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Forest City - Small Town with Deep Roots

Forest City brings southern charm and historic preservation together with modern innovation and entrepreneurial spirit. Historic downtown features modern boutiques, nostalgic antiques and “mom and pop” eateries. Classics like a soda fountain, vintage cars and wooden-bat baseball round out the small town American experience. Major corporations like Facebook are headquartered on the opposite side of town due to Forest City’s centrally located commercial buildings and sprawling acres of open land. Experience this "Small Town with Deep Roots".

Fountain at Smith's Drugs of Forest City

Step back in time and enjoy the nostalgia of The Fountain's old-fashioned soda fountain. Days gone by are captured when you order up old time favorites like cherry Cokes, milkshakes made...

Every winter, Forest City’s Hometown Holidays celebration lights up
Main Street with more than one million lights, an annual tradition since 1930.
But that's not the only reason to visit this historic town originally known as Burnt Chimney.
This beautiful downtown is easily recognized by the fountain featured in the center of Main Street and is
well known for "The Fountain" at Smith's Drugs, a favorite stop for locals and visitors that serves up lip-smacking food at breakfast and lunch.

Don't Miss Stops

Hot Nights Cool Rides Car Show Hot Nights Cool Rides Car Show

Hot Nights Cool Rides

From custom-built ""Rat Rods"" to luxurious Lamborghinis, this 400+ vehicle car, truck, and motorcycle show takes over downtown Forest City for the...

Forest City Owls

Bennett Car Museum

Hometown Holidays

Forest City, North Carolina - Perfect Year Round

Town of Forest City - Perfect All Year Round