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In Rutherfordton... 40th Annual Mayfest Biggest and Best!

   The 40th Annual Rutherfordton Mayfest turned out to be the biggest and best in its’ history. To some, it was Cinco De Mayo, but to Rutherford County, May 5th was all about the Mayfestival in Rutherfordton!

    The day was another family fun day and celebration of Rutherfordton being 225 years old! The entire year, 2012, is dedicated to continual celebrations of Rutherford County’s county seat.

    Saturday, May 5th saw thousands of family and friends come out on a beautiful day. Festival food, demonstrations, and crafts all contributed to a wonderful celebration. At the courthouse, live music filled the air and welcomed guests. The kiddie bounce inflatables and the pony rides were the youngsters favorites. Politicians were in full force seeking votes. It was block after block of Rutherford County’s organizations displaying their contributions to the county. This year’s fun filled festival was extra special as the “Happy 225th Birthday theme” made its’ present known by the proud populace of Rutherford County! The good news and celebrating continues all year. Our county, formed in 1779 and named for Griffith Rutherford, leader of an expedition against the Cherokee in 1776 and a general in the American Revolutionary War, continues to display its’ never ending pride!

    The next event, scheduled for June, will embrace the theme:  “Celebrating Landmarks and Architecture”. Tours are being planned of the downtown historic district and numerous other private and public structures. This will include a significant collection of pre civil war homes being a part of this unique and proud heritage. A special event, to be announced, is planned at the Firehouse lnn. Downtown Rutherfordton is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a historic district and is a beautiful representation of rural western North Carolina small towns.

    Aren’t you glad you live in Rutherford County?

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