The Visit Hickory Metro team encourages visitors and locals to explore the Hickory Metro region carefully and safely. The state of North Carolina has lifted all mass gathering limits at this time but encourages individuals to still practice the three W's - Wear, Wait, Wash. People who are fully vaccinated can do all of the things that they did before the pandemic. Those unvaccinated, should still wear a mask in public indoor settings & public outdoor settings when they cannot maintain social distance. To learn more about what our area is doing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 click below. 

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American Public Works Association of NC Equipment Services & Streets Division Annual Conference


APWA NC Combined Equipment Services and Streets Division is excited to welcome you to Hickory NC and the Hickory Metro Convention Center for the Annual Combined ESS Conference.

The conference will open on Wednesday, October 13 and run through Friday October 15, 2021.  Conference sessions will offer the chance to explore new ideas and enhance your technical skills. The Exhibit Hall will offer the opportunity to see and experience the latest in equipment and technology to help improve your city or town.


Hickory Metro Convention Center and Visitors Bureau