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Come to Lexington for the BBQ, Stay for the Festival

Visit the city where Lexington-style barbecue gets its name. The 33rd Annual Barbecue Festival, Oct. 22, features some of the best 'cue you'll ever eat, along with more than 200 vendors, seven stages of entertainment, an antique car show and more.

Hike Through the ‘Grand Canyon’ of North Carolina

Sometimes referred to as the “Grand Canyon of the East,” Linville Gorge is one of the most scenic and rugged gorges in the country. For 12 miles, the steep walls of the gorge enclose the Linville River as it descends almost 2,000 feet.

Enjoy 11 Days of State Fair Fun

The North Carolina State Fair is a highly anticipated fall event each year. Taking place Oct. 13-23 in Raleigh, the fair offers rides, games, more than 100 concert performances, a livestock show, culinary and art competitions, and, of course, fair food.

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