Downtown Tryon - First Peak of the Blue Ridge
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Downtown Tryon

Downtown Tryon is host to many events throughout the year.
The local equestrian community began with the help of Carter Brown, who organized the Tryon Riding and Hunt Club and the first Blockhouse Steeplechase in the 1940s.
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Stroll down Trade Street and enjoy the shops and restaurants. Catch a movie at the tiny Tryon Theater or a performance at the Tryon Fine Arts Center. Take a drive through the architecturally rich neighborhoods of Gillette Woods and Godshaw Hill; through the horse estates on Hunting Country Road; or along the Pacolet River Scenic Byway (Hwy 176). Have a picnic at Harmon Field and peruse the nearby antique stores. There’s a lot to fill your days in Tryon!

Our local event calendar today is filled with equestrian events – including the spring running of the Steeplechase, and nearly year-round horse shows at the Foothills Equestrian Nature Center.