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Upcoming Events in Old Fort North Carolina


April

9 Pioneer Day - Annual celebration of mountain heritage. The one-day festival features mountain music in the amphitheater, craft demonstrations such as weaving, black smithing, and pottery turning, "Hit or Miss" engine displays and vendors displaying and selling their wares. All day; Mountain Gateway Museum.

Address: Mountain Gateway Museum - 102 Water St. , Old Fort, North Carolina
Ph: (828)668-9259 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: terrell.finley@ncmail.net

May

22 - 24 Old Fort POW WOW - Competitions - Dance, Drum, Lodge, Luck-of-the-Draw Dance, native storytellers and demonstrators, music by N.A.M.Y. award winners. Fri-Sat, 9am-9pm; Sun 9am-5pm.

I-40, exit 73, immediate right on Catawba River Road off the exit ramp. POW WOW will be on the left.

Address: Catawba River Road, Old Fort
PO box 1447
Old Fort, NC 28762 , Old Fort, North Carolina
Email: rocksandthingstoo@yahoo.com
Fee: Fee

23 McDowell County Singing Convention - Enjoy the sounds of various gospel groups from local and surrounding areas. Concessions available. Begins at 6:00pm, Glenwood Elementary School, Marion.

Address:
25 West Main Street
Old Fort, NC 28762 , Old Fort, North Carolina
Ph: (828)668-4282 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@mcdowellnc.org
Fee: Fee

June

17 - 11 Fine Arts Feature - Lisa Ringelspaugh-Irvine - The Appalachian Artisan Society Gallery Fine Arts Feature showcases contemporary urban watercolor paintings and giclees by Lisa Ringelspaugh-Irvine. Several paintings feature images of Old Fort?s downtown area.

Exit 73 off I-40. From the east, turn right from the exit ramp onto Catawba Avenue, then follow to center of town at The Arrowhead monument. Gallery is located on the block to the right. From the west, turn left from the exit ramp and follow above.

Address: Main Street, Old Fort
48 East Main Street
Old Fort, NC 28762 , Old Fort, North Carolina
Ph: (828)668-1070 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: bev@pinwilz.com
Fee: Fee

23 Assault on Marion/Assault on Mt. Mitchell - Beginning in Spartanburg, SC, and ending at Mt. Mitchell, on the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Assault is just over 100 miles with the route through Marion beginning on Sugar Hill Road and ending on NC 80.

Address:
25 West Main Street
Old Fort, NC 28762 , Old Fort, North Carolina
Ph: (828)668-4282 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@mcdowellnc.org
Fee: Fee

27 - 28 Lisa Ringelspaugh-Irvine Reception - The Appalachian Artisan Society Gallery reception for artist Lisa Ringelspaugh-Irvine, featured artist for the month of June. The reception is open to the public Friday from 6-9pm and Saturday from 12:30-6pm.

Exit 73 off I-40. From the east, turn right off the exit ramp onto Catawba Avenue and head to the center of town at The Arrowhead monument. The gallery is on the block to the right. From the west, turn left off the exit ramp and follow above.

Address: Main Street, Old Fort
48 East Main Street
Old Fort, NC 28762 , Old Fort, North Carolina
Ph: (828)668-1070 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: bev@pinwilz.com
Fee: Fee

28 Antique Tractor and Engine Show - Annual event featuring antique tractors, engines and bluegrass music. Concessions available. Glenwood, near Marion.

Address: Glenwood, near Marion - 25 West Main Street , Old Fort, North Carolina
Ph: (828)738-4934 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: genmorgn@mcdowell.main.nc.us
Fee: Fee

4 Summerfest - Blue Ridge Traditions - Activities include Donald Duncan, Wood Carving demonstration from 10-4:30; Ruby Lowery, basket weaving class/demonstration at 11am, Christian Harmony Shape-Note Singing from 10-12 and amphitheater performances from 2-4:30 featuring Blue Grass Mix, Donna Ray Norton and George Shuffler and Laura Boosinger. For more information, call 828-668-9259.

Exit 73 off I-40. From the east, turn right off the exit ramp onto Catawba Avenue until you cross the bridge. Take the immediate right. From the west, turn left off the exit ramp and follow above.

Address: Mountain Gateway Museum
102 Water St.
Old Fort, NC 28762 , Old Fort, North Carolina
Ph: (828)668-9259 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: terrell.finley@ncmail.net
Fee: Fee

5 Summerfest - Blue Ridge Traditions - Featuring Music on the Porch: The Friendship Dulcimer Club from 2-4pm. Mountain Gateway Museum, Old Fort. For more information, call 828-668-9259.

Exit 73 off I-40. From the east, turn right onto Catawba Avenue, continue to bridge, take immediate right. From the west, turn left onto Catawba Avenue and follow above.

