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35th Annual Mountain Glory Festival
October 13, 2018
Marion, North Carolina celebrates the arrival of autumn in the Blue Ridge during the 35th annual Mountain Glory Festival. For 35 years, beautiful downtown Marion has hosted this popular celebration on the 2nd Saturday in October.
Celebrate small-town life in the mountains. Look for original handicrafts. With plenty of shopping choices. Three jam packed blocks, featuring 150 craft, food, non-profit and sponsor booths. Filled with locally made arts and crafts, festival foods and local wines and beers. Plus Marion’s finest musicians on two stages. Enjoy the local breweries, taprooms and meadery.
In addition, Miss Mountain Glory Festival 2019 and Miss Mountain Glory Teen 2019 will be crowned in the afternoon at the Family Stage. As a result, a $500 Festival Scholarship will be awarded.
Furthermore, Mayor Steve Little announced that the newly renovated train caboose, at the Historic Marion Depot, opens for free public tours during festival hours. Don’t miss the Quilt Show inside the McDowell Arts Council. The quilt show is the gallery’s featured, October exhibit. Finally, the kids have fun in the “Children’s Arena.” With hands-on activities, local entertainment and the ever popular best-dressed pet contest.