Ensemble Stage Theatre

Watch plays and shows in this intimate professional theater in Banner Elk. Ensemble Stage presents a broad range of live theatrical presentations at an affordable price. Their Christmas Variety Show is especially fun. Located inside the historic Banner Elk School, just 2.5 miles from the main entrance of Sugar Mountain. For the latest list of Read More

Provisions on Sugar

This favorite stop for both locals and tourists has something for everyone! Keely has a wide selection of locally, NC, and American made gifts, decor, natural health & wellness and unique food products (Moonshine Pickles are a fave!). While you’re there, enjoy one of 50 delicious snow cone flavors. Make it a Unicone (unicorn snow 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.

Linville Caverns

Go underground and walk through Linville Caverns. Experienced guides take you into the subterranean world, giving you a history of the caverns and allowing you to view the stalactites, stalagmites and underground stream. Dress warmly since it stays a constant 52 degrees year round. Open year round. The 30-minute guided tour begins frequently throughout each Read More