McDowell Job Fair

McDowell County Job Fair If you are in the market for a career change, visit the McDowell Job Fair on Thursday, August 9 from 1-5 pm at the Municipal Event Center in Marion. Representatives from local businesses, industry and agencies will be on hand to provide information and access to applications. Come dressed for success [...]

By | 2018-08-06T19:08:05+00:00 August 6th, 2018|blog|Comments Off on McDowell Job Fair

Marion City Stage Concert Series

MARION CITY STAGE CONCERT SERIES Downtown Marion will host a Summer Concert Series block party, every third Friday night this Summer. The party will feature live music, food, games and vendors from 6-9 pm. The series is sponsored bySponsored by Spillway Bridge & Co., Mr. Bob's Do-Nuts Marion, NC XYZ Spirits GHOST RIDERS MC, Byrd's Mobile Detailing, Refinery 13, Burrito Bros., and Mica [...]

By | 2018-08-02T18:19:50+00:00 August 2nd, 2018|blog|Comments Off on Marion City Stage Concert Series

Farm To Table 2018

  FARM TO TABLE EVENT McDowell County will host the annual From Farm to Table Event on Saturday, August 11 from 6:30  - 8:30 pm at McDowell Local restaurant in downtown Marion. The event will feature a fine dining experience featuring locally sourced food prepared by professional chefs. Tickets for the event are $50. For more information, [...]

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4th Of July Celebrations

  4th OF JULY CELEBRATIONS Two major 4th of July celebrations will take place this year in McDowell County. Both Marion and Old Fort will host events and activities including fireworks in both locations. The 4th of July celebration in Marion includes a parade at 5:30 pm, live music from the Foothills Community Band, a [...]

By | 2018-08-02T17:56:26+00:00 July 4th, 2018|blog|Comments Off on 4th Of July Celebrations

McDowell County Gold Festivals 2018

MCDOWELL COUNTY GOLD FESTIVALS McDowell County, North Carolina will host two gold festivals the weekend of June 2, 2018. Events will be held at the Mountain Gateway Museum in Old Fort and the Lucky Strike Gold Mine in Marion. Activities kick off in Old Fort on June 2 at 9 am with the Rugged Nugget 5K. Additional [...]

By | 2018-06-02T13:26:31+00:00 June 2nd, 2018|blog|Comments Off on McDowell County Gold Festivals 2018

Liver Mush Festival 2018

2018 Liver Mush Festival On Saturday, June 2, 2018, the 12th Annual Liver Mush Festival “It’s a Squeal” will be held in Marion, NC. The event lasts from 5-9 pm on Main Street. Activities will include free liver mush sandwiches from Hunter's Liver Mush, live music, a pig calling contest, a liver mush eating contest, [...]

By | 2018-06-02T12:43:29+00:00 June 2nd, 2018|blog|Comments Off on Liver Mush Festival 2018

Recovery Rally

RECOVERY RALLY The Second Annual Blue Ridge Recovery swill be held on May 19 from 5-9 pm on the McDowell County Courthouse Lawn in downtown Marion. The event will include free BBQ and t-shirts to the first 2000 people to register. Come out to help celebrate people in recovery from addiction, mental health challenges, and/or [...]

By | 2018-05-09T20:00:47+00:00 May 8th, 2018|blog|Comments Off on Recovery Rally

Pioneer Day

PIONEER DAY The 34th Annual Pioneer Day is coming to the town of Old Fort on April 28 from 10 am until 4 pm. The event is located at the Mountain Gateway Museum. This event is free and includes unique crafts, local history, craft demonstrations, food and live music. In addition, visitors can enjoy the Route [...]

By | 2018-04-20T03:01:44+00:00 April 20th, 2018|blog|Comments Off on Pioneer Day

Carolina Donut Festival

CAROLINA DONUT FESTIVAL The Carolina Donut Festival is coming to Marion on April 21 with a collection of activities, entertainment, sporting events and of course donuts. The event is the vision of Mr. Bob's Donuts with a variety of sponsors from around the region. Participants can enjoy crafts, food and even participate in the Carolina [...]

By | 2018-04-10T03:37:56+00:00 April 10th, 2018|blog|Comments Off on Carolina Donut Festival

Great Outdoor Show

GREAT OUTDOOR SHOW The Blue Ridge Great Show was held in Marion on March 23-25 at Marion's Municipal Event Center. The event was sponsored locally by Blackbeard Outdoor World and other regional marine dealers. It featured a large selection of boats, RV's, outdoor accessories and watersports were on display for the weekend. A strong crowd [...]

By | 2018-04-10T03:23:59+00:00 April 10th, 2018|blog|Comments Off on Great Outdoor Show