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41st Annual Mountain Glory Festival

February 29 @ 12:00 am

Celebrate the arrival of autumn in the Blue Ridge Mountains during Marion, North Carolina’s 41st Annual Mountain Glory Festival from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on the 2nd Saturday in October.

This event spotlights regional makers and the joys of small-town living. Visitors looking for original handicrafts will find plenty of choices for shopping with three jam-packed blocks, featuring over 200 craft, food, non-profit and sponsor booths of locally made arts and crafts; festival foods and local restaurants. Plus, two stages presenting Marion’s finest musicians.

One of the signature events during the festival is the Mountain Glory Quilt Show inside of the McDowell Arts Council, located at 50 South Main Street. Make plans to visit the show, where you can see a variety of handmade quilts created by quilters from around the region.

Bring the kiddos for a day of family fun. This year’s event features a “Kid’s Korner” with hands-on activities, local entertainment and the ever popular best-dressed pet contest.

If you have a pet that you love to dress up, the best-dressed pet contest is for you. Simply bring your furry or feathered best friend, strut your stuff in the contest and wait for the crowd to vote for the best dressed.

Free shuttle services will run from Rose’s parking lot, located at 600 North Main Street, to the festival site every half hour. Handicap Parking will be available behind State Farm Insurance, located at 70 North Main Street.

Come for the culture. Stay for the fun. Who knows, you might even see Marion’s Official Animal, Bigfoot.
The festival is sponsored by the City of Marion.

To find additional area events, attractions and lodging information, visit www.blueridgetraveler.com or call toll free (888-233-6111) to receive a free visitor guide and map.


February 29
12:00 am


Historic Downtown Marion
20 South Main Street
Marion, North Carolina 28752 United States
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