RTR FESTIVALS, EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS

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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!  

ANNUAL EVENTS

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MAYFEST SPRING   

FESTIVAL

4th of July Freedom Fest

Hilltop fall festival & soap box derby

1st saturday in may

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July 4, 2019

Forest City Owls Stadium

1st Saturday in october

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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

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Trick-or-treat on main street with merchants

Small Town Christmas parade & tree lighting

October 31, 2019

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1st Saturday in decemeber

Rutherfordton

March 2020

Rutherfordton

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.

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