Western NC Mountain Festivals

Our Western NC Cabin Rentals are nestled within the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Ideally situated, our Cabins Hot Tubs for Rent Western North Carolina are close to many of the most unforgettable Western North Carolina Attractions, like the Ski Resorts in North Carolina, Linville Gorge NC, and Biltmore Estate Asheville. Our Rental Cabins Western North Carolina are surrounded by opportunities to enjoy the natural splendor of our region, and are near Pisgah National Forest, Grandfather Mountain North Carolina, and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Avery County NC is home to our Linville Gorge Lodging, as well as a wealth of other cultural events that celebrate the heritage of the community in which our Western NC Cabins are located. Each year, the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, the Woolly Worm Festival, and Autumn at Oz captivate those who visit our Cabins in Pisgah National Forest with their quaint charm and unique activities.

The Grandfather Mountain Highland Games:

Western North Carolina Mountain Festivals

Western North Carolina Mountain Festivals

One of the most unique North Carolina Mountain Festivals to take place in the area in which our Rental Cabins Western North Carolina are located is the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games. The 55th Grandfather Mountain Highland Games are scheduled to take place on July 8-11, 2010 at McRae Meadows on Grandfather Mountain North Carolina in Linville NC, just eight miles from our Western NC Mountain Cabins Rentals. For over half a century, the residents of the Grandfather Mountain North Carolina area have held this annual festival to honor the traditions of the past and raise money to support the leaders of the future. The purpose of the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games is to promote interest in traditional elements of Gaelic culture, such as dancing, piping, drumming, music, and athletic achievement, while raising money to help send students from Avery County NC to American colleges and universities. This annual event is sure to delight those staying in our Western NC Cabin Rentals with the unique festivities, including food, music and competitions. Why not stay in our Linville Gorge Lodging when you travel to the Linville NC area to experience all the unique excitement of the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games? Spend a day at this Gaelic gathering, and then take time to explore the many other exciting attractions our area has to offer.

The Woolly Worm Festival:

Another of the whimsical North Carolina Mountain Festivals that takes place near our Western North Carolina Cabins Rentals is Banner Elk’s annual Wooly Worm Festival. Each year, nearly 20,000 people, 140 vendors, and 1,000 worm trainers flock to Banner Elk to participate in this one-of-a-kind local festival. Centering around the furry worms that roam the area in abundance during the autumn, this festival near our Western NC Cabins is a great event for children and adults alike. According to local folklore, the color of the worms was said to predict the severity of the upcoming winter; the worms range in color from black to brown, some solid colored and others with bands or stripes. Having seen several different colored worms, one of the festival’s founders decided he needed to devise a way to figure out which worm should be trusted. Thus, the woolly worm races came about. Worms are “trained” by anyone hoping to enter the contest, and then compete against one another to see which can climb up three feet of nylon string the fastest. The winning worm is said to be a trustworthy predictor of the conditions of the next winter’s weather. Since 1978, this fanciful fall festival has been an integral part of community life in Banner Elk NC, and it is a popular event among visitors to our Western NC Mountain Cabins Rentals.

Autumn at Oz:

Taking place on the slopes of Beech Mountain, just 22 miles from our Rental Cabins Western NC, this quirky festival brings Oz to the mountains that surround our Linville Falls Lodging. Another ideal festival for families, guests can tour Auntie Em’s and Uncle Henry’s farm and meet Dorothy and all her friends. Complete with a concession stand, a petting zoo, a mini-museum devoted to all things Oz, mountain music, square dancing, and face painting, the festive atmosphere of this unique event makes for an exciting experience for all ages. To get the full effect, expect to spend around 1 and ½ to 2 hours touring the area, and remember to wear your best Wizard of Oz costume!

Autumn at Oz, the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, and the Woolly Worm Festival are just a few of the unique North Carolina MountainFestivals that add charm and character to the area in which our Western NC Cabins are located. Visitors love to spend their days exploring all of the unique and interesting things about the mountain community in which our Western NC Cabins Rentals are located, and each season of the year brings some new and exciting festivity to the area around our Linville Falls Lodging. Plan to attend one of these great festivals and spend the rest of your stay at our Cabins on the Blue Ridge Parkway enjoying world-class outdoor recreation like Hiking in North Carolina, Fly Fishing in NC, skiing at the spectacular Ski Resorts in North Carolina, visiting historic attractions like Biltmore Estate Asheville, or just relaxing on the deck of one of our Rental Cabins Hot Tub Western North Carolina, enjoying views of the Linville River and amazing amenities like fire places, TVs with DVD players, hot tubs, climate control, and wireless internet. Our Vacation Rentals in Western NC offer easy access to all of the best attractions Western North Carolina has to offer.

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