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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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Trip Ideas for Exploring Lake Lure & The Blue Ridge Foothills

As the seasons change, so does the experience of being in Lake Lure and the Blue Ridge Foothills. Uniquely different from most destinations, visitors have the opportunity to explore five charming small towns within a twenty-minute drive; each town offering their own bit of hometown hospitality and diverse adventures. From the first sight of Dogwood trees in the spring to the millions of Christmas lights that mark the beginning of winter, there's no better place to experience a true North Carolina getaway. Here are some of our top picks on how to make the most of your vacation.

The term "farm to table" has become a catchphrase for any restaurant wanting to make its mark in the world of organic dining. True farm to table dining, however, is rarely possible without the accessibility of locally cultivated meats and produce. The state of North Carolina has a rich history of