May Fest comes to Main Street, Rutherfordton

Published 10:00 pm Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Spring is in the air and the annual Rutherfordton May Fest on Main Street is just around the corner. May Fest on Main Street officially opens May 7 at 8 a.m. with the 2016 Gears and Gables ride to benefit Rutherford Housing Partnership, a local non-profit organization that helps make much needed repairs to the homes of low-income families. Additional information and applications can be found at


This year May Fest goes above and beyond to add some truly unique vendors and new activities! Up for some excitement? Get your heart racing with RaceDay Motorsports inside the racing simulation bus. Climb a rock wall or run the inflatable obstacle course at the Kid’s Playland provided by R.S. Central Band. There will be mechanical rides for the young and young at heart in the IPDC parking lot. KidSenses will be entertaining us once again with their hands on activities and let’s not forget the very talented, always popular, face painting booth.

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What would a festival be without delectable treats? Delicious barbeque, fried turkey legs, fried pies, roasted corn on the cob and more! Enjoy some live entertainment while you indulge your taste buds beginning at 11 with Girl Interrupted followed by ClevCo who takes the stage at 2 p.m. Both of these bands have a great local following and are a crowd favorite!


Our local Boy Scouts will host their annual Scout Show & District Pinewood Derby Race featuring interactive booths including a Tee Pee exhibit and Scouts in Indian regalia. Our local dance and gymnastics teams always impress us with their performances on Court Street and this year looks to be one for the books!


This year will also feature plenty of vendors with handcrafted arts, crafts and one-of-a-kind finds. Many of our local merchants will add to your shopping treasures with special sales throughout the day, including the Rutherford County Art Guild who will be having their Oops Pottery Sale where you can find some great deals on local handmade art.


As always, our local radio station, WCAB 59 AM, will do a live remote broadcast from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. keeping us up to date with the day’s activities. So head into town, soak up some fun and see what being a minted original is all about!


For more information about our May Fest visit or contact us at 828-287-2071.


-Submitted by Leniece Lane