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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Catawba County Public Health Department's Farmers Market


The market is open to the public weekly on Thursday from 10am-1pm June through September. The market accepts cash, debit cards WIC and senior farmers market vouchers. In addition to offering fresh produce, the market offers opportunities for community connections through taste tests courtesy of the Catawba County Cooperative Extension Office, and through market tours for child care centers, day camps and Seniors Morning Out groups. If interested in a tour of the market, call Tracey Paul at 828-695-5861.