Mayfest Arts & Crafts Festival
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About The Event
Come and enjoy spring by attending one of the oldest festivals in Western North Carolina, Mayfest in downtown Rutherfordton!
The morning kicks off with the Gears and Gables ride to benefit Rutherford Housing Partnership, a local nonprofit that helps make much needed repairs to the homes of low-income families. The race starts at 8:00 am and provides both recreational and professional cyclists with a 24-mile, 49-mile and 62-mile option. Additional information and applications are available at www.rutherfordhousingpartnership.com/events/.
Next, Mayfest takes over the streets of downtown Rutherfordton with your favorite festival food, local craft brews, climbing walls, inflatables, balloon artist, face painting and more. Artists and craftsmen showcase their unique, one-of-a-kind merchandise while live music, dance performances, flavorful scents and children’s giggles fill the air. The 2nd annual Car Show will take place and rewarded with trophies to those who feel the need for speed. Our local Boy Scouts will host their annual Scout Show & Pinewood Derby Race while entertaining festival- goers with interactive booths and Scouts in Indian regalia. A dog-friendly pet contest, sponsored by 4 Paws Kingdom Campground, will occur on the courthouse lawn, so make sure to bring your cute fur-baby and showcase him/her off dressed up in their most unique fashions.
Mayfest will have a wide selection of festival food favorites such as funnel cakes, homemade lemonaid, fried turkey legs, southern BBQ, roasted corn on the cob and many new food offerings. The main stage will spring to life with top-notch bands playing to keep you rocking throughout the festival day. Activities for all ages provide entertainment and fun filled moments for everyone.
Interested in being a vendor? Click on Register Now to sign-up. Registration is open until April 19 and vendor spaces are assigned on a first come, first serve basis.