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  • Presented By: Rutherford Town Revitalization
  • Dates: 5/5/2017, 5/6/2017
  • Location: Rutherfordton
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Celebrate Spring in downtown Rutherfordton at MAYFEST, during the first weekend in May. The party kicks off on Friday night with Cinco de Mayo at Mi Pueblito's Mexican Restaurant featuring menu specials and family activities. Continue the evening at Rutherfordton's F.U.N.C. Music Series and hear from a wide variety of live bands. There will be food and drink vendors, art vendors, kids crafts and much more to keep you entertained.

Saturday festivities begin with the 2017 Gears and Gables ride to benefit Rutherford Housing Partnership at 8AM providing both recreational and professional cyclists with a 24-mile, 49-mile and 62-mile scenic riding routes.

Take to the streets for the festival gets under way at 10AM with plenty of arts and crafts vendors, face painting artists, pottery sales, and hands-on kids activites from KidSenses Interactive Children's Museum. Treat yourselves to the diverse selection of fair food from funnel cakes, fried pies, and homemade lemonade to delicious barbecue, fried turkey legs, and roasted corn on the cob, there is plenty to choose for the whole family.

MAYFEST offers an abundance of entertainment to keep you moving and shaking all day. Kids will never want to leave "PlayLand", an activity center filled with inflatables, mechanical rides and a rock climbing wall. Dance performances, interactive booths and the annual Derby Race will take place throughout the day. Don't miss live music by crowd favorites Caleb Gilbert Band at 11AM and Wiregrass at 3PM.

Classic auto enthusiasts will be thrilled to see the newest additon to MAYFEST this year, a car, truck, and motorcycle show sponsored by and hosted in the parking lot of Gregory's Restaurant off Charlotte Road from 9AM-2PM, followed by an award's ceremony.

Visitors will end this amazing day with the band "Heart Breaker" performing on the car show stage from 6-11PM. Heart Breaker is a Heart tribute band, a must see for anyone in the area who's an 80's fan!

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