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  • Writer's pictureLeniece Lane

2 Days in May with More Ways to Play May 4 and 5, 2018

Come and enjoy spring in North Carolina with an action packed weekend you don’t want to miss. Friday night kicksoff the celebration with a ”PATH to Overcoming Obstacles”, 1.25 mile double loop run with a variety of obstacles along the way. This event is hosted by the Rutherfordton Women’s League and is sure to be fun for all ages. Medals will be awarded as well as prizes for the wackiest costume, largest group and craziest individual. The first 200 participants will also receive a tshirt at check-in.

Proceeds from the obstacle course will support PATH which helps people in our community suffering from domestic violence. PATH helps with educating them about their options and providing care as the families transition. For more information visit the Facebook page: A Path to Overcoming Obstacles Obstacle Course.

The fun continues after the race with live music on the Courthouse lawn with Wiregrass. Local restaurants will be offering food and drink specials throughout the night. Grab some friends, bring the family, and hel pus welcome Spring.

Saturday is an all day event featuring one of the oldest festivals in Western North Carolina, Mayfest!

The morning kicks off with the 2018 Gears and Gables ride to benefit Rutherford Housing Partnership, a local nonprofit that helps make much needed repairs to the homes of low-income families. The race starts at 8:00 am and provides both recreational and professional cyclists with a 24-mile, 49-mile and 62-mile option. Additional information and applications are available at

Next, Mayfest takes over the streets of downtown Rutherfordton with your favorite festival food, local craft brews, climbing walls, inflatables, balloon artist, face painting. Artists and craftsmen showcase their unique one-of-a-kind merchandise while live music, flavorful scents and children’s giggles fill the air. Our local Boy Scouts will host their annual Scout Show & Pinewood Derby Race while entertaining festival- goers with interactive booths and Scouts in Indian regalia. Mayfest will have a wide selection of festival food favorites such as funnel cakes, homemade lemon and limeade, fried turkey legs, roasted corn on the cob and many new food offerings.

The Main Stage comes to life at 11:00 am with Jack Roper and the Weatherman Band followed by Citizen Mojo at 3:00 pm. Saturday also happens to be Cinco de Mayo . To celebrate you will see colorful flamingo dancers on and around the music stage and the Adaville Baptist Youth Group will entertain us with a collection of contemporary music.

Continue your celebration of Cinco de Mayo at Mi Pueblito, a local favorite, with colorful entrees, cool margaritas and creamy desserts. Door prizes, drink specials and live entertainment accent their authentic Mexican cuisine and small town friendly service.

Don’t miss the latest event information, happenings and schedule on air, courtesy of WCAB 59 AM, who will be conducting a live broadcast from 10:00 am-2:00pm.

For more information about our festival go to or contact us at 828-287-2071 or to schedule interviews, photos or exclusive media access call Cindy Adair at 828-429-0724.



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