LOCAL WINTER BEAUTY An extended cold snap has brought unusually frigid temperatures to the region. But that hasn't stopped local and regional visitors from coming to McDowell County to visit some of our scenic beauty. Popular spots such as Catawba Falls, Andrews Geyser and Toms Creek Falls are currently frozen wonderlands and large crowds have [...]
NEW YEAR'S EVE 2017 Despite an artic blast hitting the entire east coast, Marion celebrated New Year's Eve with their traditional nugget drop into a giant donut, courtesy of Mr. Bob's Donuts. Visitors from around the region came to Marion to enjoy the festivities and brave the cold to ring in 2018. The local celebration [...]
NEW YEAR'S EVE ACTIVITIES The Marion Rotary Club, City of Marion, Marion Business Association and other agencies are finalizing plans for the 9th Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration to take place in Downtown Marion on Sunday, December 31 from 8:30 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. This year’s event will feature more activities and events than ever. [...]
Melodies On Main Marion's annual Melodies on Main celebration saw locals celebrate Christmas and the holiday season with music, carriage rides and visits from Santa and Mrs. Clause. In addition, local businesses and vendors provided giveaways, free samples and crafts and hot beverages for sale.
MOUNTAIN GLORY FESTIVAL 2017 The 34th Annual Mountain Glory Festival wrapped up last weekend in Marion, North Carolina with great crowds, awesome entertainment and vendors from all over the region. In fact, we were at maximum capacity for vendors and would like to thank each of them for participating. The Mountain Glory Festival is [...]
Dia de los Muertos Dia de los Muertos Celebration Marion celebrated Día de Muertos on November 4, 2017 in downtown Marion. The event is a traditional Mexican holiday to remember and honor friends and family who have passed away, Activities included traditional foods, crafts, a live mariachi performance and a memorial display.
GLORIOUS FALL COLORS The 2017 Fall Colors are in full swing in McDowell County. Visitors to our communities will see the reds, yellows and oranges of our fall trees highlighted by the bold greens of our pine and spruce trees. The season is a little later coming this year so there is plenty of [...]
THE BROWN MOUNTAIN LIGHTS The Brown Mountain Lights are one of the Western North Carolina's most enduring mysteries. Although there are multiple places to look for the lights, two of the most popular places are the Wiseman's View overlook near the Linville Falls community and at a designated overlook off Hwy 181 between Linville [...]