October Events in North Carolina
Take a look at fun events happening in October throughout North Carolina. Due to COVID-19 and state guidelines, events may be canceled or postponed. Please call ahead and check websites and social media.
Hilltop Fall Festival
Oct. 2-3, 2020, Rutherfordton
One of the longest-running festivals in Western North Carolina, Hilltop Fall Festival is the perfect way to welcome the fall in downtown Rutherfordton. Festivities kick off with the Race for the Gold Soapbox Derby on the night of Friday, Oct. 2, as individual teams race down Main Street. The event continues on Saturday with the Purple Martin 7K race and the Tour de Pumpkin bicycle race in the morning, followed by live music, performances from local dance groups, children’s activities, a scarecrow contest and more. The festival also hosts several local vendors offering unique, handcrafted items.
To learn more and see a complete lineup of events and musicians, go to myrutherfordton.com/hilltop-fall-festival or call (828) 287-3520.