There's always fun to be had in Rutherford County, NC! From events and festivities to holiday celebrations to fun activities and community improvements, Rutherford County is filled with great opportunities, new and old. Check out some of the oldest festivals in North Carolina, or find out what new things are coming to the area.
2018 Special Events & News
New Waterpark in Forest City
Downtown Forest City
The Forest City Pavilion on Park Square (POPS) is under construction and will hopefully be opening Augustin 2018, just in time to beat the heat!
Thermal Belt Rail Trail
Forest City to Gilkey
This 13.3 mile trail is currently being constructed along an old railroad bed. Upon completion, it will be 12 feet wide, ideal for walking/running or biking, and stretch from Forest City to Gilkey, NC.
2018 World Equestrian Games
Tryon Equestrian Center
Just 10 miles from Rutherfordton, one of the biggest events in the equestrian sport is coming to the Tryon Equestrian Center (TIEC). It's a dont-miss event for all ages and interests.
Annual Winter RTR Casino Night Fundraiser
A night of games, door prizes, silent auction, food & cocktails, all for the betterment of Downtown Rutherfordton
MayFest Arts & Crafts Festival
1st Saturday in May
One of the longest-running festivals in NC! Pinewood Derby Race, interactive booths, kids activities, local vendors, dance, martial arts, live music
A quintessential American experience with music, contests, games and prizes, home run derby, baseball game, fireworks
Hilltop Fall Festival
1st Saturday in October
Race for the Gold Soapbox Derby (Friday night), Tour de Pump bike ride, Overmountain Victory Trail 5k, holiday shopping, Scarecrow Contest, live music, food
Trick-or-Treat on Main Street
Main Street Rutherfordton
Dress up in your most festive Halloween costume and go trick-or-treating at all the local merchants of Downtown
Salute to Rutherford County Veterans
2nd Saturday in November
Pay tribute to those who've served our country with the rest of Rutherfordton.
Christmas Parade & Events
1st Saturday in December
Amazing Downtown decorations, Snowman Decorating Contest, marching bands, festive floats, live music, largest tree in NC
Rutherford County is Waiting for You
All the fun of Western North Carolina is waiting! All you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call... we'd love to connect you with the perfect home for your lifestyle.