The Chef’s Table at Sorrento’s

Fine dining eclectic “wine country” menu features American, Italian and Japanese dishes with fresh farm to table ingredients by award winning chef Nicole Palazzo. Casual yet upscale atmosphere, the restaurant is perfect for a family dinner or a night out with friends. Reservations highly recommended. For more info, go to their website. 140 Azalea Circle, Read More

Banner House Museum

See what life was like in the NC mountains during the 1800s. The Banner House was built in 1865 by one of Banner Elk’s founding fathers, Samuel Henry Banner. The museum displays artifacts including period furnishings, farm tools, hand-stitched quilts, vintage clothing, photographs and paintings. Open June-September. Go to their website. 7990 Hickory Nut Gap Read More

FORUM at Lees-McRae College

This summer concert and cultural series at nearby Lees-McRae College include a big variety of live music performances, lectures and more. The 16-week series is usually presented on Monday evenings. FORUM was organized in 1979 by a small group of summer residents for the purpose of bringing a stimulating series of cultural programs to the Read More

Lees-McRae College Summer Theatre

Lees-McRae College, located just 3 miles from Sugar Mountain, offers outstanding professional performances during summer months as part of their Summer Theatre season. They specialize in Broadway musicals, Golden Age classics to the newest shows, and ambitious original works. Their 150+ performers and production crew come from other college theatre programs across the country.