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. 6, 2017, 10:02 a.m.

Appalachian Potters Market - December 2nd


Spend the first weekend in December with us! The Appalachian Potters' Market has 31 years of history and tradition to share, through 66 North Carolina potters.  Admission is $5.00 for those 16 years of age and older!

You'll find functional, decorative and silly pieces to enjoy or gift to friends and loved ones.  Spend the day with us, for a reasonable price, Bruce's Fabulous Foods will serve lunch and you may find a special treat or two.  

Hours:  10:00 am until 4:00 pm

Directions:  I-40/Exit 73/Old Fort

North on Catawba Avenue to US Hwy. 70, turn right driving approximately 10.7 miles to McDowell High School Road.  At stoplight, turn right, driving onto campus.  Parking and high school entrances are on the right.