graphicNestled along the Catawba River at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Hickory Metro area provides a picturesque setting in each season. Hospitable accommodations, restaurants and great shopping opportunities await visitors. Nationally known for its furniture manufacturing, visitors can take advantage of the variety of furniture shopping, as well as find an abundance of cultural and educational activities the Hickory Metro has to offer.

Festivals and Special events such as the "A Taste of Hickory", Pottery Festival, the Gem and Mineral Show, SummerJam, and Oktoberfest attract a large number of homefolks and visitors as well. A Bridge-to-Bridge Bike Race in Caldwell County is also held annually.graphic

Opened in 1997, the Hickory Metro Convention Center is home to many conventions such as the Oasis Shriners, North Carolina Lions, and the North Carolina Kiwanis; as well as annual public shows such as a home & garden show, golf, boating & recreation show. The Hickory Metro Convention Center is the largest facility of its type between Asheville and Charlotte.

graphicIt offers a 44,900 sq. foot exhibit hall and 6,160 sq. feet of meeting space. Other facilities with meeting space include: The Catholic Conference Center, the Multi Purpose Complex at Catawba Valley Community College, the Gateway Conference Center, the Holiday Inn Select, Hollifield Leardership Center, Lenoir-Rhyne College, Broyhill Civic Center, Howard Johnson’s and the Ramada Inn. All offer space for business meetings, banquets, seminars, and small trade shows.

Twice named an All-American City, Hickory knows how to make business and pleasure come together.

For more information:

Call (800) 849-5093/(828) 322-1335
Hickory Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau
1960 13th Ave. Dr. SE Hickory, NC 28602


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