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On Saturday October 14, 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM the 34th Annual Mountain Glory Festival will celebrate the arrival of autumn in beautiful downtown Marion, North Carolina. Applications are now being accepted.

Celebrate Small-town Living in the Mountains Marion, NC - On Saturday, October 8, the 33rd Annual Mountain Glory Festival will celebrate the arrival of autumn in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The festival covers three blocks of Main Street in Marion.  
Browsers looking for original handicrafts will find plenty of choices among more than 140 artists, crafters and food booths and a wide variety of entertainment, from traditional Bluegrass to haunting melodies Native American music.

Besides mainstays of music and craft, the festival offers glimpses into local and regional pastimes.   The Mountain Glory Quilt Show will be open on estival Day and all month at the McDowell Arts Council.  Bluegrass music, southern gospel and Addies Chapel Gospel Choir are festival favorites.  Let the kids have fun in the "Children's Arena", that provides hands-on activities, a best-dressed pet show and climb on the Monkey Bridge.

The festival is sponsored by the City of Marion.  For festival information visit or call 828-652-2215.  Mountain Glory Festival on Facebook.

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Mountain Glory Festival
P.O. Drawer 700
Marion, NC 28752

Phone: 828-652-2215
or 828-652-3551


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Mountain Glory Festival is sponsored by the City of Marion, NC

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