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

Flat Top Brewery Company

Flat Top Brewing Company is Banner Elk’s Craft Brewery. We specialize in Refreshingly Elevated beers that are of the highest quality while being easily drinkable. Flat Top Brewing Company is committed to bringing the best beer possible to the marketplace. This commitment begins with the pure mountain water we use in each and every batch 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. 7990 Hickory Nut Gap Road, Banner Elk, NC Read More

FORUM at Lees-McRae College

A series of cultural programs including performances, lectures and more. The 2016 line-up includes Bria Skonberg Quintet, Four Freshmen, Western Piedmont Symphony, Daniel Rodriguez, Presidio Brass, Atlantic City Boys, Dunlap & Pennington, and Live From Nashville. Visit the website for tickets, dates and times.

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.