RTR FESTIVALS, EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS
RTR promotes, organizes and hosts annual events and festivals throughout the year to increase tourism and contribute to the quality of life for our citizens and guests alike.
So whether you're stopping by to enjoy one of our homegrown events or to mint a unique experience, the entire Town of Rutherfordton welcomes you!
4th of July Freedom Fest
Hilltop fall festival & soap box derby
1st saturday in may
July 4, 2019
Forest City Owls Stadium
1st Saturday in october
Live music, arts & crafts vendors, local performances, doggie pet contest, and a car, truck and bike show
Parade, baseball and fireworks
Arts & crafts, Bechtler Gold Day, Purple Martin 5K, Tour de Pumpkin Bike Race, local performances and live music
Trick-or-treat on main street with merchants
Small Town Christmas parade & tree lighting
October 31, 2019
1st Saturday in decemeber
A parade of fabulous costumes down Main Street as the community gives back.
Parade of floats and local organizations, Holiday Market, Visit with Santa, Tree Lighting Ceremony, plus vendors.
A themed celebration with the town's non-profit organization featuring games, music, food, drinks and tons of great memories.