Welcome to Rutherford County

The Blue Ridge Mountains.The South Mountains. We’re home to Lake Lure, Chimney Rock and “small town friendly” cities such as Rutherfordton, Spindale, Forest City and more. Come relax and play in Western North Carolina.

Bostic Lincoln Spring Festival
Join us for our annual spring festival in Bostic, NC, celebrating what many claim to be the true birthplace of our country's 16th president, Abra....
For more than 40 years, Downtown Rutherfordton has packed its streets with family fun and celebration at MayFest. Grab a pile of napkins and dine....
Gears & Gables Cycling Event
Gears & Gables has become an annual event during MayFest. Sign up for a 30-, 60- or 100-mile cycling competition starting in Downtown Rutherf....
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Lake Lure, Chimney Rock and "Small Town Friendly" Destinations
Chimney Rock, Lake Lure, Forest City, Rutherfordton, Spindale, Union Mills, Bostic, and Ellenboro.

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