The 74th Annual North Carolina Rhododendron Festival Features Arts And Crafts, Pageantry, And The Largest Rhododendron Stand In The World

Summer in North Carolina has meant the arrival of the Annual North Carolina Rhododendron Festival for that last 74 years, as folks from all over the Southeast gather in Bakersville to celebrate the rhododendron, a woodsy flowering plant that comes in 1,024 species and is found in many parts of the world, including the highlands of the Appalachian Mountains.

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Roan Mountain, and the country’s largest stand of rhododendrons is located about 12 miles from downtown Bakersville. Learn more about the festival from the event’s website, here.

Address: Bakersville, NC 28705, USA
Address: Carvers Gap, North Carolina 28705, USA