Tryon International Equestrian Center Show Dates and details:


May 6-10        8am – 5pm   Spring 4                     Hunter Regional 1 (B) / Jumper Level 3

May 13-17     8am – 5pm   Spring Tryon 5          Premier Hunter AA/ Jumper Level 6

May 20-24     8am – 5pm   Spring Tryon 6          Premier Hunter AA/Jumper Level 5

May 27-31     8am – 5pm   Spring Tryon 7          Premier Hunter AA/Jumper Level 6-CSI3

June 3-7        8am – 5pm   Spring Tryon 8          Premier Hunter AA/Jumper Level 6-CSI4

June 24-28   8am – 5pm   Tryon Summer 1      Hunter Regional 1 (B)/Jumper Level 5

June 24-28   8am – 5pm   Tryon Summer Dressage 3



KidSenses Children’s InterACTIVE Museum, First Friday every month in 2015

KidSenses will welcome all visitors the first Friday of every month, free of charge, to visit the museum from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. On each Fantastic Friday all visitors will be able to participate in free, fun, exciting and hands-on learning programs about science and energy. Programs will focus on the theme of renewable energy.

Seed to Sprout at KidSenses is a 6-week school readiness program for children ages 3-4 years old and their caregivers. Activities are designed to introduce children to the skills needed to enter kindergarten.

Summer Kids Camps begin at KidSenses this June with full day and half-day camps for Pre-K children.


Symphony of Rutherford County Spring Concert at The Foundation Performing Arts Center, Sunday, May 3rd at 3pm

This 60 member, all volunteer, orchestra will perform their Spring Concert at The Foundation Performing Arts Center in Spindale.


Mayfest, Downtown Rutherfordton, Saturday, May 2nd, 10am-5pm

Celebrate Mayfest with a family friendly street festival! There will be food vendors, kid activities, local arts and crafts, music and dancing in the streets. The festival is sponsored by the Town of Rutherfordton and Rutherford Town Revitalization.


Lake Lure Classical Raptor Toga 5K beginning at Morse Park Meadows, Lake Lure, on Saturday, May 9th starting at 9:30 am

The race starts in Morse Park, and runs along Lake Lure and the Broad River, across the Flowering Bridge and up Boys Camp Road…then comes back the same way. It’s a great course for first-time runners, families with children and, of course, toga wearers! There’s a one-mile fun run that leaves from Morse Park and goes out and back along the lake and river…and is totally flat.

After the race, there will be refreshments for the runners, medals for the best runners in each age group and awesome prizes for the best togas!!

Proceeds of the 2015 5K race will again benefit Lake Lure Community Education Foundation and its mission to promote and financially support the expansion of education and sustainable learning in Lake Lure and the surrounding community.

Spring GO Festival, Chimney Rock Village on Saturday, May 9th starting at 7am

Come enjoy a pancake breakfast, home town parade, live music and more benefiting the beautification of Chimney Rock Village.

Music at the Mills Bluegrass & Arts Festival, Union Mills Learning Center on May 15th & 16th from 6-10pm

Music headliners from across the Appalachian region perform for a weekend celebration of music and education. See demonstrations for glass blowing, woodworking, yarn spinning and more! Shop craft vendors and enjoy the BBQ.


Lake Lure Arts & Crafts Festival, May 23rd – 25th located in the Arcade Plaza in the Town of Lake Lure (across from the beach). Happening from 10am-5pm

Independent artisans working in photography, oil, acrylic, jewelry, textile, fiber, pottery, wood and more come to this meet-th-makers festival overlooking Lake Lure. Featuring children’s face painting, mini golf, music and more.


Forest City Owls Kickoff Baseball Season begins on Tuesday, May 26th at 7:00 pm

Join in on the experience of watching Rutherford County’s premiere national championship collegiate baseball team this summer! The NCAA players come from all over the country and play during the summer while living with area host families. There are plenty of family-friendly activities, a concessions area and a beer garden for the adults.


Meet SC author Jon Sealy at Great Expectations Book Store in Downtown Rutherfordton on Thursday, May 7th at 6pm

Jon Sealy will discuss his powerhouse debut novel “The Whiskey Baron” followed by a book signing. Nominated for 2015’s Southern Literature Book of the Year, this is not an event to miss. Jon’s book received rave reviews from the likes of Ron Rash, Wiley Cash, as well as many notable publications. This is a ticketed event with limited seating. The cost is $5 per seat but this will be deducted from the purchase price of his book. Light refreshments will be served.


Meet NC author, Jamie Mason, Friday, May 29th at Great Expectations Book store, Downtown Rutherfordton starting at 6:30 pm

February 2015 saw the publication of Jamie Mason’s second pulse-pounding thriller, Monday’s Lie. Jamie’s first novel, Three Graves Full, was nominated for Library Journal’s best book of 2013. Meet Jamie as she reads from her new novel followed by a book signing. This is a ticketed event with light refreshments served. Seating is limited.


Lure of the Dragons Race & Festival, held at and around Morse Park Meadows on Saturday, June 13th at 9am

To the cadence of a pounding drummer, teams from across the region paddle 250 meters down the Rocky Broad River in 30-foot-long dragon boats dressed out in dragon heads, tails and scales all in the name of children’s charities. The day features the parade of the dragons, a family friendly festival


National Get Outdoors Day & 4th Annual Movie on the Meadows, Saturday, June 13th.

Starting at 9am at Chimney Rock State Park, National Get Outdoors Day is the perfect excuse to get outside with your family. Kids’ activities and family-friendly hikes will be offered throughout the day. Then join us for an outdoor movie that evening at our 4th Annual Movie on the Meadows!