June Small Market Profile: Hickory, North Carolina

Hickory NC is perfectly located in the foothills of the North Carolina mountains directly on Interstate 40 and Highway 321. The location of the area, the convention center and the pristine beauty of the foothills make meeting in and visiting Hickory a true win for organizations of all sizes.  Our hospitality and genuine southern hospitality are rarely matched and we invite you to explore our well crafted meeting experience.


The Hickory Metro Convention Center boasts over 76,000 square feet of meeting space and just about 100,000 square feet of total usable space. Great service and a convenient location on interstate 40 make the Hickory Metro Convention Center a win-win for planners and attendees.

Charlotte Douglas International Airport – 52.4 miles


Hart Square – Hart Square Foundation was established in 2005 with the intention of creating an endowment to preserve Hart Square Village. Hart Square Village began as the personal collection of Dr. Bob and Becky Hart of Hickory, N.C. Their collection of early American antiques and log buildings was amassed over a fifty year period and displayed at their wildlife preserve in Vale, N.C. The Village is now the nation’s largest collection of historic log structures.  In 2017, Dr. Bob and Becky Hart officially donated the village, collection and property to Hart Square Foundation for the intended purpose of its historic preservation.

Hickory Furniture Mart – Where we have had the privilege of inspiring homes around the world for over 50 years. Our building consists of an eclectic mix of independent furniture retailers, including custom order showrooms, factory direct outlets, furniture outlets and dedicated manufacturers’ galleries.

The Hickory Crawdads Minor League Baseball Team – Class A Affiliate of the Texas Rangers.


Our venues include over 100,000 sq. ft. of meeting space between the hotels and the convention center.

We can accommodate groups of 10 – 2500.


— Total Hotels – 15+
— Average Hotel Rate – $100 – $170

Courtyard Marriott Hickory 

Hampton Inn Hickory 

Hilton Garden Inn Hickory 


Cafe Rule & Wine Bar

Olde Hickory Tap Room 


The Hickory area was originally settled by the German & Scotch
Irish immigrants and grew around the original “Hickory Tavern.”


Sarah Davis, CMP Director of Sales & Marketing
Visit Hickory Metro 
828.322.1335 | 1 (800) 509-2444 

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