Known as the Home Furnishings Capital of the World, the city of High Point (15 mi/25 km southwest of Greensboro) is a major furniture center that has hosted the International Home Furnishings Market since the early 1920s each April and October.
At the High Point Market, which is closed to the public, producers from all over the world present their latest designs to the trade. Many visitors go to the area to buy furniture at numerous retail stores such as Furnitureland South, among the nation's largest furniture stores. An 85-ft/26-m highboy facade towers over the front-door entrance there.
The city's Furniture Heritage Exhibit is devoted to showing how the furniture industry influenced the area. The High Point Museum and Historical Park also exhibits furniture and fashions from the past.
The North Carolina Shakespeare Festival takes place in High Point in August and September.
For more information about High Point and the surrounding area, visit https://visithighpoint.com.
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