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The RCTDA continues to closely monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as it relates to our Nation, North Carolina and Rutherford County.Our top priority is always the safety, health, and wellbeing of our community, its residents, and visitors.  We understand that these times are confusing and can be difficult for many.  We encourage you to continue supporting each other and our community's small businesses and ask that you reference individual websites and social media platforms for updates on local businesses and events. At this time and until further notice, our two Welcome Centers are closed and the Tourism Development Authority office is seeing guests by appointment only.  Please call 828.287.6013 or email Taylor at Taylor.Hardin@rutherfordcountync.gov if you have any questions or to make an appointment. Click here to view our dedicated page & to stay informed throughout the Covid-19 crisis.

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Sale on the Trail

  • Presented By: The Chamber of Hickory Nut Gorge
  • Dates: April 18, 2020
  • Location: Bill's Creek, Lake Lure, Chimney Rock Village, Bat Cave, Gerton
  • Time: 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM


Each Spring the residents and merchants of Hickory Nut Gorge along 74A from Gerton to Rumbling Bald Resort are holding a 19-mile long yard and sidewalk sale. Come early for the best selection of household items, crafts, sporting goods, sidewalk sale items, and baked goods.

See https://hickorynutchamber.org/ for details.

Sale on the Trail
  • Chimney Rock Village, NC 28746
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  • Bill's Creek, Lake Lure, Chimney Rock Village, Bat Cave, Gerton