We haven’t visited Roan Mountain for the annual catawba rhododendron display in a long while–2015 The rhododendron display normally occurs in mid-June. All Wednesday Striders and Friday Hoofers and their non-hiking spouses are invited. Plan to spend the night of June 9 at the Richmond Inn in Spruce pine. Rooms will fill up fast. So make your reservation soon. Check the June schedule for details.