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Welcome to Rowan County, North Carolina

The Place Where You Can Truly Be An Original

Rowan County, North Carolina is the kinda’ country, kinda’ cool you’ve been craving. In 2018, fill your plate with homegrown experiences celebrating our vibrant arts scene and dynamic agriculture with Rowan Arts & Ag. This year-long experience provides visitors and residents alike with the opportunity to experience being an original. From self-guided tours of farms and artisans, farm-to-table dining, large outdoor festivals and more, there's something for everyone. 

Rowan Arts and AgFrom April to November, you're invited to spend family fun weekends at a multitude of events getting to know Rowan County, its artists and its farms.

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Just an hour’s drive from Charlotte and the Greensboro and Winston-Salem areas, you’ll find both a quiet countryside filled with wineries and pick-your-own farms, and a bustling downtown district with breweries, historic trolley’s, a thriving arts scene, and more. 

Holiday Parade

The newest Rowan County holiday tradition, the 'Tis the Season Spectacular, will be held the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. The holiday parade will follow the route of main street through Spencer and Salisbury's historic downtowns. The parade will present musical acts, floats and more. The community is invited to participate in the parade or come fill the sidewalks as we celebrate the beginning of another beautiful holiday season in Rowan County! The parade will be Wednesday, November 21, 2018. It will begin at 2 p.m. in Downtown Spencer and reach Downtown Salisbury at 3 p.m.

The 'Tis the Season Spectacular is presented by FoodLion

So Much To See And Do

Get Transported Back in Time

From train rides to scenic excursions and special events, the NC Transportation Museum is a source of education and fun for the young and old.

Eat & Drink

One-of-a-kind cafes, bistros, pizzerias, and several fine dining options; there's something to fit every taste, budget, and palate here.

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