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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Patriot Jerky


Patriot Jerky is a family-owned and operated USDA federally inspected business handcrafting small-batch beef jerky. The jerky itself comes in 2.5 oz bags, and are offered in 4 flavors: The Recruiter Teriyaki, Basic Training (mild), Recon (medium), and Sniper Fire (HOT)! The unique aspect of Patriot Jerky is the meaning behind the brand itself. Patriot Jerky is inspired by the military, law enforcement, first responders, firemen, and other individuals who have fought for our country.