The 77th 

 NC Rhododendron Festival

June 21-22, 2024

Roan Mountain Closure Update:

Unfortunately, during this year's festival, the Rhododendron Gardens on Roan Mountain will be closed to motor traffic, but accessible to hikers. Mitchell County Public Transportation Authority is funding a transportation shuttle on Friday, June 21st, and Saturday, June 22nd to alleviate some of the parking congestion at Carvers Gap. Shuttles will run from 9 am to 3 pm. 

Pageantry, Art & Music in Bakersville, NC 

The North Carolina Rhododendron Festival draws hundreds of visitors from all over the region and features the 

Rhododendron Festival Pageant, the Craft Fair with food vendors, children's activities, live music throughout the day, as well as a classic car show, a 10K run, and 2 nights of street dancing.  Come discover our Small Town Mountain Paradise!