Downtown Tryon group creates next steps

Published 5:32 pm Tuesday, July 24, 2012

New downtown attractions/festivals

Study topics include arts-related festivals, food-related festivals, other prospective festivals and existing festivals.

The new downtown attractions group will discuss performance-related festival topics including historical drama (Rogers Park), film festival, Sherlock Holmes festival, weekly music performance and Nina Simone festival.

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Arts-related festivals topics include artist street festivals and literary (books/writing) festival(s). Food-related festival topics will include slow foods, wine and seafood festivals.

Other festival topics include an historical event, youth events, String of Pearls, Tryon’s 125th birthday and monthly “festivals of Tryon.” Existing festival topics include Super Saturday, the Blue Ridge Barbecue Festival, Gallery Trots, Arts festivals, the Christmas and Halloween Strolls.


Topics include parks, tree-planting program, sidewalks, bicycle racks, kudzu/bamboo and town gateways.

The beautification group will study topics including clean city program, creeks and parks, tree-planting program, sidewalk appeal, decorative trash cans, bicycle racks/benches, kudzu/bamboo removal, gateways and the Polk County Appearance Commission.