• Welcome To The Hickory Nut Gorge!



  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT - Join Us At Point Lookout!

    Get Your Tickets HERE For the Point Lookout Concert Series! 

    This summer, immerse yourself in the rhythms and melodies of four outstanding bands at the scenic Point Lookout Vineyards. We are thrilled to announce a partnership between the Chamber of Hickory Nut Gorge and Point Lookout Vineyards, bringing you an unforgettable lineup of live music under the stars.

    Kick off the season in May with the energetic vibes of "The Swinging Medallions," followed by a dazzling performance by "Who’s Bad: A Michael Jackson Tribute Band" in June. In July, don’t miss "The Wannabeatles," who will take you on a nostalgic journey through the timeless tunes of the Beatles. Closing the series in September, "Too Much Sylvia" promises to deliver an evening full of dynamic sounds and infectious energy.

    Advanced tickets are now available at a discounted rate, so be sure to secure your spot early. Prices will increase at the gate.

    NOTE: There are no actual "Tickets" or eTickets. All paid guest will simply present their ID when they check in at the concert.

    By purchasing tickets HERE, not only will you guarantee yourself a spot at these can't-miss performances, but you will also be supporting the Chamber of Hickory Nut Gorge in its efforts to promote local culture and entertainment.

    Don’t miss out—purchase your tickets now for a summer filled with great music and beautiful vineyard views!


    The Swingin' Medallions

    Saturday, May 25th, 2024.     6:30 PM

    Featuring an ever-popular horn section, the group effectively blends the sounds and music of yesterday and today. The band has performed throughout the nation in thousands of venues. Their diverse repertoire has made them overwhelming favorites with college audiences as well as the more mature rock and rollers.

    Advanced Sale: $25, At the gate: $27

    Click Here to BUY NOW!






    Who's Bad. The Michael Jackson Tribute Band

    Saturday, June 22nd, 2024.    6:30 PM

    Who's Bad was originally founded by Vamsi Tadepalli in 2003 as a tribute to Michael Jackson's musical legacy. Now, as an umbrella organization, Who's Bad Music boasts a stable of three shows. Each individual show is designed and constructed through unparalleled study of the artists' original performances, and infused with new energy, so that they can be brought to life for fans by some of the finest entertainment professionals on the planet.

    Advanced Tickets:  $35.    

    Click Here to BUY NOW!






    The Wannabeatles

    Saturday, July 13th, 2024.  6:30 PM

    Get ready for a different kind of Beatles experience that combines great Beatles classics with hilarious on stage antics, audience involvement and award winning entertainment.

    Advanced Tickets: $30

    Click Here to BUY NOW!






    Too Much Sylvia

    Friday, September 6, 2024. 7:00 PM

    TOO MUCH SYLVIA plays something that everyone can enjoy. Their onstage antics and personalities will touch all.

    Advanced Tickets: $25

    Click Here to BUY NOW!


     Visit the 2024 Farmer's Market of Lake Lure!

    • WHEN: The market will be open May 3rd - October 25th, 2024
    • TIME: Market days are Fridays, from 4-7pm
    • LOCATION: Now located at Morse Park!
    • VENDORS: Local farmers and hand-craft artisans ONLY
    • EXTRA aLUREing: Each week, we will feature Live Entertainment and a Food Truck
    • STAY INFORMED: We will provide more information here, on our Facebook page, and in the Chamber's Friday Members' Newsletter.


    Stay tuned for more information by following us on Facebook or checking back on the Farmers Market web page!

  • Office Hours Office Hours

     Office Hours:

    The Chamber office will be open Tuesday & Thursday, from 10AM - 2PM

      If you need to meet with a Chamber representative outside those days and times, please drop us an email or leave a voice mail and we will get back to you.

    The office is closed for all Federally observed holidays.

    email: info@hickorynutchamber.org

    or call: 828.625.2725 and leave a message

    107 Arcade Street, Lake Lure 

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    Member Benefit: Event Calendar

    Get extra attention for your special events and activities by submitting your event for inclusion in our Event Calendar, eNewsletter, and social media posts!


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