• Welcome to The Chamber of Hickory Nut Gorge!

    Deep Roots & Strong Connections

  • Living Here Living Here

    The Gorge is a warm and inviting community with a host of amenities for every age and interest. Here, we balance work and play because we understand that an office doesn’t always require four walls. Click here
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  • Visitors Visitors

    Discover a place for outdoor adventures, relaxing inns, rustic hideaways, charming shops, waterfront strolls, or a hike in the forest. Here, time stands still, nature reigns, smiles are abundant, and visitors will experience a profound sense of peace.  Click here
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  • Community Community

    Hickory Nut Gorge is a 20,000-acre, 14-mile-long canyon that cuts a picturesque pass as deep as 1,800 feet through the Blue Ridge Mountains. Abundant in undisturbed forests, waterfalls, and granite cliffs, the Gorge is home to the communities of Gerton, Bat Cave, Chimney Rock Village, Lake Lure, and Bill’s Creek. Click here
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  • Business Business

    Your Chamber is comprised of dedicated residents and business owners who work to promote economic progress and quality of life in Hickory Nut Gorge. By advocating for business-friendly policies and protecting the natural integrity of the land, we create an atmosphere that encourages visitation, business growth, and a strong sense of community.  Click here
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  • 2022 Dirty Dancing Festival in Lake Lure

    The Dirty Dancing Festival
    in Lake Lure Returns!

    Save the date for the 13th Annual Festival: Saturday, Sept. 10th, 2022

    Details are still being developed by our DDF Committee, so stay tuned for details on festival tickets, schedule, entertainment, and more! 

    Learn More HERE

    Purchase Your Tickets TODAY!


    Now accepting vendor applications for the 2022 Festival in Lake Lure!

  • Coming Soon: Farmers Market of Lake Lure

    Funtime Fridays in Lake Lure!
    June 3rd - September 2nd, 2022


    Produce & Plants

    Dairy, Beef, Pork, Fish

    Artisanal Foods

    Handmade crafts

    Live entertainment

    Food trucks and MORE!


    Located in Keeter Field between the 1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa and
    the Arcade Building, across from Lake Lure Beach

    Learn More Here!


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    Funded in part by the Rutherford County TDA: www.visitncsmalltowns.com