Address: Mountain Gateway Museum
102 Water St.
Old Fort, NC 28762 , Old Fort, North Carolina
Ph: (828)668-9259 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: terrell.finley@ncmail.net
Fee: Fee

11 Summerfest - Blue Ridge Traditions - Activities include Susan Taylor, Gourd bird house class/demonstration, Margaret Woody, chair weaving with fiber rush demonstration both from 10-4:30. At 11:00am, view the film, ?Ballad Singing in Madison County? with Donna Ray Norton, and from 2-4:30, performances in the amphitheater features A Celebration of Old Fort Mountain Music. For more information, call 828-668-9259.

Exit 73 off I-40. From the east, turn right off exit ramp onto Catawba Avenue, continue to bridge, take immediate right after that. From the west, turn left off exit ramp and follow above.

Address: Mountain Gateway Museum
102 Water St.
Old Fort, NC 28762 , Old Fort, North Carolina
Ph: (828)668-9259 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: terrell.finley@ncmail.net
Fee: Fee

July

4 Summerfest - Blue Ridge Traditions - Activities include Bernadine George, Cherokee pottery class/demonstration, Shirley Oswalt, Cherokee beadwork class/demonstration, Ramona Lossie, Cherokee basketmaking class/demonstration, and Ray McCoy, flintknapping and woodcarving demonstration; 10-4:30. From 2-4:30, enjoy The Welch Family performing Cherokee gospel singing, Don Pedi & Bruce Greene and The Queen Family in the amphitheater. For more information, call 828-668-9259.

Exit 73 off I-40. From the east, turn right off exit ramp onto Catawba Avenue, continue to bridge, take immediate right after that. From the west, turn left off exit ramp and follow above.

Address: Mountain Gateway Museum
102 Water St.
Old Fort, NC 28762 , Old Fort, North Carolina
Ph: (828)668-9259 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: terrell.finley@ncmail.net
Fee: Fee

4 Summerfest - Blue Ridge Traditions - Activities include a guided walk with Ila Hatter, Fly Fishing & Fly tying workshop/demonstration with Kit Jones; 10-1. From 2-4:30, enjoy amphitheater performances by Beech Mountain Echoes - Rick Ward and Susan Pepper, storytelling with Orville Hicks and Buncombe Turnpike. For more information, call 828-668-9259.

Exit 73 off I-40. From the east, turn right off exit ramp onto Catawba Avenue and continue to brige, take immediate right after that. From the west, turn left off exit ramp and follow above.

Address: Mountain Gateway Museum
102 Water St.
Old Fort, NC 28762 , Old Fort, North Carolina
Ph: (828)668-9259 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: terrell.finley@ncmail.net
Fee: Fee

3 Summerfest - Blue Ridge Traditions - Activities include Frank Barrow, wood carving demonstration, from 10-4; Being a Joines: A Life in the Brushy Mountains at 11am and Freeman Owle, Cherokee stories. Enjoy amphitheater performances from 2-4:30 by Highway Bound, Freeman Owle and Wayne Henderson. For more information, call 828-668-9259.

Exit 73 off I-40. From the east, turn right off the exit ramp onto Catawba Avenue and continue to bridge, than take immediate right. From the west, turn left off the exit ramp and follow above.

Address: Mountain Gateway Museum
102 Water St.
Old Fort, NC 28762 , Old Fort, North Carolina
Ph: (828)668-9259 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: terrell.finley@ncmail.net
Fee: Fee

26 Summerfest - Blue Ridge Traditions - Music on the Porch featuring Possum Hollar Old Time String Band; 2-5 at Mountain Gateway Museum in Old Fort. For more information, call 828-668-9259.

Exit 73 off I-40. From the east, turn right from the exit ramp onto Catawba Avenue and continue to bridge. Take immediate right after that. From the west, turn left off exit ramp and follow above.

Address: Mountain Gateway Museum
102 Water St.
Old Fort, NC 28762 , Old Fort, North Carolina
Ph: (828)668-9259 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: terrell.finley@ncmail.net
Fee: Fee

9 Summerfest - Blue Ridge Traditions - Activities include David & Anne Allison, weaving demonstration at 10am; Clarence Greene with music on the porch at 11am and amphitheater performances from 2-4:30 by Maple Creek Band and David Holt and Friends. For more information, call 828-668-9259.

Exit 73 off I-40. From the east, turn right off exit ramp onto Catawba Avenue, continue to bridge and take immediate right after that. From the west, turn left off exit ramp and follow above.

Address: Mountain Gateway Museum
102 Water St.
Old Fort, NC 28762 , Old Fort, North Carolina
Ph: (828)668-9259 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: terrell.finley@ncmail.net
Fee: Fee

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Andrews Geyser

Popular streamside wooded picnic area alongside national forest service lands. In 1885

Old Fort, NC Historical Markers



Old Fort Golf Course

The course has penncross bentgrass greens and Bermuda grass fairways. It is reasonable tough and challenging but enjoyable to play.;Back (70.7 rating, 126 slope); Forward (2914 yards, 68.1 rating, 121 slope); ;Open year-round, ;828/668-4256 or 4261, Fax: 828/668-7000, ;

Old Fort, NC Golf Courses


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