Annual Hilltop Fall Festival
The Hilltop Festival is held the first Saturday of October in our historic Downtown and is our favorite way to usher in fall. This is one of the most popular festivals of the year and is a true family-favorite.
Why you’ll “fall” in love with this festival…
Rutherfordton’s history comes alive when The Overmountain Victory Trail Association commemorates the Overmountain Men, their march through our town and their ultimate Revolutionary War victory at Kings Mountain. Get a jump start on your holiday shopping and take advantage of our huge selection of vendors from all over the region. If you’re looking for unique items, hand crafted one of a kind finds you will always treasure this is the festival for you. Many of our fabulous downtown merchants will host special events and promotions, face painting, rock walls, inflatables, pony rides and more await kids of all ages. The best bands of the region fill our Courthouse Stage and the air with music that will have your toes tapping. Be sure to check out all the entries to our annual Scarecrow Contest. A longstanding Rutherfordton tradition that decorates our downtown and brings charm and whimsy to the season. Of course we can’t have a celebration without food! The best in festival food and irresistible homemade desserts and more from local churches await you.