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LOCAL NEWS AND EVENTS

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Mountain Glory Festival 2018

MOUNTAIN GLORY 2018 The 35th Annual Mountain Glory Festival will be held on Saturday, October 13 from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm in downtown Marion, North Carolina. The event is the signature event for Marion and includes a large selection of crafts, artwork, vendors, food, music and fun. More than 140 vendors will bring their […]
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WNC Bigfoot Festival

  WNC Bigfoot Festival Bigfoot is coming to Marion, North Carolina. Even if the elusive and best friend of cryptozoologists everywhere does not make an actual appearance, his likeness will at the upcoming WNC Bigfoot Festival on September 9 in downtown Marion. Bigfoot fans, researchers, skeptics and everyone in between will be able to enjoy […]
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McDowell Job Fair

McDowell County Job Fair If you are in the market for a career change, visit the McDowell Job Fair on Thursday, August 9 from 1-5 pm at the Municipal Event Center in Marion. Representatives from local businesses, industry and agencies will be on hand to provide information and access to applications. Come dressed for success […]
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Marion City Stage Concert Series

MARION CITY STAGE CONCERT SERIES Downtown Marion will host a Summer Concert Series block party, every third Friday night this Summer. The party will feature live music, food, games and vendors from 6-9 pm. The series is sponsored bySponsored by Spillway Bridge & Co., Mr. Bob’s Do-Nuts Marion, NC XYZ Spirits GHOST RIDERS MC, Byrd’s Mobile Detailing, Refinery 13, Burrito Bros., and Mica […]
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Farm To Table 2018

  FARM TO TABLE EVENT McDowell County will host the annual From Farm to Table Event on Saturday, August 11 from 6:30  – 8:30 pm at McDowell Local restaurant in downtown Marion. The event will feature a fine dining experience featuring locally sourced food prepared by professional chefs. Tickets for the event are $50. For more information, […]
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4th Of July Celebrations

  4th OF JULY CELEBRATIONS Two major 4th of July celebrations will take place this year in McDowell County. Both Marion and Old Fort will host events and activities including fireworks in both locations. The 4th of July celebration in Marion includes a parade at 5:30 pm, live music from the Foothills Community Band, a […]
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McDowell County Gold Festivals 2018

MCDOWELL COUNTY GOLD FESTIVALS McDowell County, North Carolina will host two gold festivals the weekend of June 2, 2018. Events will be held at the Mountain Gateway Museum in Old Fort and the Lucky Strike Gold Mine in Marion. Activities kick off in Old Fort on June 2 at 9 am with the Rugged Nugget 5K. Additional […]
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Liver Mush Festival 2018

2018 Liver Mush Festival On Saturday, June 2, 2018, the 12th Annual Liver Mush Festival “It’s a Squeal” will be held in Marion, NC. The event lasts from 5-9 pm on Main Street. Activities will include free liver mush sandwiches from Hunter’s Liver Mush, live music, a pig calling contest, a liver mush eating contest, […]
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Recovery Rally

RECOVERY RALLY The Second Annual Blue Ridge Recovery swill be held on May 19 from 5-9 pm on the McDowell County Courthouse Lawn in downtown Marion. The event will include free BBQ and t-shirts to the first 2000 people to register. Come out to help celebrate people in recovery from addiction, mental health challenges, and/or […]
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Pioneer Day

PIONEER DAY The 34th Annual Pioneer Day is coming to the town of Old Fort on April 28 from 10 am until 4 pm. The event is located at the Mountain Gateway Museum. This event is free and includes unique crafts, local history, craft demonstrations, food and live music. In addition, visitors can enjoy the Route […]
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Carolina Donut Festival

CAROLINA DONUT FESTIVAL The Carolina Donut Festival is coming to Marion on April 21 with a collection of activities, entertainment, sporting events and of course donuts. The event is the vision of Mr. Bob’s Donuts with a variety of sponsors from around the region. Participants can enjoy crafts, food and even participate in the Carolina […]
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Great Outdoor Show

GREAT OUTDOOR SHOW The Blue Ridge Great Show was held in Marion on March 23-25 at Marion’s Municipal Event Center. The event was sponsored locally by Blackbeard Outdoor World and other regional marine dealers. It featured a large selection of boats, RV’s, outdoor accessories and watersports were on display for the weekend. A strong crowd […]
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Bear Crawl 2018

BEAR CRAWL – THE KODIAK The Bear Crawl – The Kodiak is coming to Marion on March 11, 2018. The Bear Crawl is a challenging, obstacle course style race that challenges competitors of all skill sets. Events include The Kodiak, an 8 mile OCR race, The Bear Crawl, a 3 mile OCR race, the Mountain Assault […]
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Marion Comic Con

  MARION COMIC CON Marion Comic Con was held in Marion’s new Municipal Event Center (MEC) on March 4, 2018. More than 1400 people from around the region attended to enjoy visiting with industry celebrities from shows such as AMC’s The Walking Dead. They also enjoyed shopping and chatting with vendors providing comic books, collectibles […]
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Winter Beauty in McDowell County

LOCAL WINTER BEAUTY An extended cold snap has brought unusually frigid temperatures to the region. But that hasn’t stopped local and regional visitors from coming to McDowell County to visit some of our scenic beauty. Popular spots such as Catawba Falls, Andrews Geyser and Toms Creek Falls are currently frozen wonderlands and large crowds have […]
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New Year’s Eve 2017

NEW YEAR’S EVE 2017 Despite an artic blast hitting the entire east coast, Marion celebrated New Year’s Eve with their traditional nugget drop into a giant donut, courtesy of Mr. Bob’s Donuts. Visitors from around the region came to Marion to enjoy the festivities and brave the cold to ring in 2018. The local celebration […]
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New Years Activities

NEW YEAR’S EVE ACTIVITIES The Marion Rotary Club, City of Marion, Marion Business Association and other agencies are finalizing plans for the 9th Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration to take place in Downtown Marion on Sunday, December 31 from 8:30 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. This year’s event will feature more activities and events than ever. […]
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Melodies On Main

Melodies On Main Marion’s annual Melodies on Main celebration saw locals celebrate Christmas and the holiday season with music, carriage rides and visits from Santa and Mrs. Clause. In addition, local businesses and vendors provided giveaways, free samples and crafts and hot beverages for sale.
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Mountain Glory Festival 2017

  MOUNTAIN GLORY FESTIVAL 2017 The 34th Annual Mountain Glory Festival wrapped up last weekend in Marion, North Carolina with great crowds, awesome entertainment and vendors from all over the region. In fact, we were at maximum capacity for vendors and would like to thank each of them for participating. The Mountain Glory Festival is […]
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Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos Dia de los Muertos Celebration Marion celebrated Día de Muertos on November 4, 2017 in downtown Marion. The event is a traditional Mexican holiday to remember and honor friends and family who have passed away, Activities included traditional foods, crafts, a live mariachi performance and a memorial display.
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Fall Leaf Season

  GLORIOUS FALL COLORS The 2017 Fall Colors are in full swing in McDowell County. Visitors to our communities will see the reds, yellows and oranges of our fall trees highlighted by the bold greens of our pine and spruce trees. The season is a little later coming this year so there is plenty of […]
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Brown Mountain Lights

THE BROWN MOUNTAIN LIGHTS The Brown Mountain Lights are one of the Western North Carolina’s most enduring mysteries. Although there are multiple places to look for the lights, two of the most popular places are the Wiseman’s View overlook near the Linville Falls community and at a designated overlook off Hwy 181 between Linville Falls […]
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