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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Happy Valley Filling Station


Happy Valley Filling Station is a brewery and pizzeria located five miles north of Lenoir, NC. Adjacent to the headwaters of the Yadkin River, the Filling Station is a place to enjoy craft beer brewed on-site and wood-fired pizzas. Enjoy the cozy taproom or dine outside on our covered patio or wooden deck for deliciously crafted food and drink, and the perfect view of the river valley.