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Photos: The Festival of Gnarnia

https://www.hcpress.com/?p=37995Aug. 16, 2012. The Festival of Gnarnia came to a close last Sunday, Aug. 12, and many Beech Mountain residents breathed a sigh of relief. The festival-goers have cleared out and Beech Mountain Resort is still there. Now check out some incredible photos from the festival that was like nothing Beech Mountain had ever witnessed before. See photo gallery…
Photo by Shaun Hollingsworth

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Festival Atop Beech: ‘LSD, Mushrooms, Ecstasy. You Name It’s Here,’ Influx of Thousands: ‘Good for Business’

Aug. 10, 2012. “It’s been interesting – to say the least.” Referring to The Festival of Gnarnia taking place until Sunday morning, that phrase is recurring among locals atop Beech Mountain. With an influx of 5,000 people, many of them tour kids from out of state who are following the festival circuit, Beech is experiencing a bit of a culture shock.
BY JESSE WOOD

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