Hickory, located in Catawba County, is a city in North Carolina that is located in the foothills of the state. Known as being the home for some of the largest furniture manufacturers in the country, Hickory has managed to evolve as one of the most ‘hipster’ friendly cities in the United States.
Although Hickory has a rich history in the textile and furniture industries, it is quickly becoming more known for its unique and delicious craft beers, vintage clothing boutiques and tattoo parlors. Craft beer enthusiasts from around the country descend on Hickory every year to enjoy the annual Hickory Hops Festival. The festival features over 50 breweries, food and live music.