August 2014 – Local Events

Shagging in the Streets & Classic Car Cruise-In – August 8th

Downtown Marion on Main Street will be the site of this free concert featuring dancing in the streets, food vendors, free giveaways and more. Runs from 6:30-9:00pm

For more info: or 828-652-2215

Downtown Black Mountain Sourwood Festival – Aug 9 & 10

This is the 37th annual festival in the streets of Black Mountain features music, dancing, arts & crafts, lots of food, kids games, even bee demos and local Sourwood Honey. For more info:

40th Annual NC State Bluegrass Festival – August 15,16 & 17

Located on the grounds of the Tom Johnson’s Camping Center in Marion, this long running festival runs over 3 days and features many big time Blue Grass performers. Tickets available at the door, or by calling 706-864-7203. Food concessions available.

Lake James State Park

Aug 9 – Canoe Excursion 9:00am

Aug 10 – Morning boat tour 9:00am

For a full list of events, along with all the details: or 828-584-7728

SilverFork Winery – Morganton

Aug 9 – Music: Wiregrass – Americanagrass

Aug 16 – Music: Maureen Renihan & Friends

Aug 23 – Music: The Thirsty Horses – Classic Rock

Aug 30 – Movie Under the Stars – “A Walk in the Clouds” or 828-391-8783 for more info.

SouthCreek Winery – Nebo

Aug 9 – Music on the Deck: “Mean” Mary James

Aug 16 – Music on the Deck: Del Greco & Gorman Band

Aug 30 – Music on the Deck: Skiffle Creek – folk rock

Aug 31 – Music on the Deck: Thomas Aaron Garlow or 828-652-5729 for more info.