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37th Annual Mountain Glory Festival

All Day
Downtown Marion Main Street

Join us in Downtown Marion for the 37th Annual Mountain Glory Festival! Take in the Arts & Crafts Street Festival while enjoying the local bands and talent!  This small-town celebration of fall reflects the glory of the mountains with 150 crafts and food vendors.  Children’s events, competitions, and the Miss Mountain Glory Festival Pageant are sure to please!  And don’t forget to enjoy the local breweries, taprooms and, meadery. Contact the Marion Business Association for more info, 828-652-2215 or visit

2023 Event Schedule is below.

9 a.m. - Festival begins
City Stage – North Main Street
10:00 – Possum Creek
11:30 – Greg Conley
12:30 – Addie’s Chapel Adult Choir
2:00 – The Rockabillys
Family Stage - Courthouse Lawn  
10:00 - Best Dress Pet Contest
11:00 – Carolina Dance Company
12:00 – Little Miss McDowell, Olivia Moore
12:15 – Le Petit Dance Studio
1:15 – Above the Barre Dance
2:15 – Skiffle Creek
4 p.m. Festival ends

Children’s Activities on Courthouse Lawn: McDowell Tech Community College

Best Dressed Pet Contest                          Spin Art         

Painting                                                         Fishing Booth

Balloon Artist - Mr. Balloon Goon             Make Your Own Tutu

Other Activities:

            Quilt Show @ MACA

Car Show @ Wells Fargo Parking Lot 

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