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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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Chestnut Forge and Furniture

3946 US HWY 64, Rutherfordton, NC 28139

Chestnut Forge and Furniture has been making decorative items from wood, steel and various other materials and working with many local breweries and local businesses. They are open Saturday from 10 AM-5 PM and Sunday from 12 PM-5 PM or by appointment. You’ll find many decorative items made in their shop, some great local pottery made by “The Porch Potter’s”, some beautiful lines of accessories for your home and some cool art work (lots of farm themed items since they are an Angora Goat farm with resident horses, dogs and cats), great vintage fixtures, cool signs, reclaimed and re-purposed accessories and much more.