Tryon celebrates 150 years with weekend of free activities


Celebrate the tradition of a small Western North Carolina town this weekend as Tryon marks a big birthday.

The Town of Tryon will commemorate 150 years since its founding Aug 30 to Sept. 1, downtown and at Harmon Field.

Town organizers said this will be three days of historical, cultural and interactive, family friendly and free activities.

Historian Robert Lange said he and other historians will speak Friday at the Tryon Fine Arts Center.

Organizer Julia Calhoun said there will be historical displays Saturday on Trade Street, including many locals dressed as the famous William Gillette, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Nina Simone and others with ties to the area.

You can find Civil War reenactors on Harmon Field as well as metal work at Tryon Arts and Crafts.

For more information click here.

You can also visit for more and a schedule of events.

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