The Catawba Falls trail will close on May 2, 2022, and remain closed until spring of 2023. The popular Old Fort area trail will be closed for 9-12 months to ensure the safety of the public and construction crews building retaining walls, boardwalks, staircases, and overlooks. Click the "Play" icon to find alternative waterfall and hiking trails.

Nov. 9, 2016, 3:45 p.m.

30th Annual Appalachian Potters Market - Dec. 3rd

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Hosted by the McDowell Arts Council, the 30th Annual Appalachian Potters Market will feature 66 North Carolina potters and their unique clay works. You'll find raku, sgraffito, earthen ware, traditional pottery, decorative and functional pots.  There is also a wide variety of holiday themed works, jewelry and more.  Admission is only $5.00 for those over 16 years of age.

Following this event, drive to downtown Marion to shop with arts and crafts vendors during the month long Blue Ridge Artisan Show and Sale inside the McDowell Arts Council's gallery and gift shop.  Find them at 50 S. Main Street, across the street from Shucks Pearls Holiday House of Marion and two doors up from Mr. Bob's Donuts!  

Call us for details, 888-233-6111, or contact the arts council at 828-652-8610.

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