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 828.287.6013 or email Taylor at Taylor.Hardin@rutherfordcountync.gov if you have any questions or to make an appointment.

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Rutherfordton

Town of Rutherfordton, 129 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton, NC 28139

Established in 1787, and home to the man who minted America’s first one-dollar gold coin, the Town of Rutherfordton is one of the oldest towns in Western North Carolina. With the tagline “A Minted Original,” visitors can mint their own unique experience in Rutherfordton by visiting charming shops that have spanned generations while collecting vintage treasures and admiring the only remaining cluster of antebellum homes in any North Carolina downtown. Enjoy a historic walking tour of Main Street that is also infused with modern day stops like an interactive children’s museum, fine women’s clothing, locally made arts, and craft food and drink. Learn more at www.myrutherfordton.com.   Annual Events: MayFest Hilltop Fall Festival 4th of July Freedom Festival Rutherfordton Christmas Celebration Old St. John’s Shape Note Singing