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 Forest City, Rutherfordton, Spindale and more. Come relax and play in the Blue Ridge foothills of Western North Carolina.

Lure Of The Dragons Race & Festival
June 13th, Morse Park at Lake Lure. To the cadence of apounding drummer, teams from across the region paddle 250 meters down the Rocky Broad Riv....
Dirty Dancing Festival
August 14-15 at Lake Lure. This swooning, crooning, dancing festival was founded in 2010 in Lake Lure, where much of the original motion picture ....
Lake Lure Olympiad
August 14-16 at Rumbling Bald Resort in Lake Lure and Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park. Kids and grownups can compete for medals and shar....
Hot Nights, Cool Rides
August 15th in Forest City. From custom-built Rat Rods to luxurious Lamborghinis valued at $500,000, this 400-vehicle car, truck and motorcycle s....
 
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Post: May 21, 2015

CAMPGROUNDS IN THE FOOTHILLS OF NORTH CAROLINA

We offer a remarkable diversity in our campground offerings. You’ll find both mid-range and uber-swanky RV parks. You can stake your claim at a real gold mine or delight in a destination designe....

Post: Apr 30, 2015

OUR MUSIC SCENE

You will never forget what we sound like. With an avid three-state following, our public radio station WNCW 88.7 FM sets the tone for our music. Famous for an eclectic line-up of performers and genr....

Post: Apr 17, 2015

BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY DRIVING TOUR IN RUTHERFORD COUNTY

You can’t spend a week in Western NC and not drive a portion of the Blue Ridge Parkway. This tour starts at The Welcome Center in Lake Lure and winds along the Parkway and through the Pisgah Nat....

Post: Mar 19, 2015

THE FLOWERING BRIDGE

Question: What do you do with a beautiful 1925 bridge when it isn’t needed as a bridge anymore? Answer: Turn it into a community flower garden and pedestrian walkway. With more than 700 s....

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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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