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Rockfest! - Marion, NC

Celebrate the end of summer at historic mines in a spectacular setting! Enjoy 2 days of free live music with 8 great original groups featuring authentic mountain bluegrass, acoustic, country and gospel.  Good food will be available onsite. Hear the incredible geologic history of the mines in a real mine or enjoy one of the free guided hikes to a hidden mine.  A highlight for the kids is the Free Kid's Treasure Hunt both Saturday and Sunday.  Open-air mountain music concert Saturday at 6:00 features the favorite Typical Mountain Boys and is followed by special underground Black Light Mine Tour at 8:30 PM.  Mine tours, gem mining, gold panning and mineral collecting are available both days, and all the wonderful free Discovery Mill exhibits will be open!  Have a “Gem of a Day” at Emerald Village!

Earlier Event: September 1
Littleton Lake Gaston Festival, NC