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 [...]

By |2018-06-02T13:26:31-04:00June 2nd, 2018|blog|Comments Off on McDowell County Gold Festivals 2018

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, [...]

By |2018-06-02T12:43:29-04:00June 2nd, 2018|blog|Comments Off on Liver Mush Festival 2018

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 [...]

By |2018-05-09T20:00:47-04:00May 8th, 2018|blog|Comments Off on Recovery Rally

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 [...]

By |2018-04-20T03:01:44-04:00April 20th, 2018|blog|Comments Off on Pioneer Day

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 [...]

By |2018-04-10T03:37:56-04:00April 10th, 2018|blog|Comments Off on Carolina Donut Festival

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 [...]

By |2018-04-10T03:23:59-04:00April 10th, 2018|blog|Comments Off on Great Outdoor Show

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 [...]

By |2018-08-24T15:41:31-04:00March 9th, 2018|blog|Comments Off on Marion Comic Con

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 [...]

By |2018-03-09T04:34:28-04:00January 9th, 2018|blog|Comments Off on Winter Beauty in McDowell County

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 [...]

By |2018-01-09T04:33:15-04:00January 9th, 2018|blog|Comments Off on New Year’s Eve 2017