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Tryon Fine Arts Center


34 Melrose Ave
Tryon, NC 28782
Phone: 828-859-8322

Located in the heart of Tryon, the Fine Arts Center has been a focus for entertainment and the arts since 1969. View outstanding performances or learn a new craft. Affiliates include Carolina Camera Club, Tryon Arts and Crafts, Tryon Little Theater, Tryon Concert Association, and Tryon Painters and Sculptors.

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Polk County’s more than 50 restaurants represent an extremely wide variety available to suit any taste and budget. Fast food restaurants include McDonalds, Bojangles, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Hardee’s, Taco Bell, Subway,  Burger King, Wendy’s.  Other restaurant styles include Steak, Chinese, Mexican, Italian. Many inns and lodges also include dining in their facilities.

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Retail and Shopping

Town centers offer a variety of retail outlets.  Grocery stores (three major chains), hardware stores, appliance, flooring, clothing boutiques, gift and drug stores all service resident needs.  More expansive shopping, including high-end outlets can be found in nearby retail centers of Spartanburg, Hendersonville, Forest City and Asheville.

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There are more than 55  religious congregations in Polk County representing a variety of  Protestant, Catholic and other beliefs. All major protestant religions are represented with the largest number of adherents belonging to the Southern Baptist Convention, the United Methodist Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

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Arts & Culture

Home to a community theater, a choral society, and a multiple arts organization, Polk County provides an array of artistic and cultural entertainment. The Tryon Little Theatre is the third oldest and one of the largest community theatres in North Carolina. In addition to its productions and educational classes, the Theatre also provides entertainment opportunities ranging from karaoke to a series of movie nights. Like the Tryon Little Theater offers a range of plays and musicals as well as educational classes and other opportunities for youth. The Tryon Little Theater offer productions each year as well.

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Sports & Recreation

Outdoors sports and recreation is an integral part of Polk’s lifestyle. Sports activities span the spectrum from the mild (tennis, golf, biking, hiking, youth school sports programs) to the extreme (kayaking, mountain climbing, off road biking, equestrian sports). County sponsored  ball parks, trails, pool and tennis courts offer residents many opportunities to get active.

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Foothills Chamber of Commerce

The Foothills Chamber of Commerce serves Polk County and Landrum, SC and focuses on insuring the continuous economic support of local businesses.  The Chamber encourages new businesses and industries to locate here while enhancing the quality of life. Programs include sponsoring SCORE, leadership development, After Hours networking events, publishing a Chamber Directory, offering small business grants among other activities. The Chamber sponsors the annual Blue Ridge Barbeque Festival.


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Connectivity plays a vital role in the life of business in Our Polk. Telecommunications, fiber, wired and wireless connections all provide the powerful 21st century ingredients for increased capacity and enhanced prosperity.

Windstream, Charter Communications, ePolk and Pangaea have all made major investments in our technology infrastructure by strategically routing their high-tech architecture through major business and residential corridors in the county. Our Polk is connected to the world at gigabyte speed.

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