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Front Porch of the Blue Ridge

Many things meet on the Front Porch of the Blue Ridge: mountains and hills, rivers and lakes, past and present, art and craft, outdoors and adventure, comfort and beauty, wandering and discovery. Lovers like Johnny and Baby. Families. Friends. Even towns come together here. Places like Lake Lure and Chimney Rock, or Rutherfordton, Forest City and Spindale. We hope to meet you soon, too. You'll find us in-between and close to both Asheville and Charlotte, in Rutherford County, NC.

MayFestival of the Arts
 Follow the music, the balloons, the laughter to this hallmark event, the region’s first sign of spring. The funnel cakes are sweeter,....
Symphony of Rutherford County Spring Concert
The Symphony of Rutherford County will present their spring concert at the Foundation at Isothermal Community College. What began in 1988 as a fi....
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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