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Forest City, NC

Small town, 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.

Every winter Forest City's Hometown Holidays celebration lights up Main Street with more than one million lights, an annual tradition since 1930. Classics like a soda fountain, vintage cars, and wooden-bat baseball round out the small down American experience.

Today, the population of Forest City is around 7,500 residents. Whether you pick the holidays to plan your visit or another time, come experience this "Small Town with Deep Roots" for a true southern hospitality experience

Hometown Holidays

November 28, 2019-January 1, 2020 For the ultimate festive small town experience to get you in the holiday spirit, drive and stroll down Main Street decked out with a million lights for...

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Forest City Owls

The Forest City Owls are a two-time, national championship collegiate wooden-bat baseball team that plays at McNair field in Forest City. Summer fun...

Hot Nights Cool Rides Car Show

Hot Nights Cool Rides

Art Murals

Bennett Car Museum

Forest City, North Carolina - Perfect Year Round

Town of Forest City - Perfect All Year Round