Marion’s Mountain Glory Festival this Saturday

Press release from City of Marion:

Celebrate the splendor of fall and mountain craftsmanship during the 36th Annual Mountain Glory Festival on Saturday, October 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Downtown Marion.

This year’s event features 150 vendors who will showcase their original handicrafts. Whether you’re looking for homemade preserves, woodworked items or handmade Christmas ornaments there’s something for everyone at Mountain Glory.

As part of the event, McDowell Arts Council, located at 50 S. Main St in Marion, will host their annual Mountain Glory Quilt Show. The show features a variety of handcrafted quilts skillfully pieced together by local quilters. Visitors can also enjoy traditional music from Native American Flutist, who will perform in front of the arts council.

Throughout the day a variety of well-known, regional musicians, including East Side Blues Project, and dancers, like the Lake Lure Cloggers, will perform at the City Stage and Family Stage. The event will also host a Car Show featuring vehicles from across the decades in the Wells Fargo parking lot.

At the Children’s Arena, located on the McDowell County Courthouse Lawn, kids of all ages can enjoy hands-on activities, face painting and a Best Dressed Pet Contest happening at 10:30 a.m.

For additional details about the Mountain Glory Festival and a schedule of events, visit

Mountain Glory Entertainment Schedule:

City Stage – located on North Main Street

10:00 – East Side Blues Project

11:30 – Greg Conley

12:30 – Addie’s Chapel Adult Choir

2:00 – Chikomo Marimba

4:00 – East Side Blues Project


Family Stage – Courthouse Lawn

10:30 – Best Dress Pet Contest

11:30 – Lake Lure Cloggers

12:00 – Carolina Dance Company

12:45 – 2019 Little Miss McDowell, Ava Effler

1:00 – Le Petit Dance Studio

2:00 – Skiffle Creek

4:00 – Above the Barre Dance Studio

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