Annual Events in Rutherfordton


RTR promotes, organizes, and hosts annual events and festivals throughout the year to increase tourism and contribute to the quality of life for our citizens and guests alike.

So whether you're stopping by to enjoy one of our homegrown events or to mint a unique experience, the entire Town of Rutherfordton welcomes you!  

Annual Events:

Hilltop Fall Festival

First Saturday in October.

Arts & crafts, Bechtler Gold Day, Purple Martin 5K, Tour de Pumpkin Bike Race, local performances, and live music.

Trick or Treat on Main Street

A parade of fabulous costumes down Main Street as the community gives back.

Small Town Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting

First Saturday in December.

Parade of floats and local organizations, Holiday Market, Visit with Santa, Tree Lighting Ceremony, plus vendors.