Annual Easter Sunrise Service at Chimney Rock Park
Celebrate the glory of Easter as our guest at this inter-denominational community worship. This special service will be filled with song, scripture, special music and spectacular sunrise views over beautiful Lake Lure and Hickory Nut Gorge. John Mason, the Park's featured hammered dulcimer player, will perform. Arrive early and dress warmly! Gates open at 5am and close at 6am for the 6:30am service. Cost: This event is complimentary and attendees may enjoy the Park for the day.
May - Main street in Spindale, NC.
Lake Lure Arts & Crafts Festival
Our Arts and Crafts Festivals have been a Lake Lure North Carolina tradition since the 1980's. Held in May the festival features artisans and craftspeople that sell their hand-made creations. May and October !
Memorial Day Ceremony
May - Downtown Forest City at 11:00 A.M.
Blue Ridge BBQ Festival
The Blue Ridge Barbecue Festival in Tryon, North Carolina, has grown to be the biggest annual event in Polk County, one of the most popular festivals in Western North Carolina, and one of the premier barbecue events in the nation. Around Polk County, the festival is known simply as "The Barbecue," as in, "Are y'all going to the Barbecue this year?" The barbecue brings together thousands of Polk County residents who join in to throw an annual party for their regional neighbors. TThe Festival is held each year at Harmon Field in Tryon, N.C.
Dirty Dancing Festival
The third annual "Dirty Dancing Festival at Lake Lure" will be held August in Lake Lure, NC
August in Forest City, NC
Annual Hickory Nut Gorge Olympiad
Four-day sports and community festival featuring dozens of events and activities. For the hardcore athlete, there's the triathlon, Race to the Rock or 5-mile run. For weekend warrior, there is the 3-on-3 basketball, golf and the pontoon boat challenge. August.
North Carolina Apple Festival
The Apple Festival will be held on Main Street in downtown Hendersonville, NC. The festival not only features a street fair with arts & crafts vendors but it includes continuous live musical entertainment, apple growers and their apples, children's & youth activities, special exhibits & open houses, food, and, to top it all off, on Labor Day, the King Apple Parade. The festival is held annually, during the Labor Day weekend. The North Carolina Apple Festival marks the sixty-sixth consecutive year the event has been held to recognize the importance of the apple and the apple industry to Henderson County and North Carolina. North Carolina is the seventh largest apple-producing state in the nation and Henderson County is the largest apple-producing county in North Carolina. Event August/September
Our Arts and Crafts Festivals have been a Lake Lure North Carolina tradition since the 1980's. Held in October the festival features artisans and craftspeople that sell their hand-made creations. October!
Annual Christmas decoration lighting and open house at the Santa House
Downtown Forest City (date and time yet to be announced).
Hay Rides and Santa house
December (dates yet to be announced) from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Main Street, Forest City, NC.
Santa on the Chimney!
Santa practices on 315-ft. Chimney Rock before climbing down millions of much shorter chimneys all around the world on Christmas Eve. USA Today named Chimney Rock one of the top 10 places to catch up with Santa last year. Come and see why! December - No additional cost with Park admission.
Downtown Forest City, NC. dates and times have yet to be announced.
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