Area Information

The Blue Ridge BBQ & Music Festival is held each year at Harmon Field in Tryon, N.C. The Festival is in the heart of the Thermal Belt, a weather phenomenon that adds to the already high quality of life in Tryon and the rest of Polk County.

Quoting from the U.S. Weather Bureau Report: "Because of the peculiar topographical features at Tryon which affect the flow of air, there are some remarkable variations in the extent and the amount of inversions during the course of a year. Normally, the middle of the thermal belt lies at an elevation of only 400 feet above the valley floor. On no other slope is the center of the thermal belt found so close to the valley floor."

Learn more about Polk County and the Thermal Belt

Tryon Daily Bulletin: The Thermal Belt's only daily newspaper features the latest news from the area as well as a comprehensive calendar of events.

Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce: Features information about the Polk County/Landrum area and a directory of local merchants.

Polk County Travel and Tourism: Another outstanding source of local and regional information, with local dining and lodging information as well as a calendar of events and much more.

Polk County Government: Official Web site of Polk County

The Town of Tryon: Official Web site of the Town of Tryon

The Town of Columbus: Official Web site of the Town of Columbus Guide to life in Saluda.

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