• English Farmstead Cheese
  • Tailgate Bread
  • Cheesecake
  • Stock Grapes
  • BBQ Switz CAfe
  • Low country tuna
  • Chalet Shrimp Salad
  • Bruces


What to expect?  Anything!  Sophisticated tastes won't be disappointed and neither will the person searching for good old-fashioned comfort food, often served with a twist! 

You'll find locally owned shops serving up specialty foods including cheeses, pulled pork BBQ, vegetarian favorites, and sweet treats.  Marion's downtown area is home to local taprooms, breweries and soon will be home to one of the few meaderies in North Carolina.  

Follow the Blue Ridge Traveler's Wine Trail!  The varying styles, terroir, and personalities are reflected in each bottle.  These boutique vineyards are scattered throughout our region, between the Linville Falls area and the Lake James region. 

Marion's downtown tailgate market is a great place to shop for seasonal items, picnic goodies or to pick up specialty items like homemade bread and baked treats.  During the growing season, they are open on Tuesday afternoons and Saturday mornings, check for seasonal hours. 

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