Family-Friendly Festival Rockyfest Is Saturday, April 20


Mark your calendars for RockyFest 2024, set for Saturday, April 20 at Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area in Alexander County. The free event, which runs from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., features live old-time and bluegrass music, food, arts/crafts vendors, free rock-climbing sessions, children’s activities, and more.

This year’s festival is being held in memory of late Alexander County Manager Rick French, who was instrumental in the creation of Rocky Face Park and the annual RockyFest event.

Live music will be performed on stage under the tent. Bands include Hilltoppers Review (10:00), Nobody’s Business (11:00), Gap Civil (12:00), Twin Creeks Stringband (1:00), Whitetop Mountain Band (2:00), and Kelley & The Cowboys (3:00). These bands are sure to delight the crowd with a mix of old-time, bluegrass, and country music. Flatfoot dancer Martha Spencer will do demonstrations throughout the day. Attendees are encouraged to bring their instruments to play in the picking tent.

Free rock climbing and rappelling sessions will be offered throughout the day with 75 openings available. Registration must be completed online on a first-come, first-served basis beginning on April 14 at 8:00 a.m. Click on the Eventbrite button at

Food vendors include Bam’s Sandwich Bistro, Bam’s Burger Shack, Kona Ice, and Suck It Up Milkshake Co.

Vendor applications are currently being accepted online. For a 10’x10’ space, arts/crafts vendors are $30, commercial vendors are $40, and non-profit vendors are $10. Electricity is an additional $10 fee. Applications will be reviewed by event staff to ensure a good fit for the festival. The vendor application deadline is April 12 by 12:00 noon.

This year’s sponsors include Alexander County Government, Duke Energy, Vaya Health, Alexander Railroad Company, EnergyUnited Electric, Craftmaster Furniture, Bunce Buildings, McGill Associates, West Consultants, and CEC Civil & Environmental Consultants.

For complete information about RockyFest 2024, visit

View the Facebook event at

The event is finished.


Apr 20 2024


10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area
3451 Rocky Face Church Rd, Hiddenite, NC 28636