News & Events

News and Events

Information regarding news and events in and around Marion, NC is included here. In addition to upcoming Lakewood HOA events, you'll also find resources for social, business and political news and event below.

Marion, NC Event Highlights, 4th Quarter, 2014:

October, 2014 (All Month) - Mountain Glory Quilter's Guild Quilt Show
Annual show by Mountain Glory Quilter's Guild. Gallery exhibits include local and national artists's works. Local craftsmen show and sell pottery, woodwork, photographs, original paintings and sculpture. Free admission. Call 828-652-8610 for current gallery information and special events. For more information, call 828-652-8610 or visit

Saturday, October 4 and Sunday, October 5, 2014 - Oktoberfest
Annual festival featuring a variety of musicians, food and craft vendors, raffles, and children's activities. Free. Mountain Gateway Museum grounds, Old Fort. For more information, call 828-668-7223 or visit

Friday, October 10 and Saturday, October 11, 2014 - Artisan League of Little Switzerland Fall Festival
Unique handcrafted gifts, including woodwork, pottery, paintings, fiber arts, journals, jewelry, photography, literary works, prints, cards and aromatherapy. For more information, contact or 828-765-4679.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - Fall Festival and Downtown Trick or Treat
Celebrate the last day of the Market season. For the kids there will be Trick or Treating with downtown businesses, a costume contest, pumpkin painting and craft activities. Growers will have fall crops for sale. Hours are 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Market Shade Shelter. For more information, call 652-2215 or visit

November 7, 8, 14, 15 & 16, 2014 - "The Elephant Man"
"Sometimes I think my head is so big because it is so full of dreams". Based on the life of John Merrick who lived in London during the latter part of the nineteenth century, a horribly deformed young man and victim of rare skin and bone diseases, he has become the star freak attraction in traveling side shows until celebrated young physician Frederick Treves introduces him to London Society. "An entralling and luminous play. Haunting, splendid..", the "New York Times". Presented by Foothills Community Theatre at Greenlee Theatre, McDowell Arts Council, Marion. Show times 7:30 pm, nightly. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 828-659-7529 or visit

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - Annual Tree Lighting
Annual ceremony officially marks the beginning of the Christmas season in Old Fort. Folks gather in the mini park downtown to watch as the lights are illuminated, then move to the Rockett Building for hot chocolate and singing by local choirs or groups. Free; 7pm, downtown Old Fort. For more information, call 828-668-4244.

Sunday, November 23, 2014 - Marion Christmas Parade
Annual event marking the beginning of the Christmas season. Main Street, Historic downtown Marion. For more information, call 828-652-2215 or visit

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

December, 2014 (All month through Dec. 24th) - Blue Ridge Artisans Show and Sale
Features the work of McDowell County artisans exhibiting pottery, woodworking, basketry, jewelry, textile arts and other fine crafts. McDowell Arts Council Association, 50 Main Street, historic downtown Marion. For more information, call 828-652-8610.

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - Melodies on Main
Melodies on Main is an annual holiday celebration including music, Santa Claus and more! Stop by the McDowell County Courthouse lawn at the corner of Main Street and Court Streets. Free photo with Santa. Call 828-652-2215 or 828-652-8610 for more details.

Thursday, December 25, 2014 - MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - New Year's Eve - Downtown Marion Celebration
Come out to historic downtown Marion between 9:00 p.m. and midnight to ring in the New year with music, food, carriage rides and more! Downtown businesses will be open with their own form of entertainment including the McDowell Arts Council at 50 S. Main Street. where you can enjoy "the oldies" and a dance floor for a little toe tapping! This is a free event on Main Street with street vendors and musicians providing entertainment for all ages...Happy New Year!

More News and Events Resources:

McDowell County Tourism Development Authority Events Blog

McDowell News

McDowell Chamber of Commerce Events

Marion Business Association