beverages made to order.
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Hotels & Motels
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Lenoir (5.20 mile)
Our hotel near the Blue Ridge Parkway is ideal for your visit to the area. Golf courses, scenic parks and wilderness are all nearby. Rely on us to help you feel refreshed and stay full of energy.
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Country Inns / Bed & Breakfasts
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