Shelby is a small and beautiful city located in Cleveland County, North Carolina, United States of America. In present, Shelby has about 20.000 residents and an area of approximately 20 square miles. The city is also called "The City of Pleasant Living". Shelby is the county seat of Cleveland County. It gained world fame when two movies were filmed here - Blood Done Signed My Name and The Hunger Games. Shelby is also mentioned in Make It or Break It and is showed in Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, who participated at the annual Livermush festival of the city. Notable residents of Shelby include singer Alicia Bridges, author Thomas Dixon Jr. and Pulitzer prize winner Hatcher Hughes.
Top Attractions within Shelby
Livermush Expo is an annual event of Shelby. The tradition started in 1987 and celebrates the unique delicacies. The festival includes a lot of food, most of it bizarre, a lot of beverage, games and live concerts.
Cleveland County Fair is an old tradition of Shelby, it has almost 100 years. This Shelby fair is one of the biggest in the state. Each year, more than 200.000 visitors gather for this important event of the county, which is celebrated with cook-outs, music, contests, parades and pageants.
River Bend Golf Course is a public course located in Shelby. The terrain is variable enough to satisfy each and every player, no matter if it is a pro or a beginner. Inside the facility there is also a shop and a restaurant.
Cleveland County Historical Museum is located downtown Shelby. This important attraction of the city depicts the life of the early settlers and displays large galleries of memorabilia and artifacts. Great vintage photographs collections can also be admired within this Shelby museum.
Mi Pueblito is a small and beautiful Mexican restaurant. It is easy to find in Shelby, on Warren Street. This is considered to be one of the best Mexican restaurants in the city, thanks to the delicious food and the great atmosphere.