Festivals & Activities
Marion's Livermush Festival celebrates the beloved local delicacy called livermush. The event features a Livermush Food Truck Road, where the food truck with the most votes is named "Livermush Master," a live band, dancing on the street, vendors, inflatables and activities for children, a pig calling and pig squealing contest, and more. Make plans to come to Main Street in June and enjoy an evening of fun for the whole family.
For years, Bigfoot 911 has explored the mountains of Western North Carolina and beyond searching for the elusive Bigfoot. After several close encounters with Sasquatch, the non-profit group was inspired to hold the first WNC Bigfoot Festival in 2018 for believers and non-believers alike in the group's hometown of Marion, NC.
During the first two WNC Bigfoot festivals, more than 70,000 people enjoyed Bigfoot activities, educational panels, and more. Whether you're interested in learning more about the mysterious creature, trying food inspired by Sasquatch, or you want to try your hand at the Bigfoot Calling Contest, there's something for everyone planned for 2022's WNC Bigfoot Festival.
Find a schedule and additional information about the event at the Marion Bigfoot Festival website.
Mountain Glory Festival is a one-day festival held the second Saturday of October each year and is the largest annual event drawing tens of thousands of people to historic downtown Marion.
The Mountain Glory Festival is a celebration of autumn in beautiful downtown Marion. Festivities take place on the courthouse lawn and along three blocks of downtown. There is something for everyone with over 160 arts and crafts and food vendors, live entertainment, children's activities, a 5K walk/run, pet show, and so much more. Please make plans to spend a day enjoying the Mountain Glory Festival and Marion in October.
On the first Tuesday evening of August, citizens are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the annual National Night Out (NNO) crime and drug prevention event on Main Street in Downtown Marion. NNO is designed to:
- Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs
- Increase crime and drug prevention awareness
- Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police/community partnerships
National Night Out is a great chance to get out and meet your neighbors and enjoy an evening of family fun activities and entertainment.
Marion's National Night Out Celebration takes place on Main Street in Historic Downtown Marion on the first Tuesday of August beginning at 6 pm. There will be food, games, music, and fun for the entire family. Come out and join us and have a great time!