Flat Rock Playhouse
In 1961, by an act of the North Carolina General Assembly, Flat Rock Playhouse was officially designated The State Theatre of North Carolina. What began as a few weeks of summer performances in 1940 is now an eight month season of plays including Broadway musicals, comedy, drama, and theatre for young audiences. The Playhouse's dual mission of producing the performing arts and providing education in the performing arts includes a ten-show professional series; a summer and fall college apprentice an intern program; performances and cabaret series by the YouTheatre; year-round classes and workshops for students from kindergarten through adults. Flat Rock Playhouse now hosts over 80,000 patrons annually.
Forest City Owls Baseball
Home games are played at McNair Field. McNair Field is the newest ballpark in the Coastal Plain League. Fans are encouraged to bring a blanket and take advantage of the grassy area behind third base for lounging on lazy summer nights. McNair Field features a beer garden down the right field line, and concession stands and restrooms on the right field and left field sides of the ballpark. A full line of concessions are offered during events at McNair Field, including hot dogs, hamburgers, french fries, Papa John's pizza, Coca-Cola products, beer, and several other items unique to McNair Field.
Green Creek Winery
Green Creek Winery opened in 2005 and promises to become a new destination for wine lovers. Green Creek Winery hosts weddings, wedding receptions, private parties, luncheons, dinners, and business events; any celebration that requires special treatment. (828) 863.2182
North Carolina Arboretum
The North Carolina Arboretum is a 434-acre public garden located within the Bent Creek Experimental Forest of the Pisgah National Forest.
Rutherford County Farm Museum
Have you ever seen... A left-handed plow? A livermush paddle? How about a gas iron? If the answer is no, then you need to visit the Rutherford County Farm Museum in Forest City, NC. Located at 240 Depot Street, Forest City, NC 28043. Open Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 - 4:00. (828) 248-1248 or (828) 453-0157
Southern Highland Craft Guild
Nestled amongst the pines and dogwoods of the Blue Ridge Parkway, however only a few miles from I-40 and downtown Asheville, NC, the Folk Art Center is the Guild's flagship facility. The center showcases the most excellent in traditional and contemporary craft of the Southern Appalachians.
The Cherry Bounce Trail
Drive this historic byway in Rutherford County, North Carolina, filled with natural beauty, historic sites and the memories of old-time moonshiners who frequented these hills and the valleys years ago.
The Green River Plantation
The Green River Plantation is a mansion located in Rutherfordton, North Carolina and was built sometime between 1804-1807. It has been lovingly restored and is open for weddings, receptions and tours.
Performing Arts & Conference Center. Hosts a variety of shows, plays, musicals, and other events. In addition, The Foundation offers a total of 7500 sq. ft. of meeting space suitable for business functions, trade shows, rallies, banquets, receptions, and proms.
Thomas Wolfe Memorial
Learn about Thomas Wolfe, the popular American novelist who wrote four novels, two being Look Homeward, Angel and You Can't Go Home Again. Wolfe wrote two additional novels and many short stories which you can learn more about during your tour at the modern visitor center, which opened in late 1996, and is located at 52 North Market Street in Asheville, NC directly behind the historic Old Kentucky Home boarding house. The facility houses an exhibit hall featuring personal effects from the Wolfe family home, Wolfe's New York City apartment, and his father's stonecutting shop.
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