F.U.N.C.- Live Outdoor Music (summer series May – October)

Friday, May 6th, 7:00 – 10:00 pm, Central Street Downtown Rutherfordton

  • Bring your friends and a lawn chair down to Central Street, just off Main, to hear live outdoor music by a wide variety of up and coming artists and local legends as they jam out to the community. Root for your favorite performer each month to receive the traveling trophy. This great family friendly events feature local music, kids games, food, drinks & much more. Enjoy specialty brews from Ruff’ton Brewery or try a cup of jo from Small Town Coffee Roasters. http://www.rutherfordtourism.com/events#!/88323-f.u.n.c.-live-outdoor-music

2016 Gears & Gables Ride for Housing

Saturday, May 7th, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm, Downtown Rutherfordton, Main Street

  • Ride through the Blue Ridge Foothills this May! Cycling routes begin at the First Baptist Church on Main Street in downtown Rutherfordton and include a 24-, 41- or 62-mile route throughout some of the most scenic views in Rutherford County. All proceeds benefit Rutherford Housing Partnership and its mission to provide urgent repairs to low-income homeowners to alleviate threats to health and safety in their homes. http://www.rutherfordtourism.com/events#!/83338-2016-gears-and-gables-ride-for-housing

MayFest Arts & Crafts Festival

Saturday, May 7th, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Downtown Rutherfordton Main Street

  • Stroll downtown Main Street to find one-of-a-kind arts and crafts vendors, exhibits, and interactive booths. Try our local flavor at the food tents and check out the dance presentations, watch RS Central Band perform and enjoy the old fashion dunking booths. Kids will have tons of fun inside “Play Land”, an activity center filled with inflatables, rock climbing, pony rides and more! Live entertainment will feature bands ‘Girl Interrupted’ and ‘Clevco’. Plus mechanical rides, face painting and other activities in front of KidSenses. http://www.rutherfordtourism.com/events#!/88370-mayfest-arts-and-crafts-festival

Music at the Mills Bluegrass Festival

Saturday, May 13th – Sunday, May 14th, 5:00 – 11:00 pm, Union Mills Learning Center

Lake Lure Arts & Crafts Festival

Saturday, May 28th – Sunday, May 29th, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Lake Lure Arcade Plaza

  • A Lake Lure tradition of over 30 years featuring the cultural heritage of “mountain art and fine craft making”. Located across from the Beach at Lake Lure, local artisans’ works of paintings, photography, wood, jewelry, textiles, pottery, soaps, candles, and more are on display for purchase. Throughout the festival, families will find kids activities, face painting, and mini golf. Then enjoy live music or take a stroll through the food court to fine a selection of food vendors and beverages. http://www.rutherfordtourism.com/events#!/83679-lake-lure-arts-and-crafts-festival

Forest City Owls Baseball League begins summer season

Monday, May 30th at 7:05 pm, McNair Field, Forest City

  • The Forest City Owls are a two-time, national championship collegiate wooden-bat baseball team. The Coastal Plain League season opens at McNair Field on Tuesday, May 30th. Summer fun includes weekly games, on-site family attractions, live music and a wide-selection of concessions. Visit their website to view the full game season schedule. http://www.forestcitybaseball.com/?reloaded=true

F.U.N.C.- Live Outdoor Music (summer series May – October)

Friday, June 3rd, 7:00 – 10:00 pm, Central Street Downtown Rutherfordton

Lure of the Dragons Race & Festival

Saturday, June 11th, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, Morse Park, Lake Lure

Charlie Daniel’s Band, Live in Concert

Saturday, June 25th Gates open at 5:00 pm, Opener starts at 7:30 pm, CDB begins at 8:30 pm, Forest City Owls Stadium, McNair Field

Grammy award winning Charlie Daniels Band is bringing its powerhouse performance to Forest City. Come early to see the opener, Dirty Grass Soul. Since the 1970s, The Charlie Daniel’s Band has rocked stages, airwaves and television screens all over the world collecting an arsenal of accolades along the way. The legendary song, “Devil Went Down to Georgia”, plus countless others by the band, has said to have defined a music genre that is equal parts Southern and Western.

Stadium, lawn seating and standing room tickets range in price from $20 – $50. Concert tickets are on sale now and are available for purchase at the Foundation Performing Arts Center located in Spindale; visit www.foundationshows.org or call 828-245-0000 to get your tickets today!


Tryon International Equestrian Center

4066 Pea Ridge Road , Mill Spring



Tryon Spring III Hunter A/Jumper Level 6 FEI CSI 3*

  • Wednesday– Sunday, May 4-8, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm


Tryon Spring IV – Hunter A/Jumper Level 4

  • Wednesday – Sunday, May 11 – May 15th, 8:00 am5:00 pm


Tryon Spring V – Hunter AA WCHR/Jumper Level 4

  • Wednesday – Sunday, May 18th – May 22nd, 8:00 am5:00 pm

SATURDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, MAY 21st, 5:00 – 10:00 PM

Tryon Spring VI – Hunter AA/Jumper Level 5

  • Wednesday – Sunday, May 25th – May 29th, 8:00 am5:00 pm

SATURDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, MAY 28th, 5:00 – 10:00 PM

Tryon Spring VII – Hunter AA/Jumper Level 6 FEI CSI 3*

  • Wednesday – Sunday, June 1st, – June 5th, 8:00 am5:00 pm

SATURDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, June 4th, 5:00 – 10:00 PM

Tryon Spring VIII – Hunter AA/Jumper Level 6 FEI CSI 5*

  • Wednesday – Sunday, June 8th, – June 12th, 8:00 am5:00 pm

SATURDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, June 11th, 5:00 – 10:00 PM