The Visit Hickory Metro team encourages visitors and locals to explore the Hickory Metro region carefully and safely. The state of North Carolina has lifted all mass gathering limits at this time but encourages individuals to still practice the three W's - Wear, Wait, Wash. People who are fully vaccinated can do all of the things that they did before the pandemic. Those unvaccinated, should still wear a mask in public indoor settings & public outdoor settings when they cannot maintain social distance. To learn more about what our area is doing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 click below. 

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Keeper's Cut Meadery


Keeper's Cut Meadery makes traditional and flavored meads from our production facility, tasting room, and event space in Western North Carolina. We are open to the public Wednesday-Sunday in lovely downtown Marion, in the Historic Depot District, and feature a tasting bar with indoor seating as well as a dog-friendly patio. In addition to our mead, we serve charcuterie, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. You are also welcome to bring in your own food to enjoy here at Keeper's Cut, or order in from a local restaurant. We are family-friendly, with a relaxed atmosphere enjoyable for all ages. Older children and adults enjoy our Fountain Room, connecting over a game of checkers, chess, or backgammon on our beautiful antique game tables.