Jewel of the Blue Ridge

Madison County, NC

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Welcome to beautiful
Madison County, NC!

This Blue Ridge gem in Western North Carolina — just 20 minutes from Asheville — is home to over 55,000 acres of National Forest providing a majestic backdrop to the world’s third oldest river—our mighty French Broad. Our timeless tradition of musical history which is known worldwide will accompany you as you share the majesty of nature and the rural abundance of our small town heritage.

We offer outdoor sports for all enthusiasts whether a rafting trip suits your fancy, a cycling adventure along our country roads or a good horseback ride. When you get done, time to relax in our natural hot springs!

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Outdoor Adventures

Check out some of our fun outdoor adventures as well as places to eat and shop in THINGS TO DO.

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Music Festivals

Looking for a specific concert, festival, tour? Want to see a calendar of them all? Check out EVENTS

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Musical Heritage

Learn about our unique musical tradition, plus the history and culture of Madison County in EXPLORE

Come and you’ll see. Life in Madison County is the way life should be…easy living with a song in the air.

What's Going on in Madison County?

Find out the latest deals, new developments, and fun adventures to be had.

Mermaids in Marshall

It's that time again!! The 12th Annual Mermaid Parade and Festival takes place all over Downtown Marshall on June 1! Splash Island for the kids and kids at heart with an 18' water slide and more.

Hot Doggett 100 Bicycle Ride

Mark your calendars now to come join us in July for the Annual HOT DOGGETT 100 and DEVIL’S FORK METRIC CENTURY RIDE and THE BIG LAUREL GRIND.

Madison County Tourism Development Authority

56 South Main Street
Mars Hill, NC 28754

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Local: (828) 680-9031

Toll Free: (877) 262-3476

Mailing Address: PO Box 1527
    Mars Hill, NC 28754