Linville and the surrounding area has something for everyone—from festivals to fine dining, from outdoor adventures to local arts and crafts. Explore our year-round resources for fun.

An Appalachian Summer Festival

NC High An Appalachian Summer Festival has long been credited for its leadership role in enriching the cultural landscape of northwestern North Carolina. In recent years, the festival has attained national stature—and is now regarded as one of the country's leading regional arts festivals. See the upcoming schedule.

High Country Host

NC High Country Host is a membership marketing organization serving six counties in the Northwestern mountains of North Carolina with a primary mission of attracting visitors.

Blue Ridge Parkway

The Parkway is 469 miles long - 125 of which run through the High Country. Our area is proud to feature some of the most visited, most photographed parts of the Parkway.

Grandfather Mountain

At 5,964 feet Grandfather Mountain is the highest peak in the Blue Ridge with some of the oldest rock formations in the world. Come walk across the Mile-High Swinging Bridge.

Avery-Banner Elk Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber is represented in local, regional and statewide travel and tourism groups, sending out packets of information to people visiting and relocating to the High Country.