March 9th, 2019

Casino Night in downtown Rutherfordton

The Roaring 20’s

It’s the fundraising event of the year!

Rutherfordton invites you to celebrate the past while helping to build the future. Join us March 9, 2019 from 7-11pm in downtown Rutherfordton for this always fun, annual event. 

Be entertained with games, light snacks, drinks, dancing and silent auction items, but most of all new friendships 

and great memories.

Funds raised will go towards the development of Kiwanis Park and will be matched by a PARTF Grant.

Tickets are $50 per person.

Reservations are requested, but you can purchase

tickets at the door.

One13 Event Center

113 W. Court St.

Take a Walk in a Park Day

MARCH 30, 2019

Chimney Rock, NC

Take a Walk in a Park Day

Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Cost: Included with Park admission.

Put down your smart phone and join us for National Take a Walk in a Park Day. Our Naturalist will lead several guided hikes throughout the day, we’ll have Kids in Parks onsite sharing information about their Track Trail Program and other vendors will help you learn more about the ways you can enjoy getting outdoors.

A portion of Park admission on this day will go to the Kids in Parks program.

Spring Homeschool Day

APRIL 10, 2019

Chimney Rock Village, NC

Time: 9:30am-12:30pm with optional afternoon activities

Cost: $12 Adults (Park admission), no charge Annual Pass holder; $13 Youth (ages 5-15), $7.50 Rockin’ Discovery Pass holder.

Our annual Spring Homeschool Day is a wonderful way to start the warmer season with a day full of learning. Programs are designed to meet the curriculum needs and interests of your students.

Program details can be found online. Registration required; call (828) 625-9611.

Sale on the Trail

APRIL 20, 2019

Chimney Rock Village, NC

Each spring the residents and merchants of Hickory Nut Gorge along 74A from Gerton to Rumbling Bald Resort hold a 19-mile long yard and sidewalk sale. Come early for the best selection of household items, crafts, sporting goods, sidewalk sale items and baked goods.

Go to for details.

64th Annual Easter Sunrise Service

APRIL 21, 2019

Chimney Rock Village, NC

Celebrate the glory of Easter with song, scripture and spiritual music as a spectacular sunrise ascends over Lake Lure. Chimney Rock’s nondenominational Annual Easter Sunrise Service has become a legendary event in WNC, attracting more than 1,000 early risers from around the Southeast. 
Please Note: Due to the large number of guests who attend the service, no one can be admitted through the gate after 6am.

Dusk to Dawn Photography Workshop

APRIL 27, 2019 – APRIL 28, 2019

Chimney Rock Village, NC

Join professional photographer Chuck Hill for this two-day workshop focusing on nature’s beauty at all hours of the day. This class will discuss and review panos, types of scenic photography and the equipment needed to make a photo pop. You’ll also have the option to camp overnight in the Park, a rarity that few people have enjoyed. Preregistration for this event is required at

Cost is $250.00 fee. Camping is an additional $8.00 per person. Lunch on Saturday and Sunday included in price. All other meals and lodging are at the expense of participants. Workshop attendees are responsible for bringing their own camera, computer with photo editing software, camping equipment and food outside of lunch during this workshop.

   Submitted by Karen Tegen, Rutherford County TDA Project Manager/Welcome Center Manager