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Welcome to Rowan County, North Carolina

The Place Where You Can Truly Be An Original

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 trolleys, a thriving arts scene, and more. 

Right now we're celebrating Rowan County Arts & Ag!

Rowan County Arts & Ag is a celebration of the unique combination of the county's rich farm heritage and vibrant arts culture. Visitors and local residents alike have unique opportunities throughout the year to experience and learn about local farms and find working artists exhibiting their talent. From self-guided tours of farms and artisans, farm-to-table dinners, large outdoor festivals and more. "Be An Original" and spend weekends this year getting to know Rowan County, its farms and artists. Get ready for your experience by viewing our full calendar of events and learning more about the arts and agriculture in North Carolina.

Take advantage of our Stay & Play packages to experience even more Rowan County, NC!

Rowan County Blog

You’ve probably noticed we’re pretty proud of our agricultural roots. To us...

Nothing says Rowan County like picking strawberries at Patterson Farms , exploring Dan...

Along the trails and around the ponds of Rowan County, you’ll find outdoor...

Salisbury is the primary cultural center of Rowan County offering a thriving downtown...

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.