To our friends, visitors, local businesses and stakeholders- we're all in this together.

To our friends, visitors, local businesses and stakeholders- we're all in this together.

With LoveThe 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 828.207.6013 or email Taylor at if you have any questions or to make an appointment.

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Bostic/Golden Valley

Bostic Town Hall, 104 Pearidge Road, Bostic, NC 28018

Another town full of rolling green hills, Bostic hides its treasures away on dusty dirt roads. Drive through and visit Washburn’s General Store, the oldest, consecutively family owned and operated retail business in the entire state – it’s known for keeping modern necessities in stock next to old-fashioned penny candy from your grandparents’ heyday. Continuing the county’s theme of early American history, the Bostic Lincoln Center preserves and exhibits key accounts and facts that support the theory that President Abraham Lincoln was born here! For spirit-lovers, the Golden Valley area of Bostic holds the glory of Blue Ridge Distilling Company – take a tour and sample its Defiant Whisky. Blink and you could miss it, but stop and let Bostic open your eyes to the beauty of the Blue Ridge Foothills. Learn more at   Annual Events: Bostic Lincoln Center Spring Festival Music at the Mills Bluegrass & Arts Festival