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Mountain Glory Festival - Marion, NC

Marion, North Carolina celebrates the arrival of autumn in the Blue Ridge during their annual Mountain Glory Festival.  For 34 years, beautiful downtown Marion has hosted this popular celebration on the 2nd Saturday in October.

Celebrate small-town life in the mountains.  Visitors looking for original handicrafts will find plenty of choices shopping with three jam packed blocks, featuring locally made arts and crafts.  Enjoy lots of festival foods and the wide variety of live entertainment, focusing on old time mountain music.

Don't miss the annual Mountain Glory Quilt Show inside the McDowell Arts Council. The quilt show is the gallery's featured October exhibit.

The kids will have fun in the “Children's Arena” with hands-on activities, local entertainment and the ever popular best-dressed pet contest.

The festival is sponsored by the City of Marion.  For festival information visit  call  828-652-2215. To find additional area events, attractions and lodging information, visit or call toll free (888-233-6111) to receive a free visitor guide and map.