Tryon Resort's "Saturday Night Lights" Continues through Oct. 28 Featuring Free Entertainment and Top Competition

Oct 14, 2018 - 2:51 PM

Mill Spring, NC – October 13, 2018 – From “Saturday Night Lights” and Grand Prix equestrian competitions to the return of the American Hobby Horse Series, Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) at Tryon Resort is full of spectator fun for all ages this fall and winter. Combined with a robust calendar of events is the opportunity to enjoy a variety of onsite dining, browse boutiques and shops, and escape to Tryon Resort’s signature lodging for a relaxing fall getaway. General admission to Tryon Resort and parking are free and open to the public, making any visit even more enjoyable. Just around the corner, the holidays at Tryon Resort will feature seasonal celebrations to captivate the whole family.



“Saturday Night Lights” & Grand Prix Show Jumping
TIEC’s signature “Saturday Night Lights” series continues every Saturday through October 28 featuring free family-friendly entertainment like pony rides, face painting, live music and carousel rides. Each “Saturday Night Lights” is coupled with a Grand Prix show jumping competition. Four weeks of equestrian competition at TIEC include CSI 2*, CSI 3* and CSI 5* Grand Prix classes, showcasing the world’s top show jumping horse and rider combinations. Come cheer on your favorites as they sail over the jumps under the Tryon Stadium lights. Activities begin at 5 p.m. and the competition starts at 7 p.m.



American Hobby Horse Fall Series
Tryon Resort’s popular American Hobby Horse Series returns this fall every Saturday in October. Hobby Horsing is a fun, affordable and safe way for kids 14 and under to experience horsey competition. Free to all participants and with multiple age groups available, a hobby horse is the only thing that’s required for a great time! Participants must register in advance. For more information, click here.


Fall Fest
Fall Fest at Tryon Resort will feature its popular costume contest and trick-or-treating tradition along Vendor Row for kids of all ages, with prizes given across multiple costume categories ahead of the evening’s Grand Prix competition on Saturday, October 27. For TIEC competitors, the week will also feature the addition of a stall decorating competition.



Thanksgiving Day
On Thanksgiving Day, Tryon Resort is serving up a delicious holiday buffet from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. featuring carved turkey and ham, traditional sides, specialty items and delectable desserts. Come for the feast, or better yet, trade a messy kitchen at home for a relaxing Thanksgiving weekend in one of Tryon Resort’s three or five-bedroom riverside cabins. One bedroom cabins are also available for those looking for a more intimate escape. Tryon Resort’s Lodge on Lake Lure is also offering a Thanksgiving buffet at its Treetops Restaurant overlooking scenic Lake Lure. Buffet prices for both locations are $29.95 for adults and $14.95 for children. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 828-863-1000.



Winter Holidays
Winter holidays are also right around the corner and Tryon Resort is offering getaway experiences and festive events to make the season even more magical. Both the young and the young-at-heart can indulge in a fun, family daytrip, Christmas vacation, or a romantic couple’s retreat. Start off with Tryon Resort’s signature WinterFest activities all December long including pancake breakfasts with Santa, story time with Mrs. Claus, Polar Express Movie Night, and boutiques for holiday shopping. Finish in style with a grand New Year’s Eve celebration. Visit for a complete schedule of events.


More Info:
To start planning a fall getaway to Tryon Resort, visit at Tryon Resort is located at 4066 Pea Ridge Rd. in Mill Spring, N.C. 28756. General admission to Tryon Resort and parking are both free and open to the public.


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About Tryon International Equestrian Center at Tryon Resort
Tryon International Equestrian Center at Tryon Resort, host of the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018, is one of the world’s premier equestrian lifestyle destinations, with first-class facilities for all eight FEI disciplines. From carousel to competition, the mission of Tryon Resort is to celebrate the magic of the horse, grow equestrian sport, and increase access to this majestic animal. Tryon Resort is a spring, summer and fall haven for equestrian competitors and enthusiasts, and a year-round destination for connoisseurs of diverse cuisine and shopping, lodging getaways, and family entertainment. Learn more at

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