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Mountain Monarch Festival

September 23, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm


Join in the celebration of the migration of our endangered Monarch Butterflies at the Mountain Monarch Festival! This event will feature an exciting lineup of events including: -Monarch Migration Programming -Monarch Tagging & Release -Monarch Hike -Live Music -Food Trucks -Keynote Speaker Heyward Douglas -Native Plants -Local Vendor Booths -Local and Student Artists -Kid’s Crafts & Activities -Face Painting
This FREE event is sponsored by Gorges State Park, Friends of Gorges State Park, NC Department of Commerce, and NC Cooperative Extension.
The park requests all those who plan to attend register at the link on the official webpage:
The festival will be held rain or shine.


September 23, 2023
11:00 am - 3:00 pm


Gorges State Park
976 Grassy Ridge Rd
Sapphire, NC 28774 United States
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(828) 966-9099
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