Food & Spirits
From world-class Carolina BBQ, to soulfully infused southern food, prepare your palate to dine with our winemakers, craft-brewers, pit-masters, and award-winning restaurateurs. Savor locally sourced foods prepared by inspired chefs.
Roots run deep here from bluegrass music, the pivotal Revolutionary War Battle of Kings Mountain, and agricultural and mill history that grounds us in tradition while inspiring innovation and creativity.
Music & Arts
Discover the legacy of Earl Scruggs, native son that innovated the “Scruggs-style” five string banjo playing, which together with Bill Monroe’s mandolin, formed the foundation of what became known as bluegrass music. Explore Scruggs’ legacy and this place he came from at the Earl Scruggs Center: Music and Stories from the American South, take in a performance at the historic Don Gibson Theatre, or venture into a gallery for locally crafted arts and wares.
The Great Carolina Outdoors flow through our souls! Cool-off in the beautiful Broad River, hike our many meandering trails and greenways or hang a hammock and just chill. Bordered by three state parks, there are plenty of advanced hiking and climbing options as well.
Come stroll historic Uptown Shelby, the quintessential heart of Carolina culture. It’s vibrant, funky, friendly and fun. Live music, craft beer offerings, locally sourced southern cuisine, exhibits and independent shops and galleries will inspire you to come back for more.