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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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Spring Events in Lake Lure & The Blue Ridge Foothills

The arrival of spring comes is accompanied by a variety of events that welcome visitors to our beautiful area. Festivals run the gamut from the Bostic Lincoln Festival to Rutherfordton's MayFest. The Forest City Owls launch their wooden-bat baseball season every May and live music series start to populate our small towns. A unique Lure of the Dragons festival adds some unique flavor to the festival lineup. Check out our full list of spring events and make plans to celebrate springtime with us.

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