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Recent news, activities, special events and upcoming festivals!

Mountain Trail Runners!

Trail running has become a popular sport and recreational activity. Coming up,August 26, 2017, join Vertical Runner Black Mountain and Rentless Running Events at Old Fort's Camp Grier for some late summer fun.The 5K is on rolling terrain, mostly gravel road and double-track trail. The 10K is a ...

Blue Ridge Outdoor Adventures!

Our region of the Pisgah National Forest includes more than 67,000 acres of it's 500,000 acre area.  More than enough room to spread out, explore our 8 waterfall trails, 19 hiking trails and numerous biking trails, including those at Lake James State Park!  Need a guided activity ...

43rd Annual NC Bluegrass Festival

Join us for the 43rd Annual NC Bluegrass Festival on the grounds of Tom Johnson's Camping Center on August 17th, 18th and 19th.  Performers include Rhonda Vincent, Dailey and Vincent, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, plus many more.  Tickets will be available online and at the gate, music ...

June 3rd - Liver Mush and Gold!

Spend the day with us beginning with Old Fort's 14th Annual NC Gold Festival (10:00 am to 4:00 pm) then drop by Marion's downtown 11th Annual Liver Mush Festival!  Both events are outdoors, admission is FREE and will keep you entertained!  Details are on our event ...

Blooms!

Our trails are bursting with color, including this early Flame Azalea. In our region of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Pisgah National Forest, a variety of rhodendron is in bloom now through the end of June, some at the higher elevations will bloom into early July. Elevations above 3,000 ...

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