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Hickory, NC

Coming to the Hickory Hops festival from out of town? Why not take the opportunity to explore our evolving city. Formerly known as a manufacturing hub- and still home to excellent furniture marts- Hickory is growing into a creative center full of independant spirit.

There are several hotels located within a few miles of the festival site. Hickory Hops does not endorse any particular accommodation option. For hotel options, and information about Hickory in general, contact the Visitors Bureau at 1-800-322-1335 or visit www.hickorymetro.com Please note that there will be no hotel shuttles running this year.

Hickory Hops is located at the heart of Downtown Hickory  near many  restaurants, banks, services, and retail shops. One of the best ways to learn about the area is to visit the Downtown Development Association's official website, www.downtownhickory.com. Check out the Business Directory for great dining/shopping/entertainment ideas!

Planning to make it a weekend in Hickory? Interested in exploring the cultural options? Check out the Hickory Community Theatre, just a couple of blocks from the festival. Or visit the Catawba Science Center or the Hickory Museum of Art both located less than a mile from the festival and easy to find as a part of the SALT block, including our local library, Western Piedmont Symphony and the Hickory Choral Society.