August 1st - 13th
Explore Caldwell
Caldwell County is a community of craftsmen and adventurers. It is the home of historic downtowns, acres upon acres of rugged wilderness, traditional music and art, and the most public sculptures per capita in the United States. Rich in history & natural beauty, Caldwell is nestled in the foothills of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains.
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Business Before Hours
with Deanna Ballard & Destin Hall
Wednesday, August 2nd
7:30 - 9:00 AM
Caldwell County Office Plaza
Join the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce for a brief presentation from our representatives, Deanna Ballard, NC Senate, and Destin Hall, NC House, with a Q & A after. Refreshments will be served.  The public is welcome! Please RSVP on the Facebook Event or by calling the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce at 828-726-0616.

Tucker's Barn Singer & Songwriters Series
Thursday, August 3rd
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
1841 Cafe
Come and enjoy a 'round robin' style performance of the best of our local musicians and their amazing songwriting talents! 

The event is FREE and open to the public. However, donations to The James C. Harper School of Performing Arts are appreciated.

Don't Worry Be Hoppy Music Madness
Friday, August 4th
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Downtown Lenoir
A HOPPIN’ GOOD TIME including live music from The Alligators & Dangerous Gentlemen, Tadpole Activities and races (for Old Toads, too), $500 Cornhole Tournament, and Swamp Juice Green Beer coming from Granite Falls Brewing. BBQ plates will be sold on the square, provided by Smoking In The Foothills!
Modern Traditions Opening Reception
Friday, August 4th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Caldwell Arts Council
Enjoy meeting artists and friends during the opening reception for Modern Traditions at Caldwell Arts Council. See furniture creations by Christina Boy and Richard Prisco; two-dimensional work by Julia Lawing, Jim Arendt, and Nick DeFord; and photography by Ann Ehringhaus. The community-minded ladies from Lenoir Women's Club will host the reception.
Pickin' in the Park in Downtown Hudson
Friday, August 4th
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Hickman Windmill Park located behind Hudson Town Hall
Featuring "The Classics," performing 60's, 70's & 80's Classic and Country Rock. This is a free concert, open to the public! Bring your lawn chair as seating is limited. Hotdogs/Drinks/Popcorn by Cedar Valley Ruritan Club. For more info, call 828-726-1009. 
Caldwell County Farmer's Market
Saturday, August 5th
6:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lower parking lot of the Lenoir Public Library
Locally grown. Locally made. At the Caldwell County Farmer's Market, you'll find delicious, fresh produce, arts and crafts, canned and baked goods, soaps, jewelry, woodworking, plants, flowers, and so much more. Support local farmers and local businesses by shopping at the Caldwell County Farmers Market, Saturdays May through October.
Sound Bites "Festival of Music, Food & Change"
Saturday, August 5th
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Caldwell Fair Grounds
Admission is free, but donations are requested: Non-perishable food items and/or musical instruments. Help raise money for the Arts and Schools in Caldwell County.
Sierra Frankie performs from 4 - 6 PM.
For more information email
Portable Blacksmithing with
Eli Bundrick
Saturday, August 5th
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Patterson School Foundation
Eli Bundrick, 19, has been blacksmithing since he was 8 years old. This class would teach students the basics of blacksmithing:
The tools and how to use them efficiently, knowing the metal and the fire, and basic techniques to work metal. students will make hooks, coat racks, and fireplace pokers, and learn some of the history of the craft and get a look at its future!
Lenoir Downtown Cruise-In & Swap Meet
Saturday, August 5th
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Lenoir
Come out for the Lenoir Cruisers 5th cruise-in of the 2017 season! Lots of cool old cars, trucks, and bikes in town for an evening of free, family friendly fun and relaxation. Free door prize tickets will be given to all drivers, children up to age 11 and ladies.
**50/50 tickets**
50% will be distributed to local charities
Foothills Performing Arts Presents Jack Tales
August 10, 11, 12 at 6:30 PM
JE Broyhill Civic Center
​ Foothills Performing Arts' presentation of "Jack Tales"is a full-scale show presented by the children's camp of the two weeks prior. It  is based on Appalachian folk tales, the stories tell the adventures of a young hero thrown on the road to adulthood who must overcome obstacles with bravery, intelligence and trickery.
Heritage Day at Wilson Creek
Saturday, August 12th
Wilson Creek Visitor Center
The Collettsville Historical Society on will be on site at the Wilson Creek Visitor center, with music by Hobo Bill & Kristen. Bring a picnic lunch and the whole family!
For more info, call Glyniss James at 828-759-0005.