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Blue Ridge Towns

This section of our site provides information about great small towns found in the NC Blue Ridge Mountain region. Learn a little about each town’s history and what makes each one unique and charming.

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View our detailed Google map for the best places to eat, sleep, or play in the NC Blue Ridge Mountains. Narrow your interactive search by category to plan an exciting travel itinerary.

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Featured Specials & Events

Vacation Planning? Check here for the best events to be found the NC Blue Ridge Mountains this season. Take advantage of special discounts and offers made available by businesses throughout the region.

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Attractions

Experience the mountains your way.

Lodging

Rest your feet by the fire after a fun-filled day in the mountains!

Dining

Sample some of the best food the Blue Ridge mountains has to offer.

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Many festivals in May! See our favorites in & near Asheville: www.romanticasheville.com/spring_events.htm

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First Saturday Night Lights of the Season!

May 6, 2017, 5:00pm

Tryon International Equestrian Center

You’ve been waiting and now… Saturday Night Lights is back! Join us for the very first Saturday Night Lights of the 2017 season at Tryon International Equestrian Center! SNL returns on Saturday, May 6th under the lights for the highest level equestrian competition in the George H. Morris Arena! Come decked out in derby day attire and a festive hat and indulge in free, family entertainment and world-class equestrian competition. Treat the kids to free carousel rides, face painting, pony rides, live music and a variety of street performers. The “Derby Hat Contest” starts at 6 p.m. under the announcer’s tower on Vendor Row. The contest is free to enter and prizes will be given to most beautiful, most creative, and most outrageous hat in both adult and child categories. At 6:30 p.m. grab a seat in the George Morris Arena to watch the live streaming of the Kentucky Derby. The evening culminates with the $86,000 Tryon Resort Grand Prix CSI2* show jumping competition. Gates Open: 5:00pm Grand Prix Start Time: 7:00pm Admission: FREE! Parking: FREE! We'll have unlimited free rides on our Venetian carousel, face-painting, kids activities, and more! Our on-site restaurants including Legends Grille, Roger's Diner, Blue Ginger Sushi, and more will all be open and ready to serve you a delicious dinner before the grand prix. Leading up to the kick off of the 7pm show jumping event, we'll have dance-off t-shirt tosses and other exciting games to get everyone pumped up for a spectacular evening (and season!) of equestrian sport… and the best night of the week at TIEC! For more information on Saturday Night Lights, click here: bit.ly/1KQTo1d

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Amanda SpiterySheila Jenkins And Rachel Haney!!!!

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Laura Nicole ThompsonBeau Lunceford mark your calendar!! You've got plans May 6th now.

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Nan NessWish I could go!

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Kayla Marie LoucksKori Field

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Linda A SmithFinally! Looking forward to the jumping! Best part: so are the horses!

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Angeline VallejoGuillermo Vallejo vamos ?? Te invito ... #date ❤️️

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Peggy Hardee.

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Treveichia HillstockCan't wait

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Harper CobbBrooke Lauren Burdette this is what I was talking about on Sunday!

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Kari MoersThis is the best event!!!

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Have you visited our Native American shop? We have tons of amazing items for kids and some beautiful pieces for home décor - hand-carved wood, dreamcatcher crafts, jewelry & more!

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Hey everyone! We're hiring a Wilderness Ranger to work in Linville Gorge Wilderness this season. If this position piques your interest, apply here: wildernessstewards.org/jobs

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Oh happy day! Brightwaters Guesthouse: Verandah level is now ready to receive guests! See all photos and book now here: www.airbnb.com/rooms/18251039 #brightwatersvacationrentals #brightwatersguesthouse #brightwatersguesthouseverandah #visithendersonvillenc #hendo #hendersonvillenc #828isgreat #sunroom #verandah #veranda #vacation #vacationrental #mountaingetaway #mountainvacation #openforbusiness #booknow #bohochic

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In just 18 months, the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 will be here! We are thrilled to share the new video that shows what the WEG is all about: the drama, the excitement, and the bond between riders and horses. Visit www.tryon2018.com and follow all of the FEI World Equestrian Games™ social pages (Tryon2018) to stay informed – 529 days to go! #Tryon2018

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11th Annual Spring Green Bash

May 6, 2017, 5:30pm

Green River Adventures

Saluda's favorite block party begins at 5:30pm as Oskar Blues Brewery starts pouring beer and The Honeycutters take the stage at 6pm. This year's event is a benefit for Mountain True as they roll out their exciting new GREEN RIVERKEEPER program. Liquid Logic Kayaks will be raffling of a sweet kayak, too! So come enjoy a day of activity (schedule below) and stick around for the festivities. 8:30am-12:30pm: Upper Green Inflatable Kayak Trip 9:00am-1:00pm: Big Bradley Waterfall Rappel 1:00pm-5:00pm: Waterfall Trek 1:00pm-4:00pm: Lower Green Inflatable Kayak Trip 2:00pm-5:00pm: Lower Green Inflatable Kayak Trip 5:30pm Oskar Blues Brewery starts pouring 6:00pm Honeycutters take the stage For reservations please visit our website, greenriveradventures.com or give us a call at 828-749-2800.

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Clay BarcusI wish they ran shuttles from AVL to Saluda and back. I would love to stay and party but it's a long ride back to AVL after a few cold ones.

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We are ready for the 71st Annual Tryon Block House Races, the historic steeplechase of the Tryon Riding & Hunt Club, to be held tomorrow! The new course is looking beautiful. 🙌 For a full schedule of tomorrow's events, head to Tryon.com and browse the Steeplechase menu tab.

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