Summer Fun in Rutherfordton!

Are you looking for fun activities for yourselves or for your kids this summer? Ready for a sensational staycation? Here’s your guide to summer fun, activities, and adventures in Town!

Activities, Camps, and Programs for Kids:


Kidsenses & The Factory Summer Camps

For ages 10 and up, check out The Factory Camps at the Woodrow Jones Building!

Art Camps for Kids at the Visual Arts Guild!


July 15-18 Paint your favorite farm animal friends at the Visual Arts Guild!
“$80 4 Day Summer Art Camp. We will be exploring different art mediums every day. We will be painting and making things on the farm!.Ages 5+ I supply everything! Your child will get to take their masterpieces home the last day of camp. They are welcome to bring a snack and drink for break time.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED to hold your child’s spot.”

  • Summer Reading Programs at Norris Public Library

What better adventure than the one you can take by reading a book! Summer reading is one of my favorite things about summer – so stop by the library and jump into a whole universe of stories!

Children’s programs will be held at the library on July 10, July 17, and July 24th at 10:30 a.m.

  • Family Night at Mi Pueblito

July 15 starting at 5 p.m. – Balloon Fairy Fun
August 12 starting at 5 p.m. – Face Painting

Activities for the Kids at Heart

Trivia Tuesdays at Amendment 21 – Also check out their Karaoke Nights every Thursday with Michael Sprouse!

Want to learn something new about the town’s history? Grab a friend and Take our Historic Downtown Walking Tour!

Many of Rutherfordton’s downtown buildings and homes stand as they did close to 200 years ago, and now you can tour them as you stroll through the streets of Rutherfordton. You can explore:

The home of Christopher Bechtler; jeweler, gunsmith and minter of currency that was once preferred over that of the U.S. Mint. (And why we call Rutherfordton a “Minted Original”)

The path of the Overmountain Men on their way to the battle of Kings Mountain.

The only remaining cluster of antebellum homes in the southern foothills of North Carolina.

The final resting place of Civil War soldiers.

Mint your own adventure here in Rutherfordton!

Town Announcements & Events:
There is some great news rolling in from businesses and other groups in Rutherfordton! If you have news to share, please let us know

Rutherfordton Business Association and Rutherford Town Rising Presents: the Love Where You Live Loyalty Rewards Card!

Discount cards are available now! Cards are $10 each and are good until July 1, 2020. They are loaded with discounts and deals from some of your favorite restaurants, retailers, and service providers. Cards are available for sale at the following locations: Hills Hardware, Tips to Toes, Main Street Market, The Gallery, Shoppes Under Main, and will soon be available at Main Street Coffee & Ice Cream, Amendment 21, Cowan Tire, and Small Town Coffee Roasters.

The following businesses are on the cards:

  • Copper Penny Grill – 10% off food
  • Main Street Market – 10% off food
  • Cowan Tire & Auto – $5 off any service
  • Main Street Coffee & Ice Cream – 10% off purchase
  • Amendment 21 – 10% off food
  • Small Town Coffee Roasters – 20% off orders on Sunday when you bring in a downtown receipt from Saturday night
  • New Creation Tattoo & Piercing – 10% off jewelry or $10 off a $100 tattoo
  • Tips to Toes – 10% off combination mani/pedi
  • Hair Kutters – 10% off products
  • Bee Happy – 2 free cookies with purchase
  • 925 to go – 10% off purchase
  • The Shoppes Under Main – 10% off purchase
  • The Olive Tree – 10% off food
  • Paws & Purrs – Sign up for in-store rewards get $5 off $25 or more
  • Firehouse Inn – Free artisan mug when you book a room
  • Reclaimed – 10% off purchase
  • Central Street Electric Tattoo – 10% off Services
  • Maggie’s Rose – 10% additional flower value with the purchase of an arrangement
  • Norma Jean Boutique – 10% off one item
  • Hills Hardware – 10% off gifts, hardware, or plumbing purchase
  • The Gallery – 10% off purchase

Business News



Check out this great lineup of live music at the Copper Penny Grill Rutherfordton!

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