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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Hart Square Sunflower Festival


Enjoy a five-acre sunflower field in the rolling hills of Vale at America’s largest log cabin collection. Conveniently located 1 hour from Charlotte. You can take family photos, pick your own bouquet of flowers, or enjoy a peaceful historic walk through the 1800’s village.

**Your ticket will be fully refunded if the sunflowers do not come up due to drought or inclement weather.


Hart Square Village