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.

Dec. 22, 2017, 10:46 a.m.

New Year's Eve - Marion's Gold Nugget Drop!


Something you won't see anywhere else, a huge gold nugget dropping onto a TEN FOOT DONUT, courtesy of Mr. Bob's Donuts, at midnight on New Year's Eve!  Ring in the New Year with us by joining the fun in downtown Marion, NC.  There are scavenger hunts, prizes including a gold nugget, food and craft vendors, music on the court house lawn, a 5k run, wagon rides (small charge) and more.  Downtown restaurants and tap rooms/music halls are open and the event begins at 8:30 pm. Your friends won't believe you, take pictures and come back next year!