Hot Springs, N.C.

Spruce Pine Potters Market Invitational

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Any North Carolina business that could spur a tourist visit will be considered for the listing, which could include potteries, events, specialty activities, etc. Read more


The festival offers bluegrass and old-time music, a silent auction of beautiful regional items, an artists’ market and good food. Read more


Hot Springs, North Carolina, and Damascus and Harper's Ferry, Virginia, offer wonderful amenities along with a walk down part of the Appalachian Trail. Read more

Damascus Trail Days

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E.J. “Passover” Horrocks had never been backpacking in her life and had barely a shred of gear in her closet when she showed up at Trailfest in Hot Springs, N.C., a couple years ago. The festival’s culture of camaraderie and adventure called to her. Read more