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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.

Vintage Car Show
First Saturday in October. Bald Mountain Driving Range at Rumbling Bald Resort, 112 Mountains Blvd, Lake Lure. Since 1996, visitors time their....
Hilltop Fall Festival
First Saturday in October, in Historic downtown Rutherfordton. The Tour de Pumpkin, a 50K and 100K bike ride, gears up the morning. Come for the....
Lake Lure Arts & Crafts Festival
Third Weekend in October, 119 Arcade Street in Lake Lure Independent artisans working in photography, oil, acrylic, jewelry, textile, fiber, pot....
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The Foothills of Western North Carolina
Chimney Rock, Lake Lure, Forest City, Rutherfordton, Spindale, Union Mills, Bostic, Ellenboro, Cliffside, Mill Spring, Mooresboro, Caroleen and Henrietta.

Rutherford County Tourism Development Authority
130 West 6th Street I Rutherfordton, NC 28139
828.287.6113 phone I 828.287.6122 fax
800.849.5998 toll-free