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Recent news, activities, special events and upcoming festivals!

Blue Ridge Travelers' Treasure Trail

Spend time exploring the region and searching for special finds when you visit our antique and vintage properties. We have them arranged alphabetically, if you have questions, please give us a call at 828-668-4282.

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

Join us at the downtown Marion stage between 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm, as cultures come together, celebrating life and remembering those no longer with us.  Lots of music, including a live mariachi band, community ofrenda, food, crafts, Calaveras, face painting and more.  The venue is ...

Friday Fall Leaf Report - October 12th

Today certainly felt like fall, with temps in the 50s. At 1:30 pm, it was 58 degrees at Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 323.  The views are tremendous, today is a crystal clear day with gorgeous blue skies.  

October 11th - Weather Update

Hurricane Michael is moving northeast, leaving western North Carolina and our Blue Ridge communities. Friday's forecast is sunny with mild temperatures.  Those cooler temperatures will assist the leaves as they change color.  Fortunately, there has been minimal rain-related damage here.  Please, support our tourism-related businesses and ...

Mountain Glory Festival!

Downtown Marion's annual Mountain Glory Festival takes place on Saturday, October 13th. Admission is FREE and the event lasts all day.  Downtown businesses will be open too!   Click the link below to read details, scheduling and more.

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