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5+ Ways to See Santa and More This Christmas

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 11:00 AM

Holiday Events, One Million Lights and Santa's Largest Chimney await you in Lake Lure and the Blue Ridge Foothills

LAKE LURE, NC (November 17, 2015): Watch Santa rappel down the world’s largest natural chimney, take a carriage ride through more than a million lights, stroll through quaint downtowns

In one weekend, celebrate “Dirty Dancing,” competitive sports, and cool cars in the North Carolina mountains.

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, NC (July 9, 2015): August is festival season in Lake Lure & the Blue Ridge Foothills, and with three iconic events on the same weekend, and choosing might be tough. But,

Easter Service features spectacular scenery, inspiring message and bagpipes

CHIMNEY ROCK, NC (March 23, 2015) – Few sights in the Blue Ridge Mountains are as spectacular as watching the sunrise over Lake Lure from Chimney Rock. Some visitors call it a spiritual experience. This year Chimney Rock at

Lake Lure, NC Festivals Invite Fun, Outdoor Adventure

Friday, February 13, 2015 12:00 PM

This round-up ready batch of Spring and Summer events, including The Dirty Dancing Festival, will inspire blogs and top-ten lists. Enjoy these events set against the scenic beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Foothills…and have fun on a bike, on the lake, or hiking a trail, too.


2014 Fall Events & Fall Foliage in Rutherford County NC

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 12:00 PM

Home of Lake Lure / Chimney Rock State Park / South Mountains
and Blue Ridge Foothills (Images Available)

Rutherfordton, NC (Sept. 30, 2014) Looking for a new place to explore? Step into our fall wonderland. Our hiking and biking trails, zip lines and

Blue Ridge Distillery Press Release

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 12:00 PM

From Hurricane Sandy to NYC Fashion Week,
Defiant Whisky has come full circle in New York

BOSTIC, N.C. (January 28, 2014): As New Yorkers fled from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, the Defiant Whisky team from Bostic, N.C. rushed into the